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Old 10-15-2020, 02:38 PM
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Once I got the floor and ceiling done, I moved onto the cargo area. Using a combo of Duplicolor semi-gloss black primer/paint, Duplicolor Vinyl and Fabric paint in the "Desert Sand" color, and factory Baltic Blue from Paintscratch.com, I started detail work.

Rear window trim removed and painted the baltic blue areas in the cargo area:



From this rear window frame:



To this rear window frame:


And this 'leather' trim section:


Rest of the rear trim:



Painted the tailgate areas baltic blue, got a donor plastic section from ebay:
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Old 10-15-2020, 02:52 PM
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Ordered the complete ACC black carpet kit from the cheapest place I could find, as I'm not a fan of tan or other light colored carpets in high-use areas. I worked for a Mustang resto shop when I was younger so this is second-nature for me now. Carpet is just mocked in for now:


This jack and handle section was the only piece still in the waggy when I bought it.


Cutting out speaker holes, and putting the access ring back on (pain in the ass).


Driver side coming along:
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:09 PM
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The cargo light switch and dome light wiring was a hack job mess from someone trying to add in a 2nd round dome light at some point. Nothing worked, so while my Dad was out visiting and helping with mechanicals we decided to fix the mess. Total time was about 6 hours of soldering, splicing, and verifying.

We didn't now what correct operation looked like, so had to figure it out. We now know all lights are supposed to come on when any door is opened, or when the dimmer switch is turned on, or when the cargo light switch is in the "ON" position.

Hack job:



After fixing the hack job:
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:31 PM
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Since there was so much interior stuff missing I didn't realize there were cargo area under-carpet supports till I recently found some mint condition ones in an old 81 GW at the salvage yard. One had a bit of water damage, but wasn't bad at all considering the age. I bleached, cleaned, and gave them a quick coat of spray paint to keep them newish before putting them in the cargo area:



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Old 10-15-2020, 03:39 PM
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Working my way forward I decided to tackle the rear doors. I knew I had busted screws and bad wiring for both doors, so tackled that. Also had to source a right rear window motor, as that assembly was missing and window was being held up by a wooden board. Also lubed up the tracks.


Lovely mickey mouse repair job:


All better:


Taped up, loom protection back on with new screws:


Window track all lubed up after verifying functionality.
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:44 PM
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All four door lock mechanism springs were missing, so the door locks would just drop. Got the new spring kit and lubed up the works:


A little hard to wedge the new springs in, but screwdriver and needle nose did the trick.
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:54 PM
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Moved onto drilling out the door panel top rails to prep and paint:


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Old 10-15-2020, 06:29 PM
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oh, you worked at an auto shop,...

I could tell this was not your first rodeo,..

after seeing all the good work.

man is it mystic rob or Steve Austin working on this thing
you are burnin it up,.....

be hitting the road before long at this rate.

(saw the speaker grilles)

dave in NC
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Old 10-16-2020, 07:03 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SOLSAKS
oh, you worked at an auto shop,...

I could tell this was not your first rodeo,..

after seeing all the good work.

man is it mystic rob or Steve Austin working on this thing
you are burnin it up,.....

be hitting the road before long at this rate.

(saw the speaker grilles)

dave in NC

Well, I'm cheating, Dave.
Most of the work I'm posting was done over the winter and spring months, more specifically during the corona lockdown we did up here in March/April. I've just finally gotten around to uploading many of the pics to Flickr and linking them here.

I'm almost ready to put the rear headliner on, and paint the passenger side power seat frame, after installing the new front carpet. I was hoping to have it on the road at the end of the month, but some illnesses have delayed me recently.
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Old 10-16-2020, 09:23 AM
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Since I had wrong, and/or badly molded & rotting backing, on all my door panels, I scored all 4 panels from a great guy back east named Nick. Figured I'd keep the theme of floor areas done in black, and everything else in Desert Sand, so did the door panels custom-like.

First came cleaning the rears:


Then came masking and painting:


I used the Vinyl and Fabric black spray paint on the lowers:


Mostly finished product:


Not the biggest fan of the 3M woodgrain material or color match here, but it worked well enough after the heat gun:


Finished product after all bits and pieces were cleaned and installed:


Right rear panel done:
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:43 AM
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Duplicated post, so deleted...
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:54 AM
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I still need to remove the old woodgrain glue and install the new woodgrain appliques to the tops of both front doors, then install the panel top-rails. Then I'll do my cut shower curtain moisture barriers after verifying power door lock and power window switches all still work.

Continued the rear door panel theme to the fronts. I had to piece together some portions of a donor panel to my original, but once done I was able to paint.


Driver side mostly done:


Passenger side back together and mostly done.


Arm rests and speaker grills.
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:24 AM
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Some shots of the fun I had taking all the HVAC, blowers, and associated plumbing apart to inspect, clean, and repaint:

The 'benefits' of open cowls. Amazingly, there is zero rust anywhere that junk settled. Amazingly, I also found the remains of the missing radio antenna in the cowl:


Took me a long time to blow all the crap out of the voids. Thankfully I had the front fenders off to cram my air compressor wand in and blow stuff out from different angles:


Glad I took everything out. Heater core was absolutely done:


Under-dash vent assembly and evaporator stuff. Glad I took it all out to paint, it was pretty nasty up in there:


Assembly out and ready for cleaning.
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:26 AM
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beautiful dye work,....

you definitely know what you are doing,....

I can tell you prepped,

& cleaned until they were "hospital clean " before dyeing them.

what brand of dye did you use, and what color ?

dave
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:33 AM
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Bits and pieces all cleaned up and ready for paint. Took forever to clean the vents once I got them removed, and tape off various things to avoid overspray.


4WD selector switch cleaned up and ready to mask:


Painting begins, finished 4WD selector switch assembly:


Another angle:


Everything painted up:


Vents done. This took much longer than expected because of all the angles and movement.


Saw this idea somewhere online to keep the vents from flopping around. Bought some o-rings from O'Reilly's that fit the vent assemblies, pried the things apart, slipped the rings in, and wedged it back together. Just enough friction to keep things pointed where you want!
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:38 AM
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beautiful dye work,....

you definitely know what you are doing,....

I can tell you prepped,

& cleaned until they were "hospital clean " before dyeing them.

what brand of dye did you use, and what color ?

dave

Thanks, Dave.
I did some research and thought about SEM, but it's so expensive I figured I'd try the Dupli-Color Vinyl and Fabric spray in Desert Sand, which has a great color to it, and stays on very well as long as you PREP properly. It also goes on thicker than a normal spray paint, so it's forgiving when it comes to runs, or difficult spots to get. It also dries very fast so I can handle and flip parts just minutes later.

I use a ton of good quality white cloth rags and acetone to remove all the crud before I shoot anything.
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:48 AM
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Once I got all the HVAC stuff painted I figured I should tackle the dash too. I had to sand a LOT of rust and bad spots. Not sure if these spots are normal wear and tear, or if it was just abused, but this by far took more time than anything else.

Driver side dash:


Passenger side dash:


Had to mask off a LOT of stuff to avoid overspray, then cleaned one more time, then did some dash repair, that came out pretty good. I'll protect and hide the old thing with a dash cover anyway:


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Old 10-16-2020, 11:53 AM
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Pretty happy with the end product after removing the masking tape and reinstalling the big HVAC stuff:


Bought the TGW plastic kick panels, and had to do a lot of reshaping and cutting to get them to fit. Good grain look to them.


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Old 10-16-2020, 11:55 AM
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Glove compartment door was pretty beat up so repainted it:


Still not too clear on this, but is there just supposed to be an open hole on the left for the light to just shine thru???
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Old 10-16-2020, 12:01 PM
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Detail work and masking off gear selector indictor housing:


Discovered the gear lever return spring was broken. I luckily have a donor column that I was able to swipe things off. Not so lucky I didn't discover the problem till I was putting everything back together after painting, so had to be very careful.


Indicator housing painted:


Pic of the column and indicator housing light bulb:


Donor gear shift knob and lever. Old lever was was pretty rusted up:


Donor tilt wheel lever. Old lever was was again pretty rusted up:
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