Discussion in 'Member's Garage' started by lemmiwinks, Dec 11, 2020.
Yep, like eating an elephant - one mouthful at a time
I considered not removing the guards, but given the compost that was lurking in there I'm glad I did!
Got some pressies in the post today, ratcheting car stands and new gas struts for the hatch. Treated myself to a big garage jack too.
So much room for activities! Shout out to nitrolift.com.au, struts were cheap as and looking super good.
Car is now Nugget Garage compliant - wheels are off so officially being worked on.
This just in - tank is out
Internally it's much better than I'd anticipated. When I pulled the pump the sock was pretty clean - I'd expected it to be clogged with massive rust flakes. Looking inside, there is a layer of silt which will definitely be coming out along with about 2/3 of a tank of stale fuel.
You can see the outline where the pickup was sitting:
Yesterday I took off the drivers side door card. If it's not too much of a nightmare I'll take out the glass and handle later.
Deleted a heap of wiring today. Left over stereo and alarm, will be a nervous first start when I put the fuel tank back in
Nearly chopped some stray wires that were hanging around annoying me, but thankfully I followed them to the source. Someone's installed power folding mirrors (off the twin turbo I assume?) You operate them with a rocker switch, at least I hope so, I didn't test before removing the mirrors.
Also the passengers side door looks like it's got factory keyless entry, again maybe off a TT? The drivers side keyless entry was definitely not factory and is now removed anyway.
Its standard to have the factory auto door opener on the p side, it unlocks or locks the p side door when you open/close the drivers side door with the key, the after market activator you found in drivers side door allows for real keyless open/close to booth doors.
Thanks beaver, good to know. Also makes perfect sense now I think about it. My only research prior to purchase was REVS check and rough price guide, other than that - 2 doors, RWD, I'm in.
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