Upgrades and repairs to GSX #508

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by buick64203, Oct 4, 2021.

  1. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    if only I could cross the border and had a fist full of cash I would relieve you of those Riv parts Jason!
     
  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I still have that nos rear bumper in my upstairs bedroom!
     
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  3. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    One day I hope to take all that stuff of your hands! :D:)
     
  4. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Just bring a truck and money!
     
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  5. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    PO & I were talking @ MCACN about what you've done/doing to the GSX! It's in the right hands & fun to watch the transformation.
     
  6. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

    Im sure thats not the last deal u will make with him
     
  7. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Getting back to the armrests!

    Took both stainless trim pieces off and gave them a polish.

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    The armrest bases were dirty. Gave them a good scrubbing and blew them dry with compressed air. Cleaned up, they had a faded look to them

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    Once dry, I wiped them with Sem vinyl prep. Blew them dry again and gave thrm a coat of Sem landau black.

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    They have a nice "crisp" deep black look to them now

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  8. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I also scored a nice, barn fresh SJ code radiator. It's off to the radiator shop on Monday for a recore

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  9. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    And one side completed!

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  10. rolliew

    rolliew Well-Known Member

    Those look good.
     
  11. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

  12. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    And it's a January date code to boot!
     
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  13. 12lives

    12lives You die once. You live every day.

    And now the door panels...
     
  14. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Funny you should say that! Lol

    Took the panel off today and found that the cardboard split where the factory perforated it. Common issue. Someone was there before and fixed it with duct tape. The aquamist GS was the same way. Im going to get some door panel cardboard and back up the split. It'll be good as new. So we have a little thanksgiving arts and crafts project on our hands!

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  15. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Jason- please go through the process of repairing the door panels. My originals have split…
    Thank you and happy thanksgiving!
     
  16. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Trying not to go too far down the rabbit hole here, but one thing that really bugs me is that the windlace isn't tucked in at the top on both sides. But to fix it, you have to take half the damn interior out!

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    So out comes the rear seat and door panels! In taking out the rear seat, I found an uninvited resident

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    Does anyone know mice species? Is this an Idaho mouse or a Maryland mouse? Lol
     
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  17. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Yep, we'll have a couple arts and crafts posts with cardboard and hot glue! Fun!!
     
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  18. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Looks fresh. Must be a Long Islander.
     
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  19. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Wherever he's from, at least I found the smell! Lol
     
  20. telriv

    telriv Founders Club Member

    Instead of using cardboard again I use Formica. Just as thin & holds better. Is also waterproof.

    Tom T.
     
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