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About borgpj

  • Birthday 04/13/1947

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Grand Rapids, MI
  • Interests Restorations (Motorhomes, cars, boats, homes). Photography. Travel. 4 kids, 9 grandkids. I like cars a lot, but Christ rules!

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  1. borgpj

    Is this a problem??

    Gummi-Pflege? Rubber care? Sounds like Trojan Lotion to me. Thanks for all the wisdom and wit from everyone. As always, I need to add everything up and divide by N to get a good average plan of attack. I'm thinking I will replace the two mounts, once it is above zero in the barn.
  2. Check out the split rubber on my upper strut mount. Both sides are similar. Is this something to worry about or no big deal?
  3. Great when a plan actually works out this well. Hope the door opens behind the fender without interference..
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    Sill Trim Holes

    Are Are you referring to the rocker panel trim mounting holes?
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    Headliner Questions

    Probably need to wait till Spring to do the install. Temps are in the teens in the barn right now. I'm doing everything else I can in the meantime. Trim reattachment, bumper installation, painting underhood, etc. A lot of the interior work will need to wait until the headliner is in place though, so I'm anxious for warmer weather.
  6. Nothing better than a good beater truck. Good for hauling anything. Keep the '02 shiny and clean and out of harm's way in the rain, slop or salty snow. .
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    WTB: 2002 gas tank

    I have a reconditioned tank from a 71 or 72 non-tii. Tank has been cleaned and treated internally, then coated with KBS tank sealer. Exterior has been undercoated on the bottom. No fuel pickup included. $185 plus shipping from Michigan. PM me if interested. I'll take some pictures.
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    Too many cars?

    Retirement wheels: 2010 Prius- wife’s car, and the long distance road warrior. 2008 Ford Ranger. Truck. Nuff said. 1973 Revcon 250 motorhome. A classic, used every Summer. 1973 2002. California car, slowly coming together again. Ottis, the dog- passed on, sad to say. Natural causes, not the Luger.
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    turn signal problem

    Paul is correct- if you use LED bulbs for turn signals, you must use an electronic flasher unit. The LED bulbs take such low current that the conventional flashers think the light is burned out.
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    Quarter Window Seals

    Thanks! I didn't realize the quarter window was also known as the "vent window".
  11. Happy New Year all! I will be needing replacement seals for my quarter windows soon. I see options for Genuine BMW and URO. What I don't see anywhere is a source for the seal that goes on the back of the B pillar and seals the front edge of the quarter window glass. What am I missing?
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    Rear seat foam thickness

    I had the same issue with our '73 rear seat. After removing the vinyl and discarding the remains of the horsehair and canvas, I cleaned and painted the rusted frames. Then I attached a layer of heavy canvas material to the frames, using hot-melt glue. This was followed by a layer of 1" foam, and then a layer of "angel hair". These padding layers extended over the frames to soften the curves. On the seat back, the padding extends all the way over the top. Then I reattached the vinyl, using the existing metal tabs. Ultimately, I decided to change the seat color to match the new front buckets, using SEM Vinyl dye. I am very happy with the results. Someday next year I should have it all back together. Hope the pictures help.
  13. borgpj

    Merry Christmas down under !!

    Everyone have a blessed Christmas!! Remember whose birthday it celebrates! My cup of Sauvignon Blanc has officially run over. Time to put out the cookies and milk for Saint Nicholas, and crawl under the covers.
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    Towing an 02

    Our 1973 is painted and ready to come home. Can a 2002 4speed be safely dolly towed for 5 miles? Or must it be winched onto a flatbed?