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RockinRiviDad

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  1. If your not in a hurry…take your time & do it yourself. If your in a hurry, pay someone. If your wife is like Ed’s, go for the team effort concept. If she’s like mine, stop considering it 🤷🏻‍♂️
  2. Every thread on here goes in different directions
  3. Maybe your thermostat is intermittently sticking & not allowing coolant to circulate then it finds a way out somewhere??
  4. Doug, thank u so much for your generous offer. But I will have to pass. Hopefully someone else can benefit
  5. I’m interested. I don’t have carpet 😬. Rolling Rat Rod like. 😆 Edit: I’m in SoCal. How do I estimate shipping? I sent u a PM
  6. My upholstery guy said not to bother with the 63/64 foam when I asked if we could mod them. Like Bob said, my guy will be “cooking” up some foam for me too. Try asking a couple of other upholsterers in your area.
  7. I think @buickboneheadwas making them at one point. He also made the bitchen all steel horn bars. His metal & chrome guy stopped producing quality products. He talked about looking for other guys to work with. Hit him up. Maybe he’s found new guys u can also try @abandg. He’s got tons of parts
  8. Use the search function. I had to fix my glovebox door too & I did a little writeup. Maybe there something in there that’ll help u
  9. Yes. Felt on both halves. Like your picture #1 & on the back half which the air duct hose attaches to. Then the chrome ball will be sandwiched between the felt on both halves. Set the tightness by pushing the two halves together against the chrome ball & tighten the set screw
  10. Start a new thread. U might have better luck with an answer to your question
  11. u are probably right. I didn’t ask. I only assumed. U know what assuming does 😆
  12. Like the song says “I Can See Clearly Now…” 😆 My 57 year old glass was in horrible shape. I’ve got 16k miles on my car since I got her back on the road & I always had trouble seeing thru the windshield (mainly when driving at night). I found a auto glass shop who even had the original replacement green clips. They used 5/16 foam & silicone (not butyl rubber like I did when I put my old glass in 3 years ago). The glass has a green tint & dark tint across the top. It does not have the original marking on it but it does have a DOT number. I’m just glad “I can see clearly now” 😆 Makes for a better cruise experience
  13. Phil Collins said it best: There's too many men, too many peopleMaking too many problemsAnd there's not much love to go aroundCan't you see this is the land of confusion? Just trying to help. Don’t shoot the messenger. I’m no mechanic. I was just relaying info that was given to me 😬
  14. I had to dig thru my build thread to find info that might help u. I thing guys here on the forum told me was that u will not hear the KD solenoid due to the trans fluid muffling it. I think what the previous replies to your Q on this thread about the wiring was simply to ensure u had good contacts. As u won’t be able to hear the “click” with the fluid in place. Good contacts would ensure a test drive would be successful. If u are heading the solenoid “click” after u drained the fluid I think that tells u it is in fact working. I have now gone in a different direction (EFI) but what may apply to u was the adjustment of the KD switch. What I mean was that in my case my throttle body throttle linkage travel wasn’t playing nice with the travel on my KD switch. I finally got the switch adjusted by screwing the threaded eyelet of the KD switch in/out (now I can’t remember which direction I needed to go). I think the 2 numbers they say the KD comes in at was at 40% throttle & 70%? Don’t quote me on that tho. I can most definitely feel my KD kick in when I am getting on an on-ramp or simulating that which would be the 40% mark. As I attempt to feel the 70% kick by simulating I am passing a big rig I don’t always seem to feel it. I seem to definitely feel more when there is any kind of incline. But on a smooth flat road KD is smooth but it’s there. I have been talking to my transmission rebuilder buddy. He has convinced me to let him rebuild my trans. I haven’t pulled it yet cuz my car drives fine. But he says (& I’m sure others will chime in) that I should feel that second KD (70%) as good as I feel the first KD (40%). hope that helps
  15. Clark’s…hands down. Their prices have gone up. But I don’t care. In these crazy times, what prices haven’t gone up? Clarks makes all their covers in-house. I have seen multiple kits that friends have bought from Clark’s. Top notch, quality stuff. I am currently putting together a parts list for my 65. I will probably order all things interior at the same time from Clark’s just to have it all match. I will have to do new foam. U can see why in the pix on my build thread. Unfortunately, for us 65 guys, Clark’s does not have new foam for our Deluxe interior 🤷🏻‍♂️. I am teaming up with a hot rod upholstery buddy of mine to help me since I don’t know what I’m doing. Good luck DShoes
  16. lots of options out there I've been using a combination of blacks as to break things up a bit (a great tip from guys here). But some guys like things ALL the same black. Not me. I used Rustoleum 7777 (this stuff is awesome but takes forever to dry), the KBS gloss (which was labeled satin…not) & Dupli-color's semi-gloss 1635 this stuff dries super fast & u can keep the projects moving lol U can use any combination but its def a nice detail instead of EVERYTHING being the same color IMO. The Dupli-color 1635 has been my go to lately. I even sprayed my package tray with it. Like Frank’s Red Hot Sauce…I put that S#!+ on everything 😆.
  17. The original post states he wants a hub with a straight pin. Dumb Q: Can the offset pin be removed & simply replaced with a straight pin?
  18. How did the air ride install work out? Did it ever happen?
  19. I can only help with one answer, oil pressure will only register on your gauge (or turn off dummy light) immediately after the engine has been started & running
  20. Interesting. I don’t have the answer. But I tore the one on my 65 years ago. I would like another. Does anyone reproduce these?
  21. U have a great memory, Winston. Great story 👍🏼 thx for sharing
  22. Like Ed said, the 2 rearmost (closest to rear bumper) bushings are different. They are oval. The 2 bushing over the rear axle were different also. They were wider. No one makes a repop set that is exactly like the factory set
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