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Old May 9th, 2010, 11:27 AM
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Rhinoline? That sticky stuff people put on pickup truck beds? Will that keep my kids from slipping out?
Yes but throw a strap or two on them just in case.
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Old May 9th, 2010, 05:54 PM
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Rhinoline? That sticky stuff people put on pickup truck beds? Will that keep my kids from slipping out?

Oh yeah it will keep the kids from slipping out.... but it will also cause people to point and laugh at you. You might as well be driving a lime green AMC Pacer, people will stare and give you that W.T.F look.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 05:12 PM
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How have I only just now seen this thread?! (damn law school) God Bless America , I love a good barn find!!

I understand your hesitancy based on the pictures of the condition, she's by no means perfect, but I think we've all seen worse. In all honesty though, someone in a 3rd world country would have had it running half a day after they found, using bailing twine and chewing gum, and have driven it across 3/4 of a continent by now. That being said, I'd buy her just to watch her collect dust in the garage until time and money presented the opportunity to fix her "proper". But that's just me...........
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Old May 18th, 2010, 03:39 PM
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Unhappy Dissapointing News

Well, tense negotiations have been going on for some time now. And common sense is beginning to sink in that the current owners of this truck are just not ready to let it go.

Backstory: The truck belonged to their son, who committed suicide. And while it seemed for a while they were looking to move on (i.e. sell the truck) that's not looking promising right now.

So it sits and rots....too bad.

I might start trolling the Buy and Sell for a $20k daily driver.

I might do nothing and keep checking in with the owners every few months to see if they change their minds.

Thanks for all your good wishes and helpful replies! Even without the truck, this thread has been a trip to be part of.

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Old May 29th, 2010, 01:04 AM
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Smile Surprising Turn of Events

Guess what came home with me today?

Cleaned it up a bit.

Good: The paint oxidation will buff out, the fuel system has been updated to stainless all around, the interior is clean with a nice stereo and Polk speakers, came with hard top and 2 different soft tops, original manuals, accessories, etc....

Bad: The rust did not dissapear between my original pictures and today. It will be dealt with, but the first order of business is to get it running and fix the brakes. Managed to get the hood open, big first step today and it only required removing the grille. Not a bad start...

Lot's to come, lots to share, will try to update with pictures as my poor-man's restoration comes along.

Glad I could report a happy ending...

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Old May 29th, 2010, 01:07 AM
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Guess what came home with me today?

Cleaned it up a bit.

Good: The paint oxidation will buff out, the fuel system has been updated to stainless all around, the interior is clean with a nice stereo and Polk speakers, came with hard top and 2 different soft tops, original manuals, accessories, etc....

Bad: The rust did not dissapear between my original pictures and today. It will be dealt with, but the first order of business is to get it running and fix the brakes. Managed to get the hood open, big first step today and it only required removing the grille. Not a bad start...

Lot's to come, lots to share, will try to update with pictures as my poor-man's restoration comes along.

Glad I could report a happy ending...

Jerod
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This is gonna be a great thread!
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Glad that barn find went to a good home - Congrats!

Sounds like you drove it home? If so, that's a good sign.

Not sure if you said yet but how was the price? No need for specifics but wondering if you got a decent, good or smoking deal.
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Awesome, Congrats!!! Look forward to hearing about your progress.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 11:06 PM
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Congrats!
Lots of folks here and around your area to give good advice.
Good luck with her!
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Old May 31st, 2010, 10:48 AM
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Sounds like you drove it home? If so, that's a good sign.

Not sure if you said yet but how was the price? No need for specifics but wondering if you got a decent, good or smoking deal.
Yes I'd also like to know what he paid if he'll share. But it's not running yet (although if he's anything like me this 3 day weekend will be devoted to trying to get it going)!

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but the first order of business is to get it running and fix the brakes. Managed to get the hood open, big first step today and it only required removing the grille. Not a bad start...
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Congrats! Can't wait to see what you do with her.
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You need an alpine bar (one in the middle you referred to), 5 snap door bars, a tailgate bar and a header bar to fit a soft top. All in about $600 used if you don't have them.

Personally, I would leave the hardtop on for the time being until you are able to get it running and safe.

scroll 2/3rds of the way down:

http://dca.dominohosting.biz/dca/mps...SIS%20SECTIONS

I have seen that part for less money.

here you go:

http://www.lrseries.com/shop/product...stc8653&page=1

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1. Why don't I have a crossbar on the top between the front of the tub and the back? All the pictures I see of ST 90's have a thinner, third bar in the middle to hold up the soft top....
Was prob. lost at some point...mine was too. Both Badger Coachworks and Rovers North have them for <$100.

And it is technically called an "Alpine Bow" which will help a ton in searching.

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2. I need to do a search on removing the windows
There is a tool in your tool bag under the passenger to unbolt the nuts that hold the door top down (you will find two round holes above the handle and latch that have bolts in them.)

If they have issues coming off, this thread is a good place to start:
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ead.php?t=8084

Once you get them off, immediately replace them with these:
http://www.roversnorth.com/store/p-3...-set-of-4.aspx
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As for windows... It's as simple as removing the two bolts and lifting up the door top... that is until you add the rust factor, then it becomes a lot more difficult.. soak them in PB-Blaster, and when you pry the tops up, make sure you have some sort of padding on the prybar/screwdriver so you dont ruin your door... too often people destroy the doors trying to get the tops off... once you get them off, replace the studs w/ stainless ones (avail. at most big parts places) and quick release nuts.
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