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Old 02-16-2011, 08:30 PM
Doctor Wily Doctor Wily is offline
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Default Ghetto Blue needs some love...

What up forum,

So I just wanted to make a post about some stuff I found today. In case you don't know me I am Doctor Wily (why-lee) and my truck is Ghetto Blue. You havn't met Ghetto Blue? Pop over to and take a quick peek and swing back thru!

You back? ok cool!

So I took Ghetto Blue in tonight to my brake class because I had a brake light on and wanted to inspect the brake linings. Gotter up on the hoist (with help from another student since I havn't lifted a vehicle on my own yet) and buzzed off the wheels to take a look. Found some stuff that needs to be done..... lol

First off, brakes could be done. they are hosed yet but the rotors developed hard spots and were turned once before. Pads are less than 50% so i figure what the heck, I have access to a heated garage, a lift, and unlimited tools, I'll add that to my list of stuff to do. Cool.

Moved to the back brakes and found similar situation. heres where it's kinda sucky though. Found oil leaking into the brake drums on both sides. Looked behind the axle flange and boom- diff oil. I need to replace both axle seals. Upon further inspection I found the pinion seal needs to be done too!

So I got home and priced everything out at NAPA and I am looking at around $250 when it's all said and done for pads, rotors, drums, shoes, spring/hw kit, axle seals and pinion seal.

Whew. Of course that doesnt take into consideration the oil leak, missing rear windshield, cracked front windshield, etc/etc/etc/etc........ the list goes on. lol

On a side note I a rear slider for $30. guy says it's new (says that) and will bring it to me. Then all I have to do is find someone to install for me. it's a slider and it's tinted so I think I will pick it up. Will depend on cash flow, lol.

ANYway, thats all I have for tonight, just felt like sharing.

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Old 03-29-2011, 11:28 PM
bassplyer92517 bassplyer92517 is offline
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Default Re: Ghetto Blue needs some love...

You've got a lot of work to do man. I just did my rear axle seals not too long ago, wasn't too bad. As for all the braking stuff, should be easy enough for all of that. Your truck really is ghetto, but when you get it back together you will feel so good about it.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:50 PM
Drexl Drexl is offline
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Default Re: Ghetto Blue needs some love...

time for a new(er) truck???
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:01 AM
Skylark65 Skylark65 is offline
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Default Re: Ghetto Blue needs some love...

holy crap man, i just looked at your intro thread and damned if your truck isin't an EXACT copy of my dad's old '94 B2300! last i heard it was running around north new jersey with about 300,000 miles on it in about that condition, lol.

i think i'd jump on that rear window, some butyl tape and an extra set of hands to hold the glass in and she's done.
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