Hey, the chrome strip is new from Rockauto there's a few one's left. Parts are getting REALLY scarce.
For the interior I'm planning on replacing all the buttons, the EATC (A/C) unit for one with nicer buttons, cleaning the screens on the cluster and cleaning the seats. (I want to keep the original cloth interior as it's in very good shape but very dirty). If for some reason I have to change the interior I will probably save up money and use leather but I don't see that happening any time soon.
The steering wheel needs re-wrapping in leather but I've yet to find a capable enough guy.
The ceiling is getting replaced too and I'm thinking about replacing the complete sunvisors too but they are hard to come by and really expensive :S.
If you need help finding parts shoot me an email or if you need any other help with your car I'd be happy to assist.
Cool, thanks. Yeah I think Im mostly gonna need help in finding replacement parts for the interior and some stuff for the exterior such as the rubber strips that go on the roof that are part of the luggage lack. There all cracked where they rivet to the roof. Those ought to be fun to find. -_- Same to you, if you ever need any info or anything just let me know. [email protected]
The body shop is doing an amazing job but the turn signal lenses which costed roughly $100 usd EACH and which I had to pay customs tax and shipping to Costa Rica on top of that arrived incorrect and broken.
So now I have 2 right side broken lamps and they were the last 2 available in the whole USA as far as I'm concerned. (Unless someone's got a barn full of em).
If anyone can assist me in finding a pair of new ones (NOS) or some very very good used ones I would greatly appreciate it.
Here's some pics of the restoration process so far, new radiator in, trans fluid hoses, new keyless entry pad, etc.
Thanks for the replies guys, there is just one more place in San Diego I meed to check most of the parts listed on rear counter are gone . I actually found some in Germany (the irony) new perfect condition and I'm going to try and have them shipped directly to Costa Rica.
According the the shop the car will go out next week but I will still need to replace some parts by miself ( I dont think the turn/parking lamps will arrive from germany in a week!).
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