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Old 03-10-2008, 02:46 PM   #51
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$350 if you wanna get technical

The mats just took a trip to the car wash, and with some scrubbing they turned out great
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I cant wait to get our house with the 2 car garage (Within a month or so=) ) Its going to be great! The 95 is just sitting there now negelected and jealous of the BMW. It looks soooo fun just to be able to work on a car and make it new again.
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That car is looking great, Andrew!

You always do such nice work. I'm totally impressed
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Andrew, you should put the hood back on and remove it at the salvage yard. They will no doubt let you leave your old hood, saving you a nuiscance in the garage and the pain of having to dispose of it later when time and means of disposal may be harder to come by. That'* what I did with my old 1994 SLE.
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Wow Andrew...nice find!!!!
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***check page 2 for button pod cleaning***

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why the AL7 switch? i thought you were going to sell it
why clean the AL7 switch? umm, cuz it was dirty and I want it to look better?
i thought you were switching the SEATS
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Like everyone else Im totally jealous and wish i had the time and space to do all the necessary things. Good work and keep the pics coming...
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This afternoon was spent at a couple yards in the area. First was Vans Auto Salvage in Mankato. They have a pretty dirty and poorly run business going, but that usually means the best deals. They don't even have an inventory! The guy says it all in his head. They had a green 94 SSE with a slipping trans that wasnt missing to many parts. I grabbed a bunch of stuff off it. I started by asking him how much he wanted for each piece separate as we pulled them off, here is what he told me:

Door cladding $30 (need to order the clips from the dealer unless someone has a better idea)
Grill $20
Grill $30
Radiator cover $10
Radiator cover $10
Maxifuse cover $10
Headlight $40
headlight bracket $10
speaker grill $5
washer fluid cap $free
cigarette lighter plug $free
front radiator bracket $10
Power antenna $30
Console armrest $10

I was trying to calculate all these prices in my head, and I knew it was starting to get up there, but I needed everything, so I kept going. Then after we got to the counter, he looked at everything and looked at me, looked at everything and then looked at me again and said, $50 SOLD! Then I had to run to an ATM since he doesn't take CC'* Tomorrow I am picking up a near MINT rear bumper cover, exhaust shield and coolant reservoir for $40 since he didn't have time to pull that today.

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Next was St. James Auto Salvage where I knew they had a hood for me. We pulled one off a 95 SE in pretty fair condition. It does have a small paint chip about the size of a dime on the edge of the hood near the grill. A little touchup should work great. I was a little disappointed with the price of the hood since I had my hopes up for the $75 one, but I paid $175 for this one, as that is the best I can do locally right now.

Marty, I wish I would have thought about what you said earlier, I have to get rid of that hood now!

Now for the bad news. After installing the hood, it would not latch. I found out that the radiator support got pushed in more than I originally thought. It will need to be pulled out on a frame puller, which I have no idea how much it will cost. It is pushed in about 1-1.5" inches. This will delay me drastically as I can't put the front end together anymore until that gets fixed.
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instead of a frame puller try a come-a-long chained to a tree or something.


nice finds at the yards
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thats a good idea I guess, but I had brought it to the guy that painted my PA and he said a frame puller will be the only way to make it straight.

Off to find a come-along, and a tree! there are zero in this subdivision.
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