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    About a year ago, I bought this Cowl Hood for the Grand Prix from a member on here (swiggles). It's all the way out it Boston, so it's just been sitting there collecting dust. I always planned a road-trip to the East Coast to get it. I can drive for dayyys, love road-trips, so the distance never bothered me.

    Welp, the guy informed me that he's selling the house and needs me to grab this hood. We would swap/install the cowl hood in the driveway, meaning old hood gets left behind. Will this old 3800 Turbo beast make it the 2,000+ miles, road-trip?! OHH BOYY. It's gonna be a palm sweater!


    Always wanted a cowl hood for the GP. Some of them are too much though. This one is good. Simple, elegant, and sharp looking. Pics below. Mannn, what a FUN ride this could be.











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    sign up for AAA road service, bring tools and have some omfg cash on hand just in case lol

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    Nail biter for sure.. Hope you have AAA just incase

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    Maybe rent a pickup to go get the hood and then you avoid the potential issue of breaking down in god knows where with the GP + possible expensive towing bill??

    You get the custom hood and you get to keep the stock one in case something happens to the new one at some point, plus the stock one is paint matched already.

    I get the road trip thing. I went from Lawton, OK to Wichita, KS to pick up my MPD F1 hood from a member here, then drove it back home to STL.
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    Haha. Nail bitter, no doubt! 1000 miles one way. 16 hours. I would take breaks. Most I've ever done is around 27 hours straight. Driving from Las Vegas to Chicago in November of 2009. Drove non-stop with the help of Coca-Cola and Twix bars. After getting home and going to sleep, the next day my eyes, the areas around my eyes, my face, all that was SO swollen with eyes tearing. Took me a couple days to get back to normal.

    I will definitely bring some tools. Was even thinking to bring a full size spare and of course extra lights, cables, tow rope, flares, LOL.

    I don't know about renting a pick-up truck. It would get too expensive.

    Right now, planning to leave Chicago early morning on Friday 08/23 and be in Boston at 2:00pm EST on Saturday, 08-24. Gonna need to use some PTO and request off for that Friday 08-23.
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    damn its been years since ive seen any PTO..... paid time off is so nice tho.

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    Getting around to replacing the LCA's/Ball joints. Both CV's need replacing as well. So all that is coming out! So much work.


    Didn't want to mess with the tie-rods so left them attached to knuckle. Wheel wells look so empty...


















    The front vertical bolts were frozen in the metal sleeves in the bushings. Frozen on both sides! Tried to push them out with the "puller". Ended up cutting them off. Ordered new bolts from dealer.


















    PS pumps. Old and New. Tired of these ****ty pump. Bought a AcDelco official puimp. Maybe finally I will have a leak free Grand Prix. Please God!





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    Ah these views, I feel right at home
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    I just had to do all that front end work on mine last weekend. thankgod last mechanic used antiseize on those bolts
    thought they'd be frozen and went to knock it out with a hammer, it flew right out and hit me in the face lol.

    thankfully the front suspension on these cars is fairly simple.

    good to see you got it running again
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    The one lca was factory, the other I put in, of course the bolt was SLATHERED in anti. As most know antisieze isnt what its made up to be.
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