Sunday, 26 February 2012

Rear Doors

What a lovely sunny day today turned out to be! Got the car out of the garage and finished off the n/s front door (got some new clips!) and then started the horrible task of putting the rear doors together. The glass will only just go in one way, and its just remembering which way that is!!

 Assisted by Bradley as usual, I took the stance that being as he removed the glass from the rear doors, he should remember how to put them back again!! Many hours of swearing and grazed knuckles later....... they are both in and trimmed up. Door locks, winder mechanisms, central locking solenoids, and all the door furniture except the door trims..... bit of rustproofing to do first!

Next job is to fit the estate rear side windowns, finishing wiring the central locking and alarm systems, then finish the outer chrome trim. I think underneath still needs the inner sills shutzing and then we might be ready to start the rustproofing!
Long way to go yet, but slowly and surely................

Sunday, 19 February 2012

N/S Front Door and Central Locking

A few more hours spent on the car yesterday. Got the front nearside door fitted up with glass, locks and catches etc. Had to stop because I had forgotten to buy some new weatherstrip clips for the outer seal! Once those arrive I can put on the outer seal and then lift the window and put in the glass bottom stop. It was a bit quicker than the driver side as I remembered the correct sequence to do things in!!  FYI, anyone else who has to do this. Glass channel in, glass in, then roll in the quarterlight so that the channel lines up and picks up the drop glass...... then you can wiggle it around and bolt it up. Channels in last before the bottom stop goes in to allow the glass to drop low enough to get to the channel fixings!
Time to start work on the next mod. Being as the car is an empty shell, now is the easy time to do things. I wanted to fit a remote alarm on the car, with immobilisers and the one I found also came with a retro fit 4 way central locking kit...... bonus. Unpacked it, got my head round how it should work and be fitted then started putting it in.
 This is the drivers door actuator, hidden in the bottom of the door, with plenty of clearance for dropping th window. New loom goes through the door frame to the A post just by the interior light switch, then the loom goes up behind the dash and across for the other front door, and down the sill to the rear doors. Quite tidy, and nothing will be seen once the trim is back in.
 Finished fitting the pedal box too. I fitted this a couple of weeks ago but it just didn't look right. Found out I had managed to trap some wiring behind the pedal box which stopped it sitting flush. Ferreted round under the dash and bolted it in properly, and finished it off with the correct pedal rubbers I had sourced and finding I had bought the wrong ones!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

O/S Front Door

I know it doesn't look like much............ but that's about 5 hours work to get all the weather strips in, the glass in, the quarter-light in, the door locks and handles in and the electric motors lined up and wired..............!!

Still, another step closer................................