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Old 10-03-2006, 11:07 PM   #1
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Unhappy *sigh*

Lambo stang is no more.

Me and my Dad were going to do a much needed realignment on the doors as the hinges had settled over time. Well everything went hunky dory until oneof the ball studs that holds the shock in place just up and broke on us rather randomly. So we were like, "No problem, we'll just go and buy a new one".

Heh, heh....NO ONE sells the damn things. So we called the shock manufacturer and they said they dont have them either but that a company they deal with does. Ok, we order what they say are the most common sizes and we have them over nighted as I can't open and close the door without having another person hold the fender in etc blah blah. So basically I cant use the car.

Well the ball studs arrive today and Viola! Not only are they not the right sizes, they are PITIFULLY not the right sizes. They look like they were meant for a 50lb shock, not a 550lb shock!

So we had them order the correct size and had it overnighted AGAIN. But we figured that since the passenger side door was fine as far as allignment goes, that we would just take the stud off the passenger door to use on the driver door until the new one gets here. Then all we have to do is pop the new one in and pop the shock bakc on the pass door. So we pull that off and start the actual door alignment.

Well, apparently the bolts and hardware used, wer no where near rust proof. Most of the bolts we didn't have much problem with EXCEPT for the main bolt that controls one of the key adjustment mechanisms of the hinge set up.

We broke 3 tools and used half a can of PB Blaster on the bolt and it NEVER MOVED EVEN A MICROMETER. EVER. AT ALL. NONE. ZIP. ZILCH. NADA. Dad even broke out the super expensive set of allen keys on the bolt and they started, not bending now, but actually twisting with the pressure he was putting on the thing. It did not budge.

So, I said "**** it". Not literally of course. To be honest, I am tired of always having to give people the prpoer door opening procedure, being known as the guy with lambo doors (and nothing else apparently), the difficulty of properly closing the door MYSELF when it is out of allignment, and I dont loike that I can see the filthy inner fender well that is impossible to keep clean.

So, it is going to Ford in the morning and they are going to be putting a new set of stock hinges on.

*sigh* I will still miss them greatly though.
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Bah our cars doors weren't meant to open like that anyhow
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:45 PM   #3
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it did look good while it lasted, but now you have alot less hassle when you want to jump in the car with a friend n have to worry about them closing the door right n such...
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how bout just talking to the company that sold them to you?

they usually replace **** like that i mean u did spend money on it

did u even call them if not do so tomorrow

that sucks though man **** was hawt on your car
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO dark.. im sad 4 u buddy! damn you after market lambo doors!!!! that sucks u coulda raced markus with ur doors up !! and that would have been a super slap in the face if u won!


ps. did u check "mr.bodykit.com"
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suicide the *****es, or even better, gullwing
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eh, im not a fan of lambo doors. not practical for a normal car. a car you only drive on weekends or special occasoins(like an actual lambo) i can see.

looked nice, but remember, theyre just doors.
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clean the kit up nice and sell it to someone and make some good money hopefully to help recoop the cost of them in the first place.
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Bah our cars doors weren't meant to open like that anyhow
I know but it was cool while it lasted.

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it did look good while it lasted, but now you have alot less hassle when you want to jump in the car with a friend n have to worry about them closing the door right n such...
This is true.

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how bout just talking to the company that sold them to you?

they usually replace **** like that i mean u did spend money on it

did u even call them if not do so tomorrow

that sucks though man **** was hawt on your car
They had a year warranty and that expired in August of this year, so yeah, and if the bolt material hasn't been changed we will be looking at this problem everytime we want to adjust the doors. Plus it's not that easy to install. You would spend about 2 days to get both doors lined up and closing properly.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO dark.. im sad 4 u buddy! damn you after market lambo doors!!!! that sucks u coulda raced markus with ur doors up !! and that would have been a super slap in the face if u won!

ps. did u check "mr.bodykit.com"
*sigh* I guess I will just ahve to beat him with the doors closed now.
And yeah that's where I got the kit from, they dont deal in any parts they are just a distributor.

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suicide the *****es, or even better, gullwing
IDK, I don't really like suicides on anything other than trucks, Just personal preference. It would almost impossible to gullwing a Mustang door.

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eh, im not a fan of lambo doors. not practical for a normal car. a car you only drive on weekends or special occasoins(like an actual lambo) i can see.

looked nice, but remember, theyre just doors.
Yeah, that is really all they are good for. A weekend driver. If they see too much use they will not hold up and they will start shifting around and have to be realigned.

Yes, they did look nice....but they were my doors damnit! Wahahaha...

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clean the kit up nice and sell it to someone and make some good money hopefully to help recoop the cost of them in the first place.
I will have to see what shpae all the crap is in when they come off. If it looks like they can be fixed and 100% operational, I might try to sell them to some of the people that come into work, but if I think they might not work properly.....I dont know, I will probably hang onto them and show them to my grandkids who dont believe I at one time had a cool car.

Ok, now I'm depressed about it again. It's like saying goodbye.
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you could probably get a ton of money for them though
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well if the dealer is removing them you can pretty much bet your *** they will be taken off as brutal as possible...dealer workers dont care
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put NOPI stickers on them and sell them for 10k
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ahh, that sucks...they were cool. Don't get too down about it though
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well if the dealer is removing them you can pretty much bet your *** they will be taken off as brutal as possible...dealer workers dont care
especially if theyre welded on, the end result is not going to be pretty.
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Naw they were bolt on. This dealership actually has very competent help (for a dealership). I think they may turn out alright. But if I cant get all the hardware lose and looking better than it does, I'm not going to unload them on some poor bastard.
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its okay.. u HAVE A TURBO~!!!!
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