update on my tidyup project
I finally got around to having my front and rear windscreens removed. The rear came out so nicely that the removalist reckoned I should re-use the rubber once I've replaced the damaged stainless trim. Has anyone used their original seals before and have they worked? So now that I have the rear windscreen out, do you think it would be a good idea to replace the original parcel shelf masonite? The old one is getting a little crusty around the edges. That being the case, now's the time I need to decide whether or not I want to put some sort of speaker into the rear. At the moment, there is no radio or anything at all. Keep without sound, or have sound. What's the general feeling out there about this sort of thing? Would a set of speakers decrease the appeal? Not a huge sound system... maybe 2 speakers in the rear parcel shelf, and a hidden frontdeck in the glove compartment. Which brings me to another query.. Are gloveboxes in good nic rare? I've heard that they break quite easily. I was thinking about hiding the cd player in the glovebox. Just mount it to the roof of the box and leave enough slack in the cables to allow it to open. Are the boxes hard to come by?
On a parrallel note: does anyone have a lower left side of their rear window stainless that they don't want? I'll gladly take it off their hands. - also the a pillar trim for the drivers side? Mine got bent slightly upwards when I pulled it off.
The front windscreen didn't come out as nicely I'm afraid. It's now cris-crossed with nasty looking breakages. Not a major setback as I was sort of expecting it. So I'm getting a new laminated screen with a line of tint up top - and new wipers so I don't mark it. The rust at the base of the front windscreen on the drivers side A pillar is now accessible. Looks a bit nasty, but soon the chopping will begin and I can shape a new piece and weld it in.
I have some small rust spots under where the window rubber was sitting in the rear and the front. Only tiny discolourations here and there, but nothing annoys me more than the little imperfections. Being a daily driver there will be the odd scratch here and there, but I'd like to try and fill the small stone chip like marks when I can find them. The ones I saw last night are right on the edge of where the stainless trim was. What's the best way of painting that - just rustkill, sand, prime and spraycan? keeping in mind it's very small and there's no potmarks yet. How do I stop overspray from going over my roof?
I'll post some pics when I get a chance to take some.
I'll be outa siiiiiggghhhtttt...
When I get my wheels, I won't even wave goodbye!