Haven’t posted in a while but got some work done.
Cleaned up the quarter window rubber; this is from scrubbing one of them with dish detergent. Still soft after 30 years.
Put shrink sleeve on some of the tailgate hardware to protect it and maybe help with noise.
Made some Teflon washers to replace the spring washers on the tailgate support arms.
Scored the stainless trim to replace the plastic around the glass. Put some vinyl tape under it to protect the paint.
And got the trim, glass seal and tailgate in.
I was going sand blast and powder coat the trim and license plate mount, etc, but decided to just clean them up for now. I can always go back and do that kind of stuff. I want to get this thing on the road.