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Thread: The Restoration Of VIN: 4546 81 DMC

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    My VIN:    VIN# 4546

    The Restoration Of VIN: 4546 81 DMC

    Whats up guys! Im glad to be apart of the forum, and this is the restoration of my 81 DMC Turbo! The car has been in the family since 81, but was vandalized when I was in highschool back in 2006. Lit the car cover on fire, fire dept then shattered my fixed door glass, and cracked the windshield ️... She will be sent to DMC CA for all the glass to be installed and all weather strippings and all. Recently, I became more motivated after realizing I have something rare and beautiful in my garage. She has 9,xxx original miles on the clock, BAE turbo set up, fuel injected with steel braided fuel lines, little updated mods like the relays, the wiring, fuel pump, exhaust etc.

    Upcoming mods:
    4 rebuilt brake calipers
    Steel braided brake lines
    Eagle Premier Starter


    Here are some photos from today: working on removing the brown stains




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    Cool, its amazing how these things are put away only to be rediscovered years or decades later.
    You're very luck to get such a gift in your twenties.
    When did it last run?
    I loves my grooves!

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    Senior Member DMC-81's Avatar
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    Welcome! Very cool car to re-discover!
    Dana

    Delorean status: CECF 2017 Platinum Award winner. Still tinkering...

    Pictures and comments of my restoration journey are in the albums section on my profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88KPH View Post
    Cool, its amazing how these things are put away only to be rediscovered years or decades later.
    You're very luck to get such a gift in your twenties.
    When did it last run?
    I used to start it alot just to keep the fluids flowing. Still has the original tires good year eagle aqua treads? Lol. Once i charge up the battery and swap the starter shell fire up again. She ran early in the year 2015.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 81DMCTurbo View Post
    I used to start it alot just to keep the fluids flowing. Still has the original tires good year eagle aqua treads? Lol. Once i charge up the battery and swap the starter shell fire up again. She ran early in the year 2015.


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    DeLoreans originally came with Goodyear NCT's- Aquatreads were manufactured from the mid 1990s, IIRC.

    Regardless, it will be great to have a BAE Turbo DeLorean back on the road. I look forward to seeing the progress on this one.
    Louie Golden

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    Senior Member Domi's Avatar
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    Very cool Delorean with its turbo engine, which looks like in a pretty good shape.
    May I ask what is the VIN number, because you said VIN 4546 and it written VIN 4645 in your signature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domi View Post
    Very cool Delorean with its turbo engine, which looks like in a pretty good shape.
    May I ask what is the VIN number, because you said VIN 4546 and it written VIN 4645 in your signature?
    I saw that! It is 4645 OCT build date. I tried to correct the error by editing the post but cant fix the posting title


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    Senior Member Domi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 81DMCTurbo View Post
    I saw that! It is 4645 OCT build date. I tried to correct the error by editing the post but cant fix the posting title
    All right, thanks
    A moderator should be able to edit the title for you without any trouble

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domi View Post
    All right, thanks
    A moderator should be able to edit the title for you without any trouble
    Thanks alot in advance guys! So i removed most of the brown spots on the stainless, it looks super clean but when i shine the flash light on it i can see remain brown spots that i cant remove with just the scotch brite? Any ideas for cleaning solutions?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 81DMCTurbo View Post
    Thanks alot in advance guys! So i removed most of the brown spots on the stainless, it looks super clean but when i shine the flash light on it i can see remain brown spots that i cant remove with just the scotch brite? Any ideas for cleaning solutions?


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    Do you know what they are or what caused them? ( ie rust, chemical stains from the fire retardant, etc.)
    Dana

    Delorean status: CECF 2017 Platinum Award winner. Still tinkering...

    Pictures and comments of my restoration journey are in the albums section on my profile.

    .

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