Front Frame Rust Repair

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For those that have not seen it, here is my previous post and how-to instructions on frame rust repair: “How-To: Fixing Frame Rust” During the front suspension work I wanted to take the time to touch up the remaining frame rust on 10084 that has been present since I purchased it over 5 years ago. […]

The Summer Job (Round 1)

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Current work underway: – Replace slow leaking A/C compressor – Replace accumulator, low pressure switch, and orifice tube – Paint engine compartment walls – Replace rusted bolts/nuts with stainless – Hide wire bundle under manifold – Paint engine cover hinges – Clean engine/engine compartment – Pressure test A/C and refill with R12 So far I […]

Replacing Toll Booth Window Seals

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The reason for my window work is when the car was out of the garage it rained for several hours, and upon checking to make sure things were fine, water was found behind the driver and passenger seat. As the inner seal, roof seal, and sill seal have been replaced recently, something else had to […]

Also fixed window felt

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When I had the passenger door apart I also took the time to fix the window felt strip on the inside of the door. Mine was coming unglued and gunking up the passenger window. Simply unscrewed the bracket, removed the old strip, cleaned with goo gone, and replaced with the soft side of a velcro […]

Fixing frame rust

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Finished today with the cross beam of the frame beneath the engine. For anyone interested in doing this, you need the following: POR-15 (silver or gray) 60/150/400 grit sandpaper Sanding block Chisel/Screwdriver/something to scrape Paint brush Krylon Smoke Gray Optional but recommended (mask/safety glasses/gloves) Sand down and chip away loose epoxy from the rusted areas, […]

Beginning of frame rust repair

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Let me start off by saying for the most part, my frame is in fairly good shape. In some spots where there are welds or seams the epoxy has started to chip and of course rust starts, but this seems to be common on these cars at 25 years old (this month for my car). […]

Door/Roof/Torsion Bar Update

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Per the advice from DMCH I dremeled off the old bracket on the torsion bar. Came off fairly easy with no damage to the bars threads. It looked salvageable. Ordered a new bracket and took Marks advice (read all info in this thread) and tapped it on and off for about an hour. Have most […]

Previous owners are a pain – torsion bar fix

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So, I have a dent in the passenger side door from the previous owner. Something fell on it in a garage. Something heavy. Knocked the door out of alignment so it doesn’t close properly and scrapes when opening. Its gotten to the point now that the car is actually being used that it has to […]

Lots accomplished at the Central FL tech session

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Had a great time on Saturday at the Central Florida DMC club tech session. Managed to get several jobs done on my car that I have been meaning to get to. #1 was changing the 25 year old transmission oil. Wow that stuff smells. Just took out the top bolt and bottom bolt, drained the […]

Parts for Central Florida DMC Tech Session

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Received my LN-46 power antenna in today that I plan to install at the Central Florida DMC Club tech session this Saturday. Picked it up from etronics.com for around $14 plus shipping. Should replace my old antenna just fine, as my old one has a bent tip when fully extended. Also picked up some Valvoline […]

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