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Post by first & third on Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:27 pm

Any ideas as to why my other halfs 69 firebird creaks and groans in corners sounds like metal stretching and the body roll is quite bad on it. Had a local service garage check it but they said no fault found with suspension.

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Post by TABlazerG20 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:11 pm

Maybe worn body mount bushes,if they've never been changed that might cause metal to metal noises and bit of extra body roll if the rubber in them has collapsed or broken up.Local garage might not have checked them.
I'm sure John might have an idea what your problem might be though when he reads this later

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Post by thirdgen on Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:24 pm

General check over maybe shocks or link bars broken
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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:42 pm

cracked or loose bracing, broken mounting maybe
convertibles tend to suffer from structural weakness, dose not take much to cause problems
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Post by first & third on Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:46 pm

ok ill have him check it over again.

Don't you think that convertibles are more fun? wind in the hair and all that

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Post by thirdgen on Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:47 pm

not much fun today in a rag top Very Happy
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Post by first & third on Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:51 pm

i love them. Worth loads more as well when it comes to selling. so much more desirable i think. would be better in spain or somewhere i guess.

Ive just said to the OH and he says the service garage checked everything and said it was all ok underneath, no broken coil springs, bars, bushes or wishbones. do you think its going to snap in half??

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Post by BRYDENGTA on Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:59 pm

My GTA (has t-tops) and that makes all sorts of noises and I think it is probably the same with convertibles.

As to weather convertibles are more desirable it is all down to personal preference, not many were built but some people like the wind in their hair where others prefer to go the more performance way so hard tops are better.

We all have our own favorites and mine would be a hard top
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Post by thirdgen on Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:01 pm

has a mot so i would hope not unless you got it done in colchester
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Post by BRYDENGTA on Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:04 pm

Maybe you should take it to someone who is used to American cars
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Post by first & third on Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:22 pm

the garage we take it to is supposed be an american mechanic specialist as well..


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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:11 pm

as David said, personal choice, but don't like them myself. hate the flexing and poor handling
and in poor weather I don't want the hood down, and if the suns out I want to be in the shade, so need a roof
but if you like it, enjoy
only the pt cruisers club all like the same vehicle, enough said


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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:14 pm

not sure about the wind in your hair


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Post by Terry-D on Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:35 am

Nice one so funny that black adder
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Post by BRYDENGTA on Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:45 am

lol!
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Post by Caz on Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:17 pm

No chance of the wind in Terry's hairĀ lol!
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Post by BRYDENGTA on Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:18 am

Or Kev lol!
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Post by Transam Kev on Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:42 pm

getting back to your creaking you probably have a spring
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Post by Terry-D on Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:44 pm

I was chatting to robin today he's doing some work on a certain firebird he's not happy with the owner apparently he ruined his club he says the cost will be put on the repair Very Happy
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Post by BRYDENGTA on Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:25 am

I heard he was turning it into a convertible
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Post by Terry-D on Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:55 am

[quote="BRYDENGTA"]I heard he was turning it into a convertible [/quote

Good idea somebody may buy the pile of crap on eBay and with no roof easy to use as a wheelbarrow

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Post by thirdgen on Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:46 am

What pile of crap ....
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