Project Posca September Update #2

So, as promised, here is another update on the progress on Posca.

As mentioned previously, finding the luggage shelf covered in surface rust was a definite indicator that the rear window rubber needed replacing, so this actually happened while Posca was still at the smash repairs.

  • Replace the rear window rubber.

BEFORE

AFTER

(The window seal still needs a bit of a clean up, but that will come later when I clean the whole car.)

As you can see, I went for the none chrome (aluminium strip) rubber seals.  It just seemed more practical and less fiddly to do.  In the near future I will replace the side window and front window seals too, and these will also be the none chrome type.

Next came the new starter motor. I could have possible had the old one reconditioned, but a new one was not that expensive and it was quicker to get too.

  • Replace collapsed starter motor.

(It is shiny, and black, and new.)

In the last month or two we (a mate and I) have been working on a few other major mechanical repairs/replacements.  In addition, I have completed a few cosmetic changes.

  • New rear brake cylinders.

  • Lower left ball joint.

  • Inner right tie rod end.

  • New assist straps.

BEFORE

(Yes, the old ones were not black.  I have no idea why someone did that.)

AFTER

(Yeah, black ones.)

  • New door lock knobs.

BEFORE

AFTER

  • Repairs to the ceiling lining.

(It is not perfect, but it is cheaper than a few hundred dollars for a new lining.)

(Oh, and with this stitching I am thinking of calling him FrankenPosca.)

Progress has been slow the last couple of months, but there is at least some progress.  Now with spring here and some holidays around the corner things should speed up a little more, so stay tuned.

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