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    1. I went with VP for all the interior panels and...

      I went with VP for all the interior panels and upholstery - very happy, zero issues, perfect fit.

      One exception was the rear boards under the long window as I recall were not available so I traced...
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      I don't think I ever found a gasket for the AAV...

      I don't think I ever found a gasket for the AAV valve so I ended up pattern tracing and making my own.

      Reinstalling I would suggest making sure that the valve is fully seated on the head when...
    3. Thread: Carpet

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      Confident you'll be happy with it. I only...

      Confident you'll be happy with it.

      I only stabbed the carpet snap prongs under my thumbnail 9 times, see if you can beat my record. No seriously, try to beat my record hurts like hell.

      Good...
    4. Thread: Carpet

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      I installed the VP brown carpet kit last year. ...

      I installed the VP brown carpet kit last year.

      Very happy, perfect fit, well crafted, zero disappointment.

      Go for it, worth every penny.

      Hth
    5. Likely your relays in front of the battery behind...

      Likely your relays in front of the battery behind the pressure sensor. May have been re-hooked up differently when reinstalled. Recheck your wiring since condition is new since engine r/r.
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      Fair point, very fair point.

      Fair point, very fair point.
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      Wow. If Nick doesn't have it, that says a lot. ...

      Wow. If Nick doesn't have it, that says a lot. I've bought a fair amount from him over the years, hard to imagine anything he doesn't have (and have duplicates of).

      Good luck in your search...
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      I think that is an AMCO overrider bar. They were...

      I think that is an AMCO overrider bar. They were a popular aftermarket accessory made for many different makes/models in that time period.

      Good luck in your search.
    9. Thread: Dynamat

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      Thickness is only about 1/16th of an inch, really...

      Thickness is only about 1/16th of an inch, really don't thickness is an issue with this stuff. I'd say it is similar to the other anti vibration sheets around the vehicle that came factory...
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    10. Thread: Dynamat

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      I did dynamat my ES. Simple install, easy to...

      I did dynamat my ES.

      Simple install, easy to work, and I could probably convince myself it cut down on noise and heat. It did not cause any interference with carpet set or seat mountings and it...
    11. The dynamat was a basic 36 sq ft kit. The VP...

      The dynamat was a basic 36 sq ft kit.

      The VP carpet set was complete for the ES included the wheel opening covers p/n 696017 as I mentioned kit was fantastic, well executed and perfect figment.
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    12. Also a VP carpet kit in the ES, also used...

      Also a VP carpet kit in the ES, also used dynamat. Lost count of the times I pushed one of those carpet retainer spikes between my fingernails and fingers but plenty unpleasant I can warn you.
      ...
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      My "secret" was to buy a complete system and...

      My "secret" was to buy a complete system and install the new evaporator in the old housing which took minor non-visible modifications only. Then I swapped the original switches with the new switches...
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      I sourced my condenser from Nostalgicac.com 11x19...

      I sourced my condenser from Nostalgicac.com 11x19 tight fit but does clear all around.

      Would've been nice to fit one just a bit bigger for our Phoenix weather and low heat exchange but the 12"...
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      Good time to add a little grease in the wiper...

      Good time to add a little grease in the wiper transmission plastic channels since they are right there.

      Your picture looks very familiar...
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      I can confirm mine was "pebbly" - what a fun...

      I can confirm mine was "pebbly" - what a fun little word.
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      The 123 distributor for our engine (dJet) is not...

      The 123 distributor for our engine (dJet) is not one of the Bluetooth configurable versions. Still, it does the triggering for the dJet and has been an improvement over the Petronix it replaced.
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      Bought new upper from VP last year, perfect fit...

      Bought new upper from VP last year, perfect fit and finish and they are always great to work with.

      gl
    19. I strongly suspect that buried in your 12 x 12...

      I strongly suspect that buried in your 12 x 12 bag you'll find there is plastic binding around the perimeter - mine came the same way pretty sure you'll find it in there and all will make sense.
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    20. Have done this a couple times now, always so much...

      Have done this a couple times now, always so much fun... actually not fun, but not so terrible either.

      Warm days are best and be sure to lay out the headliner for a day or two ahead of time to...
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      I never could find new side window seals for my...

      I never could find new side window seals for my ES. Bought a decent used one for the left side years ago. As the Arizona sun takes its toll, I too will have to come up with a solution, but for now,...
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      Last one sure looks like a grille surround clip. ...

      Last one sure looks like a grille surround clip. [emoji6]
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      Sticky: RIP Irv. Hope you continue your journey and hit...

      RIP Irv. Hope you continue your journey and hit 4 million in heaven.
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      P1800e Gas tank: buy or restore?

      New tank from VP about 4 years ago (pinholes in top of old one). Fitment was perfect, zero issues.

      Don't forget rope caulk or similar between flange and floor an also a fine time to replace...
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      Nice clever work around. You might think about...

      Nice clever work around. You might think about getting some spares now so you're not looking again years from now.

      [emoji2]
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      I had fine results using a "jx-1601" crimp tool I...

      I had fine results using a "jx-1601" crimp tool I found on Amazon. Inexpensive, china made, but perfectly suited to the job.

      Old eyes and all...
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      Don't thank me yet, once you realize how many...

      Don't thank me yet, once you realize how many options you'll need to choose from, you might change your mind haha.

      I also replaced the j-channel that wraps the edges too, but I am drawing a blank...
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      I did want to replace the wood, so I used a 3M...

      I did want to replace the wood, so I used a 3M wood appearance vinyl.

      However, I'd imagine whether you wanted wood look, bushed aluminum look, or really anything for that matter you'd be able to...
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      In and out replacing at least half a dozen times...

      In and out replacing at least half a dozen times over 20 years now, as straight forward as your others. Rope, soapy water, I used a hose hook when needed but usually straight forward all through. ...
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      Most quality tint reject 99% of UV rays, 35%...

      Most quality tint reject 99% of UV rays, 35% opacity is generally in the lightest tint shades. There are new totally clear tints out there and many are self healing, albeit expensive compared to the...
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