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Title: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 10:02:29 PM / 02-May-15
Picked this MK1 a few months ago for $1000.  Body looks good, engine runs fine and interior is in pretty good shape.  I plan to start the restoration this summer and give to my son as his graduation gift.  Will send pictures during restoration. 

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Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: IggyEGuana on 06:47:36 AM / 04-May-15
daaaang my first s12 had the same steelies with center caps and trim rings. total memory blast
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 04:00:46 PM / 04-May-15
I'll most likely swap them out with my favorite XXR wheels and end up selling them.  Let me know if you want them for old time sake.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: SchizophrenicMC on 08:41:20 PM / 04-May-15
I need to find a couple of those steels for the S12 I have. It has 3, but two are mismatched generic steels. Either those or Turbo snowflakes for this car.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: Prolowtone on 11:45:34 PM / 10-Jun-15
I might end up having a spare set Schizo.. ill let you know as i have someone that wanted a set
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dontlook like a bad little rig jgonzaga, im sure it will be a nice gift for him
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 12:50:53 PM / 21-Aug-16
Updated: 08/21/2016

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I thought I would update you folks on my restoration project#3.  I am 15 months behind schedule as this project is my sons graduation gift.  He graduated last year so I thought I would finally start this project after hearing for weeks and months, "is it done yet, did you start yet?"

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Ready to pull the CA20e which runs great.  I plan to have this motor rebuilt to it's former glory and have it back at 105hp (or was it 99)!

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All hooked up.

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No problems extracting the motor/transmission.

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Mission accomplished!

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Steam cleaning the engine bay.

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Drying out in the California sun.  That's my secret weapon next to my sons car.  Big plans for that MK1.

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Completed stripping the front.  Next weekend, gut the interior, remove all glass, doors and hatch.  I'm hoping the car will be at the body shop by the end of the month.  I'll keep you all posted.   




Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 05:34:19 PM / 29-Aug-16
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_27621_zpsnc9tq2w6.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_27621_zpsnc9tq2w6.jpg.html)

What is it with cats and builds? 

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It's amazing how much rust you will find when stripping these cars.  This is the driver side (rear window).

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No surprise here.  Passenger side (rear window)

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This is rust located under the spoiler.

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Once I removed the spoiler, I was in for a shock.  There would be no way I would tell my body shop guy to repair this.  So................

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I pulled another hatch from my inventory.  This hatch is rust free and the class has already been removed.  I still have to remove the dash, carpet and a few more things in the engine bay.  Hoping to get her to the body shop this week.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: kelso840 on 09:44:51 AM / 30-Aug-16
You're one helluva dad, pops! Where is it that you are working on this car? Is that a public rental space in the pictures?
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: Cajun1guy on 10:11:34 AM / 30-Aug-16
Agreed, Jamie, one helluva Dad! Can't wait for further news on the resurrection.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 07:37:56 PM / 30-Aug-16
I do all my major work on a military base at the Auto Hobby Shop (retired military).  Disassembling/assembling the body is done in my carport.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 03:35:44 PM / 07-Sep-16
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Finally being loaded on a flatbed.

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Off she goes to the body shop.

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Inventorying all parts.

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Also informing my paint guy what color each part will be.

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Time to do my own sand blasting.

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Ready for primer and paint.

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Washing some trim the old fashion way.......hot soapy water.  Ready for painting.  Next step, strip the motor and deliver the block and head to machine shop for new pistons, rings, rod bearings etc.


Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: weitrhino on 05:35:50 PM / 07-Sep-16
Aside from the $1k purchase price what's your budget for this Mk 1?
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 06:36:43 PM / 07-Sep-16
I have an unlimited budget when restoring these cars.  However, I do not foresee going over $4000 for this project.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: Redneck on 05:44:18 PM / 08-Sep-16
Kinda surprised it has that much rust if it was a cali car its whole life. Usually the west coast climate overall isn't that hard on them. You got the average tuners wet dream for the restoration...military base auto shop for the major work AND unlimited budget? Should turn out very nice when it is done! Found it strange with all the work your putting into it your just planning on keeping the ca20. I'd figure you'd at least go ka24 since even that is a huge improvement over the ca20.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 06:40:59 PM / 08-Sep-16
I new this comment was coming regarding the CA20.  I want to try to keep it original and legal (smog) as possible just as my son does.   As you know, the CA20 is a great motor for road trips and reliability.  He's not a drifter and really appreciates the originality of the car.  He has driven my S12 (SR20DET) many times and could have requested any engine but, he is perfectly content with the CA20.  He did grow up riding in them.  My next restoration project will be a different story.  Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: Redneck on 09:20:16 PM / 09-Sep-16
I new this comment was coming regarding the CA20.  I want to try to keep it original and legal (smog) as possible just as my son does.   As you know, the CA20 is a great motor for road trips and reliability.

Indeed the ca20 question was coming. At least it is outta the way now haha. Totally solid reasoning for keeping it though. The ca20 is a great motor aside from its lack of horsepower. I always forget about the smog laws being so stringent in cali too. You guys have the most nazi emission and inspection laws in the nation unfortunately.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 01:44:14 PM / 17-Oct-16
Checked on the car last week.  Coming along just fine.  Should be ready in another two or three weeks.  Until the mean time, I am assembling the CA20e in my backyard.  I took a few pictures when the block and head were at the machine shop.  OEM parts are still available for this motor. 

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Next week I will bolt on the compressor.  I'm not sure if I will stay with the R12 which is still available or convert to R134a which is a lot cheaper. 










Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: CzechSilvia on 01:59:34 PM / 17-Oct-16
great, now I feel bad about how my engine looks...  :laugh: but seriously, you've done incredible job with that engine, it looks simply astonishing
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: weitrhino on 06:18:20 PM / 17-Oct-16
Yes, that's pretty nice work. I'm sure having a pleasant environment and a nice engine stand make a huge difference. I'm comfortable saying your knowledge base is far ahead of mine as well.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 06:56:24 AM / 22-Oct-16
The plans for these wheels, per my sons request, is a chrome lip and spokes powder coated gold.

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That's my buddy laughing at me trying to take that first tire off.  Seems like it's always difficult the first time as oppose to the rest of the tires.

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Removing the old valve stem and center cap.

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Ready to deliver to my wheel guy who has done all of my wheels for my S12's.

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Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 03:12:33 PM / 29-Oct-16
As of today, car is still not ready.  Should be painted next week.  Until the mean time, I have been working on the extra rear suspension parts that I have.  That way when the car is ready, all I have to do is bolt them on and tighten to specs.

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Pounding out the old studs.

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Removing the brake line.

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Prepping to sand blast the surface rust.

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Next step, remove the old bushings.

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Here are the tools I started with to remove the old bushings.

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Ready to torch the bushings.

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Time to press in the OEM bushings which are still available.

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Installing new studs which I bought at Autozone.

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Torching the old bushings from the rear cross member.

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Using emery paper to smooth out the inside.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_2327_zpsi80o3zht.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_2327_zpsi80o3zht.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_2878_zps7hu51kos.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_2878_zps7hu51kos.jpg.html)

A couple of R180 diffs and the rear cross member which I primed and painted in the backyard.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/20161014_161452-2_zpsjnnf21cf.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/20161014_161452-2_zpsjnnf21cf.jpg.html)

Crazy man tapping and setting the new OEM bushings.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/20161014_162352_zps1rsyl0r5.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/20161014_162352_zps1rsyl0r5.jpg.html)

Notice I put a light coat of grease on the outside on the bushing.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/20161014_162526_zpskpaeyfha.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/20161014_162526_zpskpaeyfha.jpg.html)

Easy peasy.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_2314_zpsuzpyuzzt.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_2314_zpsuzpyuzzt.jpg.html)

Sand blasting other rear suspension parts.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_2318_zpsh9brrps0.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_2318_zpsh9brrps0.jpg.html)

Please let me know if any of you would like me to put the sand blaster to any of your parts.  I will be more than happy to.  You just have to ship them to me in San Diego.

Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: weitrhino on 06:23:12 PM / 29-Oct-16
Can I ship you my whole car for a while?
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 11:45:58 PM / 29-Oct-16
Absolutely!  You can ship your car to San Diego on December 16 for the meet on the 17th.  That way your drive time will only be 14 hours.  We can do whatever you want to your S12.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: kelso840 on 06:46:16 PM / 30-Oct-16
Wow. Looking forward to seeing this car once it's done. Seems like you're going to have it back to factory fresh!
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: Cajun1guy on 11:22:08 AM / 31-Oct-16
Jay, looks fantastic! I admire your hard work, your son is so lucky to have this project that will be his prize one day. Thanks for documenting all this effort, it is inspiring (and embarrassing that I am not getting into mine as much!)
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: deucekazoo on 11:56:50 AM / 31-Oct-16
I love the progress. You will have a new car once you are done. Can't wait to see the final product.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 12:02:10 AM / 01-Nov-16
Thanks guys  for the positive feedback.  November may be a slow month for this project as I will be visiting family in Hawaii next week and taking another week off for Thanksgiving.  During that time, I'll most likely take my S12 on a road trip to Vegas to "stretch her legs" and to possibly visit the S12 Vegas boys.  Thanksgiving in San Diego is boring, especially when I have to visit the in-laws. 
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 07:23:55 PM / 02-Nov-16
I had a little time to stop by the paint shop to check on the car.  Looks like their done with the bodywork and priming.  They will start painting next week.  Here are a few pictures.

 (http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_29811_zpsadrybjmd.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_29811_zpsadrybjmd.jpg.html)

 (http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_29821_zpsutdcvowo.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_29821_zpsutdcvowo.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_29831_zpslfpuflgh.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_29831_zpslfpuflgh.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_29841_zpsqsov7xtg.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_29841_zpsqsov7xtg.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_29851_zpsprykbjlg.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_29851_zpsprykbjlg.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_29871_zpsyzet5ycl.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_29871_zpsyzet5ycl.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_29881_zpsk1fdfvnm.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_29881_zpsk1fdfvnm.jpg.html)

They did a great job in removing that rust on driver and passenger side as compared to the first pictures I posted.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_29892_zpspkl0aala.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_29892_zpspkl0aala.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_29861_zpslacc8glr.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_29861_zpslacc8glr.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: kelso840 on 06:51:18 AM / 03-Nov-16
Wow. This thing is going to be fresh.

Are you looking to adopt a 27 year old Hoosier any time soon?
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 07:47:43 PM / 03-Nov-16
No time soon.  Perhaps when I'm retired.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: rednucleus on 10:17:15 PM / 03-Nov-16
Wow. This thing is going to be fresh.

Are you looking to adopt a 27 year old Hoosier any time soon?
He already promised to adopt this 58 yr old veterinarian and restore his '85
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: kelso840 on 06:43:05 AM / 04-Nov-16
Fiiiiiiiiinnneeee
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: Cajun1guy on 12:45:45 PM / 04-Nov-16
You young-uns are so funny!
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 06:16:52 PM / 07-Dec-16
Updated:  December 7, 2016

Body and paint is finally done!  At first, I was surprised with the color.  I was expecting a color close to Nissan's "Hot Red."  Instead, my son decided on "Claret Mica" from a Lexus RX 350.  They did a great job and totally satisfied with their work  I plan to bring restoration project #4 (Blue Bandit) in the next couple of months. 
Post Merge
Finally back home for assembly.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30041_zpspqv77yo2.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30041_zpspqv77yo2.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30031_zpss4fbo2wa.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30031_zpss4fbo2wa.jpg.html)

They temporarily mounted the fenders so they can align the black trim on bottom.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30051_zpsmrbqvmzt.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30051_zpsmrbqvmzt.jpg.html)

Front and rear bumbers.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30001_zpsagdroksh.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30001_zpsagdroksh.jpg.html)

Hood painted black.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_29991_zpsynvkwqnz.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_29991_zpsynvkwqnz.jpg.html)

Hatch.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30011_zpshgojl7pd.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30011_zpshgojl7pd.jpg.html)

Not enough room in the carport so additional parts will be stored in the house.  Wifey not to happy about that, oh well.  I will most likely start with the back of the car and work myself to the front begining this weekend.  Stay tuned.

Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: rednucleus on 07:22:26 PM / 07-Dec-16
Do you have new weather stripping & windshield trim - if so where do you get it? The color is great IMHO!!
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 08:26:18 PM / 07-Dec-16
I have lot's of the plastic/chrome trim for the windshield and some weather strip.  Email me at jgonzaga@palomar.edu and I will send you some pictures of what I have.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: kelso840 on 07:15:50 AM / 08-Dec-16
This is just the coolest.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 01:58:08 PM / 08-Dec-16
I agree Kelso840.  This is the best part of any restoration project........putting everything back together with the best parts I have.  This is going to be one sweet ride that will be joining me on road trips and car shows. 
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: kelso840 on 02:38:42 PM / 08-Dec-16
I'm really excited to see that color combo once it's all back together. Your son went with something very unique for our weird little spaceships.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: PandaManJon on 08:53:05 PM / 20-Dec-16
It's turning out really really well.

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Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 09:18:19 PM / 01-Jan-17
Updated on January 1st, 2017.
Progress is steady but slow going due to the holidays and all the rain we been receiving lately.  Here are the latest pics.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30581_zpscjvwtqmd.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30581_zpscjvwtqmd.jpg.html)

Selecting only the best tail lights that I have.  All bulbs replaced and lubed with anti corrosion grease.  Lenses were also cleaned from the inside.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30561_zpsbaieniiu.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30561_zpsbaieniiu.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30551_zpsmwevp1s2.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30551_zpsmwevp1s2.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30541_zps19mvalex.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30541_zps19mvalex.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30591_zpswamisigw.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30591_zpswamisigw.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30601_zps3je0d0er.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30601_zps3je0d0er.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30611_zpstpwfgsmi.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30611_zpstpwfgsmi.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30641_zpsytumwcx9.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30641_zpsytumwcx9.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30651_zps7agezdml.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30651_zps7agezdml.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30661_zpsyczufazz.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30661_zpsyczufazz.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30681_zpsvlfhjmai.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30681_zpsvlfhjmai.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30691_zpsotgjxgps.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30691_zpsotgjxgps.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30701_zpsisa4m6bi.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30701_zpsisa4m6bi.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30711_zps4sxz4qrd.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30711_zps4sxz4qrd.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30811_zpssmzjvacz.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30811_zpssmzjvacz.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30821_zpsinz9np3l.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30821_zpsinz9np3l.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30831_zpsxb7dzwkg.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30831_zpsxb7dzwkg.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30671_zpsebl5paua.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30671_zpsebl5paua.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30841_zpsjvgnk1ro.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30841_zpsjvgnk1ro.jpg.html)

All glass cleaned and ready for tinting.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30851_zpswhdevpp8.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30851_zpswhdevpp8.jpg.html)

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(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30891_zpss98kcycm.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30891_zpss98kcycm.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30911_zpsvnapmnob.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30911_zpsvnapmnob.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30931_zps2f10cb7l.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30931_zps2f10cb7l.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30941_zpsqp8vyy3r.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30941_zpsqp8vyy3r.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30951_zpslzjusag8.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30951_zpslzjusag8.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30961_zpszrhd5kxc.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30961_zpszrhd5kxc.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_30991_zpsitc99emz.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_30991_zpsitc99emz.jpg.html)

Ready to assemble the passenger door right in my living room.  Stay tuned!

Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: my12 on 07:20:29 AM / 03-Jan-17
Nice! What brand of weather strip is that? Do you know where I could get it from?
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 02:37:53 PM / 03-Jan-17
All the weather strip I have comes from S12's that were located at the local yards. 
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: Cajun1guy on 01:38:42 PM / 04-Jan-17
Dude, you giving me a serious case of ENVY! That is looking great! You sure picked some good parts from the junk yard dogs out there.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 07:42:25 AM / 26-Feb-17
Updated: 02/26/17

Progress is slow but steady.   Just a couple of more things to do on the outside then on to the engine bay.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31001_zpsdej4hqlr.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31001_zpsdej4hqlr.jpg.html)

Preparing to install hatch glass.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31011_zpsd6y4e0rr.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31011_zpsd6y4e0rr.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31021_zps1dtwj9u7.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31021_zps1dtwj9u7.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31041_zpsngnm5i1k.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31041_zpsngnm5i1k.jpg.html)

Aligning door with floor jack.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31031_zpspkgapy5r.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31031_zpspkgapy5r.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31061_zpssushuwg7.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31061_zpssushuwg7.jpg.html)

Bought these lift supports on ebay.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31071_zpsacvkcjnx.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31071_zpsacvkcjnx.jpg.html)

No more broom stick to hold this hatch open.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31051_zpspc4ncbt8.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31051_zpspc4ncbt8.jpg.html)

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Connecting the rear wiper motor.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31091_zpsrcf8xufy.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31091_zpsrcf8xufy.jpg.html)

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Both the plastic stoppers broke so I used the original screw and added a washer, nut and rubber grommet.

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(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31251_zps21d238lt.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31251_zps21d238lt.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31271_zpsgymjn4dh.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31271_zpsgymjn4dh.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31281_zpspzryad8h.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31281_zpspzryad8h.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31301_zps4mq0qxjh.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31301_zps4mq0qxjh.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31291_zps4if12c7c.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31291_zps4if12c7c.jpg.html)

You can still buy this canister on ebay.  The bolts to mount the bracket for the canister are the same bolts to mount the driver side headlight assembly.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31311_zpsvyhibcc7.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31311_zpsvyhibcc7.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31321_zpsla8ssh7t.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31321_zpsla8ssh7t.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31331_zpsnbldf88c.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31331_zpsnbldf88c.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31341_zpsa1obu5ik.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31341_zpsa1obu5ik.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31351_zps1xzvab9m.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31351_zps1xzvab9m.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31361_zpst9njxprt.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31361_zpst9njxprt.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31401_zpstmpsdjps.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31401_zpstmpsdjps.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31411_zpsdjfbnkde.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31411_zpsdjfbnkde.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31421_zpsueq1ncbo.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31421_zpsueq1ncbo.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31431_zpse2uqsr8v.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31431_zpse2uqsr8v.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31441_zps4ery27le.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31441_zps4ery27le.jpg.html)

Stay tuned for the next phase.




Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: weitrhino on 04:37:31 PM / 26-Feb-17
Bravo!  :yay!:
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: rednucleus on 05:01:15 PM / 26-Feb-17
If I said "WOW!!" it would be a gross under statement!
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: deucekazoo on 08:29:48 AM / 27-Feb-17
It's looking good. Can't wait to see it finished. You sir, have talent! I love the attention to detail!
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: Sanchez36 on 10:33:33 PM / 02-Mar-17
Let me finish putting my car back together and I'll help you out with your son's project. It's looking great Jay.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 12:39:22 AM / 20-Aug-17
Updated: 08/19/17

I have to admit, this project has not been a priority for me during the last few months.  I'm sure some of you know how time consuming it is to maintain more than one S12.  Here are the latest pictures of my slow but steady progress.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31451_zpskecdpeu0.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31451_zpskecdpeu0.jpg.html)

Antenna

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31461_zpsntgdmpaw.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31461_zpsntgdmpaw.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_31861_zps4ok3u02c.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_31861_zps4ok3u02c.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32051_zpsp7t3oyty.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32051_zpsp7t3oyty.jpg.html)

Bench bleeding the clutch master cylinder

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32061_zpsjlzaktht.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32061_zpsjlzaktht.jpg.html)

Bleeding the brake master cylinder

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32071_zpsfkayuk8u.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32071_zpsfkayuk8u.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32261_zpsto5vaics.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32261_zpsto5vaics.jpg.html)

Purchased the entire air intake assembly thru oem-surplus.com.  Even came with the factory air filter.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_33401_zpsezgfgy9t.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_33401_zpsezgfgy9t.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_33411_zpszkgqenkf.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_33411_zpszkgqenkf.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32381_zps28pcikfj.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32381_zps28pcikfj.jpg.html)

Replaced defective heater core.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32401_zpsob5qob3t.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32401_zpsob5qob3t.jpg.html)

I have at least 6 dashes to select from.  We went with black.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32411_zpsezed0ehu.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32411_zpsezed0ehu.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32511_zpscicuobnd.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32511_zpscicuobnd.jpg.html)

Had the original Condenser pressure checked at the radiator shop. 

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32521_zpsuim24e9k.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32521_zpsuim24e9k.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32531_zpso2oumjty.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32531_zpso2oumjty.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32751_zps7prfa3zs.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32751_zps7prfa3zs.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32761_zpsuqyyyep1.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32761_zpsuqyyyep1.jpg.html)

I use this Mineral Oil to lube the new o-rings and add a little in the condenser as well as some of the AC lines.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_33311_zpsiucyycbb.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_33311_zpsiucyycbb.jpg.html)

AC lines with insulation.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32741_zps74kpqzop.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32741_zps74kpqzop.jpg.html)

Windshield moldings.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32551_zpsjiecrilc.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32551_zpsjiecrilc.jpg.html)

New windshield.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32661_zpsqfqe2z0z.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32661_zpsqfqe2z0z.jpg.html)

My glass guy preparing to mount windshield.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_32671_zpsoe8rf2ds.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_32671_zpsoe8rf2ds.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_33321_zpshio0bq3x.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_33321_zpshio0bq3x.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_33441_zpssdfairag.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_33441_zpssdfairag.jpg.html)

I thought I would work ahead and take care of the front strut assemblies since I have many extra pairs.  That way all I have to do is remove the old and bolt on the new.  As always, this project will have new KYB mounts and struts. 

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_33451_zpsg4zlzoku.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_33451_zpsg4zlzoku.jpg.html)

This was the closest product I could find for strut fluid.  I'm not sure if it helps but I figure it won't hurt to help keep things cool inside.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_33461_zps3jv2xv6w.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_33461_zps3jv2xv6w.jpg.html)

Pressing the strut at least 10 times as recommended by KYB to help reduce noise and excess gas.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_33471_zpst1oydjk7.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_33471_zpst1oydjk7.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_33481_zpsgn4ghmvn.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_33481_zpsgn4ghmvn.jpg.html)

Notice the Gland packing does not sit flush.  This has always been an eye sore but, I have been using this strut  for over 15 years and has never given me any problems. 

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_33491_zpsm9p8arqt.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_33491_zpsm9p8arqt.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3405_zpsyu9psq1m.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3405_zpsyu9psq1m.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3407_zpsbh4e3nth.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3407_zpsbh4e3nth.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3406_zpsg8bh6clk.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3406_zpsg8bh6clk.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3409_zpsa1tza1de.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3409_zpsa1tza1de.jpg.html)

Greasing the bearings "old school."

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3408_zpslnbzdc7i.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3408_zpslnbzdc7i.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3410_zpswzei6xmk.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3410_zpswzei6xmk.jpg.html)

Pressing in new studs.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3417_zpswx7y32vm.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3417_zpswx7y32vm.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3418_zpsds0umews.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3418_zpsds0umews.jpg.html)

This is far as I can go until I get these strut assemblies bolted on to the car.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3411_zpsvpjv4e6f.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3411_zpsvpjv4e6f.jpg.html)

Time to inspect the fuel pump assembly and the inside of the tank.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3412_zps93kthjld.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3412_zps93kthjld.jpg.html)

I was going to replace the fuel pump but this pump is fine.  These pumps rarely go out.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3413_zps7njnelms.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3413_zps7njnelms.jpg.html)

The inside of this tank was immaculate which is going to save me a lot of time. 

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3414_zps4gtszsfv.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3414_zps4gtszsfv.jpg.html)

Replaced the O-ring.


(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3415_zps6d2b37vf.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3415_zps6d2b37vf.jpg.html)

My set up for the rear suspension.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3416_zpsmtvfketq.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3416_zpsmtvfketq.jpg.html)

Ready to install.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3433_zpsd06rss7x.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3433_zpsd06rss7x.jpg.html)

Mounting the AC bracket.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3434_zpsaqodk0ya.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3434_zpsaqodk0ya.jpg.html)

Remanufactured compressor.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3435_zpsavvrnvzc.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3435_zpsavvrnvzc.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3436_zpstkl61x2u.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3436_zpstkl61x2u.jpg.html)

AC lines installed on the compressor.  Next weekend I will bolt on the fly wheel and clutch assembly.  Once that's done, I plan to bolt on the transmission.  The rest is all down hill from there.  Stay tuned!








Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: CzechSilvia on 11:10:22 AM / 20-Aug-17
incredible, the car will be better than brand new
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: Cajun1guy on 08:29:41 PM / 24-Aug-17
Sir, you REEK of AWESOMENESS! It is inspiring to have a member that is so involved and shares it all with us. Keep up the incredible journey through restoration land...
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 02:51:49 PM / 25-Aug-17
Thanks Cajun1guy!  It's posts like these and others from the S12 community that keeps my passion alive and motivated when restoring these beautiful cars.  Remember, the goal is to have 10 fully restored S12's.  I say I have my work cut out for me until retirement.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: ndd on 03:10:38 PM / 25-Aug-17
AWESOME!
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: warrenhls3083301 on 08:46:06 PM / 01-Sep-17
What specifically did you use for the rear springs, and where can I buy them, I have a set of megan coilovers but the rear springs did not come with adjustable collars/seats. This would work perfect for me.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: weitrhino on 10:48:36 AM / 02-Sep-17
https://www.daymotorsports.com/adjustable-spring-spacer (https://www.daymotorsports.com/adjustable-spring-spacer)
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 12:36:39 AM / 05-Sep-17
Thanks Weitrhino!
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 08:05:29 PM / 01-Nov-17
Updated: 11/01/17 - Here are a few more pictures of my slow but steady build.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3498_zpspenv6f4i.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3498_zpspenv6f4i.jpg.html)

Transmission has been completely overhauled.  Just have to press in a new throw-out bearing and assemble the rest.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3504_zpskovqw0dk.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3504_zpskovqw0dk.jpg.html)

Replacing the reverse and neutral switches.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3493_zpsh066ugo9.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3493_zpsh066ugo9.jpg.html)

Resurfaced flywheel and a Duralast clutch kit.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3494_zpsbvczvym7.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3494_zpsbvczvym7.jpg.html)

Installed this flywheel spacer to ensure there will be no starting issues. 

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3495_zpsfefu4hpf.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3495_zpsfefu4hpf.jpg.html)

Flywheel installed and tightened to specs.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3496_zps1vcffald.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3496_zps1vcffald.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3497_zpsaxoaoxgq.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3497_zpsaxoaoxgq.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3499_zpsx7if9btx.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3499_zpsx7if9btx.jpg.html)

Lowering and aligning the motor to mount the transmission.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3500_zpsgenhfx0s.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3500_zpsgenhfx0s.jpg.html)

Can you guys guess what I forgot to install?  Notice in the back the dust cover (spacer) leaning against the styrofoam.  As a result, I had to remove the clutch and flywheel to install this piece......ahhhhhh!

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3501_zps5dzqz4bp.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3501_zps5dzqz4bp.jpg.html)

After lubing the transmission shaft spline, she just slid right in.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3502_zpse0wmyhwf.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3502_zpse0wmyhwf.jpg.html)

Installing new starter.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3503_zps7nd3w8gv.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3503_zps7nd3w8gv.jpg.html)

All bolts torqued to specs.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3507_zpskz5dnudm.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3507_zpskz5dnudm.jpg.html)

Installing the wiring harness.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3506_zpsbe4rx1b5.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3506_zpsbe4rx1b5.jpg.html)

Ready to drop the motor, however, I plan to replace the suspension and power steering rack before doing so.  Stay tuned!







Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: Redneck on 01:34:59 AM / 03-Nov-17
This thing is gonna belong in the Nissan car museum after its done. Seems to be about as close to "factory brand new" as you can get for a 30 year old car. I'd truly fear for its life on public roadways after this kinda restoration. Amazing effort and work lifer.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: CzechSilvia on 01:59:45 AM / 04-Nov-17
I don't see why you need to use gloves on an engine as clean as this. ...perhaps to keep the engine sterile?
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 08:45:04 PM / 01-Jan-18
Updated: 01/01/18 - I was able to take advantage of some free time I had during the holidays to continue this slow but steady project.  Here are the latest pictures.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3673_zpsfncm6h1s.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3673_zpsfncm6h1s.jpg.html)

Finally towing her out of the carport to the Auto Hobby Skills Center on base.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3674_zpslc5vq9ig.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3674_zpslc5vq9ig.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3675_zpsfsco4vyg.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3675_zpsfsco4vyg.jpg.html)

Time to remove all of these components and swap them out with restored parts.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3676_zps069ebj9h.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3676_zps069ebj9h.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3677_zpskwu8dgcc.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3677_zpskwu8dgcc.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3678_zpsltkdpt4c.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3678_zpsltkdpt4c.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3679_zpslqsjxt8o.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3679_zpslqsjxt8o.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3680_zps1r5ec3lu.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3680_zps1r5ec3lu.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3681_zpsvgqhz8rp.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3681_zpsvgqhz8rp.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3682_zpswfy4qd5s.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3682_zpswfy4qd5s.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3683_zpsqgpemgcf.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3683_zpsqgpemgcf.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3685_zpspnaaoxcf.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3685_zpspnaaoxcf.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3684_zps5mio7wku.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3684_zps5mio7wku.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3686_zpsjvk37ynj.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3686_zpsjvk37ynj.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3687_zpsell8ddwg.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3687_zpsell8ddwg.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3688_zpsduwxow79.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3688_zpsduwxow79.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3689_zpsguhasfbw.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3689_zpsguhasfbw.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3690_zpswyny0rlj.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3690_zpswyny0rlj.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3691_zpsq9yen8hh.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3691_zpsq9yen8hh.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3692_zpszjawxdco.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3692_zpszjawxdco.jpg.html)

I plan to repair/replace, sand blast, prime and paint these parts and install them on restoration project #4.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3693_zpsgihqepdg.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3693_zpsgihqepdg.jpg.html)

Cutting the exhaust pipe to remove cat and muffler.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3695_zpsdo46uwf0.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3695_zpsdo46uwf0.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3696_zpsuqz6q8uy.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3696_zpsuqz6q8uy.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3697_zpshu38hni3.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3697_zpshu38hni3.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3698_zps9gydp3oq.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3698_zps9gydp3oq.jpg.html)

After scrubbing the wheel well, I sprayed a layer of undercoat.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3699_zpsaisk5s0l.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3699_zpsaisk5s0l.jpg.html)

Now for the fun part.........installing all restored parts.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3700_zpsatg1ztvu.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3700_zpsatg1ztvu.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3701_zpspzk0g1qr.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3701_zpspzk0g1qr.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3702_zpsrpwerqfy.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3702_zpsrpwerqfy.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3703_zpsqut0ix3v.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3703_zpsqut0ix3v.jpg.html)

Securing the brake line with zip ties.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3704_zpslh2w5y4r.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3704_zpslh2w5y4r.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3705_zpsewrpvkvm.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3705_zpsewrpvkvm.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3706_zpscghshtgu.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3706_zpscghshtgu.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3707_zpsbmmjidlh.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3707_zpsbmmjidlh.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3708_zpsryuatcpi.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3708_zpsryuatcpi.jpg.html)

Removing the old seals.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3709_zpsq72zb2bu.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3709_zpsq72zb2bu.jpg.html)

Installing new seals.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3710_zpsscd4btga.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3710_zpsscd4btga.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3712_zpskprauofb.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3712_zpskprauofb.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3713_zpsc0mccb3d.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3713_zpsc0mccb3d.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3714_zpsm5wkqp5x.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3714_zpsm5wkqp5x.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3715_zpskwvyv6ar.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3715_zpskwvyv6ar.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3716_zpslrmb30am.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3716_zpslrmb30am.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3718_zpsgsf4l7oa.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3718_zpsgsf4l7oa.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3719_zpsaj26wg0b.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3719_zpsaj26wg0b.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3720_zpsjq20ykak.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3720_zpsjq20ykak.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3721_zpsjcpi5inp.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3721_zpsjcpi5inp.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3722_zps6csdosv8.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3722_zps6csdosv8.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3723_zps8ubhvixx.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3723_zps8ubhvixx.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3724_zps1cq7bewv.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3724_zps1cq7bewv.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3725_zpsijz7zqxu.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3725_zpsijz7zqxu.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3730_zps41r2iq1w.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3730_zps41r2iq1w.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3726_zpsdi8ueddn.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3726_zpsdi8ueddn.jpg.html)

Camlock gaskets to prevent clunking.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3727_zpsnjuiwd6d.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3727_zpsnjuiwd6d.jpg.html)

Adjustable collars.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3728_zps6g8ahwfm.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3728_zps6g8ahwfm.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3729_zpsraa3gohs.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3729_zpsraa3gohs.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3731_zpslkhtuyks.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3731_zpslkhtuyks.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3732_zpswoxnsxmo.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3732_zpswoxnsxmo.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3733_zpsysizjqxy.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3733_zpsysizjqxy.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3734_zpsx6sxfgvl.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3734_zpsx6sxfgvl.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3735_zpsrove6fx3.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3735_zpsrove6fx3.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3736_zpsmmw4lc4s.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3736_zpsmmw4lc4s.jpg.html)

Such a pain in the ass installing the brake cables.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3738_zpsf7i4bdat.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3738_zpsf7i4bdat.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3739_zpsa3qh3ypk.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3739_zpsa3qh3ypk.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3740_zpsplxhbfwu.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3740_zpsplxhbfwu.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3741_zpsp9ydo54e.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3741_zpsp9ydo54e.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3742_zpsludqpxkk.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3742_zpsludqpxkk.jpg.html)

Final height adjustment will be done once I drop the motor.  Later this week I plan to do the front suspension and replace steering rack.  I am hoping to drop the motor by the end of this month.  Stay tuned!
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: kelso840 on 08:22:15 AM / 02-Jan-18
Dude...... You built a whole damn car!

This is insane. Hope your son appreciates how dope his old man is.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 02:05:45 PM / 02-Jan-18
Hey Kelso840, this project should have been completed a long time ago.  My son is just to busy with his job and cannot really help me.  He just wants to just drive S12's to the shows and meets.  Guess I don't blame him.  Besides, he knows how passionate I am when restoring these cars.  Want to come over and help?
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: kelso840 on 08:41:09 AM / 04-Jan-18
Hmmmm.... It's 11 degrees this morning, and I am trying to make inroads with the fuel handling folks at a base in San Diego. Be right there!
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 12:33:40 PM / 04-Jan-18
Cool!  I'm off at 12 today and have a lift reserved at 12:30.  By the way, it's currently 70 degree's right now.  Gotta love that Cali weather!  We can drive the 12's to the beach and have a margarita!
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: SuperWhitePlatinum on 09:03:47 PM / 05-Jan-18
Very, very cool, S12_Lifer!
Can't wait to see the SE restoration!
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: Cajun1guy on 04:50:08 PM / 09-Jan-18
Jamie, as usual, your love for these cars shines through! Remarkable restoration work, kudos to you!
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 11:26:26 PM / 09-Jan-18
Thanks Cajun1guy!  Hey SuperWhitePlatinum, I probably will start repairing the SE in April.  You may like what you see when I'm done.  Full restoration will probably start in a couple of years.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: Sanchez36 on 10:19:04 AM / 10-Jan-18
I'm glad that your sons project is going well. Great work Jay!!! Your son will be proud of your accomplishment.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 06:02:50 PM / 11-Jan-18
Thanks Sanchez36!  Now, if he can just get Saturday's off from work, he can start joining us on road trips, meets, and shows.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 06:20:01 PM / 29-Jan-18
Updated: 01/29/18 - Moving forward with significant progress.  Here are the latest pics.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3755_zpspgalqcjg.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3755_zpspgalqcjg.jpg.html)

Ready to replace all front suspension parts to include Steering rack and calipers.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3756_zpst6dgdgm0.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3756_zpst6dgdgm0.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3757_zpsx7ozoram.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3757_zpsx7ozoram.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3758_zps3vodhfhc.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3758_zps3vodhfhc.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3759_zpsitwlmzm4.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3759_zpsitwlmzm4.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3760_zpsieodfnlm.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3760_zpsieodfnlm.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3761_zpsj8mzzjyu.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3761_zpsj8mzzjyu.jpg.html)

Removing the entire strut assembly.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3762_zpswoqnxki7.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3762_zpswoqnxki7.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3763_zpsgbj1cige.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3763_zpsgbj1cige.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3764_zpsb24p1oc0.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3764_zpsb24p1oc0.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3765_zpsucbqubhf.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3765_zpsucbqubhf.jpg.html)

Dropping the entire front cross member.

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(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3768_zpsewife7jo.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3768_zpsewife7jo.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3770_zpsrperk7nc.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3770_zpsrperk7nc.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3769_zps5f4xbrcw.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3769_zps5f4xbrcw.jpg.html)

Cleaning the cross member.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3771_zpsul4pnjt8.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3771_zpsul4pnjt8.jpg.html)

Spayed undercoat before installing parts.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3773_zpskfwoppzv.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3773_zpskfwoppzv.jpg.html)

The best motor mounts I have, ready to bolt on the cross member.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3774_zpsdc9oa9a3.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3774_zpsdc9oa9a3.jpg.html)

Cross member installed and torqued to specs.

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Remanufactured power steering rack.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3776_zpscey9wf7i.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3776_zpscey9wf7i.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3785_zpsqlykpbsf.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3785_zpsqlykpbsf.jpg.html)

I thought I would move the car outside to save a few bucks on the lift.  As most of you know, it's all down hill from here. 

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3786_zps9qsz5rgn.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3786_zps9qsz5rgn.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3787_zpsh0rbkbbd.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3787_zpsh0rbkbbd.jpg.html)

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(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3795_zpsa1xclvnx.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3795_zpsa1xclvnx.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3797_zpsuatipjgr.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3797_zpsuatipjgr.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3794_zpslnqh5rsy.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3794_zpslnqh5rsy.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3796_zpssylvrtoo.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3796_zpssylvrtoo.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3798_zpsyfwt6lse.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3798_zpsyfwt6lse.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3800_zpswbnh2uz5.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3800_zpswbnh2uz5.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3802_zpshjokfcfa.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3802_zpshjokfcfa.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3803_zps5yawcqsf.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3803_zps5yawcqsf.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3804_zpstm6nrm74.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3804_zpstm6nrm74.jpg.html)

Setting the bearings.

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(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3806_zpswfioxhc7.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3806_zpswfioxhc7.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3807_zps4t3tye3e.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3807_zps4t3tye3e.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3808_zpssglwk7kj.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3808_zpssglwk7kj.jpg.html)

Next week, drop the motor.  Stay tuned!



 

Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 07:06:26 PM / 05-Feb-18
Updated:  02/05/18 - I finally had the chance to drop the motor.  Here are the latest pics.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3809_zpshh8hvl2p.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3809_zpshh8hvl2p.jpg.html)

Just loaded the motor and other parts on to my truck.  Off to the Auto Hobby Shop.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3810_zpstpsoeqqd.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3810_zpstpsoeqqd.jpg.html)

Off loaded the motor late in the evening. 

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3812_zpstsc9tyg9.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3812_zpstsc9tyg9.jpg.html)

I been waiting a long time for this moment.  A couple of buddies assisting me in dropping the motor.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3813_zpsegv1zsqc.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3813_zpsegv1zsqc.jpg.html)

After a few minutes of wiggling the motor in place, I bolted her on to the motor mounts.

 (http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3818_zpsggyvz331.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3818_zpsggyvz331.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3819_zpsrwgbyuca.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3819_zpsrwgbyuca.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3820_zpsip9gfcbm.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3820_zpsip9gfcbm.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3830_zpsmrgtmtbu.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3830_zpsmrgtmtbu.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3829_zps2c9qv0zi.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3829_zps2c9qv0zi.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3832_zps5ru46vke.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3832_zps5ru46vke.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3833_zpszjuo3ve9.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3833_zpszjuo3ve9.jpg.html)

The last part to install on the bottom of the car was the front sway bar.  This weekend I will tackle the air intake, radiator, hoses and vacuum lines and of course, the harness.  Hopefully she will crank over by Sunday.  Stay tuned!

Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: Cajun1guy on 01:11:28 PM / 13-Feb-18
Sir, you are full to the brim of awesomeness! I love your builds, are you spending your retirement funds all at once?
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 08:02:57 PM / 16-Apr-18
Updated: 04/16/18 - Continuing with the slow but steady progress.  Here are the latest pictures.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3846_zpsfvxd9xef.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3846_zpsfvxd9xef.jpg.html)

Completed connecting the harness.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3849_zpszjxkrhvf.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3849_zpszjxkrhvf.jpg.html)

All fuel lines connected.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3848_zps9zieth7x.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3848_zps9zieth7x.jpg.html)

Selecting the best hoses and cleaning them before installation.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3850_zpso8ly1jje.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3850_zpso8ly1jje.jpg.html)

New radiator from OEM Surplus.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3851_zpsxhjv8cip.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3851_zpsxhjv8cip.jpg.html)

Installed all remaining hoses.  Started her up for the first time, nothing.  Found out I had a bad coil.  Replaced both with the resistors (should have replaced them the first time).  Finally cranked over but idling very rough.  Pulled the dizzy, set number one cylinder TDC and installed dizzy.  Still rough idling.  Called my buddy (Gus) and he says it's the timing belt.  Pulled entire intake and discovered the timing belt was off 180 degree's!  Started her up, idling was a little better but still a little rough.  Lastly, replaced the MAF.  Started her up, bingo!  She was purring like a new CA20e!  Finally, I can drive her home and continue the work in my carport.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3871_zps12tfy3gh.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3871_zps12tfy3gh.jpg.html)

Installed my turn signal switch after cleaning all contacts. 

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Prepping the hood with the liner, washer nozzles, hoses and rubber bumpers.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3874_zpsuosmwrpz.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3874_zpsuosmwrpz.jpg.html)

Completed adjusting all fenders, headlight covers and hood to have the most staightest possible lines. 

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3875_zpsi45z1gkp.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3875_zpsi45z1gkp.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3876_zpseybb26y3.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3876_zpseybb26y3.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3868_zps0nwdtjqx.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3868_zps0nwdtjqx.jpg.html)

Installed mudguard.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3877_zpslfly12dt.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3877_zpslfly12dt.jpg.html)

Side moldings.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3878_zpsnxqezure.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3878_zpsnxqezure.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3879_zpsuvwwzeir.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3879_zpsuvwwzeir.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3880_zpsrv8xgfmu.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3880_zpsrv8xgfmu.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3881_zpsqdvjo1kk.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3881_zpsqdvjo1kk.jpg.html)

I thought I would take a picture of the part number for this Toyota item in case any of you are looking to do the same for your lip kits.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3882_zps5kucuuhz.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3882_zps5kucuuhz.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3883_zpsmjueglmj.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3883_zpsmjueglmj.jpg.html)

That's it for now.  I plan to finish installing the lip kit this weekend or next.  This will be the last item for the outside of the car.  Next phase is to beautify the engine bay by replacing parts with chrome parts.  Lastly, the interior.  Stay tuned!





Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: weitrhino on 11:30:25 AM / 17-Apr-18
Stellar work as always, Jaymie.

If you sourced new hoodstop/rubber pads I'd sure like to know where you got them. I've looked all over and come up empty.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 12:38:56 PM / 25-Jul-18
Updated 07/25/18 - I finally got her running the way I want as well as completing everything on the outside and engine bay.  The inside is still gutted but I think this project will be completed  by the time JCCS will be in town (September 15).  Here are the latest pictures.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3884_zpsjphwdyhk.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3884_zpsjphwdyhk.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3886_zpsfkxslgcw.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3886_zpsfkxslgcw.jpg.html)

Using white-out to mark where I will be drilling.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3885_zpsk2zt10qf.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3885_zpsk2zt10qf.jpg.html)

Drilling the holes for the side skirts. 

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3888_zpsbjyfquzp.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3888_zpsbjyfquzp.jpg.html)

I put sealant under the washer to help prevent corrosion.  I also used a little brush to add some primer where I had drilled.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3889_zpsyy9vzfds.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3889_zpsyy9vzfds.jpg.html)

The end result.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3920_zps01qabr2t.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3920_zps01qabr2t.jpg.html)

No issues mounting the lip.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3921_zpsvbqorj1m.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3921_zpsvbqorj1m.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3923_zpsawdz2mlw.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3923_zpsawdz2mlw.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3924_zpsro9hndvz.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3924_zpsro9hndvz.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3925_zpss2o0q9cb.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3925_zpss2o0q9cb.jpg.html)

Just finished the engine bay last weekend.  The motor is strong and runs great!  I did advance the timing by 3 degree's.  Acceleration is instant and seems to react very quickly.  I must admit, one bad-ass CA20e!

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3926_zpsrebublh0.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3926_zpsrebublh0.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3927_zpssb6me5rf.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3927_zpssb6me5rf.jpg.html)

This S12 will be participating in the S12 meet this Saturday.  I'm sure she will be the highlight of the meet.  My son is finally off from work and he will be proudly posing (and driving) in front of his nearly restored 12. 

Stay tuned for final completion.  S12 for life!
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: weitrhino on 08:42:12 PM / 25-Jul-18
Yeah, just casually slip in the polished air intake and valve cover without saying a word.
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 05:14:47 AM / 18-Nov-18
Updated 11/18/18:  Progress is still very slow with this project.  I've been extremely busy with my job and have been doing more travelling.  Just got back from Costa Rica (Pura Vida)!

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3956_zpsohgo5rrb.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3956_zpsohgo5rrb.jpg.html)

I like to use styrofoam boards to fill in the space for the spare tire.  This prevents the carpet from sagging into the wheel well.  I do not carry any spares or jacks in any of my 12's.  So far, no flats!

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3957_zpsfjibr5nh.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3957_zpsfjibr5nh.jpg.html)


(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3958_zpsdhkgd2pl.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3958_zpsdhkgd2pl.jpg.html)


(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_3959_zpsipuzevc0.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_3959_zpsipuzevc0.jpg.html)

I'm going with the Momo steering wheel.

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Installing a little Dynamat around the door speaker.

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(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4011_zpsrwmx37d2.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4011_zpsrwmx37d2.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4012_zpswdb3qlae.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4012_zpswdb3qlae.jpg.html)

Purchased this carpet online.  The molding fits great but there is still a lot of cutting to do.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4013_zpshpxhcacs.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4013_zpshpxhcacs.jpg.html)

I am hoping to have this project completed by the end of next month.  Stay tuned!





Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: S12_Lifer on 08:22:46 AM / 30-Dec-18
Updated 12/30/18:  I started to receive interior parts from my upholstery guy last week.  Here are the latest pics.

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Headliner and other pieces to hold the headliner in place.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4123_zps3yynoybo.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4123_zps3yynoybo.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4124_zpsbjaitx79.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4124_zpsbjaitx79.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4121_zps6az2uyvc.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4121_zps6az2uyvc.jpg.html)

Notice the coat hanger hooks for the rear handles.  Extremely hard to find.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4120_zpsx30y4gdd.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4120_zpsx30y4gdd.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4125_zpspmwmavgc.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4125_zpspmwmavgc.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4128_zps4gkg0zxc.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4128_zps4gkg0zxc.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4129_zpstfpz0ut1.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4129_zpstfpz0ut1.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4130_zpsynnen2ja.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4130_zpsynnen2ja.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4131_zpshvitleeb.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4131_zpshvitleeb.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4134_zpst5mphol6.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4134_zpst5mphol6.jpg.html)

Double checking to make sure all three air bags work for the driver side.  These seats came from an 84 XE notch that I have been using as a parts car.  To my amazement, the bags still holds air after all these years.  You can purchase a kit online with motor but the kit only comes with one airbag,  I'm glad I did not have to go that route.  As most of you know, these electric seats are very rare.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4133_zps2xe66xob.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4133_zps2xe66xob.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4132_zpsrxqryrxb.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4132_zpsrxqryrxb.jpg.html)

My assumption was this connector was for the electric seat.  I knew it was not for the driver side seat belt since I already connected that.  Unfortunately, this connector did not fit the seat connector so I assumed this is for those models with the infamous "talking Betty" on/off switch.  I will just wire the seat to a power source and ground.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4135_zps8qf0jkvh.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4135_zps8qf0jkvh.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4136_zpsqmgv4fai.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4136_zpsqmgv4fai.jpg.html)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/jgonzoS12/IMG_4137_zpsht8lvrsj.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jgonzoS12/media/IMG_4137_zpsht8lvrsj.jpg.html)

I'm just waiting for the back seats and rear side panels to complete the interior.  The last step, a high-end stereo system.  Stay tuned!
Title: Re: Restoration project #3
Post by: JonB on 11:22:47 AM / 02-Jan-19
Wow, thats super clean. Nice work.

First time it occurred to me the the CA2 has no quench. Was always to busy hanging turbo on them to be concerned with that. Most hemis dont have them. Alot of newer ones do though.

So those are what the hydro lifters look like. Sometimes I wish mine had those as Im entirely to lazy to adjust mine every 6000mi. Honestly I dont think I ever adjusted them on the current s12. Happens when one plans a swap I suppose -  excuse for neglect.