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1980 K-30 3+3.

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by sirweesarunch, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. sirweesarunch

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    The piece cut out in 18 guage sheet metal from the template and then laying over the area where i will attach it with small screws or rivets.


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    In post 178 the flapper in the first photo has a foam/rubber seal. Mine was shot. I removed the staples and reused them when I made the repair. I went to Home Depot and bought some of that felt material you use for the bottom of chair legs to create a new seal. Works perfect.

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    I was wondering what went there cuz mine had nothing left but the staples. I’ll do the same as you did. That foto reinforces what i believed to be true of the next trap door with the arm through the plastic retainer. Now I’m certain its going back together correctly. Does any one know how the vacuum lines go back ? All of them appear to be there but all disconnected. I have two vacuum pots , one on the end for defrost and the one the arm is connected to in the photo , it has connection for two hoses ..


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    Damn, I haven't even put the wing windows back together and now you say the windshield is a bitch too?? Mine came apart really easy, was hoping for an easy re-install. Now the back window is a different story. I need a new game plan for that one and alot of soap water. It's in there tighter than a nuns c__t!

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    Damn, I haven't even put the wing windows back together and now you say the windshield is a bitch too?? Mine came apart really easy, was hoping for an easy re-install. Now the back window is a different story. I need a new game plan for that one and alot of soap water. It's in there tighter than a nuns c__t!

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    I'd say shitcan em and send them to me, but I already bought new!
     
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    Cut them out instead of killing yourself. The new seals are cheap. The rear window pulls in with rope , a cakewalk on my 66’ GMC small window so I dont expect another battle with the rear window. My front seal was a two piece with black rubber lockstrip. Two other options are a chrome lockstrip and Precision seal makes another style that folds into itself , that may be a better option. I broke my a$$ on this lockstrip BS .. come to find out there is a tool to help insert it. Do you think they offer that over at CI ? They should. . You might think twice living next to me with saws and grinders and sh—t going at all hours mixed in with an occasional Moth——— er , sunnnof———ch , !!!


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    I’m gonna use these 1/4” elevator bolts in the other holes that were damaged. The previous owners must’ve gorilla ‘d the thing off and broke all the holes. I said to myself , “ self , just buy a new box , how much could it be $75 ? “ , my f—-g a- - !!! Try over $400.


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    I had the same cussing match when trying to install the windshield lockstrip. Took 45 minutes to get about 16" installed. Went to O'Reilly 's and ordered the tool. Took about 10 minutes to fully install the lockstrip. Best $15 I spent.
     
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    Rebuilt the whole hvac. Box. Cleaning it out and disinfecting is the first thing. Pine needles Leaves , dirt , rat shit. Etc etc. its a know wonder We didnt get Hantivirus !! I swapped out a good aluminum core for a copper hoping it will have a long service life. New weather strip , paint , new screws and the repair seen in the previous post. This is another one of those areas you dont want to ever have to f—-k with again.


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    [​IMG]Something here doesn’t look kosher. That plate riveted on there were the two heater core pipes poke through the firewall ? Anybody have a picture of what this should look like. I’m temporarily deleting the airconditioner box it came with. I bought one of those block off boxes made of fiberglass so just the heater works. I picked up a new blower today as well from O’reilly. $19.99. Might as well at that price. The other aftermarket one had a serious jiggle in the shaft. As soon as this hvac shit is done I can start putting the motor in and then fenders. , Home stretch.


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    I picked up both bench seats on friday. They said they’d be done in 3 weeks and they delivered to the day . I’m very pleased with how nice a job these guys did on my seats. Beautiful job , they put a pouch on the back of the rear seat as well. A&G upholstery in Santa Ana Calif.


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    Stock A/C firewalls.

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    Here’s the box weatherstripped and ready to be bolted back on. After this shot I installed it , not too bad to line it up although I must buy longer bolts tomorrow so I just put in 2 to hold it for now. It appears some knucklehead tried to change the core from outside and hacked a hole in the firewall to attempt it , found out you couldn’t so they gorilla’d the box out from inside and broke some of the mounting tabs.


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