Man....what a weekend. I didnt get the new patch panel installed because i am way to forgetful and i forgot to order more body panel adhesive. that's ok, it should be here tomorrow or the next day.
so saturday was full of exciting events. i didnt get to work on the car much at all, spent a lot of the day with family. found out i'm going to be a dad! so i really need to make sure this car gets done lol i'm sure once there is a newborn around, car work time will be significantly reduced for a while.
so here is what i did get done, and of course i have questions as always. i spent some time cleaning up the garage, which i have no idea why i did. it was a disaster after working in it on sunday. i decided my door panels were getting in the way, so i reinstalled them back into the cars. i also wanted to install my mirrors back on the car so i wouldnt have to fish out the plug for the power mirrors later on. so that turned into a bit of a project. if you remember to way back when i got the car back, i broke both mirrors folding them in. at that point, they didnt want to sit in the out position, or the folded in position. something broke that locked them into place. i came across a good deal on some used ones, but they didnt have the body line in them that the 96 mirrors had. so i decided to start swapping parts. i found out what broke in my mirrors. there is a coiled tension spring that is held in place with some sort of lock washer and e-clip. both of mine were "unsprung", clip missing, and the lock washer looking piece all rusted and busted up. so i swapped out the internals of the 94-95 style mirrors and installed them in the housings of my 96-up style mirrors. didnt take too terribly long and i'm happy with the results...with the exception of me shattering one of the mirrors....
here is the work station lol. 3 sets of mirrors, the 94-95 sedan mirrors, my 96+ sedan mirrors, and a free set of coupe mirrors i got. and all 3 of them have a different mirror backing plate!
Here is the inside of my broken mirrors, see the "unsprung" spring and washer? that is supposed to on that post you can barely see with an e-clip
And here is my ooops.
Different backing plates
am i able to remove just the mirror itself from the backing plate? i would think that i should be able to, its on there pretty good though. i wasnt sure exactly how to separate the two while not completely destroying the glass. i don't see any additional screws, glue maybe? any input?
and while i was re-installing the front suspension and brakes etc..., i may have run into an issue? maybe not... does this axle looked seated on the intermediate shaft? i cant pull it off and i can't push it on any further. i cant tell if it is fully seated. what do you guys think?
edit: forgot one of my questions. i found the hood hinge covers and attempted to put these back on the car. how in the heck do these stay on the car? are they supposed to be adhesived on somehow? i don't see how they would stay in place with driving wind.
thats really all this weekend allowed for. i now have some further motivation to get this car done asap, and good thing it's a sedan!