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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Kenova » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:09 pm

Looks good. :th:
Your garage looks like Dexter's place. :lol:

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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby bbcowboy » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:17 pm

Great job...I like the wooden stands...
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby RobR » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:48 pm

Nice work!
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Vegabee » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:07 pm

Masked off and sprayed firewall black
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Doing some color sanding.First for me
taking some orange peal out with 1500 grt.
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Sanded whole car then went to 2000 grt.
Not going to take all peal out completely too chicken that I may cut through paint
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When it looks pretty good with 2000 grt. will buff polish to shine.
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Vegabee » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:05 pm

Another weekend of sanding
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Got some Meguires 3000grt. and went over the 2000grt. with that and shine is starting to come back.
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If I can get it down with light grit will maybe finish with final polish
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Vegabee » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:11 pm

C mon get that painting done
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Painting on some Al's Liner for heat & sound deadening
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Similar to Lizard Skin I guess but less pricey
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Sound mat next.
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Kenova » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:42 pm

Vegabee wrote:C mon get that painting done
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:th:
How old is your Poodle?
We had a Standard Blue years ago. Smartest damn dog I've ever known, and he had a genuine sense of humour. A real class clown.
Miss him.

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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Vegabee » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:33 am

Willow(The Pirate) is 2 and Standard Silver.Toby is a 10 yr old Toy Blue and a great dog we also have.Willow is kind of a replacement for our 15 year old female Elk hound which is a great dog for rural areas and has been wonderful with our kids growing up.Yea always entertainment with them around.
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Vegabee » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:32 pm

Gathered the interior plastic panels and washed them with TSP and soap and dropped them off at body shop for a coat of interior white.not to bad of shape but some are discolored and do not look good next to the white seats.There are many pcs. that will be easier to load up a gun and spray.
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I knew I would be coming to this someday trying to fit the rear seat over the third link enclosure but did not know if an upholstery shop would be needed for the change or not
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the lower cushion can actually be bent with a tug on with a knee and the upper I put the lil hammer to the framing little by little
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Tad high in the middle but it fits saving a trip to the uphols shop.Seat also folds down with no problem but the bottom back looks a little more exposed when down maybe some carpet on it later no big deal
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Got some acoustic pad down but will need to do some wiring for the fuel pump before carpet
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Vegabee » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:37 pm

Got interior panels back from body shop.Pricey got to stay away from body shops and Casinos.
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The body shops deal with painting plastic body panels daily and trust them on that
gave the floor another layer of heat foil
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With that done started speaker install
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Vegabee » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:20 pm

Well had this idea of using whats left of the air conditioning housing with the inlet flap to make a functional vent to seal the cabin and let air in also.Picked up a push pull cable($6.50) and trimmed and modified the housing and flap.
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Made a cable holder out of 2 cabinet angle brackets drilling and tapping
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Works quite well drill and bolt to housing
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made a bracket to hold the cable up under dash and glued up in place
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I'm really not a smoker so decided to ditch the lighter and put it there instead of under the dash.found a shock bushing washer that fits perfect
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painted and mounted cable
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cable fastened up high
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final step of twisting the cable wire around the pin.Needs to be exact length so practiced first
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hooked up works perfect
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Got a carpet from ACC.Ordered it a foot longer up the front firewall per recommendation of fellow H-bodiers.cost a bit more and had to be produced not on the normal assem line and does cover well.
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up the back and over
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Mentioned before was going to not use speaker grills but lay out a hole pattern factory like as not to mess with the interior panels.Thought about it then it came to me posting.php?mode=reply&f=20&t=38134&sid=6f2b5045bfd7cb718ff2dc95086cd272#
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picked holes marked and drilled
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Same for the front kick panel(grills)
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screwed down panel board,covered and installed panels
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Got a line of Wizards cleaner and leather conditioner
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Used a soft bristle tooth brush and very impressed with it
Anything up to impossible stains are cleaned up then applied conditioner
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this is a common problem for Vega hatch backs; rear seat sun burn
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decided on some RIT black fabric die and a stiff bristle tooth brush
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two applications with the second brushing down to the carpet base
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much better. see if it will last and dry properly but good for now.
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ACC carpet trimmed for belt re-tractors
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covers very well
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby zeke » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:39 pm

Much progress! Looking good!

Will that be enough holes for the spkr sound to get thru?

Don't rem seeing that tip about ordering the carpet longer or I would have done so too.

Nice work, I need to get back at mine someday.
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Vegabee » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:08 am

Hope it does with the big 3 way 6X9s being close up,I really like the way the panels look.
Used rope and soaped gasket to re-install rear windows also
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Monza Harry » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:14 pm

zeke wrote:Much progress! Looking good!

Will that be enough holes for the speaker sound to get thru?

Don't rem seeing that tip about ordering the carpet longer or I would have done so too.

Nice work, I need to get back at mine someday.

I have to say Zeke nailed it there, as I should have ordered extra too I am thinking. :dunce: (now that I already have it) it would suck for all this carpet I have bought to be short! I am willing to bet at lower levels your rear sound will be at least slightly muffled but if you "Crank It" the panel will not even seem like it is there, I would be way more worried about the panels rattling. Maybe put a little adhesive between the speaker and panel to lessen the chance [something strong but not permanent, sorry no great ideas outside of Silly Cone]. Keep up the good looking work your car is turning out quite nicely! Harry
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Vegabee » Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:52 pm

speakers in the rear are mounted to the metal frame with the arm rest distance to the holes so can't put any thing there didn't think of panel vibration but the plastic seems solid.Maybe the ash tray lids will jump up and down at high vol.lol
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