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Bratthauer
10-11-2008, 11:48 PM
ok so i have a 2001 GAGT and my e-brake is a little lose possibly from over use.. but im not sure. so i was wonderin if there was a way i could tighten it up so i get more braking power. i noticed that there isnt really anywhere on the external brake cable for a wrench but maybe i didnt look hard enough. i also noticed that it goes into the body/frame near the back of the driver side door. (2 doorGT). if anyone has knowledge of this being able to be done i would appreciate the help. thanks! - bratthauer

Rich
10-12-2008, 12:18 AM
http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/showthread.php?t=49338

PhantomLover007
10-12-2008, 11:08 PM
Dude. What's with the bar on the front of the car???

K WeRd
10-13-2008, 04:43 AM
Dude. What's with the bar on the front of the car???

lol! didnt notice til i read this. HAHA.

cardude007617
10-13-2008, 07:35 AM
i went into his profile hoping for a bigger picture.... what the hell is that?

gaowners32
10-13-2008, 08:28 AM
Is that what you use to kill rain deer?

PhantomLover007
10-13-2008, 08:30 AM
I looks like a pusher bar from a police cruiser...

cardude007617
10-13-2008, 08:35 AM
whats with the lighting in the lower part of the bumper i wonder

PhantomLover007
10-13-2008, 08:39 AM
Anyone remember the video that had the GAGT police car? I wonder.....

McFlurrey06
10-13-2008, 08:58 AM
Trying to be kustom?

Ajaxus
10-13-2008, 09:00 AM
Is that what you use to kill rain deer?

Never heard of a rain deer..perhaps you meant reindeer?

Anyone remember the video that had the GAGT police car? I wonder.....


Age says 17..not likely..unless it is not his ga and a family member's..

McFlurrey06
10-13-2008, 09:09 AM
or he bought as an ex cop car. Odds are slim tho.

gagt Mechanic
10-13-2008, 10:07 PM
to adjust the ebrake you need to do it at the shoes. the rear brakes are a disk drum style, your main brakes are disk, but your ebrake is drum. I dont remember if there is a acess hole in the rotor or not, you will prob need to pull the rotor and adjust the shoes out farther or replace them.

GrandAmC9
10-13-2008, 11:49 PM
to adjust the ebrake you need to do it at the shoes. the rear brakes are a disk drum style, your main brakes are disk, but your ebrake is drum. I dont remember if there is a acess hole in the rotor or not, you will prob need to pull the rotor and adjust the shoes out farther or replace them.

ya u need to pull the rotor and there is a star wheel thing that expands/contracts the shoe, if u want it TIGHT then adjust the shoes so the rotor is just clearing them (minimal drag) after driving for a min it wont drag anymore and your e-brake will be tight

timberwoof
10-14-2008, 11:01 AM
maybe he has push gates where he lives and that is how he saves his car. Stuff like that is common in Texas.

K WeRd
10-14-2008, 11:26 AM
maybe in texas...but he's from iowa?

Bratthauer
10-15-2008, 08:57 AM
that would be a brush gaurd that i welded and fabed to put on it. i got angle iron welded to the frame and the the brush gaurd is bolted to that. that way i can take it off for a little bit if i ever want to. bad thing is it bottoms out a little

Bratthauer
10-15-2008, 08:58 AM
alrighty. thatnks alot man. now i just haveta get around to doin it sumtime

Bratthauer
10-15-2008, 09:03 AM
i went into his profile hoping for a bigger picture.... what the hell is that?
go to myspace.com/farmer45 if ya want a bigger picture.

Bratthauer
10-15-2008, 10:23 AM
Never heard of a rain deer..perhaps you meant reindeer?




Age says 17..not likely..unless it is not his ga and a family member's..

actually it is my ga paid with my money. but im one of those redneck kids from northeast highschool in iowa and i thought hey y not make a brush gaurd and put on the GA

Bratthauer
10-15-2008, 10:25 AM
or he bought as an ex cop car. Odds are slim tho.
nope not a cop car. it was all stock GA when i bought it.

Bratthauer
10-15-2008, 10:28 AM
Trying to be kustom?

yea u got it right. theres two many GAs gettin to be at my school nowadays. it started out with just the lights, then escalded to a cb, then this summer the brush gaurd

rocketfast123
10-15-2008, 02:24 PM
Make it a full wrap around grill

AJules8
10-15-2008, 05:06 PM
hey y not make a brush gaurd and put on the GA

because it's useless

Bratthauer
10-15-2008, 11:07 PM
Make it a full wrap around grill

yea actually ive thought about it. but we dont have ne scrap metal that would work. thats how i made wat i got is from stuff layin round the farm.

Bratthauer
10-15-2008, 11:18 PM
because it's useless
yea but if you think that it is useless than puttin on aftermarket rims or decals for example are basically useless and that would actually cost money. the brush gaurd basically only costed me the time to make it and think of bracketing for it, weldin wire and gas, and sum spray paint. all the metal was layin there and the paint was on the self. its alot just for the looks but u can still have fun with it and not mess the bumper up. its very custom and that is wat i was goin for. so yea go ahead and say it was useless. thats ur opinion and hopfully i just gave u mine.