new X - 1988 registration

new X - 1988 registration

JimV
JimV

June 3rd, 2008, 12:20 pm #1

I'm picking up another X tomorrow. According to the title it's one of those '88s. The vehicle registration number is ZBBB00A5J7162959. Seems long to me.

It has some rust at the rear in the bottom of the trunk left and right sides. Some other small rust spots which can probably be fixexd without replaceing any panels. It needs a new starter (has a 'flat spot') so it starts every tenth or so try. The wipers don't work at the moment (probably something in a connection), if not it's easy to replace.

Upside is that it has new Sumi's on it with some pristine phone dial wheels. I think these are the previous model of sumitomo tires (300 miles on them). The AC works but will need recharging / converting. The interior is great. It's going to take some TLC to clean it up and see what else is good or bad. It is straight, tight, has good power, and handles fantastic.

The front bonnet, corner near the driver has been bent a bit from someone trying too hard to open the bonnet. Has anyone ever starightened one out? Are there any tricks to this that might help. The paint is so nice that I would like to try to get it stariaght without having to repaint it.

I posted some photos for it a while ago in the for sale area. I'll try to do it again after I get home and get it cleaned up.

JimV
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June 3rd, 2008, 5:00 pm #2


With all the rust issues... I would think you would not worry about the paint on the front trunk so much... but...

You can try HEATING the metal with a hair dryer or heat gun... and this sometimes will allow you to bend metal without cracking or flaking the paint.  It may "aneal" the metal a bit also, allowing it also to bend a bit easier.

If its pulled UP as I would think, I'd try using a 2x4 and towels and hand pressure to push it down flat again...

Worth a try...


My best,



Tony
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June 3rd, 2008, 9:58 pm #3

I'm picking up another X tomorrow. According to the title it's one of those '88s. The vehicle registration number is ZBBB00A5J7162959. Seems long to me.

It has some rust at the rear in the bottom of the trunk left and right sides. Some other small rust spots which can probably be fixexd without replaceing any panels. It needs a new starter (has a 'flat spot') so it starts every tenth or so try. The wipers don't work at the moment (probably something in a connection), if not it's easy to replace.

Upside is that it has new Sumi's on it with some pristine phone dial wheels. I think these are the previous model of sumitomo tires (300 miles on them). The AC works but will need recharging / converting. The interior is great. It's going to take some TLC to clean it up and see what else is good or bad. It is straight, tight, has good power, and handles fantastic.

The front bonnet, corner near the driver has been bent a bit from someone trying too hard to open the bonnet. Has anyone ever starightened one out? Are there any tricks to this that might help. The paint is so nice that I would like to try to get it stariaght without having to repaint it.

I posted some photos for it a while ago in the for sale area. I'll try to do it again after I get home and get it cleaned up.

JimV
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Of course I treated my addiction by contriuting to yours.

Congrats Jim. I anxiously await the photos.

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JimV
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June 3rd, 2008, 10:58 pm #4

With all the rust issues... I would think you would not worry about the paint on the front trunk so much... but...

You can try HEATING the metal with a hair dryer or heat gun... and this sometimes will allow you to bend metal without cracking or flaking the paint.&nbsp; It may "aneal" the metal a bit also, allowing it also to bend a bit easier.

If its pulled UP as I would think, I'd try using a 2x4 and towels and hand pressure to push it down flat again...

Worth a try...


My best,



Tony
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about 90 % of the car has really good paint. The remainder with the rust can be fixed and touched up.

Yes Jim, I have a problem. There, I've said it. I feel much better now. When's the next meeting.

With gas at $4.00 and my son needing a car, I couldn't turn it down. I have to believe there is an advantage to having three cars that take the same parts. He'll take it back to school with him to Columbus in the fall.
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June 4th, 2008, 8:22 am #5


<EM>"Hi, My name is Jim V, and I'm a blue-a-holic!"</EM>

<EM>"Welcome Jim..."</EM>

HAHAHAHA...

Hey... I agree with the economy of owning three identical cars... but giving an X to your kid?

It would be more humane to burn the car to the ground!


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JimV
JimV

June 4th, 2008, 12:25 pm #6

than the last one we tried. I think he's more mature, has responsibility for car related expenses...... He's even willing to work on it now. Knock on wood.

As far as the bonnet, I've got nothing to lose to try to bend the corner down. It's not bent much, just enough to be noticeable. The worst that happens is I have to refinish the part. One good weekend will take care of all of the small rust spots. The bottom of the trunk.... I don't have a welder but I can always rent one and dust off my rusty welding skills.

Now to order a starter.......

JimV
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

June 4th, 2008, 5:41 pm #7


Why not pull and bench test the one ya got?

Place it in the forward trunk and use jumpers... test through the solenoid also.

If you do see a problem... disassemble and inspect.

The brushes in my 164K mile car looked to be only half worn and a clean up of the commutator and a solenoid overhauls has it still working today.&nbsp; If you need brushes and can't find direct replacements at HOME DEPOT or ACE HARDWARE... purchase larger ones of the approximate size and grind them down to fit.

More details on a solenoid overhaul if you need them... and if you expect a bad winding... we can test for that also...

&nbsp;


My best,



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