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ID:	105577 Another summer over. Washed and vacuumed it real good then put it away for winter. Snow forecast for all this week and it started tonight a little bit.
    1989 Celebrity CL 4 door, 3.1 MPFI, 4 speed auto, summer daily driver
    1989 Cutlass Cruiser wagon, 3.1 MPFI, 4 speed auto, special summer ride
    1996 Cherokee XJ 4 door, 4.0, 5 speed, winter daily driver & towing vehicle
    1991 Tracker 2 door, 1.6, 5 speed, needs work
    Previously several Celebritys, 6000s, & 2 U-vans

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      Super nice, precciate the photo tlc. Hope all is well in snow land.

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        Well so much for the portable garage and the $400 I spent on the premium model. Was supposed to handle snow load. I put it between the pines to shield it from the wind. Hardly any snow so far this winter. Wanted to check on it last weekend but more bowel blockage issues. So this weekend went out to start it and check for mice. Found the whole thing collapsed on top of the car under 4 inches of light snow. The steel tubes actually linked and folded over. Came 1/4 inch from breaking my windshield. A few scratches but overall I got pretty lucky. Bent my hood and prop rod, but I was able to straighten both out. So I got it torn apart enough to get it off the car. Snowblowed a path to it and got it out. Cleared out enough in the garage to get it in there for the rest of the winter.

        Maybe next summer I’ll get one of those surplus shipping containers and store the car safely in there. Got worlds of room out here.

        On the plus side it started right up. And the mouse repellent is still working. This really strong smelling granules I keep in a little mason jar in the cupholder. Also the rag I used with invisible glass to clean the windows I left in the car and it still smells which is good. I left the hood open so mice wouldn’t hide on top of the engine and chew up my hood liner.
        1989 Celebrity CL 4 door, 3.1 MPFI, 4 speed auto, summer daily driver
        1989 Cutlass Cruiser wagon, 3.1 MPFI, 4 speed auto, special summer ride
        1996 Cherokee XJ 4 door, 4.0, 5 speed, winter daily driver & towing vehicle
        1991 Tracker 2 door, 1.6, 5 speed, needs work
        Previously several Celebritys, 6000s, & 2 U-vans

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          It has been a while since I posted anything here.

          Yes,I still have the cars in my Avatar. Yes,they all run snd are used.

          No,I haven’t gotten my ‘87 Eurosport (not pictured) back from the painter yet. It’s been 18 years!

          Oh…. What did I do to one of my A-bodies today? I lubed up the door seals on the one I use when it’s icy-salty out. Don’t want those door seals tearing off.

          Steve from Albany,NY

          5 A-bodies.

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            Originally posted by High Mileage View Post
            It has been a while since I posted anything here.

            Yes,I still have the cars in my Avatar. Yes,they all run snd are used.

            No,I haven’t gotten my ‘87 Eurosport (not pictured) back from the painter yet. It’s been 18 years!

            Oh…. What did I do to one of my A-bodies today? I lubed up the door seals on the one I use when it’s icy-salty out. Don’t want those door seals tearing off.

            Steve from Albany,NY

            5 A-bodies.
            Good to hear from you Steve. I always enjoyed reading about your a-body adventures especially the winter. I remember when your 87 Euro originally went to the painter. I don’t run any of mine in the snow anymore, just my old Jeep which needs floors next summer.

            I would love to make a trip and see your collection some summer. When/if this Covid thing settles down. Before my health prohibits me from doing so.
            1989 Celebrity CL 4 door, 3.1 MPFI, 4 speed auto, summer daily driver
            1989 Cutlass Cruiser wagon, 3.1 MPFI, 4 speed auto, special summer ride
            1996 Cherokee XJ 4 door, 4.0, 5 speed, winter daily driver & towing vehicle
            1991 Tracker 2 door, 1.6, 5 speed, needs work
            Previously several Celebritys, 6000s, & 2 U-vans

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              Originally posted by High Mileage View Post
              It has been a while since I posted anything here.

              Yes,I still have the cars in my Avatar. Yes,they all run snd are used.

              No,I haven’t gotten my ‘87 Eurosport (not pictured) back from the painter yet. It’s been 18 years!

              Oh…. What did I do to one of my A-bodies today? I lubed up the door seals on the one I use when it’s icy-salty out. Don’t want those door seals tearing off.

              Steve from Albany,NY

              5 A-bodies.
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              01 Pontiac Aztek GT AWD 127k - 04 GMC Envoy SLT XUV 193k

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                I had other things last year going on, but I recently got done replacing the entire brake system on the Celebrity. Got tired of piecemealing it. I did the same thing to the Jeep last summer and what a difference. Gotta get some tires at some point too, the current ones were NOS stored inside, installed in 2013, and starting to show some cracks. But at the price of tires I’m just gonna keep on the lookout for a good used set. And adjust the cradle bolts after I welded and made my own mounts many years ago. 305k and still starts up very quickly. Feels so much lighter, smaller, and quicker than the wagon.

                Trying to keep the miles off the Cruiser and also keep it out of the sun as much as possible to save the paint so the Celebrity is my daily driver. Now I can get started replacing the floors and gas tank and whatever else I find on the Jeep.

                For my birthday I took the Cruiser out and hand washed it in the car wash and spray waxed it.
                1989 Celebrity CL 4 door, 3.1 MPFI, 4 speed auto, summer daily driver
                1989 Cutlass Cruiser wagon, 3.1 MPFI, 4 speed auto, special summer ride
                1996 Cherokee XJ 4 door, 4.0, 5 speed, winter daily driver & towing vehicle
                1991 Tracker 2 door, 1.6, 5 speed, needs work
                Previously several Celebritys, 6000s, & 2 U-vans

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                  A few weeks ago I resealed the windshield of the Celebrity. Rain was leaking in and dripping exactly onto my Alpine CD changer controller. It was completely corroded inside. Found a replacement off eBay for $5 with the cord plug cut off. Which is fine because I’m not running wires under the carpet again, I’ll just do a solder splice and heat shrink. So now it’s been dry for awhile, I wired up the new controller tonight.

                  I got a set of used tires for it last week for $50. Tread decent enough for summer. No cracks or anything in the rubber, the material is excellent. I’ll probably wait to put them on until I strip and repaint the wheels.
                  1989 Celebrity CL 4 door, 3.1 MPFI, 4 speed auto, summer daily driver
                  1989 Cutlass Cruiser wagon, 3.1 MPFI, 4 speed auto, special summer ride
                  1996 Cherokee XJ 4 door, 4.0, 5 speed, winter daily driver & towing vehicle
                  1991 Tracker 2 door, 1.6, 5 speed, needs work
                  Previously several Celebritys, 6000s, & 2 U-vans

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