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Thread: 4877 Ressurecting a bad girl...

  1. #11
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    Location:  Tacoma, Wa

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    My VIN:    4877

    Ya, I was going to join..but been recovering funds, since the purchase...As soon as I can Ill join up for sure.
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    The Ressurection of 4877......
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

  2. #12
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    Today I started going through all my inside switches....

    Window switches get power (one switch needs replaced)...Of course, its not all good... Driver window only responds to (up?) and while the motor works, its not raising...Passenger side motor seems stuck
    Door Locks seem to work (not that I lock it right now, since my key dont work in the locks)
    No idea if the defogger is working.
    Light switch works
    No idea on the envirnment controls, as the previous owner had started to pull all that and I dont have the right screws to put it back together
    Clock comes on, but is just counting up
    Dimmer seems broke (or I put the connectors on the wrong pins, since they werent labeled)
    Wipers come on
    No turn signals or hazards (prolly relay)
    Radio comes on (i think i hear static)..again, previous had that torn up and was just hanging inside
    Antenna motor does something, but antenna dont raise
    Didnt try the lighter...lol
    Bulb is missing from the shift indicator
    Cant tell if dash illumination is coming on
    But it does tell me my door is open and stuff..lol

    Shifter seems to work, doesnt feel sloppy and clicks at each location. But we'll see...lol

    Anyone with extra parts ya wanna donate, all are welcome..hehe...or even car building experience...lol
    Last edited by Lwanmtr; 08-21-2015 at 07:54 PM.
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    The Ressurection of 4877......
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

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    Update....

    I been finding more and more missing or unconnected wires and stuff....some things even Toby cant id (at least based on wire colors)...

    She turns over...tries to start but just wont get there. Could be fuel, timing, unplugged important parts....dunno...lol

    There are some things with no connectors on them, and no wires that seem to reach them....poked my head into places I never thought I could looking
    for them..Looked at wiring diagram, pictures, everything I could think of.. Only so much I can do being unfamiliar with how its supposed to be when
    done correct, and I dont have anyone round here who does..lol

    It eats into the money I set aside for work, but I may just have to spend the $150 and tow it up to dmcnw..
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    The Ressurection of 4877......
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

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    My VIN:    4456 - Owner since March 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lwanmtr View Post
    It eats into the money I set aside for work, but I may just have to spend the $150 and tow it up to dmcnw..
    Better yet, join AAA. The annual fee is less than $150 and you get free towing (depending on the level of membership you get) and roadside assistance etc.

    Well worth it. I've had my car towed to Toby's twice now and it cost me nothing but the annual dues.

    Cheers
    Steve
    Cheers
    Steven Maguire
    #4456


    IT'S A TRAP!!!!!

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    Hadnt thought of AAA...lol

    Still would love is someone fluent in these could do a house call...lol

    Im waiting to hear back from Toby as to when they'll be able to spend the day on mine, then I can do what arrangements I need.
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    The Ressurection of 4877......
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

  6. #16
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    Joined AAA..only $124, so less than getting it towed, plus up to 200 miles free..so bonus.
    Still waiting to hear back from Toby on a day....I hope they'll let me watch as they do their work.
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    The Ressurection of 4877......
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

  7. #17
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    Not really a step toward restoration...but....

    Finally got DMV to believe my purchase price, so I didnt have to pay heap big tax..and got it titled today...yaay.

    Also ordered a buncha parts from Toby (some non essential stuff..but what they heck)..hehe.

    Still trying to sell my extra door (or trade for stuff I need).
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    The Ressurection of 4877......
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

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    Removed the Center Console and radio bracket thingy.
    Removed the Driver Side window regulator, thinking if i wanna wrestle with the passenger (since its stuck closed).

    Looking around to see how to remove the door locks (not the motor). Not as difficult to get to as I though..I just dont wanna start taking it apart
    until I know what im doing.

    Stripping all I can so that labor costs to put the stuff in the door isnt as much up at DMCNW.

    Looking like I'll need a new Passenger side Armrest because the bracket and vent part at the front of it's missing :/

    Lining up some help in repairing the crack on the front fascia, louvre and maybe rear fascia.

    Plans for this week....

    Get the motor running (have a pressure tester ordered), get it up to DMCNW for inspection and hopefully not have to fix too much critical...hehe.
    Repair and paint the louvre and gills, maybe tub at the engine.
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    The Ressurection of 4877......
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

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    Picture of the empty console..hehe.

    Pulled out the passenger side window actuator (getting easier to do...lol).
    Pulled the louvre off to fix and repaint it.

    Anyone got suggestions for cleaning and prepping the rear deck/engine cover to get rid of all the crud and ready to paint?
    Summit Auto is fast with shipping...ordered 2 cans of SEM Trim Black on saturday and it arrived today.

    You can also see the split on the louvre..looked underneath and definately looks like it was repaired once before.

    IMG076.jpgIMG078.jpgIMG077.jpg

    The Rear window finisher will need replaced too, you can see the upper stainless T isnt held in properly.
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    The Ressurection of 4877......
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lwanmtr View Post
    Picture of the empty console..hehe.

    Pulled out the passenger side window actuator (getting easier to do...lol).
    Pulled the louvre off to fix and repaint it.

    Anyone got suggestions for cleaning and prepping the rear deck/engine cover to get rid of all the crud and ready to paint?
    Summit Auto is fast with shipping...ordered 2 cans of SEM Trim Black on saturday and it arrived today.

    You can also see the split on the louvre..looked underneath and definately looks like it was repaired once before.

    IMG076.jpgIMG078.jpgIMG077.jpg

    The Rear window finisher will need replaced too, you can see the upper stainless T isnt held in properly.

    I painted my engine cover the other day. I just removed it, pressure washed it, let it dry out real good then sprayed it with 90% alcohol and wiped it down. I used Krylon fusion satin black, turned out alright. I also have 2 cans of the SEM Trim Black, I tried it on my door handles and lock rings but it seemed kinda watery. Let me know what you think about it.

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