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Old 05-12-2010, 08:49 AM   #1
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I am dumb. What is the mechanic greasing back by the rear bumperettes?

I cannot think of anything that needs lubrication back there.....

Or isnt that a grease gun?

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Old 05-12-2010, 09:40 AM   #2
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No, you are not dumb, I was wondering the same thing! It sure looks like a grease gun, but who knows what fancy tools they had back then?
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:44 AM   #3
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Ya know since this photo came out something seemed wrong. look close..................real close. My money is the car is a Chevy coupe and the mechanic is greasing the spring shackles.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:45 AM   #4
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Dennis are you sure this a ford, and look at the face this might be why hes so mad
sorry did not read the post before me bob stole the glory

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Old 05-12-2010, 10:29 AM   #5
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Ya know since this photo came out something seemed wrong. look close..................real close. My money is the car is a Chevy coupe and the mechanic is greasing the spring shackles.
I thought this too... Ironically, I got the photo from the Ford archive...hummm....
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:32 AM   #6
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maybe he is greasing the muffler bearing
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:43 AM   #7
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Like Bob, I think he is greasing the rear spring shackle, but I was wondering why he doesn't have the plunger rod pushed in on the grease gun and grab the barrel like he is supposed to. If he has much pressure the way he's handling the grease gun he will bend the plunger rod.

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Old 05-12-2010, 12:05 PM   #8
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Is it possibly an aftermarket spare tire mount that swings out or down and that needs some grease?
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:23 PM   #9
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He's the reason ASE was instated!
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:30 PM   #10
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I thought this too... Ironically, I got the photo from the Ford archive...hummm....
It's one of those junky Chevys that got traded in on a new Ford, it was probably squeeking so bad they had to grease it to keep from going deaf!
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:38 PM   #11
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It's one of those junky Chevys that got traded in on a new Ford, it was probably squeeking so bad they had to grease it to keep from going deaf!
I can believe it, my wife's current Blazer squeaks like crazy.
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