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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-18-2018, 12:56 PM
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New York is using the same calendar. Looking good ,put an export brace on your short list


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Never considered getting one. I'm guessing there is fair some amount of trimming to remove the stock bracing that is welded to the shock towers.



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Barney is looking good, sir.

You can run an export brace without cutting off the tabs that are connected to the shock towers. That said, I cut mine off. Two spot welds each if I recall correctly. Easy peasy.
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Never considered getting one. I'm guessing there is fair some amount of trimming to remove the stock bracing that is welded to the shock towers.
Easy job to remove those, if you dont have spot weld cutters, no issue. Take a 1/8" bit and drill the center of the spot weld BUT only drill into the top section you are trying to remove. Now that you are centered over the spot, move up to a 5/16" bit and finish the job. Take your time and ONLY drill deep enough to get you thru that first layer of metal. Next take a sharp chisel and tap around what's left of the spot welds. They'll fall off pretty easily. Smoothen any burrs, a touch of primer and paint and you're golden.
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Mine simply popped off with a little persuasion from a pry bar. Then I ground them smooth with a grinding wheel and hit it with some VHT satin black. Took all of maybe 10 mins?

Love my TCP braces now
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Update ...
I got to spend the summer recouping from Hip Replacement and didn't get to drive or tinker with the car very much at all.

I did however, manage to drop the seats off to a friend to be recovered... Here is where I hit a snag.

See... my loving wife bought me new seat upholstery for Christmas and like most probably tend doing... I never opened the box and inspected it...

The upholstery guy started sending me pictures and I got a little ill!

The Ivy Gold (green to me) is very unevenly dyed and looks almost sun faded is spots.

Has anyone else seen this?
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Not opening a parts shipment for a long time is NOT that unusual. A reputable dealer will still exchange them. Did she order them from say, NPD !


Worth a call.

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She bought them from eBay. After I found out what she paid for them, it was obvious the covers were maybe displays from a traveling vendor or possibly seconds.

I don't think they are TMI brand. The front seat backs are just vinyl w/o the hard backing board.

Hopefully they will look passable in the car. I drive the car for enjoyment and rarely show it.



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My antique market find.
Complete minus the light cover and harness. No cracks!
Not a bad find at$268
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I've been collecting parts all winter, and it's time to start putting them on the car. It was a beautiful weekend in Ohio.

Trunk kit, hood seal, window cranks,battery topper,OEM AM Radio, LED Tail lights, and the console refurbished.

I had a guy recover the front seats and he pretty much ruined the covers.. I'm going to order new ones today and do them myself.

I still need to put in the new carpet, kick panels package tray, re paint quarter trim, trunk divider,seat belts, blutooth amp, and etc. etc. etc.. it never seem to end.

I did have one other set back. One of the first things I replaced was the deluxe steering wheel. My wife bought it for me as a Christmas gift... It is a year old and it split like the original did... I'm going to live with it for now, but I've got to find a solution. I won't buy another one from SD.
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I just discovered this post. What a beautiful story! Happy to see you are still working on it!
Good job!
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I love that interior colour combo!!
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I removed the seats and carpet last night. I'm going to end up doing some small repairs to the floors to mount the new seat belts. There was also a small hole it the wheel house that was stuffed with bondo. I started forming the patch and it shouldn't take long to finish.

I'm considering putting bed liner on the floor.. I need to see what brands are effective and application methods... I'd prefer to brush/ roll it on.

I added a few pictures of the progress... enjoy!
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Raptor liner is an awesome product, after spraying it with a schutz gun Id never consider rolling or brushing it, it doesn't overspray like paint, more of a splatter that you need to mask off for. Spraying is so much faster and leaves a more even, professional looking finish in my opinion. For what it's worth urethane bed liner dries pretty hard and isnt much of a sound deadener.
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