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Offline S12_Lifer

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #40 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.



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.





































All glass cleaned and ready for tinting.



















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


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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #41 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?

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #42 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. 

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #43 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.

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #44 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.



Preparing to install hatch glass.







Aligning door with floor jack.





Bought these lift supports on ebay.



No more broom stick to hold this hatch open.





Connecting the rear wiper motor.







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























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.























Stay tuned for the next phase.





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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #45 on: 04:37:31 PM / 26-Feb-17 »
Bravo!  :yay!:

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #46 on: 05:01:15 PM / 26-Feb-17 »
If I said "WOW!!" it would be a gross under statement!

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #47 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!

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #48 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.

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #49 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.



Antenna







Bench bleeding the clutch master cylinder



Bleeding the brake master cylinder





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







Replaced defective heater core.



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





Had the original Condenser pressure checked at the radiator shop. 









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.



AC lines with insulation.



Windshield moldings.



New windshield.



My glass guy preparing to mount windshield.







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. 



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.



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





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. 











Greasing the bearings "old school."





Pressing in new studs.





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



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



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



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



Replaced the O-ring.




My set up for the rear suspension.



Ready to install.



Mounting the AC bracket.



Remanufactured compressor.





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!









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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #50 on: 11:10:22 AM / 20-Aug-17 »
incredible, the car will be better than brand new
But what do I know? All I know about cars I learned from youtube...

Offline Cajun1guy

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #51 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...

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #52 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.

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #53 on: 03:10:38 PM / 25-Aug-17 »
AWESOME!

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #54 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.

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #56 on: 12:36:39 AM / 05-Sep-17 »
Thanks Weitrhino!