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Old 02-07-2018, 02:10 PM
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I have to say that when I was told I was getting stationed in the desert I wasn't exactly the happiest about it. It's pretty hard on vehicles being out here and this thread is a little bit of a Showcase of what I'm doing to some of my cars at work in order to keep them functional in the harsh Terrain.

The first one I have to show off is this 2010 Chevy HHR. Our facilities manager was driving it and didn't see a big rock in the road and completely destroyed the transmission pan. I told him it wasn't a big deal and that I could fix the t- pan. While I was down there I decided what the hay I'll just add some skid plates and trim the front bumper for him.



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Full front coverage skid plates made from 1/16 steel scrap. Covers the front oil cooler and radiator then the lower one covers the bottom of the engine crankcase and the transmission pan
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Rattle can paint job. It had some pretty bad drips in it but what can I say the paint was 7 years old


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Thats awesome dude! Good call on beefing stuff up as you fix it
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Thats awesome dude! Good call on beefing stuff up as you fix it
Sadly I still don't know how to weld but I've made a promise to myself that I will start learning to fabricate my own custom stuff. Kind of a New Year's resolution I guess. Benefits of working and a junkyard is my junk yard vehicles that do run I can do what I please with within reason
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