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On 4/19/2021 at 6:03 AM, datsunfreak said:

using a product called coroplast.

I don't see why it wouldn't work for the intended application, certainly is quite durable and lightweight, and pretty easy to trim to size.

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On 4/19/2021 at 4:51 AM, datsunfreak said:

I am currently looking at using a product called coroplast. I think it is stiff enough to do the job while still being very light weight. That, wrapped in faux suede, is my current plan, but I am open to other ideas. 

 

Just wondering aloud how glue would stick to the plastic.  Maybe rough up the surface with some 120 grit first?...

 

 

 

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On 4/19/2021 at 5:03 AM, datsunfreak said:

 

So they could be used for door panels, but maybe not a roof panel...

 

May have to experiment with one and see if the heat makes it sag too much...

 

For headliner you could make up the panels, build a tool to hold them in place, apply adhesive, install headliner and tool, park the car in the hot Texas sun for a day or two and let the free heat form the plastic, then shade from sun and heat until adhesive cures, remove tool and enjoy.

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On 4/25/2021 at 12:09 PM, Duncan said:

 

Just wondering aloud how glue would stick to the plastic.  Maybe rough up the surface with some 120 grit first?...

 

 

 

 

I probably would rough it up, but Super 77 sticks to anything but oil...  😄

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On 4/25/2021 at 1:03 PM, Racer X 69 said:

 

For headliner you could make up the panels, build a tool to hold them in place, apply adhesive, install headliner and tool, park the car in the hot Texas sun for a day or two and let the free heat form the plastic, then shade from sun and heat until adhesive cures, remove tool and enjoy.

 

This is good, but you've given me another idea as well. It could simply be laid on the roof whilst curing with the corners pinned down. Then no real tool is necessary. 👍

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On 4/23/2021 at 11:46 PM, EDM620 said:

quite durable and lightweight, and pretty easy to trim to size.

 

That's what got me thinking this way. 👍

 

I think I could cut the weight of the door panels in half (or more) with this...

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Durable and lightweight, I'd want to have lots of fasteners or maybe double side sticky tape onto the doors though as I think you'd have lots of drumming in that application.

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13 hours ago, EDM620 said:

Durable and lightweight, I'd want to have lots of fasteners or maybe double side sticky tape onto the doors though as I think you'd have lots of drumming in that application.

 

That is the plan. 6-8 screws around the perimeter and double-stick tape in key places in the middle.  👍

 

I also have some sticky-backed felt that works wonders for cutting down on "drumming". 

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On 4/25/2021 at 1:03 PM, Racer X 69 said:

 

For headliner you could make up the panels, build a tool to hold them in place, apply adhesive, install headliner and tool, park the car in the hot Texas sun for a day or two and let the free heat form the plastic, then shade from sun and heat until adhesive cures, remove tool and enjoy.

 

Just remembered. Can't install it unless it's flexible.  😄  

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Weather did not cooperate with the floor pan repairs so I instead tried to swap the tumbler out in the stock ignition switch with a new one I had that was keyed to the door.

 

That pissed me off, so I tossed it and will do something different...  😁

 

I am thinking that I will use a master kill as an ignition switch mounted to the dash face...

 

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On 5/1/2021 at 7:10 PM, EDM620 said:

Well it is removeable like a key...

 

That was my thinking. And it's not like any thief is going to be carrying one of these around. And it's not like I wouldn't hide another kill switch somewhere else...  😄

 

Besides, if you know what you are doing, you can can hotwire any old car with a non-locking column in 2 minutes anyway. A lock exists to keep an honest man honest...

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Its especially nice that many old key switches actually label what the the wires do for you, so you can hotwire them even if you aren't completely familiar with them. I did that just saturday on my Travelall to see if I could get the IH 345 running.

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2 hours ago, Lockleaf said:

Its especially nice that many old key switches actually label what the the wires do for you, so you can hotwire them even if you aren't completely familiar with them. I did that just saturday on my Travelall to see if I could get the IH 345 running.

 

On stuff like that, I just run a jumper from the battery to the coil, then another one to the start post. 😁

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11 hours ago, datsunfreak said:

Besides, if you know what you are doing, you can can hotwire any old car with a non-locking column in 2 minutes anyway. A lock exists to keep an honest man honest...

LOL, that reminded me of my misspent youth - I used to "borrow" a neighbors car regularly that had the ignition in the dash, kept 2 short wires in my pocket...

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23 hours ago, datsunfreak said:

 

That was my thinking. And it's not like any thief is going to be carrying one of these around. And it's not like I wouldn't hide another kill switch somewhere else...  😄

 

Besides, if you know what you are doing, you can can hotwire any old car with a non-locking column in 2 minutes anyway. A lock exists to keep an honest man honest...

 

Also, I keep forgetting the car has a removable steering wheel,, so...  😄

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