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Alan Podvins 80, again.

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by MTNRAT, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. MTNRAT

    MTNRAT SILVER Star

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    Well, looks like my neighbours son bought that heavily modified 80 from Alan Podvin. He went down to meet Alan in Billings Mont last night to pick it up today.
    Sean.
     
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    Wrench One Bashed Up 80

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    Oh man! That is a sweet 80. What a lucky guy!
     
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    Hey Junk, why the :eek: ?
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    Because I thought 2 :eek: :eek: may not show up correctly. :flipoff2:
     
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    I am assuming you will get a chance to look at it. if so tell us (or even better post pics) of that custom suspension. like did you use the factory mounts (ie. rear/front control arms), what kind of front control arms did he use and what springs are they. is this the same one that was on ebay with the BLING. thanks.
     
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    Its the one with the big lift, safari-garrett turbo and the aussi 5spd manual tranny. Yep, as far as I know, the one that was on ebay. I will get a bunch of pics. I am most interested in how it drives compared to my 6" lift.
    Sean
    Oh ya, Junk, why the :eek: :eek: . :D
     
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    [quote author=MTNRAT link=board=2;threadid=9533;start=msg83811#msg83811 date=1073103218]
    Its the one with the big lift, safari-garrett turbo and the aussi 5spd manual tranny. Yep, as far as I know, the one that was on ebay. I will get a bunch of pics. I am most interested in how it drives compared to my 6" lift.
    Sean
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    Thats the one i was thinking of. I also was wondering how his custom set up will compare with these new springs. i also just got the 6 inch springs installed and had all my panhard and rear control arms out to put the joints in.. .... I am doing more of a custom set up with the front control arms so was hoping to see how his turned out. by the way when iput my springs on i had no front or rear bumper..... :eek:.......its "pretty" tall.
     
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    Did he pull the air bags off (The suspension ones) before he sold it?
     
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    I didn't see any air bags in the coils, but it is minus 25 celcius so I did not look too closely, but I did take it for a drive. Pretty quick, steers well enough, and has an exellent clutch.
    Sean
     
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    If it's on coils he pulled the bags.