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This is a discussion on easy things to do while injured. within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So about three weeks ago I broke my ankle. I had surgery and I'm on a no weight bearing basis ...

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    easy things to do while injured.

    So about three weeks ago I broke my ankle. I had surgery and I'm on a no weight bearing basis for the next three weeks. Do any of you know any things to do on our cars that would be easy on my ankle? I don't mind getting under the car because my buddies can throw a jack under it and put some stands there. I'm cool with any kind of mod. Thanks for the help.

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    98+ Rear taillights look better than the "grid" design from 93-97.

    I got mine for my 94 TA when the 98 cars came out.

    Wash,claybar and wax is good as well.

    What performance mods are done to the car?

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    I've got a cold air and a cat back. Probably looking to spend around 100$ at most right now. And I also just blacked the tail lights so I'm gonna keep those for a while. I've been looking for the 98+ for a while just can't find the right price.

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    i swear I broke my ankle about 25 yrs ago.

    Painful as hell and swollen; holy cow did my leg and ankle and foot swell up.

    had to keep it elevated.

    still bothers me to this day.

    Take your wheels off and give them a good polishing front and back. detail the fender wells out along with calipers etc. your buddies can get the wheels off for you and the car on stands would make this an ideal thing to do.

    Then detail door jambs etc .

    lots of work that will make your ride look really nice.

    good luck and feel free to come to my house to detail my cars. I'll bu7y all the booze you want to drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrAFX View Post
    i swear I broke my ankle about 25 yrs ago.

    Painful as hell and swollen; holy cow did my leg and ankle and foot swell up.

    had to keep it elevated.

    still bothers me to this day.

    Take your wheels off and give them a good polishing front and back. detail the fender wells out along with calipers etc. your buddies can get the wheels off for you and the car on stands would make this an ideal thing to do.

    Then detail door jambs etc .

    lots of work that will make your ride look really nice.

    good luck and feel free to come to my house to detail my cars. I'll bu7y all the booze you want to drink.
    Ahahah!!! I'd do it if you were a lot closer. But yeah that's a good idea to detail all that. That's a will do for sure.

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    that sucks man, what kind of surgery did you have? I had a plate, 7screws and a long pin put in....if your similar to what I had done your looking at 3 months before weight baring, and even after that its a bitch to get around... hope you have a swift recovery

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    I had 6 screws and a plate. The doc said three more weeks from now until I can start weight bearing again.

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    good luck man, I was laid up for 3 months...the therapy hurt more than the injury itself lol

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    I broke my kneecap 5 years ago, I just sat in bed and worked on my post count for two months..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1998 T/A View Post
    good luck man, I was laid up for 3 months...the therapy hurt more than the injury itself lol
    Damn. I'm not looking forward to that then! Haha.

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    the worse part is that down the road the screws start bothering you, hope you have a speedy recovery.One less trans am driver on the road lol.

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    Pop a couple of pain killers (as perscribed lol) then....

    Have a buddy jack her up and put her on stands (be safe) and then "go over it with a fine tooth comb"..

    Look for things like leaks, torn boots, broken end links and so forth..

    Reutine service the engine, plugs, wires, change the oil, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Pop a couple of pain killers (as perscribed lol) then....

    Have a buddy jack her up and put her on stands (be safe) and then "go over it with a fine tooth comb"..

    Look for things like leaks, torn boots, broken end links and so forth..

    Reutine service the engine, plugs, wires, change the oil, etc.
    Creeper is great here.. That dangling foot will start to throb in no time..

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    ha im not down anymore. im driving left footed now. got the car washed today and waxed her She's lookin all clean and shiney now and im gonna go to a car show later. Ill try and get pics of any birds I see and i'll throw em up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave-TransAm View Post
    ha im not down anymore. im driving left footed now. got the car washed today and waxed her She's lookin all clean and shiney now and im gonna go to a car show later. Ill try and get pics of any birds I see and i'll throw em up here.
    Sweet! Glad you're modile again!

    We loves pictures..

    I should'nt have said plugs tho.. That is'nt too easy with a good foot, even on the 6ers
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