1980 Pontiac LeMans Station Wagon - G-T-faux (I ain't no locksmith - HELP!)

motorheadmike

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motorheadmike

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You did better than I could.

Thanks, I was still figuring the car out - got some good smoke and traction out of the car later in the day. I've got a real lack of self-preservation when comes to racing - just drive through it.
 

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Cool video. Mike.
The car sounds awesome. Was that a Rambler American in the opposite lane?
 

motorheadmike

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Started work on this:

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Figure I should get this mocked up before I pull the bumper off to fit the fillers. Plus there is going to be some consideration/fabrication needed once I get in there. Lots of fore/aft and vertical adjustment.

The hitch mount comes of for other prospective attachments (parachute?).

Should test it on the Monte too.

Ironically I hadn't touched this project since I came down with a suspected case of the 'VID. Truthfully, I was avoiding anything that would irritate my throat et al. Feeling way better the last few days I ventured into the garage (Natasha actually ordered me out there) to chip away at this some more.

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Still need to brace it to the bumper. But, it shouldn't fall off for now.
 

motorheadmike

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Guess I am going to need a replacement, eh?

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Lessons learned: don't lose your keys and always make spares for when you do.
 

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Mike,
They sell a replacement tailgate lock for an early series S-10 Blazer that will work on our cars, if you don't mind it being black. I remember Advance Auto sold them at one time. ...and perhaps even Auto Zone.
 
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