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Thread: VIN 4728 Running Resto

  1. #361
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    Sure thing. Cant wait to see it on the car.
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

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    Senior Member powerline84's Avatar
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    I cant believe thats the same rear fascia..nice work man

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    Guy with a DeLorean Mark D's Avatar
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    Wow Rich, you continue to impress with your wide array of skills. Great job on the interior and the rear fascia restoration. I don't think I would have even attempted such a repair on the fascia but you pulled it off flawlessly.

  4. #364
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    My VIN:    Formerly 10372, currently 4728

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark D View Post
    Wow Rich, you continue to impress with your wide array of skills. Great job on the interior and the rear fascia restoration. I don't think I would have even attempted such a repair on the fascia but you pulled it off flawlessly.
    Thanks Mark!

    It still has a ways to go, but it's getting there. So far I'm still on track to be ready & waiting for driving season....should be a few more weeks.

    I'll be working through a few rough areas as time permits, but for now at least it's back in one piece:

    IMG_4857.jpgIMG_4860.jpgIMG_4863.jpgIMG_4864.jpg
    Last edited by Rich_NYS; 04-21-2017 at 02:32 PM.
    Restoration of VIN 4728 in progress...

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    Guy with a DeLorean Mark D's Avatar
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    That license plate is the best! I don't think I've seen another DeLorean with that plate.

    From the pics it looks like you're getting the rain that we just got here in the midwest. Today is going to be nice and I might just get my car out for spring if my backyard isn't a mud pit. I charged up the battery last weekend but it's still tucked in the garage hibernating.

  6. #366
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    Wow....Looks really good. The color looks good in the light too (i havent seen mine on the car outside yet).
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

  7. #367
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lwanmtr View Post
    Wow....Looks really good. The color looks good in the light too (i havent seen mine on the car outside yet).
    It's a bit darker than OEM, but close enough [on this car] that it's not immediately noticeable.
    Restoration of VIN 4728 in progress...

  8. #368
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    It was actually a bit lighter than what was on mine.
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    VIN 4728 arrived on 3-27-15. It stayed in my driveway until 5-1-15 while waiting for VIN 10372 to be picked up and transported to it's new owner (*sniff*.)

    I learned a lot about owning/restoring a DeLorean in the year that I owned 10372, and learned the approach that works for me. I make a spreadsheet to track costs, progress, and maintain a prioritized to-do list. For 4728 I have 3 lists I'll work on simultaneously to reach my goal of having it on the road for short drives before snow season this year:

    Get it safely running/driving

    Fuel System
    Carburetor adjustment/fine tune running
    Valve adjustment
    Replace Cooling System Hoses
    Rebuild Calipers
    Replace Master Brake Cylinder
    Replace Belts
    Replace Plug Wires
    Replace Oil Sender
    Check all grounding points following Bill's diagram
    Exhaust Manifold Gasket
    Oil change

    Cosmetics to stay motivated

    Repair/Paint Rear Facsia
    Paint Sunshade Louvre, Black Trim & Side Mirrors
    Clean/Shampoo Carpets, detail interior
    Front & Rear Headliners
    Convex Side Mirrors
    Restore Seats
    Door Seals
    Steering Column Bushing
    LED's
    Clean & Paint Frame and Closing Plate
    Modify pull-straps to later VIN style
    Cargo Net


    While I'm in there

    Brake Booster clean & paint
    Dynamat
    Fix Tail Lights
    Run speaker wire for future use


    Here's what's left from the lists above:


    Check all grounding points following Bill's diagram (almost done)

    Cargo Net (almost done)


    There's a bunch of other (unexpected) stuff I added to the lists also. (Bumper repair, replace horns, front coilovers, re-dye entire interior....etc.)


    I've driven it a few times, but currently have the car on stands to bypass the accumulator. I also have the intake off in hopes of replacing with my Peugeot manifold.
    Restoration of VIN 4728 in progress...

  10. #370
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    Wow..gettin' really close to being completed.

    Pretty cool when you keep adding to the list of things to do....I just added some minor things too. lol
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

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