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Old 02-02-2011, 12:08 AM   #131 (permalink)
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Here, I think this should be of help to you...

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Old 02-02-2011, 12:37 PM   #132 (permalink)
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Removing the rails is not the problem. What that link doesn't show is what to do with the gaping hole on either side of the lift gate afterwards!

I plan on removing them, but not until it's warm out.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:19 PM   #133 (permalink)
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I had good success using rubber well nuts from the local hardware store to fill the hole from a removed roof rack on a Blazer years ago. The rubber swelled to seal the hole, and with a stainless screw, there was no rust or corrosion to deal with.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:25 PM   #134 (permalink)
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Makes sense. Too cold to do much work outside...

You could make something like these:
Pontiac Vibe Extreme Dimensions Duraflex Fiberglass Graphite Roof Cap - 105588 by Extreme Dimensions
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:15 PM   #135 (permalink)
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I installed an oil pan heater. It's a Katz brand 50watt unit I bought on eBay. Now the bottom end will enjoy warm oil at start up, as well as the coolant being warmed in the head by the block heater.



I just wish the Scangauge would read out oil temp.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:28 AM   #136 (permalink)
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Got my wheel discs installed...finally. Tomorrow will be the first day of commuting with them on.

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Old 03-10-2011, 06:12 PM   #137 (permalink)
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:37 PM   #138 (permalink)
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Agreed, very nice. How did you attach them? I see 5 screws on each? Into the lugnuts?
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:23 PM   #139 (permalink)
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Yup. 10-24 stainless steel screws thread into locknuts that are J-B welded into the acorn lugnuts,ala NachtRitter. I liked the look of the bare metal pans, so I coated them with some spray-bomb clear coat.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:43 PM   #140 (permalink)
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Those wheel covers look great! They help the give Olivia that extra aesthetically-aero look. The grill blocks and such all look great as one.

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