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1984 GL Wagon Fwd Build
Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:53 PM
Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:28 PM
I also picked up some fabric to recover my headliner in. Should add a unique touch to it
Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:04 PM
Posted 23 December 2011 - 12:58 PM
I first sanded it down with a grinder getting the high spots down
Next came the foam to fix the giant crack.
Edited by 1982gl4, 23 December 2011 - 02:56 PM.
Posted 23 December 2011 - 05:13 PM
These are they only two tools I've used so far. A "cheese grater" and some 80 grit sand paper.
Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:22 PM
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 06:16 PM
Posted 24 December 2011 - 06:22 PM
Have you chosen a color for the body?
Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:43 PM
Do you have Bulldog adhesion promoter? I guess I did not think about the vinyl part. If you scuff it up good and use Bulldog, it should stick.
I've never seen the bulldog stuff around here, I'll have to look into to it. Painting over vinyl worries me a bit... Although I've seen overspray on dashes and such and that stuff never comes off!
Looking good. I dig the headliner material :cool:
Have you chosen a color for the body?
Thanks I took me a long time to decide what I was going to use for the material, I was thinking houndstooth, or plaid, but then I saw this and new it was going to be perfect! As for the exterior I'm thinking white will be perfect paired with some factory looking black or dark blue vinyls to match the interior. Kind of hard to see but like this hatch back in the front along the bottom of the doors
Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:12 PM
I'm using short haired fiberglas for this stage. I've had very good luck with it in the past and it is very strong, but it's kind of a pain to sand.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:53 PM
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:27 PM
Steering column surrounds
Bottom kick panel under the dash.
And gauge cluster surround
I'm not doing the glove box, and heating controls because I taped off the dash like this.
Plus I thought it would look goofy to just cut off at the heating controls and leave the stereo, and center console blue so now the dash will be a two tone. Also the flocking takes forever to dry I picked up the paint stick I used to stir it yesterday, and it's still wet after being in a heated basement all night.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:09 PM
Posted 31 December 2011 - 11:41 AM
Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:23 PM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:13 PM
Fixing missing chuck in wheel with epoxy.
And in the car.
I also got my dash defrost vents in
And here is a shot of the new stereo. I'm going to be making a surround out of sheet metal tomorrow hopefully. I'm also trying to figure out a rear speaker that is going to fit in the rear doors...
Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:14 PM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:29 PM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:10 PM
Love your Wagon, and your shop is GREAT! Looks like everything that you would need!
Thanks! Not sure which shop you mean, the one at my house is just a small two bay that my dad and I work on our projects on when we don't need a lift, and the other is where we both work. It has three bays and lifts.
I found these mounts at the jy they are out of the front doors of an early Mazda van. I liked em cause they pulled the magnets out of the door and fit 6.5" speakers. Plus the angle did'nt hurt anything either. They may help you with options. If you have some extra seat fabridk you could glue some on the mount that would show through the door card. Just a thought.
Hmm I'll have to look into it. Doubt there would be any old Mazda vans in the yards up here, I haven't seen one in years. I was planing on keeping the stock speaker grills, but I don't think I can because the don't make a speaker that's 1.5 inches thick anymore I can't imagine why. I may just get some speaker boxes for the back and put some 6x9's in the hatch area. That may be my best bet.
Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:06 AM
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