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Old 01-27-2014, 08:22 PM   #11
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How much is a load of bread mike. lol
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How much is a load of bread mike. lol
Good question, but in 53ft trailer, using standard bread trays for shipping, 8,619 of them can be put into a trailer.

8,619x$2.94=$25,339.86.
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Sounds cool. I would much rather do something like that
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Had the Bravada towed from the recovery lot to the body shop. They recovery lot charged $350 for the tow and 4 days of storage, they charge $40 a day, more than some cheap motel rooms. Must be a good business towing and storing disabled cars.

I have been trying to locate another well taken care of Bravada with no luck. Paid $180 to a car inspector in San Diego with 1 owner, it ended up looking great but had major issues to include rear main leak, and car reaked of a smell inside. I hate paying an inspector, but worth the money rather than going 1000 miles to view a vehicle.
2001 Oldsmobile Bravada Sport Utility San Diego, CA in Pacific Beach

Looked at another Bravada in Tempe, AZ. Also had oil leaks, not properly maintained, and a bad repaint job.
Black 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada Base for Sale in Tempe, Arizona $4,950 120,809 Miles

Note that because the Bravada rust underneath so bad and it is difficult to replace the brake pipe and fuel lines, I will only consider a Bravada from the South/ Southwest. My current Bravada had all the brake pipes rust out at 65k miles, bad design by GM as the tires routed road salt on top of the brake and fuel lines and had no exit point after landing on the brake lines. A way to prevent was to use copper nickle pipe like all the Euro car makers do but GM doesn't have that mentality.

Very tough finding anything..... Almost looking at outside of GM now, if I can't find a truly clean 2000-2001 Bravada.

Here is a picture of the Bravada taken last Saturday, and a picture taken yesterday at recovery yard.
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yours dont look that bad, the gaps after the front door didnt move, i would take the sheet metal off, and have it inspected by a frame shop.

if your wife doesnt mind bigger suvs the 5.3 tahoe/yukon/sub gets the same real world mileage as those and the trailblazer
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yours dont look that bad, the gaps after the front door didnt move, i would take the sheet metal off, and have it inspected by a frame shop.

if your wife doesnt mind bigger suvs the 5.3 tahoe/yukon/sub gets the same real world mileage as those and the trailblazer
Justin, roger that. I do have collision so we shall see what insurance will pay. I am not living local, so can't do the work myself. I sense if I was local I could find these parts clean and bolt on myself. I was amazed that the front tow hooks were twisted big time, which may mean she hit the concrete pretty hard.

Big mistake I made was that I thought it was totaled when i quickly viewed it under duress during a snow storm on the interstate. Told her she would be getting a new vehicle, when I saw it yesterday, same thought crossed my mind. maybe repairable. Told her that and she said" you said I was getting a new car". Foot in mouth.
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sucks you cant work on it , saves alot of money. but the gm tow hooks are not that strong. i use to wheel with two guys that had blazers like same year as yours, i have seen hooks like that pop right off when you give them a little tug. as a side note the one was really cool, had a lt1 transplant. with 35'* and 300hp though he had issues with cv'* and spindles/ball joints
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sucks you cant work on it , saves alot of money. but the gm tow hooks are not that strong. i use to wheel with two guys that had blazers like same year as yours, i have seen hooks like that pop right off when you give them a little tug. as a side note the one was really cool, had a lt1 transplant. with 35'* and 300hp though he had issues with cv'* and spindles/ball joints

One course of action I am looking at is to keep her in a rental car for 60 days, and then take her summer car out of storage. Her summer car is rear wheel drive, and it can't get out of our subdivsion when it is snowy/ icy. My 2007 RWD F-350 can't get out of our subdivison when snowy/ icy either. Bad design of incline, stop signs, and turns.

If I do the rental car thing, then I will try and fix myself using salvage yard white Bravada parts.
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i think it would be worth the money to have a shop look at the frame before you make any definite plans, because if its bent in the front you may be looking at more money to straiten it than you want to spend
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