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Reposted from SDC:

My brother is coming to visit this week, so I am getting my daily

driver 224,000 mile Camaro polished up a bit. I have a host of things

I have been putting off for the last few years as I rack up the miles.

First order of business was to buy new tires, the 275/40R17s were now

slicks, and I didnt want to hand the car over like that. As with a

lot of things car rated, one item turned into another. The tire shop

did a free alignment check, and found that the camber and toe were out

of spec. I have also been putting off shocks, so I decided to just

get new shocks and struts since the front end must be aligned after.

I picked up the shocks and struts through the lifetime warrenty, but I

had to go to the next town since the local store was out of stock. I

got home, and swapped the rear shocks (they are easy). I was met with

a problem on the second shock, there was no nut or lock washer in the

plastic bag, only the shoulder bolt and spacer. I ran inside to wash

up and jet over to Home Depot but it was after 9pm - they were closed.

I began the search in the garage of all the nuts and bolts I had in my

assortment of tins and boxes - no such luck. Finally, about to throw

in the towel, I saw sitting in the corner a lone old lugnut. I picked

it up and checked it on the bolt and IT THREADED ON PERFECT! After a

little more searching I found single lock washer also. So now my '93

Camaro Z28 drivers side rear shock is held in place by a 40 year old

Studebaker lug nut.

Tom

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