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Postby gt4play » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:26 pm

Mafix wrote:you can use a frame puller. they may have to weld tabs on to pull it but it'll be fine.


The shop just down the street has some new fancy measurement system that works with their puller. Hopefully it won't be much of an ordeal.
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Postby AlltracAllday » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:29 am

Had to have the frame on my trac pulled and they used a fancy measurement system and everything came out to the same specs as stock when all was done... from what I can tell it looks like they did a gr8 job, and it rides a lot better fixed too. so if its the same sort of system they used on mine i am sure it will have good results. Good luck with her
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Postby gt4play » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:34 am

Well, it's going in tomorrow morning. Spent the weekend cleaning up the door and fender donated by Pless. Also pulled the windshield using a seal removal tool...THAT was a pain in my ass. I made an absolute mess once all was said and done...spent 2 hrs vacuuming. :-)

QUESTION, will the electronics in this 1990 door plug into the body harness of a 1992? I'm hoping so because the shop is going to have to roll this window up to test their alignment.
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Postby Mafix » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:00 pm

i don't see why the door or interior harness would be different as long as the options are the same.
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Postby gt4play » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:39 pm

Mafix wrote:i don't see why the door or interior harness would be different as long as the options are the same.


I was thinking the same - even if the options were different (i.e. no system 10) it's possible the wiring provisions are there, hence similar connectors (or maybe similar connectors minus the wiring). Regardless, it seems more cost effective for toyota to keep the connectors the same...wouldn't you think?

Anyway, I guess I'll find out soon enough. Really hoping they can do this without too many issues.
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Postby WarTowels » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:07 pm

You didn't happen to take any pictures on removing the windshield did you? Or maybe you can show me the tool?

My parts car has a nearly perfect windshield, and my DD GT has a horribly scratched one... I'd like to swap them and if I can remove them myself maybe I can just pay someone to install it and save some money.

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Postby gt4play » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:29 pm

WarTowels wrote:You didn't happen to take any pictures on removing the windshield did you? Or maybe you can show me the tool?

My parts car has a nearly perfect windshield, and my DD GT has a horribly scratched one... I'd like to swap them and if I can remove them myself maybe I can just pay someone to install it and save some money.

-Towels


I wish I had some words of encouragement for you. If it wasn't for the fact that the old windshield was already damaged, I would have resorted to having somebody with the right tools pull it out for me. I'm sure it's not too bad with the right equipment, but my approach with screwdrivers, a pressed-seal remover and some leather gloves wasn't exactly the tidy way of doing things. I basically destroyed the glass getting it out and spent a lot of time carefully vacuuming out the car.

However, a friend (who knows his stuff) said a guitar string threaded behind the glass can be used to basically saw through the sealant. I was a little short on guitar strings. :-)
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Postby WarTowels » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:51 pm

Interesting. Maybe I should just call around and see how much it would cost to swap them.

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Postby mike325ci » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:40 am

ooof, didn't hear about this car, but glad to see someone insane enough to try to bring it back to life. we are all crazy, crazy... :)
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Postby gt4play » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:44 am

I must say, given the amount of time and the condition of that pillar beforehand, these guys did a great job. Everything looks great, lines up damn near perfect and most importantly, seals nice and tight. The new door sounds and feels just like any other alltrac door...they really did some nice work. Now about paint....

Now I need to get a windshield back in. :-)

Pless, have one of those lying around? ;-)

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great work

Postby 88gt4DE » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:59 am

Looks great so far ... keep at it :shoots:
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Postby Mafix » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:12 pm

time to sell! lol.
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Postby gt4play » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:36 pm

(note, I accidentally started a new thread with this comment...mods, feel free to remove the thread "keep it?")

I don't know what I'm going to do once this is done (provided Ray doesn't want to buy it back). There has been SO much work done to this car prior to me taking possession - it's practically new under the 8hood....runs flawlessly. I want to keep it, but do I really need 6 damn cars?

The wife drives the Mini (she loves it too much to give it up). Having the truck has been great, not only for car crap but house stuff too. The MR2 has way too much money and time wrapped up in it to sell. I'll donate a testicle before I get rid of my 93. And the G35 is my every-day (but worthless in snow). Maybe I should keep the 92 as my daily-when-weather-is-bad car? Smile

(scraping for excuses here.....)

I think I'm bordering on ridiculous.
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Postby gt4play » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:20 pm

New windshield is in place!
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Postby Mafix » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:46 pm

got the wife looking at it! trade straight for the pontiac!
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