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Thread: deer hit repaint and misc interior redo & repair of 20th anny

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    this style door panels is a real pain in the rear. These door panels are full of so many weaknesses i am surprised that we still have all the parts to make them functional.
    My arm rests have fallen off, pockets broken,, the list goes on. So i get to work on new ideas to make them work again.

    door pockets shown.
    -drill hole on inside
    -sneak in a wire under the leather like covering then twist it.
    -i used electric fence wire because its tin coated and wont corrode anytime soon.

    pics and you will get the idea
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    I seem to have located a punch card,,, perhaps in place of build sheets these were used instead????
    I remember a thread here about this ,, softtouch i remember said he could just look at them and get some information about what it says.... that threads been many moons ago.
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    this is interesting....
    this is some aux equipment that ties back to the factory option cd changer in my trunk. I wondered what all that strange wiring was i found when i had my radio out last time to change the light bulb.. i saw it traveled down the pass side trans hump but had no idea what it was for till now.
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    i suppose the easiest way and least agreesive is to remove the carpet,, then presure wash it and let it dry in the sun.
    works for me....... looks almost new again and this must have been the very first time it was ever cleaned.
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    this is something of a problem i brought upon myself.

    a few years ago i was hauling 5 people in my 20th and a trunk load of luggage up to Minerva Oh for a funeral.

    we develped a bad vibration in transit and during our stay my Bro-in law and I redid our driveshaft u-joints for the fix.

    under the car is a metal safety brace to catch the drive shaft from hitting the ground . during our repair i did not re-install the brace under the car.

    this allowed water to wick into the interior and start some minor corrosion.

    I hit it with a wire wheel the rust neutralized.

    I added 3/8'' butyl tape bead to each stud floor penetration then secured the under the car hardware to seal it up.
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    so........ think about this one for a moment.
    your on a road trip and your fuel pump goes out while up in Wash DC.
    cars on the betway up there attract a lot of attention from the city.

    got it towed to a shop to which they cared none the less about the integrity of my old beater 20th anny.

    I imagine they undid the straps and simply let the fill tube just bust its way out of the fill neck surround ,,, its really fragile and i may replace this whole setup with a rubber adaptor of some sorts later on. for now i repaired the cracks and added a piece of rubber inner tube to decrease the opening diameter but make it flexible for "if" the neck needs dropped out of the surround later.

    I just now discovered the root cause for whats going on with dampness in/around the filler neck

    think about it on your car... if this surround is cracked or broke, everything from weather , a car wash and the like allows water to shoot directly into your trunk!
    I added butyl tape to the surround where it bolts to the body because the original gasket was thin like paper.
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    finally was able to integrate a storage cubby in the trunk that this car **never** came with.
    its kinda just dropped in and a heavy tie wire up forward to brace it.
    it will work for me and what i have in mind for its use.
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    trunk pieces parts all presure washed and drip dried and re-installed.
    trunk completed and redone
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