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you can´t really see much through the stock EXP rims though, so any visual touches on the brakes would be lost. but maybe it´s just a pic angle in your signature pic or something, but the spokes look really close together.
 

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where is all the rust? lol u can come clean mine up and paint if u like. looks good kiddo. i know i am the kid. but good humor. ne wayz keep up the great work. i don´t know how much better it can look for stock. "damn clean and tight" yeah ppl tell me that all teh time. not exactly sure what it means. tight? my car is tight? sure. with 107,000 miles i feel it is "well broke in" ;-)
 

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Rust? Those are brand new rotors. J/K Thanks WL.

Juggernaught, The signature photo was taken a long time ago. I just did the brakes yesterday.

The paint has served a purpose already. It showed me wich calliper was sticking. (A problem with the car prior to my brakejob that I thought the repair would fix). My dirvers side calliper would clamp down really hard and then not release properly causing it to overheat. I could not tell wich brake was sticking until I saw the paint on the driver´s side rotor. It got baked. It is good to 500 degrees and it got burned up on the outer rim. Easy enough to repaint though.

I am going to replace the calliper and rubber brake lines on Monday. Problem solved.

You all might want to check the condition of the rubber brake lines that run to your callipers. I was surprised at how bad mine were. They are inexpensive. I would like to upgrade to braded brake lines.

During the project I cleaned the back side of my rims. I could not believe the buildup of crud that can form in there. I had to use an SOS pad to get it all off. When it was clean I waxed the inside of the rim.
 

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replace brake hoses on 1st gens? never, lol. i replaced the driver side fronts on both my 87 and 88 EXP, on my white one [87] i can´t believe i didn´t have ne problems. it was split right in 2 nearly. my buddy [GM mechanic] told me not to drie with it like that. i did for 3 months and finally changed it. i think 11 dollars, maybe 13 for each brake hose.adn they aren´t to bad to change. damn ford and their star thingy bolt to get the calipers off, lol mine were so rusted on the 88 that i broke the bit right in half [i am to strong might of been my problem]. ne ways i also replaced the brake master cylinder last spring cause it had an internal leak. what a difference in the pedal. damn those brakes are better then factory. maybe ne ways. and kenton i know you;ve been around on the site for a week or 2 like myself but welcome. they are some fairly decent ppl around here. i was impressed too ;-) ;-) ;-)

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[ This message was edited by: WhiteligthingEXP on 08-05-2003 18:22 ]
 

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Sweet man, I did my rear drums in, get this, Ford Blue, or something to that effect. It gives the car just that extra little detail that makes it stand out. Also if it ever gets stolen, it´ll be really easy to identify w/o looking too closely. :-D
 
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