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88 Wagon Update
Sunday, January 12, 2020 2:18 PM
Here is an update on the progress I've made. Been kinda slow with getting things done, but have to get this thing back together and ready to drive.
Oh and near the end of the video I show what I found to be great rear coil spring compressors for removal and install of the springs. Works great and quite cheap. A set comes with 4 too.
https://youtu.be/UfZ4EUkFd8I

Re: 88 Wagon Update
Monday, January 13, 2020 6:16 PM
The engine is in
Ran into another mount problem. This time a filled transmission mount. Going to have to make a jig to fill these things. It will be okay, but don't think it is ideal.

Video link
https://youtu.be/3W-qIYvbU5Y
Re: 88 Wagon Update
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:18 AM
I'm the one that posted on both Vids , Butch

Doug in P.R.


92 Pontiac Sunbird LE, 2.0, AT, Red / Black with Grey 151K miles. Hurricane Maria Survivor ! ( It takes a licking and keeps on ticking ! ).....in Salinas, Puerto Rico!




Re: 88 Wagon Update
Friday, January 24, 2020 3:04 AM
Looking good, love these old wagons.


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Re: 88 Wagon Update
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 10:23 AM
Thanks Jeffie.

Got the dash done and ready to install.

Work done to the dash prior to dying;
https://youtu.be/187Ay9YtVgw

A video showing what I used.
https://youtu.be/F3QRiuhob8I

Dash and all other parts dyed using SEM Color Coat Medium Beechwood, followed by a couple good coats of SEM Color Coat 13013 Satin Clear aerosol can.
https://youtu.be/Z5B5MgNnWbE


Very pleased with the results. The color match is nearly perfect.
Re: 88 Wagon Update
Thursday, February 06, 2020 3:15 AM
That came out surprisingly good, better than I would have expected.


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Re: 88 Wagon Update
Thursday, February 06, 2020 4:10 PM
Jeffie @ Driving Force Fabs wrote:

That came out surprisingly good, better than I would have expected.
Honestly, I felt the same way. Really wasn't sure what it would look like. I did small pieces first and those made me feel pretty good about this stuff. When the console came out with a nice even tone, my worries about how the dash would do faded quite a bit. I was really surprised 1 pint did everything. I did thin it a little though. The sprayer is the bomb (pun intended). As long as you do everything that will require some tilting of the bottle first thing while it is good and full, there were no problems with the way it sprayed.

The dash is in the car. I'll get another video once it is out of the garage and in good sunlight. Should be by the end of the weekend.
Re: 88 Wagon Update
Friday, February 07, 2020 6:10 AM
Looking forward to it.

I'm curious how this will age hopefully it holds up well, I'd love to be able to redo some interior plastics.


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Re: 88 Wagon Update
Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:10 AM
It is all back together now!

Got it done yesterday afternoon. Drives nice, runs great and everything that should be working is working. A/C is charged and working. Still have a few things that need to be done, later on. Window sweeps, run channels and getting power windows are the main things that still need to be done. These will get added later on though. I hope to find a nice door for the passenger side front. As you'll see in the video, the place that worked on the door and fender did a really poor quality job on them. I did the paint on them and it doesn't match. But the whole car needs paint, so no big deal really.

Here is a link to the latest video where you can see it out in the sun.
https://youtu.be/o0zb6Yv-AuE
Re: 88 Wagon Update
Yesterday 3:04 AM
She's looking really good, it's looking all around in better shape than my 99 and you even have me beat on the A/C lol.






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