pretty lame update. life keeps gettin in the way of wrench time.
this weekend i pulled the calipers off to exchange for new ones.
the air compressor still doesnt work, so that is really holding me back.
i also fixed the huge crease that used to be in the rad support. its not pretty but the hood latches 100% now.
if i can't get my air compressor working this week, i'll have to borrow my dad's and use it to start getting this suspension off.
i found a bunch more rust between the rear calipers mount to the rear trailing arm (or hub maybe?). what a nightmare...the bolts were worn down to almost nothing from all of the road salt. so, new bolts will definitely be needed.
we'll see how the trailing arms look once i get them off. i REALLY want to take off the rear dust shields too, but if the 4 bolts i see is what holds it in place...oh boy. so much rust and metal deterioration on those bolts. its not gonna be fun.
couple of pics.
you can see it is still a little tweaked in this picture, but thats ok. the hood closes perfect and the bumper will cover the rest.