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Old August 24th, 2013, 01:59 PM
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Hi Will,
Where are you located in Wake Forest? In the process of stripping my ex mod D90 so would love to come by and take a look at the 90 and your seat refurbish.

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Old August 24th, 2013, 02:17 PM
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We should have a beer and BBQ day at wills house and we can all drive our Rovers!!
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Old August 24th, 2013, 06:26 PM
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Sounds good ...I'll bring the beer.....just need Will to buy in!!...
On another note.....went by Braddy's yesterday saw your D90 from a distance. Looking good as well.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 10:03 PM
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Hi Will,
Where are you located in Wake Forest? In the process of stripping my ex mod D90 so would love to come by and take a look at the 90 and your seat refurbish.

Thanks,
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Sounds good ...I'll bring the beer.....just need Will to buy in!!...
Chris & Brian, its sounds like a great idea to me! More than happy to host. Only problem is that I have prior obligations for the next 3 weekends straight. I could possibly do it this coming Friday evening, Sept. 30th, but I'm not sure what y'all's availability will be, as its the beginning of a holiday weekend. Let me know and we'll try and figure this out!
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Old August 24th, 2013, 10:23 PM
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And now some more photo updates.

I reinstalled the wheel arches today. Instead of using the factory rivets, I went down to the Carquest corporate headquarters and warehouse, which is here in Raleigh, and thumbed through their catalog for a suitable substitute. Ended up selecting a very stout 11mm wide fir type rivet. It required me to drill out the factory holes just a tad, but they work well and look great!

I also did some repair work on one of the arches, which was cracked. Once I had it mounted to the body, I used some marine grade epoxy putty to repair the crack and hold it together. Only required a few hours for the putty to setup. It dries gray, so I hit it with a little rubberized undercoating spray to prevent it from standing out. You can still see the crack from behind a bit, but nowhere near as bad as before.

Also, went through and washed a set of '95-'97 style rear lamps donated by Brian for the project (Thanks again sir!). They cleaned up quite well and I will be ordering the 4 additional plinths needed for mounting them this coming week.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 10:52 PM
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Are you going to fix the holes in the hood?
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Old August 24th, 2013, 11:31 PM
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Are you going to fix the holes in the hood?
The "speed holes" will remain, though I do plan on fabricating and installing a wire mesh grill to go behind them.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 12:18 PM
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Made a backing plate for the upper tailgate hinge. The weight of the tires was really starting to worry me. This should help a bit.

Also, repaired the cracked grill and painted along with the wing vent covers. Also "refurb'd" some screws. Finally, I reinstalled the windshield header channel for the soft top.

I spent the rest of my time yesterday sweeping and straightening up the garage. After several days of working on the 90, there were metal shards from drilling and cutting all over the place. Was worried one of my kids would step in them. That being said, it was nice to see the pile of parts on the floor getting noticeably smaller! And, I was able to put my Jeep back in the garage!
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Old August 26th, 2013, 01:06 PM
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Will,

I can tell the weight of the 285 on my stock carrier has put some stress on it and the body. I can only image the door just falling off.

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Old August 26th, 2013, 04:45 PM
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I can tell the weight of the 285 on my stock carrier has put some stress on it and the body. I can only image the door just falling off.

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My friend, you and I have imagined the same thing! Hence my decision to add the backing plate. As I understand it, the current setup is only a "temporary" solution for spare tire storage. My brother plans to readdress this issue himself sometime later down the road.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 10:53 PM
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Speed Holes 2.0

My brother's friends use to relentlessly give him ribbings over what they referred to as his 90's "speed holes". The idea wasn't my brother's per se, as he had seen it done by other folks back in the day. The purpose of the holes was to allow excess heat to escape the engine bay, thereby keeping the engine cooler. The only problem was that....well...they were kind of unsightly. They always appeared unfinished.

I decided it was time to remedy this problem. I sought to accomplish this by adding some wire mesh behind the holes to make them look a little more finished.

I used aluminum screen material, which I purchased from Lowes. After trimming off what I needed, I sandwiched 2 pieces of screen together. I bent the bottom of the screens at a 90 degree angle, so as to match the interior of the hood. Then I used scrap aluminum sheet left over from the rear panel project as flashing to secure the screen to the bottom of the hood so those rivets would remain unseen when the hood was down. The rear of the screen tucks nicely between the hood skin and the hood frame. After drilling and flashing the lower screen into place, I then used a yard stick to mark level holes across the top of the speed holes where I could put additional rivets. Still using the scrap aluminum sheet, I drilled and trimmed down additional small diamond shaped pieces to use as top flashing for the wire mesh. Once drilled and secured, I had the finished product you see in these pictures.

They turned out pretty good, no?
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Old August 27th, 2013, 11:30 PM
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it does look good and finished. Nice. Although it will be irresistably inviting to finger pokes. I'd go with some decently sturdy stainless screen in there.
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Old August 28th, 2013, 08:43 AM
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Still not a fan of the speed holes, but it definitely looks a lot better now.
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it does look good and finished. Nice. Although it will be irresistably inviting to finger pokes. I'd go with some decently sturdy stainless screen in there.
This. Available at McMaster-Carr in a wide variety of mesh sizes.
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Old August 28th, 2013, 09:44 AM
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it does look good and finished. Nice. Although it will be irresistably inviting to finger pokes. I'd go with some decently sturdy stainless screen in there.
Thanks! And yes, a good suggestion on the stainless. I think I'll wait though and see how the current screen holds up.
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Old August 29th, 2013, 04:31 PM
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Received a couple of "care packages" this AM from our good friend George at Rovers Down South! Thanks George!
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Old August 30th, 2013, 10:33 PM
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A couple of updates. Installed a few simple items this evening. These included new rear marker lamps, clutch and brake pedal pads, and bulkhead rubber seal on the passenger side.

Actually spent the majority of time conversing with visitors Chris (Stonedog) and Brian (Brewie212). Enjoyed having y'all by this evening fellas! And hopefully we can do it again sometime soon!
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Old August 30th, 2013, 11:14 PM
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Good times! We need to do some work next time
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Old August 31st, 2013, 07:32 AM
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Thanks Will. Was good meeting and talking with you and Brian and seeing the 90 up close. Definitely good discussion for me the newbie on things to consider.
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