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Old 05-08-2012, 12:08 PM   #16
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no passanger side windshield washer spray - easy to fix $20 - 30 max

broken heater blower (no defrost) - no defrost? So what does this mean... No air blows at the window or no heat? Or no rear window defroster?

The heater core and everything works, but the blower does not come on.


drivers rear floor is too rusty (weak, but not through the car) - Buy a can of POR 15 and go to work, in some cases a few coats on each side will be enough to strengthen it. I extreme cases if it's really bad just cut out the spot and pop rivet (or weld) a piece of metal in there and POR 15 over it all on both sides... this is a saturday afternoon job that might cost $60 if you don't have any materials or tools to work with.

small POR kit $35
Pop rivet gun $15 (seen on at princess auto for $8, comes with rivets)
some paint brushes and supplies from the dollar store $5
some old bit of metal, or buy a sheet of bodywork metal at CDN tire for $8-12
You need a drill with the correct size drill bit for the rivet.

If I'm going to do it, i'll do it properly. I have the old floor section from my 4door, which I can weld in. Just need a welder...HINT HINT OTTAWA

left control arm bushing has too much play - $20 - 30 and an hour. (can be a bitch, might need a propane torch)

The suspension has been apart recently, so it should be easy.

no spare tire - find one for $20

Wuzie? Where are you, I need that steelie back for a sec.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:10 PM   #17
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Tony, you use a lot of italics. Are you Italician?

just lettin this [fourm] forum kno!!...................
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:13 PM   #18
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You are more than welcome to use my welder, but its a 230V mig. Sheet metal is not the easiest. Throw me a couple bucks for the consumables.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:43 PM   #19
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If you're doing it right... welding... that should also include POR... and some seam sealer
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:49 PM   #20
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take spare tire from any other car, i doubt they will actually check to see if it fits.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:23 PM   #21
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Throw me a couple bucks for the consumables.
Have you read the fact he could have passed for $100 and hasn't LOL
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:35 PM   #22
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All seems ok, except the spare tire, REALLY??? It is a SAFETY issue to have a spare tire??

I can understand WANTING to have one , where I live in the country, SURE!! I have trucks and trailers and would under EXTREME conditions get a tow truck. But in the City life of lights and no sleep and NO SPACE to change a flat on the road, do they not just get towed to a shop for repair?? as a former mechanic (went driving truck and let the license slide) I have NEVER looked at the spare tire.

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Old 05-09-2012, 01:18 PM   #23
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All seems ok, except the spare tire, REALLY??? It is a SAFETY issue to have a spare tire??

I can understand WANTING to have one , where I live in the country, SURE!! I have trucks and trailers and would under EXTREME conditions get a tow truck. But in the City life of lights and no sleep and NO SPACE to change a flat on the road, do they not just get towed to a shop for repair?? as a former mechanic (went driving truck and let the license slide) I have NEVER looked at the spare tire.

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I KNOW RIGHT!? I mean seriously what the hell! This "Grampa's Garage" crowd seems like a bunch of phonys! RAAAA!!!

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You went to Grandpa Garage for a safety?
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You went to Grandpa Garage for a safety?
LOL they did my appraisal.

EXTREMELY GENEROUS.


btw Maxbell, these are fairly easy fixes.
it's worth the while to address them now, ESPECIALLY the floor.

we allready have enough ratteling heap-symphonies on the road as it is...make it safe, play safe....none of this "know-a-guy fake safety bullshit"

it's not only to protect you, but to protect others around you
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:36 PM   #26
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You went to Grandpa Garage for a safety?
They call themselves Actek Automotive. It was only after, on the bill, that it said "Grandpa's Garage". CURSE YOU GRANDFATHERS!!!

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LOL they did my appraisal.

EXTREMELY GENEROUS.


btw Maxbell, these are fairly easy fixes.
it's worth the while to address them now, ESPECIALLY the floor.

we allready have enough ratteling heap-symphonies on the road as it is...make it safe, play safe....none of this "know-a-guy fake safety bullshit"

it's not only to protect you, but to protect others around you
Yeh, you're probably right. I'm just really antsy to get this car on the road.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:09 PM   #27
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I need one as well if anyone wants to pm me.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:56 AM   #28
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When I cut out the floor and weld in my good one, what's the best method for making sure it stays rust free?

I was going to butt-weld it in, but then I was thinking it'd be better to leave a 1/2" lip and set the pan on the floor from above.

Any tips for sealant? Or is that just done after welding with POR 15 and rocker guard?
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I was going to butt-weld it in, but then I was thinking it'd be better to leave a 1/2" lip and set the pan on the floor from above.
That's some good thinking
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That's some good thinking
^ as long as you have enough solid metal there and not rust...
If you don't have a welder available to you, I've found that the panel bonding epoxy you can get at body shops works well, just make sure its clamped well.
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