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    1. Geriatric Member Air and water do mix's Avatar
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      06-05-2018 08:54 AM #76
      I missed this thread previously and yeah, I love that hardtop!

      What a great car. I'm glad you're enjoying it, but with the hardtop installed what about the wife "liking convertibles"? (I know, you could take it on and off in different seasons. )
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      06-05-2018 09:35 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      I missed this thread previously and yeah, I love that hardtop!

      What a great car. I'm glad you're enjoying it, but with the hardtop installed what about the wife "liking convertibles"? (I know, you could take it on and off in different seasons. )

      Excellent question. How does the saying go? Happy Wife, Happy Life?

      We were discussing it last night. The hardtop is very easy to remove/install. Attaches like the soft top at the windshield header, two posts in the C-pillar get 1/4 turn to lock down the rear. May install a pulley lift in the garage to lift the top up and off.

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      06-05-2018 12:13 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      I'm of the opinion you've got to jump on local stuff.
      That car though would be a lot more compelling at $2k - $2.5k.
      Agreed. Or same price and 100k less miles. I'll probably keep an eye on it though.

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      06-06-2018 07:54 PM #79
      Euroweaves.


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      06-06-2018 08:32 PM #80
      Heck yeah

      ps: If you're ever interested in selling...

    7. Geriatric Member Air and water do mix's Avatar
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      06-06-2018 08:44 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      Excellent question. How does the saying go? Happy Wife, Happy Life?

      We were discussing it last night. The hardtop is very easy to remove/install. Attaches like the soft top at the windshield header, two posts in the C-pillar get 1/4 turn to lock down the rear. May install a pulley lift in the garage to lift the top up and off.
      I didn’t thing it’d be too tough and yeah, a pulley lift would make quick work of it. How’s your storage situation?
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      06-06-2018 09:08 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by CostcoPizza View Post
      ps: If you're ever interested in selling...
      Lol I think we could have a BaT style auction just in TCL.

    9. 06-06-2018 10:50 PM #83
      That looks like proper overhead space in the garage too. Harken (the sailing rigging company) makes some pretty slick kits for lifting stuff like that. Really nice hardware, well thought out.

      https://www.hoister.com/default.aspx

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      06-07-2018 09:34 AM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      I didn’t thing it’d be too tough and yeah, a pulley lift would make quick work of it. How’s your storage situation?
      Quote Originally Posted by platinum_overcast View Post
      That looks like proper overhead space in the garage too. Harken (the sailing rigging company) makes some pretty slick kits for lifting stuff like that. Really nice hardware, well thought out.

      https://www.hoister.com/default.aspx

      I've got a 2 car attached garage with 8' ceiling and a 30 X 40 shop with 13' ceiling.

      Currently the Mrs. VW and E30 reside in the attached 2 car and my beater truck daily lives outside. If we stick with this arrangement the pulley system would work well.

      At some point I'll get a nicer daily that will live in the attached garage with the VW. All the project cars will be in the shop. In that scenario there would be plenty of room to have the hardtop on a roller cart. The ceiling pulley would work in there as well.

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      05-24-2019 07:51 PM #85
      Took a break from the field rescue car to get a few things done on the convertible for the summer.

      Had a little rattle on start up. Replaced the timing chain tensioner. No more noise.

      Installed the Stromung. That turned into a fiasco. Found the rear muffler hanger is gone. I got it on but will need a new hanger welded on. Also found the cat is starting to come apart. The case is loose on the pipe.

      Few cosmetic things. Added an "is" air dam and sprayed the rockers.




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      05-25-2019 06:13 AM #86
      I forgot you had this - or thought you had sold it for some reason. Looks great. I like the IS front spoiler on these cars.

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      05-25-2019 09:28 AM #87
      The wife has taken this car over (which is really cool).
      The "is" air dam is a must with the rear spoiler. Balances out the look.

      This car was suppose to get an interior resto this winter. That got put on hold as the '89 took all my time.
      All the parts are here, just need the time to do it.

      We took it for a cruise last night. The Stromung sounds fantastic. Not to loud, no drone, great tome. Need to get the hard top off to really hear it.

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      04-11-2020 02:27 PM #88
      Interior resto under way. Seat teaser.


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      04-11-2020 03:02 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      Interior resto under way. Seat teaser.

      Love it!

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      04-11-2020 07:04 PM #90
      Did you do the reupholstering too?

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      04-11-2020 08:58 PM #91
      I love late model e30s, yours looks great. The cloth interior will give it more character! I had a 325es with houndstooth interior that I miss terribly

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      04-12-2020 10:28 AM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      Interior resto under way. Seat teaser.

      Oh baby.

      Whenever you’re ready to sell that, we’ll pick it up on the way home from one of our trips out to the cabin, kthnx
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      04-12-2020 11:32 AM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by CostcoPizza View Post
      Did you do the reupholstering too?
      Bought a kit I'm installing.


      Quote Originally Posted by Hufeisen View Post
      I love late model e30s, yours looks great. The cloth interior will give it more character! I had a 325es with houndstooth interior that I miss terribly
      This car had the hounds tooth upholstery originally. Cloth is the way to go in a convertible. I wanted to get the original upholstery but I couldn't find it anywhere.

      The plaid on these is from the E30 M3 cloth interior.




      Quote Originally Posted by Pizza Cat View Post
      Oh baby.

      Whenever you’re ready to sell that, we’ll pick it up on the way home from one of our trips out to the cabin, kthnx

      I could meet you over there.

      This fall will be 4 years with this car. Got it for the wife's summer fun car, she loves convertibles. (and because I wanted an E30). She got a Wrangler this year which fills the convertible void. Not sure if I'll sell this or not. I don't need two E30's. This is a nicer car than the '89 coupe, but the coupe has the 6cyl which is fun. IDK, won't be doing anything anytime soon.

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      04-20-2020 07:52 AM #94
      Seats are done. Happy with how they turned out. There were some wrinkles on the bolsters you can see in the pic I posted earlier. After baking in the sun for a couple hours
      everything smoothed out.

      Seat shocks replaced and hinges cleaned and lubed.

      Crappy pic.


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      04-20-2020 07:55 AM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      Seats are done. Happy with how they turned out. There were some wrinkles on the bolsters you can see in the pic I posted earlier. After baking in the sun for a couple hours
      everything smoothed out.

      Seat shocks replaced and hinges cleaned and lubed.

      Crappy pic.
      Looks great! Where did you source the kit? I'm looking for one for my e36. Nice work bringing this thing back.

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      04-20-2020 08:03 AM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post

      I could meet you over there.

      This fall will be 4 years with this car. Got it for the wife's summer fun car, she loves convertibles. (and because I wanted an E30). She got a Wrangler this year which fills the convertible void. Not sure if I'll sell this or not. I don't need two E30's. This is a nicer car than the '89 coupe, but the coupe has the 6cyl which is fun. IDK, won't be doing anything anytime soon.
      We had so much fun the two summers we took our soft top Wrangler out there. Even didn't mind the drives out too much (aside from SD and WY crosswinds )

      I'll have to put a calendar reminder out to check-in with you this time next year to see what your interest is!

      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      Seats are done.
      Looks great!
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      04-20-2020 08:07 AM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by x(why)z View Post
      Looks great! Where did you source the kit? I'm looking for one for my e36. Nice work bringing this thing back.

      Thanks!

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      I wouldn't bother with him unless you are getting something custom.
      The build threads I've seen with the Ebay leather kits look really good.


      Quote Originally Posted by Pizza Cat View Post
      We had so much fun the two summers we took our soft top Wrangler out there. Even didn't mind the drives out too much (aside from SD and WY crosswinds )

      I'll have to put a calendar reminder out to check-in with you this time next year to see what your interest is!

      Looks great!
      Thanks!

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      04-20-2020 08:17 AM #98
      Seats look awesome!

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      04-20-2020 08:31 AM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by pawa_k2001 View Post
      Seats look awesome!

      Thanks!


      I replaced the airbag wheel with a rewrapped M-Tech 2 wheel.
      The smaller diameter is great. The wrap job is really nice. Only issues is the leather finish is really flat. You can kind of make it out in the pic, rim vs. horn button.
      Not sure if it get shinier with use or if I should treat it.

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      04-20-2020 09:55 AM #100
      Looks great!

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