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    Re: My Hoopty

    car looks great man very clean now.

    thanks mkymonkey



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    Re: My Hoopty

    nice fog lights also

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    The stupid Autolite 84 battery left me stranded (very typical for Autolite's stuff in my experience) so I swapped it for an Optima. For those of you considering an Optima, be advised that it weighs a good 20 lbs. more than the Autolite.

    Also replaced my oxygen sensors. The old ones were seriously coked up so it should run a lot better now and get my MPG up from the current 27.
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    Re: My Hoopty

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    I don't suppose you have the little clips that have all broken on mine?
    i was going to use that new 3m trim adhesive tape on mine, i've had people tell
    me it's so strong, it will bow the metal if you try to pull it off. as far as the trim, look at eastwood.com, they have excellent trim black paint, it doesn't look painted, it's the same color as the factory semi gloss black. before you paint any trim, go to an auto paint supply place, and get a bottle of plastic prep and cleaner. it's alachol based and will take off all the old armour all and everything. spray some on, scuff it with a red scotch brite pad, clean it again, and don't touch it with your bare hands until you paint it. if the surface has small scratches and scuffs, go to nappa, get a big spray can of their flexible bumper primer. it's a store brand in a black can. best stuff i ever used. it's a building primer that sticks to the plastic like glue. then you can water sand it down to complete smoothness. then it's ready for the paint. and i would swap those gauges,at least the oil pressure,for something with a full sweep. those small sweep ones aren't very accurate.
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    Re: My Hoopty

    Holly sheep shit batman!! I have the Dr's twin in the driveway.

    Remeber boys and girls Coupes rule, Hatchies drule, and 4 doors are for mothers..........

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    Re: My Hoopty

    if i ever get around to finish painting my trim, im going to use the 3m emblem tape. and that stuff is STRONG. lol
    one day I'll return.

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    Re: My Hoopty

    Changed my headliner today with a junkyard special. Mine was decomposing from baking in the Fresno sun for years and it made the car smell bad. While I had it off, I pounded a few small dents out of the roof.

    For those of you considering that $15 Permatex vinyl repair kit from Kragen, take heed. I patched a few dings in the new liner before putting it in. I've never matched colors before but I nailed the color on the first try. Unfortunately, the patch compound darkened as it dried, so I have dark spots now .

    I was going to take pictures, but the batteries are always dead whenever I'm ready to use my camera. Sorry.
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    Oh yeah, and I ordered some Forever Black this week. When I'm done, my black trim won't turn white when the rain washes all the Pledge off.

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    Re: My Hoopty

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    Changed my headliner today with a junkyard special. Mine was decomposing from baking in the Fresno sun for years and it made the car smell bad. While I had it off, I pounded a few small dents out of the roof.

    For those of you considering that $15 Permatex vinyl repair kit from Kragen, take heed. I patched a few dings in the new liner before putting it in. I've never matched colors before but I nailed the color on the first try. Unfortunately, the patch compound darkened as it dried, so I have dark spots now .

    I was going to take pictures, but the batteries are always dead whenever I'm ready to use my camera. Sorry.
    the best way to fix it,is to strip off the material down to the cardboard base, then reinstall new material, the problem with this is the cardboard deteriorates really bad and it will come apart. i repaired al the torn up areas with fiberglass cloth, before i recovered it. it's quite an involved job. there were no hatch ones to be found,so i had to take a sedan one,and cut it down to fit. how did you get yours in? on the hatch it goes in from the back, but on a sedan or coupe they were installed originally before the glass went in, it's hard to get the one into the sedan or out.at the junkyard,the one i got mine out of had a cracked windshield,so i just busted it the rest of the way out. then puled it out over the hood.

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    The headliner went in through the door pretty easily. I don't know what I'd have done with a sedan where the door openings are smaller.
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    Re: My Hoopty

    Okay, here are some pics of the headliner repair.

    The old and new headliners together. It's not a great pic, but the color difference is minimal.



    Cracking on the old headliner.



    The new headliner. Under the flash, you can see some of the repairs and the color mismatch. Under normal light, you can't tell.



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    Re: My Hoopty

    Dyed the trim today with Forever Black. Here's the Before:





    And the After:







    I was halfway through when it dawned on me that I should have taped the trim off. I was doing it freehand! It turned out pretty good, even if I am a noob.
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    Doh! I forgot to do the grill!
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    Re: My Hoopty

    looking better

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    Man oh man does that ever just bring it back to looking mint. Nice job on the liner and trim, once you get the grill done it will be prime.
    Andrew.

    My hatch build thread(started in winter of 07).

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    Re: My Hoopty

    looks tight!
    one day I'll return.

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    Woohoo! Working antenna!!!!!

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    Re: My Hoopty

    Nice Job.
    Did you buy a new or used one? or just rebuild the old one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pico View Post
    Nice Job.
    Did you buy a new or used one? or just rebuild the old one?
    It's actually the product of a lot of junkyard visits and brute persistence. Mine was destroyed, so every junkyard trip involved checking every antenna in the place until I found a functional one. I had to grease it up real good, but it works great.
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    Re: My Hoopty

    Yeah buddy look at that antenna go! Grandma helping out in the garage, I see!

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    i never use my antenna.....i got an ipod hook up...no more static music

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    looks nice bro!

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    Re: My Hoopty

    After several months, I finally got the manual trans rebuilt and ready to swap in (work has been absolutely nuts). I am rebuilding the rear calipers so I can swap the rear discs in too. I'm taking next week off to hit the engine rebuild hard and hopefully get the car rolling once again. I'm missing it like crazy. The stupid german car has managed to suck up several hundred dollars in the short time I've been commuting in it. I don't have any pics of anything. I know I suck.

    Hope everyone else is finding things for their cars to get stoked about.
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    Glad to hear your getting ready to get the car going, if I was close by I'd be there to give you a hand.
    Have lots of fun and take lots of pics of your progress

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pico View Post
    Glad to hear your getting ready to get the car going, if I was close by I'd be there to give you a hand.
    Have lots of fun and take lots of pics of your progress
    I appreciate that Pico. You probably have your hands full with the 88 right now so I don't feel too bad.
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