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About riviadrian

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  1. Winston, I took your advice and soaked the cables in wd-40 and got them moving again. When I hooked them back up to the joystick controller they move freely now and the mirror works perfectly. I will also take Gord's advice with the zip tie when I get everything back together on the car. Thanks again guys for your advice. I'm looking forward to driving this thing again. -Adrian-
  2. Thank you all, I was able to get the mirror working properly last night. I will hopefully have this thing back on the road in the next week or so! Thanks again, -Adrian-
  3. Thanks, but my issue is not the location of the mirror on the door. The actual glass portion always points downward. I think one of the remote cables may be shot, causing it to lose its adjustability. There is a rubber cone on the end of the cables that separates them, wondering which side of the inner door it goes on. Thanks -Adrian-
  4. I am about to reinstall my new interior door panel and I have the outer door skin off. Since I bought my car the mirror always pointed downward and wouldn't adjust to another position. I read that sometimes one of the wires becomes disconnected from the handle, but this was not the case with mine. Everything was hooked up, but one of the cables was badly bent, so I assumed that it needed to be replaced. Even when disconnected from the handle it always pointed downward. I sourced and old one from another ROA member, but his was in the same shape. Before I put everything back together, is this normal? Am I missing something, or do I still need another mirror? Also, does the rubber cone that is attached to the wires go between the outer and inner door skins? There doesn't seem to be room between the inner door structure and interior door panel, so that's my assumption. I cannot find anything about the mirror in either of my service manuals. Thanks! -Adrian-
  5. Thanks to you all! I finally got the seats in place today. Turns out I was lifting the front edge of the seat too high and causing the frame to dig into the floor. Once I got it in place, I took it out again just to make sure It wasn't a fluke. It seems I have to learn the hard way most of the time with this car, but I still love every second of it. (My wife isn't sure of that sometimes given the language that occasionaly comes from the garage.) "Erotic automotive ballet. It's all in the shove." Thanks Pete, sounds like the title for my next album! Blanton's. I second that emotion. Thanks again guys! Wrestling with carpet next! -Adrian-
  6. I am trying to install the bottom portion of the rear seats in my 63. They were recently re-foamed and covered so it is tough to get the seat backs lifted up far enough to allow the bottoms enough room to lock into place. If I lift the front of the seat bottoms too much, the bracket that holds the seat frame catches the seat cover. Does anyone have suggestions?? My neck and knees are ready for this part of the job to be finished. Thanks, -Adrian-
  7. Ok, I figured it out. Apparently I was using a screw too short to reach the inner metal structure. There is no tab like at the bottom, and the only screw hole I could find went through a round plastic piece that covers a hole in the inner structure. Seems odd, but it holds everything tight so it's going together like that I guess. This stupid thing has been kicking my butt for way to long today. Now I can make a little progress getting this interior installed. Thanks again Bill for your help and patience. -Adrian-
  8. I pulled them both back off and the only metal tab is at the bottom. There is a metal tab at the top of the quarter panel also. Not sure what it is for either. It has been a year since I removed all of this, so I am kicking myself for not taking more/better pics. This is how we learn i suppose. I can make brackets, but it had to be put together right when I took it all apart.
  9. I got the bottom screws into the tabs, now the top of it will not stay tight against the panel. There seems to be nothing to attach the screws to except the vinyl on the new panel. Anyone else experience this and have a solution???
  10. Thanks Bill! That's exactly what I needed. I was pretty sure I was correct, but I didn't want to start putting screw holes in the new panel that didn't belong. I also didn't want to put them in wrong and tear my new leather. Thanks again! -Adrian-
  11. Does anyone have a picture of the back seat side metal trim installed without the seats in?? I apparently didn't take enough pics when I removed it all, and can't find anything specific about it in the body manual. I just had new leather seat covers installed and also replaced the back door panels. Don't want to mess up my new covers by installing incorrectly or taking in and out of the car 30 times. Thanks! -Adrian-
  12. Thank you, I used a 3m trim adhesive the first time I tried this and it did not work out. I had to completely remove it all and start all over from scratch. Now I am considering putting wood on my console since I am recovering it currently as well. I always thought the wood seemed a little out of place on a 63 since the console had vinyl. I have pieces of leather (pigskin) cut already to install on the console, just not sure which will wear better/last longer. Thanks for the help! Hopefully mine will turn out better the second time around.. -Adrian-
  13. Hey Schmiddy, What product did you use to glue your wood veneer to the metal? I am at this point (again) and don't want to screw it up again. Thanks, -Adrian-
  14. I am also at this point of my interior rebuild. I have just started my research on this while disassembling my door panels. Several posts on this forum suggest using a foil backing behind your veneer for a vapor barrier. Apparently this will keep your veneer from buckling and cracking over time. I noticed when I removed the wood from my panels that there was a foil layer between the metal frame and the wood veneer. As I said, I am still researching the how-to on this forum, so I wish I had more answers. That said, a little more research might just be worth the time. I know I don't want to do this all over again in a few years. Good luck!! -Adrian-
  15. Thanks Jim, I will get back to work. Hopefully a simple fix, but then again nothing on this car has been terribly simple yet. -Adrian-