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Old 10-15-2020, 02:38 PM
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Once I got the floor and ceiling done, I moved onto the cargo area. Using a combo of Duplicolor semi-gloss black primer/paint, Duplicolor Vinyl and Fabric paint in the "Desert Sand" color, and factory Baltic Blue from Paintscratch.com, I started detail work.

Painted all the trim:
IMG_20200228_161257 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Rear window trim removed and painted the baltic blue areas in the cargo area:
IMG_20200229_165919 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

IMG_20200229_165910 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

From this rear window frame:
IMG_20200222_173230 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

IMG_20200222_173240 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

To this rear window frame:

IMG_20200301_182147 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

IMG_20200301_182137 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Painted the tailgate areas baltic blue...:
IMG_20200229_165923 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

IMG_20200229_165928 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Got used donor plastic covers from ebay:
IMG_20200307_194717 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-15-2020, 02:52 PM
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Ordered the complete ACC black carpet kit from the cheapest place I could find, as I'm not a fan of tan or other light colored carpets in high-use areas. I worked for a Mustang resto shop when I was younger so this is second-nature for me now. Carpet is just mocked in for now.
Front:
IMG_20200306_192047 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Cargo:
IMG_20200306_191945 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

This jack and handle fiberboard section was the only piece still in the waggy when I bought it. Mocking it up here:
IMG_20200308_153654 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Driver side coming along:
IMG_20200308_210643 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-15-2020, 03:09 PM
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The cargo light switch and dome light wiring was a hack job mess from someone trying to add in a 2nd round dome light at some point. Nothing worked, so while my Dad was out visiting and helping with mechanicals we decided to fix the mess. Total time was about 6 hours of soldering, splicing, and verifying.

We didn't now what correct operation looked like, so had to figure it out.
We now know this:
1. All lights come on when any door is opened.
2. All lights come on when the dimmer switch is turned on.
3. All lights come on when the cargo light switch is in the "ON" position.

Hack job:
MVIMG_20191208_164423 by Robert Stone, on Flickr



Everything works now after fixing the hack job and replacing some bulbs:
IMG_20200429_101627 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-15-2020, 03:31 PM
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Since there was so much interior stuff missing when I bought the beast, I didn't realize there were cargo area under-carpet supports till I recently found some mint condition ones in an old 81 GW at the salvage yard. One had a bit of water damage, but wasn't bad at all considering the age. I bleached, cleaned, and gave them a quick coat of spray paint to keep them newish before putting them in the cargo area:

PXL_20201011_210934383 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

PXL_20201011_210944438 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

PXL_20201015_223637660 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-15-2020, 03:39 PM
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Working my way forward I decided to tackle the rear doors. I knew I had busted screws and bad wiring for both doors, so tackled that. Also had to source a right rear window motor, as that assembly was missing and window was being held up by a wooden board. Also lubed up the tracks.
IMG_20200228_201819 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

An outstanding hack job repair:
IMG_20200228_202855 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

All better:
IMG_20200323_161555_01_01 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Taped up, loom protection back on with new screws thru the pathways:
IMG_20200323_181241 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Window track all lubed up after verifying functionality.
IMG_20200314_203422 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-15-2020, 03:44 PM
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All four door lock mechanism springs were missing, so the door locks would just drop any time the doors were closed.
Got the new spring kit:
IMG_20200319_142748 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

A little hard to wedge the new springs in, but screwdriver and needle nose did the trick, so I could lube up the works on all 4 doors:
IMG_20200319_150505 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-15-2020, 03:54 PM
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Moved onto drilling out the door panel top rails to prep and paint:
IMG_20200315_170546 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

IMG_20200317_163001 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-15-2020, 06:29 PM
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oh, you worked at an auto shop,...

I could tell this was not your first rodeo,..

after seeing all the good work.

man is it mystic rob or Steve Austin working on this thing
you are burnin it up,.....

be hitting the road before long at this rate.

(saw the speaker grilles)

dave in NC
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Old 10-16-2020, 07:03 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SOLSAKS
oh, you worked at an auto shop,...

I could tell this was not your first rodeo,..

after seeing all the good work.

man is it mystic rob or Steve Austin working on this thing
you are burnin it up,.....

be hitting the road before long at this rate.

(saw the speaker grilles)

dave in NC

Well, I'm cheating, Dave.
Most of the work I'm posting was done over the winter and spring months, more specifically during the corona lockdown we did up here in March/April. I've just finally gotten around to uploading many of the pics to Flickr and linking them here.

I'm almost ready to put the rear headliner on, and paint the passenger side power seat frame, after installing the new front carpet. I was hoping to have it on the road at the end of the month, but some illnesses have delayed me recently.
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2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877
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Old 10-16-2020, 09:23 AM
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Since I had wrong year door panels, and/or badly molded & rotting backing on all my door panels, I scored all 4 panels from a great guy back east named Nick.
Figured I'd keep the theme of floor areas done in black, and everything else in Desert Sand, so did the door panels custom-like.

First came cleaning the rears:
IMG_20200409_173917 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Then came masking and painting the tops:
IMG_20200410_181204 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

I used the Vinyl and Fabric black spray paint on the lowers:
IMG_20200410_181214 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Mostly finished product:
IMG_20200411_203653 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Not the biggest fan of the 3M woodgrain material or color match here, but it worked well enough after the heat gun:
IMG_20200410_181911 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Finished product after all bits and pieces were cleaned and installed:
IMG_20200530_173116 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Right rear panel also done:
IMG_20200530_173056 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-16-2020, 10:43 AM
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Duplicated post, so deleted...
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-16-2020, 10:54 AM
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I still need to remove the old woodgrain glue and install the new woodgrain appliques to the tops of both front doors, then install the panel top-rails. Then I'll do my cut shower curtain moisture barriers after verifying power door lock and power window switches all still work.

Continued the rear door panel theme to the fronts. I had to piece together some portions of a donor panel to my original, but once done I was able to paint.
IMG_20200409_173944 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Driver side mostly done:
IMG_20200413_153508 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Passenger side back together and mostly done.
IMG_20200413_201508 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Arm rests and speaker grills painted.
IMG_20200318_222733 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-16-2020, 11:24 AM
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Some shots of the fun I had taking all the HVAC, blowers, and associated plumbing apart to inspect, clean, and repaint:

The 'benefits' of open cowls. Amazingly, there is zero rust anywhere that junk settled, and I also found the remains of the missing radio antenna in the passenger side cowl:
IMG_20200421_180836 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Took me a long time to blow all the crap out of the voids. Thankfully I had the front fenders off to cram my air compressor wand in on both sides and blow stuff out from different angles:
IMG_20200421_195231 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Glad I took everything out to inspect. Heater core was absolutely trashed:
IMG_20200421_194946 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Under-dash vent assembly and evaporator stuff. Glad I took it all out to paint, it was pretty nasty up in there:
IMG_20200421_135648 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Assembly out and ready for cleaning.
IMG_20200421_195250 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer / Baltic Blue & Tan
2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-16-2020, 11:26 AM
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beautiful dye work,....

you definitely know what you are doing,....

I can tell you prepped,

& cleaned until they were "hospital clean " before dyeing them.

what brand of dye did you use, and what color ?

dave
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:33 AM
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Bits and pieces all cleaned up and ready for paint. Took forever to clean the vents once I got them removed, and tape off various things to avoid overspray.
PXL_20200925_232553950 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

4WD selector switch cleaned up and ready to mask:
PXL_20200926_011818047 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Painting begins, finished 4WD selector switch assembly:
PXL_20200926_021718675 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Another angle and unmasked:
PXL_20200926_032747184 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Everything painted up:
PXL_20200926_033912754 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Vents done. This took much longer than expected because of all the angles and movement:
PXL_20200926_212529691 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Saw this idea somewhere online to keep the vents from flopping around. Bought some o-rings from the check-out counter at O'Reilly's that fit the vent assemblies. Then I cut the ends a bit and pried the things apart, slipped the rings in, and wedged it back together. Just enough friction to keep things pointed where you want!
PXL_20201004_183842310 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-16-2020, 11:38 AM
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beautiful dye work,....

you definitely know what you are doing,....

I can tell you prepped,

& cleaned until they were "hospital clean " before dyeing them.

what brand of dye did you use, and what color ?

dave

Thanks, Dave.
I did some research and thought about SEM, but it's so expensive I figured I'd try the Dupli-Color Vinyl and Fabric spray in Desert Sand, which has a great color to it, and stays on very well as long as you PREP properly. It also goes on thicker than a normal spray paint, so it's forgiving when it comes to runs, or difficult spots to get. It also dries very fast so I can handle and flip parts just minutes later.

I use a ton of good quality white cloth rags and acetone to remove all the crud before I shoot anything.
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My build thread:
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My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:48 AM
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Once I got all the HVAC stuff painted I figured I should tackle the dash too. I had to sand a LOT of rust and bad spots. Not sure if these spots are normal wear and tear, or if it was just abused, but this by far took more time than anything else.

Driver side dash:
PXL_20200927_205116439 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Passenger side dash:
PXL_20200927_205050639 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Had to mask off a LOT of stuff to avoid overspray, then cleaned one more time, then did some dash repair, that came out pretty good. I'll protect and hide the old thing with a dash cover anyway:
PXL_20200928_045611562 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

PXL_20200928_045633230 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-16-2020, 11:53 AM
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Pretty happy with the end product after removing the masking tape and reinstalling the big HVAC stuff:
PXL_20201004_012037599 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Bought the TGW plastic kick panels, and had to do a lot of reshaping and cutting to get them to fit. Good grain look to them. Passenger side:
PXL_20201003_164542370 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Driver side kick panel:
PXL_20201004_175510398 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-16-2020, 11:55 AM
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Glove compartment door was pretty beat up so repainted it:
PXL_20201004_021838843 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Still not too clear on this, but is there just supposed to be an open hole on the left for the light to just shine thru?
PXL_20201004_175448802 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 10-16-2020, 12:01 PM
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Detail work and masking off gear selector indictor housing:
PXL_20201004_024643446 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Discovered the gear lever return spring was broken. I luckily have a donor column that I was able to swipe things off. Not so lucky I didn't discover the problem till I was putting everything back together after painting, so had to be very extra careful.
PXL_20201004_211449520 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Had to pound out the dowel pin to remove the shifter to get to the old spring and to put in the new spring:
PXL_20201004_211629763 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Indicator housing painted:
PXL_20201004_031320272 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Pic of the column and indicator housing light bulb:
PXL_20201004_175431191 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Donor gear shift knob and lever. Old lever was was pretty rusted up:
PXL_20201004_214843023 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Donor tilt wheel lever. Old lever was was again pretty rusted up:
PXL_20201004_214948501 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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