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« on: October 24, 2012, 08:06:14 PM »

Michael Yount

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« on: October 24, 2012, 08:06:14 PM »
Some of ya\'ll know my aversion to chrome/polish well.  My door handles and key surrounds have always bugged me.  Volvo switched to black on those in the later years.  So I picked up a couple of used door handles.  Hammer/punch tightened up the rivets so the mechanical action was like new. Some lube helped as well.  Light 600 grit wet with satin black spray followed.  Also removed the key surround and scuffed/painted it too.  While there I did some light repair on the door panel back so it would accept all the plastic push pins.  And I picked up little pins/screws/etc. so all my trim is being held on the way it should.  Also lined the back with plastic to prevent further water damage.  Don\'t know if it came that way originally - but the plastic was gone when I got the car.  Last, I picked up weather stripping from a \'93 model that just hit the pull-a-part -- mine\'s not terrible, but this is 11 years newer.  Had to get it from a 4 door - so I took both front doors and one rear door - I cut pieces from the rear door piece to make up the difference in length for my (2-door) doors.  

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Now I gotta decide if I\'m willing to pull the side molding and paint the little bit of polished metal in it.  While it shows in the picture because of the flash, it\'s not really noticeable on the car.....but it\'s bugging me.  Problem is - you never know what damage you\'ll do to the paint on the car when you pull it off......   Decisions, decisions.
'82 Volvo 242; '10 Cayman S; '15 Fit

«Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 08:42:50 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 08:42:50 AM »
Why not pull it and replace it with something a tad wider? Great job on the handles and locks!
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«Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 01:21:07 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 01:21:07 PM »
Weel - I\'m not a big trim fan as it is - so having bigger/wider trim is moving in the wrong direction.
'82 Volvo 242; '10 Cayman S; '15 Fit

«Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 03:37:40 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 03:37:40 PM »
Me either, but I figured it was cheaper than a new paint job!
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«Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 04:51:40 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 04:51:40 PM »
Perhaps I should just leave it well enough alone until time comes for a rotisserie resto-mod.  Then I can pull it off, weld the holes up, and have \'trim\' painted on.  :)
'82 Volvo 242; '10 Cayman S; '15 Fit

«Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 08:57:12 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 08:57:12 PM »
Oops - forgot the one on the trunk.  Took care of it today.  45 minutes to remove, prep/paint off the car and with the help of the heat gun drying things - back on the car.  Easy.

'82 Volvo 242; '10 Cayman S; '15 Fit

«Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 07:50:55 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 07:50:55 AM »
Nice! Now go take a nap! LOL
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«Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012, 08:27:03 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012, 08:27:03 AM »
Rip Van Winkle - the ultimate sleeper....
'82 Volvo 242; '10 Cayman S; '15 Fit

«Reply #8 on: November 14, 2012, 08:31:49 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2012, 08:31:49 PM »
I really like these little details, could you just mask and plasti-dip the trim? it should be near flat looking and lay pretty well and if it isn\'t any better, just peel it off..... annnnddd if it ever bothers you b/c you \"didn\'t do it the right way\" you can see if it looks good enough to go through the trouble.

and 5.0 sleeper? with wheels? maybe not as Ninja as it could be. But i guess it matters if YOU pulled up to the light next to the guy in a nice car who wanted to play or if HE rolls up to you and sees the clues.

The rear window shades aren\'t stock are they? if so that is pretty cool. I would like those on our 850.

«Reply #9 on: November 14, 2012, 09:10:45 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2012, 09:10:45 PM »
Even with \'wheels\' - beige bricks are dang near invisible.  Even at cruise-ins with the hood up you\'d be surprised how many people just walk right by as if it\'s not there.  The window shades were a dealer installed option when the car was new.
'82 Volvo 242; '10 Cayman S; '15 Fit

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