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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-10-2016, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Moving on to other items on list

So, with the mechanical issues/maintenance stuff under control (FINALLY), moving on to the interior.
When I bought the wagon in Feb. it was missing a ton of the interior plastic(s).

Last week I scored a bunch of the missing pieces.
One piece was broken, but since it has been so hard to locate, figured I would grab it anyway.
Won't be terribly difficult to repair/glue.
They were filthy and took a long time to clean, but got them installed today.
Looks a bunch better than staring @ naked pillars, etc.



Still need to find a driver's door panel, it's missing the entire lower half.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-13-2016, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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SCORE! Found some sweet parts @ JY today!

So I can now kiss the craptastic dash pad and driver's door panel goodbye!

Picked up these this morning for $80 @ pick your part in Chula Vista.



Little dirty, but will clean up good. The dash pad is mint! Had a carpet cover on it, and is flawless!
Door panels are sound, and appear to have never been off before? All clips intact etc.

So I can kiss this crap goodbye!


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Nice score and great price on all that. Parts like these are getting harder to find for our old girls. Looks like you also upgraded the door panel type to the Full bezel with handle....nice. Those should bolt right on.

How were the Rear Panels from the donor car? I would grab those to match the new fronts unless this was a sedan and I believe you have a Wagon. Don't think the rear Wagon panels fit a sedan and Vice/versa. Also consider adding Lights to your rear Panels if they don't already have them.

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Nice score and great price on all that. Parts like these are getting harder to find for our old girls. Looks like you also upgraded the door panel type to the Full bezel with handle....nice. Those should bolt right on.

How were the Rear Panels from the donor car? I would grab those to match the new fronts unless this was a sedan and I believe you have a Wagon. Don't think the rear Wagon panels fit a sedan and Vice/versa. Also consider adding Lights to your rear Panels if they don't already have them.
The yards around here are somewhat scarce on parts. I had to travel 60 miles for these. People destroy door panels for a switch. They never live long. I was sooo happy, been looking for months. Finding the color needed was a huge bonus.
The rear panels were very nice, but yes it was a sedan, and mine on the wagon are in good shape. I can always deal with those later.
Right now just trying to replace all missing/broken stuff.

I have seen only a few b-bodies @ local yard. Couple roadmasters and one caprice in the 7 months I've owned the car.

When I saw this one pop up on Mon. I knew I had to go quick to get parts.
I also got an elusive rear cargo light cover. Now I need just the left one.
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Just looked @ my receipt...
The dashpad was $15.36
The door panels $14.34 each
Switches $13.31 & $7.16
Door sill trim $5.11

Can't beat those prices! I almost paid $100 for a door panel on eBay!
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YAY! Not perfect but soooo much better now. Panel cleaned up pretty well. Added bonus the passenger side power mirror now works, so guess the mirror switch was bad.

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Bye bye crappy dash pad!




Bye bye crappy door panel...


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Grabbed these from boneyard today $96



Bye bye craptastic driver's seat...



Hello less craptastic seat...



All I could accomplish today. Back pain was too much from JY removal, barely got the DS seat replaced.
Need to make a cover plate for where the switch was, or just put the nonop switch back in there?
Got enough wiring & plug to move the PS side seat controls to new controls on PS door panel.
PS isn't quite as bad, so it can wait a while. Nice that they are same color, etc. Pretty scare to find good seats in local JY, usually they're cut up or greased up from parts being thrown inside.
This thing hit the inventory on 09/21...so I knew I had to act quickly.
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Another day, another task done.
Replaced the passenger side seat. Can't tell from pic but it has several rips. Here they are side by side.
Old on left, replacement on right, No rips on right seat, cleaned up well.



Seat is now installed, nice that it doesn't have the switch cutout on side. Just have to run wiring up into door to new switch.

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Looking fantastic!

How difficult was it to replace the dash? I have a dash mount smart phone holder so that I can use my maps for navigation while driving. I've thought about upgrading to something more professional, like a cradle, and running power under the dash.

My current dash is in good shape but I would need to pull it up and put it back down to do the job I'm thinking of...

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