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post #127 of 289 (permalink) Old 09-19-2015, 01:59 AM
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I know how you feel about those damn door panels. I was thinking of doing the same thing with epoxy. Let us know how it goes.
Everything else looks great so far.
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I know how you feel about those damn door panels. I was thinking of doing the same thing with epoxy. Let us know how it goes.
Everything else looks great so far.
I'm just glad I'm not building a show car, lol, these would definitely be tossed hahaha. So far so good repair is stout.

Updating some interior woes.

I've been busy the past week, 5th year wedding anniversary, my sons birthday, and my wife's birthday is coming up and I haven't updated in a while. As for this update, I have finally found something I totally suck at, or need more experience with. AUTO UPHOLSTERY, LOL.

I attempted to re-stick my door inserts which was full of failure. I laugh this off because one, I completely rushed and didn't think through attempt one, and two I was more focused on not being late to get my daughter from school.



insert grime



Insert removed and cleaned



Dry but still has some grime stuck in the old adhesive



my diy masking w/ resources


failure began here LOL coated w/ 3m 77 adhesive ( get's very stick, very fast )


at this time my fate was already doomed and I didn't even realize what I had done. I turned my entire task into a venus fly trap; there was no escaping this sticky situation.



I didn't panic, just did my best to unravel my mess, let it dry, and come back a few days later w/ 3m adhesive remover. Cleaned off the fabric and tried it again, with a bit more common sense. Cleaning the fabric took it's toll on the edges, looking a bit more tattered.



while that dried, I did the driver panel w/ my common sense in hand


Cleaned off the overspray and adhesive transfer from my gloves LOL. Now this was a success despite it's ehh appearance. The good news is I know now, this is not my forte. I took the passenger to an upholstery shop who will charge me $20 to adhere it. If they do a good job, I will take them this driver side to be redone again. HAHA, then I'll ask for a quote to repair the vinyl before I attempt and botch that as well.


BEFORE - so it's a tie, LOL



Cleaned the door panel - forgot pic I think, but dirty speaker vent being addressed




in between drying time I prepped my RHD CF switch cover for LHD


not pretty but functional, still a few more things to do before it's all done.

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So horrible update. You'd think dropping your door panel off to a classic car upholstery shop would be a good thing, OH LAWD WAS I WRONG!!!! Speechless. I give him kuddos for nicely tucking the edges, but a big F for uncleanness and horribly butchering a fabric that once fit. I have no clue, how it shrank that much. I'm just going to redo these one day, or hope to trade for / buy some new door panels. I don't need a "track car" minty, but man this is no excuse.





Example, this was my 2nd attempt ever!!!


Breh!!! This is what you do for a living
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Take that shit back. It's unacceptable. Should've been cleaned before returning it to a paying customer.
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Seriously, thats a refund!
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What the hell! How can they even hand that back to you???

I'd re-upholster his ass.
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Take that shit back. It's unacceptable. Should've been cleaned before returning it to a paying customer.
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What the hell! How can they even hand that back to you???

I'd re-upholster his ass.
HAHAHA you guys are too cruel. I won't even go back there. I did pay him $20 as requested for for 2 reasons, labor is an expenditure despite the quality I received and the overhead of running a shop, and all the extras, I understand. Am I happy, was I happy, no no no! This one I just decided to suck it up, bite my tongue and just leave I guess. I should have just did as planned, buy new inserts for $25 ending my nightmare swiftly. The door panel(s) is already dodgy and I was at a crossroads of investment vs worth. For now, it is make due with what I have. I can sort that later.

p.s. The dirt and grime, ticked me off later when I had to clean it, hahaha. Anyway I've moved on. I have a feeling I won't last long "making these work."

horrid - My CF switches don't even shine next to this mess.




My side still looks better than his, I resprayed and retackled this back edge. I'll be cleaning the panels up once again.



Once I got past the headache of the door panels, I began reassembling the rear. Adding seat belts, seats, and panels. Later I went on to add the filler pcs. not seen here.











with the command center 99% complete , I was set to move onto other things.



Installed my lovely R.Fab Clutch res. and bleed the system



Then lastly I set out to clean these mats, bad part is I never realized it was 2 drivers LOL. Trades anyone? Trade a driver for a passenger. I didn't get all fancy with these, just degreaser and a psi wash. I'll post more this week on the finished results.
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Mats all cleaned up


Purchased and set out to clean this rear carpet - ended up getting the trunk board that lays beneath free from a neighbor.


found a mobile towel rack to let it hang dry


I'd forget this part everyday, finally shift knob installed


rerouted my seat belt - will look into protector pads



the previous owner of this car left 2 bolts in the QR attachment, one was removable the othe only responded to force. Today i'll be buying the NRG thin release to pair up with the existing hub.


and I finally got a sunroof switch, seen in this far left corner, yeeeeee!


installed so I can mock up intake piping - OG comptech airbox


also took the liberty to sort the DD bumper, and install the jdm clear corners, and sort the wiring for that.
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What is all that in the center console (deck area)? Looks like your ready to launch into space.
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What is all that in the center console (deck area)? Looks like your ready to launch into space.
hahahaha Oh you know, the usual.....

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Update.

I was able to purchase some affordable cam gears, budget for this car is drying up with many things left to do; got to pick an choose my battles ATM. I ended up stripping them down and sent them to get anodized. The red just doesn't flow with what I got going on. Better I do it now, rather than later.





also I finally decided to buy a NRG slim release




Old hub removed I went forward with the install. I'm huge on keeping horns. If you have a situation similar to mine this extremely simple, yet it can get over complicated if you think about it too much. This car did not have the SRS reel, so skip straight to the 6-pin srs connector. Cut wire 6, solder your ground lead to your extension wire.


locate 6 pin connector under dash and cut ( gray wire, labeled #22 ). Once you've cut it, strip it back a few mm. Do the same to your extension wire. Add some solder to both ends. Join the 2 via solder, then take your extension wire route it up towards the top of the column. Using a screw and ground contact of your choice, mount the wire and contact to the combination switch. I made my own contact from a random part laying in my tool box. Honda sells a "shoe horn" Honda part # 35259-SH3-A02 that also does the trick. Once all of that is done, and securely fastened you can test it by tapping the red hub lead to the hub. Your horn should sound. Once that's complete, finish assembly as you normally would.





red extension stripped for solder


Wire Gray #22 & read extension prepped w/ solder ( horrible pics, I know... )




heat shrink to cover the solder joint


My contact and wiring + Release mounted to hub. I did factor in seat position, my arm length, steering wheel depth, and hub length, before purchasing a thin release. I wanted to keep my hand as horizontal as I could in relation to the shifter. Just missing countersunk bolts to finish mounting the steering wheel.


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For future reference, as an electrical engineer, I'll suggest something.

A proper solder joint starts with a good mechanical connection. The reference connection for joining two wires is the Western Union splice. NASA codified it in a standards manual too. It's easy and quick, and makes things much more reliable than just soldering tinned ends.

The easy instructions are here:

How-To: Splice Wire to NASA Standards | Make:

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Yea that technique is so strong, tests show that other areas of the wire will fail before the solder point! I use it for all my auto wiring, so much peace of mind.
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The easy instructions are here:

How-To: Splice Wire to NASA Standards | Make:
Leave it to @dpaton to get all technical on a solder connection . I'm not knocking it at all, with all the wire work I've done, I hadn't heard of that before. I'll have to give it a whirl sometime.
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