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 Post subject: Heaterbox Replacement + GHIA Dash Loom Install + Fibreglassn
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 2:22 am 
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Well today i decided ive had it and wanted to rip apart the car and put that heaterbox and also ghia dash loom in.

All i can say is, holy s**t who did all that dodgy wiring on futura thing! (oh me... damn!)

Took me a lot of effort to get it all out i must admit, not a quick and easy job although i did some fibreglassing efforts at the same time as well, not feeling to well from it (fumes that is, and the fumes from aircon gas release!)

On TOP of everything, whilst clearing looms and fixing up everything to put the heaterbox in i gashed my arm on the steering column metal and ripped my arm apart a bit! .... 3 stitches later and unbelievably no f**k 24 hour medical centre im doin alright... got a bit faint earlier after it LOL but eh!

Anyhow, heres some pix of my fibreglassing efforts, dash looms, heaterbox and everything else! I will put bit more of Pierres DIY Fibreglass Boot Efforts (which include free inhilation of chemicals too).

I will also hopefully not be lazy enough and put a DIY Alarm Installation, and also Car Kit for those who don't know how to do it when i put my car kit/alarm back in again tomorrow (if arm works well enuff that is)

â–  As you can see with the Fibreglass im basically trying to use the curvature of the boot for the sub box, a 10" will be on each side facing on a angle inwards. Doco & NFO from http://web.njit.edu/~cas1383/proj/main/

â–  GHIA Dash Loom Pic

â–  Dash out

More pictures of heaterbox out and everything else tomorrow too, including maybe my slice of arm and stitches too LOL... (only me i swear)

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 2:26 am 
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oi dude! someone stole ure dash...oh wait! ure uprgarding :P does that meen that ure puttin climate control in?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 2:31 am 
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yeah climate control will be all in too, hope it all goes well! should f*** hope so after the efforts of my arm! if it wasnt for that i would of possibly finished otnight :(
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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:00 am 
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Looks like too much hard work for me. Wheres the pic of your cut?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:10 pm 
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have bandage over it to cover stitches/wound, will post later LOL
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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:36 pm 
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The dash loom is quite easy to change, took me the least amount of time. Its mearly getting the dash out which actually isnt that hard either.
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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:23 pm 
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hahaha I don't f**k believe it ... its only taken you 2 years??? hahaha ... but then again my ghia loom is still sitting in my house too... hmmmm doh! :D

EDIT: On serious note - I hope you are documenting this and taking lots of photos!!

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:24 pm 
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That is one reason I dislike working on cars nowdays plus not the time on hand . To many cuts & stitches in the past Plus a car that come of the stands while I was pulling a gear box out lucky I was a skinny 19 year old. But in the end you have done the work yourself which brings appreciation of things in life.

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:55 pm 
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getting lazy with the photos i tell you, and cbf making the camera dirty!

thx to brett for comin around this arvo and gettin the box back in with me, im 1 arm/hand down! lol ..

update: dash wont f**k go back in! stupid annoying prick! .. something holding it back.. having a -nonstress- break .. LOL!

good side of things, fibreglass shell came out well!
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Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:39 pm 
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got an update for us fuz

things always never seem to go back together properly
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Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:22 am 
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well did some guard rolling last night

few more plugs on the left hand side cluster and ill be finished, otherwise just have to put it back together
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 Post subject: Re: Heaterbox Replacement + GHIA Dash Loom Install + Fibregl
Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:53 am 
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fuzion wrote:
I will put bit more of Pierres DIY Fibreglass Boot Efforts (which include free inhilation of chemicals too).


After lots of inhalation, remember when the little Leprechaun and his talking animal friends tell you to set fire to things, make sure you listen ;-)
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Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:25 pm 
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Update #2 / 3 stitches / cuts & bruises / lots of left over screws : Dash is in, cluster is in, all is working! need to find my headlight switcher/dimmer (high series) as everythings too bloody dim!, otherwise just need to know what that plug is (the black big hard plstic one on the bcak of the climate module itself) as i hav ea vacuum leak cuz im sure it goes there? hard hose coming off the damn vacuum line plug!

otherwise, all seems to be good, need to finish and reassemble everything

all is left, redo car alarm (again ffs), and car kit

anyone interested in a qiuck DIY car alarm install? otherwise i wont bothre lol
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Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:40 pm 
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fuzion wrote:
anyone interested in a qiuck DIY car alarm install? otherwise i wont bothre lol


Dont want a quick DIY.. we want a GOOD DIY doco!

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:00 pm 
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brads definately not getting it :P lol
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