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    I couldn't resist backing the Aspen out

    Wish I could take it down the road but, that'll have to wait unfortunately.

    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Won't be long for us Eskimos either.
    I hope!
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    In reality, we'll probably have to wait another month at least. Once the snow is gone and it's rained more to wash the salt away, then it's the wait for the street sweepers to suck up the tons of sand and little rocks from the pavement. Some places it's hard to tell if the road is asphalt or concrete, all you see is sand. Sand doesn't cause rust like salt but it's hell on the rockers and lower parts of the car when it kicks up off the tires. I've got enough rock chips as it is!
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    You had me right up to the street sweepers! lol I thought that's what the wind was for??
    1980 roadrunner

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    It would take one hell of a wind to get rid of all the sand!
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Hey Rich, I found the gas caps I mentioned. All three are the same diameter. The left is definetly aftermarket, the center is stock two piece, and the right is a molded one piece.
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    I did a little comparison and the aftermarket cap that's been on the car as long as I've owned it, is smaller diameter and shallower. The new original one fits and looks MUCH better, even being the wrong color yet. It's another one of those small things that makes a big difference (to me anyways).
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Looks good, a little paint and it`ll be perfect.

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    Yeah, that is a big difference.

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    IMO, painted always looked better then chrome. I wonder if 79 had the plastic cap? Not that it really matters as they both look pretty much the same.

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