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  • Birthday 01/29/1949

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  1. Sorry folks. I wrongly submitted this post twice. About the light bulbs, if the reflector and the Fresnel lenses are not made for the LED bulbs, the light dazzles those that coming the opposite direction.
  2. Wow!! It seems that this problem is very spreadout and common. Didn´t expect such a quantity of replies. First of all, for sure I will share my experience with this problem once solved. For the the sanding I have both the electric tool and sandpapelr as well. I am not sure which one I will use. My first choice is the tool but let´s see. About the cement, I plan to go to a windshield supplier and installer to have a conversation with the owner. The cement that they use for the installation of the modern windshields that goes glued to the frame is not commercially available, but perhaps he can supply me with a "free sample". Also will go to a 3M agent and see what happens. I'll keep in mind all your comments about the leaking. Regarding how I cleaned the surfaces, first I used a local solvent that worked more or less well, but then I tried toluene and it worked better and faster. For the last cleanup I also used isoprop alcohol.
  3. Wow!! It seems that this problem is very spreadout and common. Didn´t expect such a quantity of replies. First of all, for sure I will share my experience with this problem once solved. For the the sanding I have both the electric tool and sandpapelr as well. I am not sure which one I will use. My first choice is the tool but let´s see. About the cement, I plan to go to a windshield supplier and installer to have a conversation with the owner. The cement that they use for the installation of the modern windshields that goes glued to the frame is not commercially available, but perhaps he can supply me with a "free sample". Also will go to a 3M agent and see what happens. I'll keep in mind all your comments about the leaking. Regarding how I cleaned the surfaces, first I used a local solvent that worked more or less well, but then I tried toluene and it worked better and faster. For the last cleanup I also used isoprop alcohol.
  4. After all this time it turned out that BarneyT comment was totally accurate. The proof was that some rubber pads made of the same kind of material and glued to some flower pots went loose after a month. And, this is the important thing, the glue completely peeled off from the surface of the rubber, leaving a clean and shiny surface. The cement in the pot was held firmly in place. This is exactly what happens with the car. Then, I will scrubb the surface with a sand paper and try some 3M cement, and see what happens. BTW, I tried to contact 3M customer support at Mineapolis to no avail, nor the cell phone of a local 3M tech specialist. Never answered the line. Superb customer supportl!!!
  5. Hi folks. First of all thanks a lot to all of you for your help. What I have done until now was a deep and thorough clean of the surfaces, both metal and rubber, to whipe out all kind of residues and ending it with a strong degreaser, in order to have the surfaces ready for the glue. The one that I used was a contact adhesive locally known under the brand Novopren, recomended by the seller, but to no avail. At first it seems good but after several days it beguins to get loose, specially at window glass level. Not to say that it is driving me out of my mind...!! The repair manuals that I have have no mention to the kind of adhesive needed to do this. I'll do a little research on what is available in Uruguay because this kind of products can't be loaded in cargo planes, it must travel by marine load. If anything new arises, I will be thankful. Have a great day!!! Santiago
  6. Hi everybody.The rubber seals on my front doors are constanlty peeling off. I tried several glues but to no avail. I read something about a polyurethane glue, such as Sika 221, and also that the correct glue is the one used to paste the windshield. This last glue is not available in my country. Sika supplies it only to registered professionals. Can anyone give me help on what kind of glue can I use to fix it once and forever? Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
  7. Hi everybody. Assuming that you have the original wiring, I agree that both wiring and fuses will handle the change without problem.
  8. Thanks a lot to both of you for your quick answers. I gave the instrument and cable to an old and well known instrument repair that fixed some problems with the wheels, replaced the old cable and checked the speedo. The guy told me that the instrument was OK and that the problem should be in this shaft inside the gearbox. Anyway I did my own check connecting the cable to my drill and it worked fine, but in the car the problem stayed the same. So I think that the problem is with this shaft that can have the pinion worn out. I'm going to take that shaft out of the gearbox to see how the pinion is and if necessary I'll replace it. I took duly note of the need of the O ring replacement and the spare p/n. I think that I will find it easily in Montevideo, but if necessary I'll be back to you for a new one. BTW, thanks for your offer!! I'll let you know the outcome.
  9. Hi everybody. I have just a little question: can the speedometer drive shaft that is inside the gearbox that drives the speedometer cable be replaced without dismantling the gearbox? The needle jumps erratically but the cable and the meter were checked by a specialist and everything is fine. The car is 46 years old and maybe that the pinion is worn out . I'll appreciate your comments.
  10. You made my day!! Your funny answer, but realistic, made me laugh. It seems that my car is in a better shape. It only needs a repair in two places and some rusted spots, the usuals, in the corners of the rear windows, lower corners of the windshield, trunk hood and s.o. Even while removing the old paint, in the roof showed up the two lines from factory that were covered by the several paintings over the years, and all the side panels and doors are in a very good shape and aligned. The foor is perfect also. In fact it seems to have had only two crashes and none of them very hard. One little hit in the right front corner and the other supposedly on the right back corner. But in this second case the part that my eye detected on the spot is that the left side panel is misaligned. Maybe the hit was actually in the left, who knows. I bought a truck hood because mine was in a not too good condition and by $100 I found another that was in mint condition. It was cheaper than to repair mine. While putting it in place it turned out that the new hood was a bit larger (side to side) that the old one, thing that confirms my suspicion that the trunk have had a botched repair. With a solid measurement we will bring the trunk back to the right size and the rest is easy. Best regards!!
  11. The drawing posted by 02LES is the same I already have and don't show the dimensions I am looking for. I'll follow your advice posted later and check the section 41 of the manual and see what's on there. I didn't think of it before, my bad. In the end I will look for someone with a good '02 and go with the measurement tape and a notebook and do the measurements in the old fashion. Thanks to all for your help!! Best regards
  12. Hi everybody. Does someone have a detailed drawing showing the correct measurements of the body of the '02 (1971)? I only find one drawing that shows two dimensions, useless. My '02 had an accident in the past, year unknown, and received a hit in the trunk, suposedly in the right corner or the trunk and not too heavy, but all of this is very unsure. It is currently undergoing a full body repair and paint, and is noticeable that the rear end has a slight misalignment in the LEFT side. If you see it from the back you can see a bit of the left tyre, thing that is incorrect. The right side seems to be totally correct. Then we need a good blueprint of the body to know exactly where and how much the body must be corrected to fit with the original plan. Thanks in advace for your cooperation. Best regards
  13. Thanks a lot for all your answers!! Luckly I don't need to replace neither the windshield nor the rear window seals. Both are fine!! I will buy the door seals made in Uruguay that work fine. I also replaced the right door seal when I bought the car three years ago and fitted perfect and are very soft. In fact, I bought almost all the rubbers locally, for example the bumper rubber, the rubber that are part of the side trims Local companies manufactured spare rubber parts with the same shape and with the same material of the original ones, based upon samples. For the side trims for example I bought the last available supply, enough for my needs, that fitted perfectly. Next week I will do a search for these side window seals here in Montevideo. One of them told me that they have the rear windows seals, but I have my doubts. That's why I searched the net for these parts in USA and found out some comments about URO. If I don't find the spares here then I will cross my fingers and buy the URO and hope for the best. Regarding Mike's question, I don't know the origin of these cars. Uruguay had a long term tradition as car assembler. Our companies imported the kits from the manufacturers and assembled them locally in big assembly plants. Among the brands assembled in Uruguay was BMW up to the E30 series, Mercedes Benz (cars and trucks), GM and Opel, Ford, Peugeot and may be Renault too, but I am not sure. In the current years we stopped assembling these brands but we began assembling some chinese brands, for our local market and for export to Brazil. Best regards and thanks a lot for your commets.
  14. Hello everybody. I am currently with my 1971 '02 at the shop undergoing some body repair (some rusted spots) and a new painting. The páint was totally removed in order to have a good start and see all he hidden problems. I need to by new window and door seals, new rear window hinges, and need some directions. As always money is a major concern and about prices I saw that URO seems to be the cheapest. According to the experience of the group, are these parts a good choice or better find another manufacturer? Can someone suggest a good supplier where to buy these parts? Thanks a lot in advance for your cooperation. Best regards
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