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About Degerb

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  1. Front license plate holder

    I just checked and the P/N I listed is for a 2001-2005 PT cruiser..... You should be able to do the salvage yard route and save some money!
  2. Front license plate holder

    Search for the Chrysler #68238790 Lic. plate holder. Once you see what your looking for you can go to a salvage yard and possible get one for a couple of bucks. My straps were about 6" long X 3/4" wide were and attached to the valance below the bumper. You should have some empty holes there. I can't whether there were 2 or 4 holes, using large sheet metal screws. Hope this helps. +
  3. Front license plate holder

    I imagine it matches as well as one specifically designed for a TC. At least on mine I had to raise it on the brackets to match the curvature of the bumper. When I bought my TC, it only had two strap/type brackets installed on the bumper.... I "assume" they were original. I DID try one of those "fit all" types, it was a complete waste of money, It looked very chintzy! Try searching on Ebay and you will see the cutout on the backside of the holder that I'm referring to. Good Luck!
  4. Restoring leather seats

    Thanks for the input guys.... I had a '76 TR6 That I had put skins put on, they were great on either a winter or summer day..... no cold or overheated backsides !!
  5. Front license plate holder

    I have a 1990 TC.... mine was missing also. I bought a Chrysler #68238790AC on Ebay. The cutout in holder fits the TC's front bumper curvature very nicely, and looks like it belongs on the car. An undamaged original will be extremely hard to find.
  6. Restoring leather seats

    Thanks Reaper...... Perhaps I was expecting too much with the Leatherique Treatment. I had envisioned a set of leathers being restored to a condition that I had experienced with my '78 JAG XJS years ago. What I may be seeing with my seat bottoms is just the result of years of poor or no care and sun/age related issues. I will try the Leaterique process again when the snow leaves and the weather warms up. I then will have the choice of either living with the results or by installing a set of Sheepskins.
  7. Restoring leather seats

    Thanks guys for the inputs.... I agree with all of your thoughts! If you have to resort to fine sandpaper and acetone on leather, I would think a person might be turning the leather into a suede finish if not extremely careful. I think this job might best be left for a professional! My car only has 65000 miles but is obviously 27 years old. I read somewhere that Chrysler decided to go to a Plasticized finish on all their cars in 1990 in part because of customers not being happy with the upkeep on natural finish leather. Since my TC has some sort of plasticized finish.... When did Maserati start doing this or was this just used on the Chrysler TC's starting with model year of 1990? I was curious if anyone else has run into this problem and had a solution besides either using professional help or using sheepskins.
  8. I have a 1990 16V 5 speed and have a question about the leather in a 1990 TC. I tried the Leatherlique process and it did nothing for the distress cracks in the seats, the cleaner, however did work well. The cracks do not appear to be into the leather surface. The leatherlique instructions say something about 1990 and on Chryslers, having a plastic coating on the seats that must be removed using Acetone and sandpaper. The seats must then be re-dyed. Has anyone tried this process? I really hate to try this without a heads-up on the process. Does this plastic coating apply to the TC's?
  9. Hard top

    Good news, bad news.... no repair kit that I'm aware of but good news they can be repaired.... search porthole windows and opera windows on this site. Lots of tips available. Check my post in March this is the tip I used with success! This is not an uncommon problem! . Good Luck!
  10. Hard top

    What exactly is the problem with your windows?
  11. Speakers & Radio to a good home

    Sorry.... they are gone
  12. Since I replaced the radio and speakers with new units in my TC, I have 8 Infinity speakers and radio I no longer need or want. If anyone wants them PM me and you can have them for the shipping. All are in good shape and were working when I took them out. Door speakers show a little rust but not all that bad, the rest look pretty good look almost new! Radio was working well also.
  13. Hood almost impossible to open

    I had the same problem... I finally used some children's modeling clay and put it on the latch area to see where the plunger was contacting. Then I was able to adjust the spring, in my case I had to lengthen it quite a bit. FYI. the hood will not jump up like a modern car as it is so heavy! It will spring up maybe a 1/4 " which just enough to clear the latch from the striker. Hope this helps!
  14. Speaker Wiring

    Well I did it, replaced the all Infinity speakers with JVC's and Pioneer tweeters mated with an Alpine receiver. Thanks to Digger's post I was able to use the existing wiring with no problem. The only real difficulty besides learning how to remove the door panels, was installing the tweeters. The TC's tweeters are oval shaped and the Pioneer is square so I had to grind them to an oval shape which worked well! I had to be a bit of a contortionist to hook up the short wires tho! The only other things worth mentioning is that all my new speakers mounting frames were somewhat smaller than the original Infinitys, so I had to add small aluminum tabs to make up the difference. Also the soundproofing/watershield on the doors was very bad shape so I had to use a lot of Gorilla speed tape to hold them together! Needless to say I now have 8 Infinity speakers and a Infinity radio that I have no use for. If someone out there wants them they can have all of it for the shipping charge involved! The rear speakers and the tweeters are in good shape the door speakers show some light rust. The radio was working very well when I removed it!
  15. Speaker Wiring

    Thanks Ghostly... The old thread from Digger is the one I was hoping for. I was really dreading the prospect of pulling all new speaker wires! Thank goodness for members like you and Digger, you came thru again!