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Old 10-04-2007, 11:02 AM   #31
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I don't think it'* been mentioned, but who did that rust proofing on the interior floors and trunk? Because it doesn't look like it was done well at all.

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That thing you're asking about hasn't been rustproofed. The rustproofing looked great, and all the surfaces were polished. I guess it just wasn't good enough because the rust came back through. Weird, isn't it?
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I was just curious because it'* flaking off in several spots, and doesn't completely cover the floor on the interior. It looks like a very thin coat of the rubber undercoating stuff. And that trunk piece above looks to have been painted with the same stuff as it'* flaking off like the areas in the trunk.

I would have used POR-15 on the interior before putting it all back together.
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POR-15 is pretty good, but I don't want to pay $50 for undercoating. I'd rather have something look horrible but then be covered up by carpeting as it rusts into oblivion than to labor over a 289K-mile car when it works anyway. It may seem harsh, but with 262K by the second owner who smoked pot and cigars inside and never cleaned it, I think there are things far worse than rust for me to take care of right now. One day, I'm going to put on sheet metal and POR-15 or the cheaper Eastwood alternative, and it'll look awesome. For now, I'm just trying to get my car back together and functioning. Then the work whorage will resume to cover the entire thing with rust pillaging POR-15.
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That'* ok, I was just thinking that it would make more sense to do it while you had the interior all apart. You just did A TON of work, and if you were planning on keeping the car and "restoring" it, it would have been a good idea to do it when you had it stripped down. Now you'll have to do it all over again. You'll be fine since it won't completely rot away by the time you get to it again.
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just a suggestion, but ive found if you use a dual terminal battery you can get a better connection for your amp. if you use the top post for the amp, you can leave the stock terminals alone. and also, a larger wire from the alt output to the battery helps.

not sayin to go buy a battery when urs is good, but when the time comes...
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mmmmmmmm infinity I love infinity speakers
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That'* ok, I was just thinking that it would make more sense to do it while you had the interior all apart. You just did A TON of work, and if you were planning on keeping the car and "restoring" it, it would have been a good idea to do it when you had it stripped down. Now you'll have to do it all over again. You'll be fine since it won't completely rot away by the time you get to it again.
I don't mean to bring you down. I see you're really trying to help, and I appreciate it. In all honesty, restoring this car would be far too much more than awesome, but the main goal with the carpeting was to change it because it smelled like someone cleaned a prison and soaked the fibers in the water. And when I got the carpeting up, I was faced with horrendous amounts of rust. So that was additional rather than a step towards restoration. Besides, even though the stuff looks uneven in the pictures, I think it should hold up pretty well to insulate the metal. I'll see when the time comes.

samueljackson, I've rerouted the battery cables once again and will show you with the new speaker setup whorage. You may like it.

gojo83, Infinity is awesome. I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I used to work in Fry'* Electronics. The speakers retail for $150/pair, and I got them at about $85/pair. They're awesome, indeed. I will put up all the specs here shortly.
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I'm curious about the center console removal..I want to replace mine since the latch on my armrest is beyond repair.
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Is it just the hinge that'* bad? As I remember from way back when I had a center console, , there are some bolts on the bottom of the area for your stuff under the armrest. They're usually covered by a piece of plastic that rests flat way in there. Then, you've got to pull straight up the seat controls and such. That'* when you have your center console perfectly available for removal. Should be fairly similar to this when you really do it.

Also, I've finished up my work whorage for the rims, the top of two grilles, and fender work. Now comes (hopefully) front speaker wiring and finishing up the rear speakers. I've been listening only to the 69 speakers and subwoofers, and the sound is so good that I don't believe it could get any better. So, I procrastinate. Now also come the door panels and perhaps some more wire runs down the vehicle. I need to make the wires in the back a bit more neat than they are now, and there'* some more whoring of the interior to be done as well. Coming soon. For now, though, here is a taste of the DRIVABLE green Bonneville in one of its daily mini-meets with my purple Bonneville. Please ignore the lack of craftsmanship as evidenced by the lower "chrome" grille on the green 'Ville.

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