home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > projects & restorations

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-25-2018, 08:55 PM   #76
MrBrown
You like popsicles?
 
MrBrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Default

Awesome. Good info.
__________________
GhettoFab build thrizzie
MrBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2018, 07:09 PM   #77
MSGGrunt
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Massachusetts
Default

Swapped in a cleaned non deteriorated front passenger's door panel and a cleaned non deteriorated rear passenger's door panel. I am waiting to install the driver's side rear once I make a trip to my local pick n pull to see if I can find a good vapor barrier. I ordered two new ones for the front, but it appears the backs are NLA.

I am also looking for a good driver's side front door panel. The fiberboard on the lower part of mine is literally falling apart. Probably didn't help that the vapor barrier was missing. I used heavy duty Gorilla tape to install/seal the new barriers.

PM me if you have a nice tan panel you would like to part with.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN2803.jpg (105.0 KB, 173 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN2804.jpg (96.3 KB, 172 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN2810.jpg (97.5 KB, 174 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN2813.jpg (115.6 KB, 175 views)
__________________
1986 BMW E30 325E, Auto, 2-door coupe. 87k 2-owner
1989 BMW E30 325iX 5-speed, 4-door sedan. 156K
1990 Volvo 240 Auto, 4-door sedan. 88K 2-owner car
1991 Volvo 240 Auto, 4-door sedan. 255k 2-owner car
1991 Volvo 245 Auto, 5-door wagon. 158k ??? owners
2000 Audi TT 5-speed, 2-door. 78k 1-owner car
2007 Porsche Cayman S, 6-speed. 42k 1-owner car

Ownership not including me.

Last edited by MSGGrunt; 07-28-2018 at 07:35 PM..
MSGGrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2018, 07:12 PM   #78
MSGGrunt
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Massachusetts
Default

Installed new "C" pillar trim pieces as well. These were originally black that I sprayed to match the rest of the interior.

I found that the contact for my window defroster had come "unstuck" from the window. Will have to look into a fix for that.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN2815.jpg (101.6 KB, 173 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN2816.jpg (88.4 KB, 174 views)

Last edited by MSGGrunt; 07-28-2018 at 07:36 PM..
MSGGrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2018, 07:28 PM   #79
MSGGrunt
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Massachusetts
Default

The original rear door panels came with speakers in them, but the very clean replacements I used did not. I thought about trying to remove and swap the speakers, but wasn't so sure it would work well.

Then I thought about using a speaker mount like the premium sound offered in the same era BMW E30's back on the parcel shelf, that is until I saw the price of what two of these speakers were selling for on eBay.

Still thinking along this line I searched surface mounted car speakers and found that back in the day Pioneer made a TS line that was just what I was looking for. The problem being these are as old as our cars and not many around and those that I did find were for parts, or damaged or not guaranteed to work. Then I stumbled upon a new, still in the box pair of TS-66 that I think will mount nicely on the back shelf. I plan on removing the speakers and painting the plastic housings the same as I have all the other plastic trim pieces so they blend in more than if I just left them black. Nothing fancy and surely not modern sophistication, but that is ok by me.

I have already fished the speaker wires out of the door and just need to extend them to reach back to the rear shelf.

More pics once they arrive, are painted and installed.

Last edited by MSGGrunt; 07-28-2018 at 07:39 PM..
MSGGrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2018, 11:06 PM   #80
nel621
Board Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Default

You could make your own vapor barrier with very heavy plastic sheeting available at your local home improvement store. Something like 4 mil if not thicker.
nel621 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2018, 11:26 PM   #81
nel621
Board Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Default

Also you seem very talented. You can repair the panel. I was able to repair that same exact door panel for friend by cutting the lower half off. I cut straight along the back using the chrome trim in as my cutoff point. I peeled back the fabric/vinyl and over lapped by 1/2 in. some new fiber board from Home Depot. I used Gorilla glue to mate the 2 boards together. Then used some spray glue to bond the material to the board. You will need to make new holes for map pocket hardware. You could also staple the fabric back on but the staples need to be short.
nel621 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2018, 07:46 AM   #82
MSGGrunt
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Massachusetts
Default

I did give some thought about fixing it until I got a good look at how extensive the damage is. After seeing how high up on the panel the deterioration was I decide on just finding a new panel.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN2823.jpg (82.5 KB, 161 views)
MSGGrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2018, 08:02 AM   #83
nel621
Board Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Default

Still doable. Cut at the line, overlap the new section 1.5 inches above line, reinforce small section on right with fiberglass. Took me a while to find that same panel, driver side in good condition. It gets the most wear on the fabric.
nel621 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2018, 08:35 AM   #84
MSGGrunt
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Massachusetts
Default

There is one for sale on eBay right now, but it appears to have wear on the fabric like you mentioned. I just had a thought, I have a couple driver's side panels in black, maybe I could remove the tan cover and install it on the good fiber board from the black panel. Of course then I would have to sacrifice a nice black door panel.
MSGGrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2018, 08:48 AM   #85
sksmith
Board Member
 
sksmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Back in St. Louis, MO
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MSGGrunt View Post
Of course then I would have to sacrifice a nice black door panel.
Sometimes it needs to be done when redoing an old car.
If you have the skills, I say go for it. No sense in not taking this all the way, it looks great so far.
Steve
sksmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2018, 09:35 AM   #86
MSGGrunt
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Massachusetts
Default

I just sorted through my hoard and have three complete sets in black, one set is going with some other interior parts I sold to a member on here, the other set is truly in perfect condition and it would be sacrilegious to sacrifice one of them, the only way you could find nicer panels is if you bought them new from the dealership, I am amazed at how nice they are, but the third set I guess I can bring myself to sacrifice a panel.
MSGGrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2018, 09:35 AM   #87
nel621
Board Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MSGGrunt View Post
There is one for sale on eBay right now, but it appears to have wear on the fabric like you mentioned. I just had a thought, I have a couple driver's side panels in black, maybe I could remove the tan cover and install it on the good fiber board from the black panel. Of course then I would have to sacrifice a nice black door panel.
Just go up to the damaged area. Don't give yourself more work. Easier to cut a straight line.
nel621 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2018, 10:52 AM   #88
MSGGrunt
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Massachusetts
Default

No turning back now. Donor panel stripped, the tan cover removed from the rotted panel and now air drying after a good cleaning.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN2846.jpg (91.1 KB, 156 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN2848.jpg (86.7 KB, 156 views)
MSGGrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2018, 11:17 AM   #89
TurboDenny
Why am I here?
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Default

Looks ridiculously good so far. I'm impressed.
__________________


Instagram: @itstotesdenny

Quote:
Originally Posted by FreeEMSFred View Post
Nothing's black magic. Basics to moderate power levels are cake, period. Start off rich and retarded, like your president.
TurboDenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2018, 09:00 PM   #90
MSGGrunt
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Massachusetts
Default

Back to the speaker project. They arrived today. Production date on the box was 1988, so very period correct. And to think these are new in the box. How they look in the car without the headrests installed. Once the headrests are installed I feel they will blend in nicely, especially painted tan to match the rest of the interior.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN2869.JPG (181.2 KB, 128 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN2870.JPG (188.9 KB, 127 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN2873.JPG (194.3 KB, 128 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN2880.jpg (81.0 KB, 125 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN2885.JPG (173.7 KB, 126 views)
MSGGrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2018, 09:10 PM   #91
MSGGrunt
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Massachusetts
Default

My shifter cover is cracked and I went on the hunt for a new tan one and I found they are either not available or more money than I wanted to spend.

Another "project". I had a perfect cover in black, but clearly this would not match my interior. Looking at the cover's underside it looked like the top cover piece was pressed onto the main body while hot to retain the gear indicator and bushes. I drilled out the rivet looking things and the top cover came right off along with the brushes and gear indicator panels. Now I could paint everything and put it back together without getting paint where I didn't want it. I secured the top plate with gel superglue and it is holding perfectly.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN2854.jpg (76.5 KB, 126 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN2849.jpg (102.9 KB, 129 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN2860.jpg (74.4 KB, 126 views)
MSGGrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2018, 09:44 PM   #92
nel621
Board Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Default

Have you tried a dry fit with rear headrests? Curious as to clearance. Shifter cover looks great.
nel621 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2018, 11:35 PM   #93
brickcupra
Board Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Chicago Il
Default

Hi, do you speak spanish? I just happenned to see the word " bocinas" before logging in. I a m working in some speaker covers as well from an old school toyota that need some small modification before putting some pioneer speakers to them as well. Nice interior job. Mine will have suby seats with suby/ saab seat covers with white center and black ends matching the black side panels and white roof.
seeya
DZ
brickcupra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2018, 07:00 AM   #94
MSGGrunt
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Massachusetts
Default

I don't speak Spanish.

nel621, I did dry fit them and there is plenty of room. They actually "hide" pretty well behind the head rests.

Now I still have rear speakers they are just on the parcel shelf now instead of in the door panels. And I have nice clean, non rotted rear panels.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN2890.jpg (71.7 KB, 107 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN2893.jpg (78.6 KB, 108 views)
MSGGrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2018, 08:38 AM   #95
57plymouth
Board Member
 
57plymouth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Blythewood, SC
Default

Where did you find a perfect set of brushes for the shift bezel?
__________________
Sven, the 1991 245
57plymouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2018, 10:34 AM   #96
Stiggy Pop
Board Member
 
Stiggy Pop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Granville, MA
Default

I hope you're getting some frequent flyer points with SEM
__________________
'79 242
943 pickup
Stiggy Pop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2018, 03:12 PM   #97
MSGGrunt
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Massachusetts
Default

I was just lucky with the brushes.

SEM, while not inexpensive, is good quality and has been very durable.
MSGGrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2018, 04:04 PM   #98
mblue240
Board Member
 
mblue240's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Default

Have you thought about sourcing a set of factory rear speakers and swapping in better speakers? I have a set of factory 6.5" grills that I'm going to hide modern speakers behind.



__________________
-Michael

Tbricks build

Quote:
Originally Posted by b4_ford View Post
In Oregon, 5 Volvos in a parking lot isn't a meet, it's just a daily coincidence!

Quote:
Originally Posted by NChoy View Post
Yep, Michael is right.
mblue240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2018, 04:12 PM   #99
oldschoolvolvo
Board Member
 
oldschoolvolvo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lancaster, PA
Default

Impressive. Much respect
__________________
-Mike
1998 V70 T5
1979 242 DL+T |Project Thread| |Feedback|
oldschoolvolvo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2018, 06:27 AM   #100
MSGGrunt
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Massachusetts
Default

I like the Volvo speaker boxes, but I imagine not very easy to find. I had a hard enough time finding the ones I did. It seems back in the 80's these were a popular style, but times have progressed I guess.
MSGGrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.