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

motorheadmike

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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.

Thanks for weighing in, that is what my research showed too (and had it in my Amazon cart). I am picking up the one from O. D. Showtime since I prefer the chrome on the yellow paint.
 

Longroof79

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Thanks for weighing in, that is what my research showed too (and had it in my Amazon cart). I am picking up the one from O. D. Showtime since I prefer the chrome on the yellow paint.
I just wanted to inform you that there was another alternative in case you weren't aware. Over the years I think I've replaced maybe one, but I do keep a spare. I could go either black or chrome on my car, the fact that I blacked out most of my trim and left a little chrome showing...grille, headlamp doors, mirrors, and tailgate lock.
 

motorheadmike

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I just wanted to inform you that there was another alternative in case you weren't aware. Over the years I think I've replaced maybe one, but I do keep a spare. I could go either black or chrome on my car, the fact that I blacked out most of my trim and left a little chrome showing...grille, headlamp doors, mirrors, and tailgate lock.

I appreciate it. :)

New door locks, replacement tailgate lock, and new hatch struts are on their way.
 

motorheadmike

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Pulled the wagon out today to exercise it. Tatiana asked to come along - who am I to deny her that luxury? So we went out for an hour long cruise and talk.

After having had done a quick blast she pipes up: Daddy, why do you do that?
Do what?
I respond.
Go fast and make lots of noise. She says.
Why not? Its fun. Do you not like it? I asked.
She states: Oh no - I like it... you just smirk when you do it.

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The next winner was a discussion about when I am "too old" to drive the cars that she wants them all so she can drive them. Man, it is awesome when they really start to buy into the hobby.

In other news Goo Gone destroys Plastidip.
 

motorheadmike

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The reason I needed to get into the back was to regain access to the bottle. Raised the shift RPM, lowered the TCC engagement speed, and subtracted a tickle of timing.

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Hope to give it the beans in a few weeks. Shiiiit maybe even next Monday. ;)
 

motorheadmike

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