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WV noob ST185

Postby cheekieduckie » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:40 am

Hello everyone,
I just saw I posted to the wrong forum.....oops (sorry)

I just recently brought home (Texas to WV) a 1990 Alltrac that I'm pretty excited to finally have as part of the family. I bought the car from a forum member, Don, who was the second owner and aside from the wheels, is entirely stock. The car has been well cared for and I'd like to keep it intact.

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I'm hoping to keep the car pretty stock and focus on wear items that may need attention after 21 years...and for the moment have an order for struts, mounts, balljoints (to start).


my list of "little things"
* cup holder doesn't lock closed
* changing battery in key fob ...didn't help, still no love
* hatch struts are a little weak
* front strut mounts showing age / dry rot
* some rattle/clunking in left front at low speed going over uneven surfaces
* paint is a little pink and needs some TLC


I'd appreciate any suggestions or pointers to watch out for!


Ken
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Re: WV noob ST185

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:22 pm

Your on the right track. The paint you can polish back but will require lots of wax to keep it for long. Basically anything rubber after that many years needs some love. Take a look in the how to section on restoring plastic parts for the exterior.

Last tip is replace the door seals and hinges if needed. I love that new shutting door feel. :twisted:
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Re: WV noob ST185

Postby lumbercis » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:02 pm

Beautiful car!

A wet-sanding from a qualified detailer might bring the paint back to life.

Otherwise you're on the right track! Get is going perfect in stock condition and she'll treat you right for a long time.

Post up in the regional forums if you need any help with it.

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Re: WV noob ST185

Postby cheekieduckie » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:30 am

thanks guys....I'll focus on the wear items, looking forward to when I get to the weatherstripping!

My little shipment from 1st Toyota came in and so I took a half day off today and started into the front. The outer tie-rod looked a little greasy ....

Oh, first bit of treatment to the car:
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and her driveway buddy:
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Re: WV noob ST185

Postby cheekieduckie » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:10 pm

sooo I met up with Toyota_Todd over Thanksgiving weekend and he hooked me up with some goodies while I drooled over his toys!
The cupholder is fixed thanks for the clip Todd!
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bad one on left, good one on right
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getting ready for winter

Postby cheekieduckie » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:14 pm

I found some stock wheels from a fella in craigslist and fitted some fancy tires for the winter.....
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Also 'discovered' (it fell on my feet) a mystery connector that I might dig into....so far the only electrical thing not working on the car is the factory alarm.....
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Re: WV noob ST185

Postby Nitro_Alltrac » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:00 pm

Where are you in WV. I live in Texas now but I'm from around Charleston.
Mike

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