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Old January 19th, 2015, 06:55 AM   #79
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Default Re: Effigy's history

Well, Genia and I cleaned out my half of the garage last week and pushed the bug back inside, so I took out the driver's side window and vent wing.. judging by the number of clips and the screw holding the out side scraper in place, I have the original scrapers in the car..

The previous owner gave me a ton of new rubber (he never got around to replacing it..) and his scrapers are cheap aftermarket, but it's better than the rotted, dried, cracking, and mostly gone scrapers that I had..

I was able to get the old stuff out and the new scraper in without too much difficulty, but I can't see how to replace the vent wing seal without drilling out rivets on the vent wing. It's still pliable and solid though and I don't use the vent wings so I'm leaving the old shit on..

Now I just have to figure out a way to get the vent wing back in, it keeps snagging the metal on the scrapers and getting stuck, I think i'm going to make a small sleeve out of sheet metal to slip the vent in between the metal pieces.

still waiting for my exhaust to arrive, i'm hoping to have it within the next 3-4 weeks..

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