What did you buy for your G body today? [2021]

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88AZSS

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I forgot to post these last week, but I managed to find the holy grail in a junkyard last Saturday. A pair of pristine Celebrity composite headlights:

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They turned out to be a bit of a bear to get, considering the car was crushed with another stacked on top of it.
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Now I just have to make brackets to fit them to the SS nose, considering Lauren Engineering isn’t around anymore

I picked up a set of those Celebrity headlights as well recently. Planning on finding a way to use them on my SS without the Lauren brackets. Any blueprints on brackets? Interested in making a second set? My PMs are open. Thanks!
 
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Rktpwrd

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It goes on for 10 pages or so from start to completion, but I feel it’s worth the read. I put Celebrity headlights in my Cutlass:


Starts about halfway through post #196.
 
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UC645

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I picked up a set of those Celebrity headlights as well recently. Planning on finding a way to use them on my SS without the Lauren brackets. Any blueprints on brackets? Interested in making a second set? My PMs are open. Thanks!
I won’t be starting on these for a couple of weeks regrettably.
It goes on for 10 pages or so from start to completion, but I feel it’s worth the read. I put Celebrity headlights in my Cutlass:

Ive gone through that part of your build thread, and it’s made me regret I wasn’t prepared to go full Joe on that header panel to go that route.
 
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Rktpwrd

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I won’t be starting on these for a couple of weeks regrettably.

Ive gone through that part of your build thread, and it’s made me regret I wasn’t prepared to go full Joe on that header panel to go that route.

That was just how I did it. I’m sure there are many other ways to skin that cat.
 
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5spdCab

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Have not yet purchased, but I saw that flemming442 posted in "cheap relay fuse center" a compact, awesome looking fuse and relay box. I will probably order one tomorrow when I go down to the basement and turn on my desktop computer.
 
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Have not yet purchased, but I saw that flemming442 posted in "cheap relay fuse center" a compact, awesome looking fuse and relay box. I will probably order one tomorrow when I go down to the basement and turn on my desktop computer.
Get the crimper, too!
 
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69hurstolds

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I found some elusive NOS 620977 pinion gears and bought a new carrier cross-shaft for the 85 442 with G80.

Initially I wasn't going to touch the internals of the rear because it's not being a problem child and it's only got 60K miles on it. If it ain't broke, don't fix it sort of thing. I then thought it didn't make much sense if I was going to rebuild the front suspension with everything new, and not touch the rear axle, so...

In a related area while digging through a couple of boxes trying to verify the status of the 8.5" pinion flange kit (with washer and nut), I also "found" a complete GM NOS 26006445 8.5" NON-posi case/internal gears/thrust washers/shaft/retainer screw kit I forgot I even had. Bought it many years ago on ebay for 85 bucks ($419 list from GM in 87). Doesn't come with the side bearings, but it's ready to assemble, otherwise. It's a bit strange because the thrust washers for the pinions and side gears are in one little packet that says it contains 2 of the pinion thrust p/n's and 2 of the side gear thrust p/n's. I bought it for the 84 H/O many moons ago because it has a peg leg and it's 37 years old without any maintenance other than new fluid and a new cross-shaft bolt, but now I think if I can find another posi case, I'll convert it to a posi after rebuilding the one in the 85. I got new everything else.
 
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