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17SS Wood Project Questions
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posted 01-27-2004 09:31 AM ET (US)
The ink has dried and the 17'SS is now officialy mine so it is time to begin the wood restoration on this '84 gem!
I seek your input and expierances of the project.
I plan to:
*Replace steering console top(rot on edges and partial trim)
*Replace steering consonsole verticle board (rotted at base)
*Move steering to starboard from center along with motor control(wasted space to starboard and vertical key a pain)
*Remove front seat,rear seat and rear seat storage and refinish.The edges are chipped and bare in areas.
Your input on past post have been great, I appreciate the advise.
posted 01-30-2004 03:49 PM ET (US)
Although my project was on a 13 sport - the sequence worked out great: First, I removed the screws attaching the top of the console. This allowed me to access the steering assembly. I detached the steering assembly intact (except for the wheel). Next, I removed the attachment screws at the base of the console and along the side riser. This allowed me to lay the console on its instrument-side, and remove the gauges (if any). From there on - disassembly of the rest is easy. I used the old pieces as templates to trace on new 4/4 mahogany, and cut new pieces and mark the screw locations. Naturally, if you're going to simply re-finsish everything, you won't need to trace or copy anything - just do a lot of sanding and varnishing.
posted 01-31-2004 09:55 AM ET (US)
Thanks for the heads up, time and work space is a challenge.Advise and expierence from forum will save in both and make the project happen. Your input is appreciated.
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