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Old 08-24-15, 04:39 PM
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-27-15, 10:18 PM
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You are welcome Hawaii. I was going to mention all that in the video but eventually decided against it so I'm glad you asked.

And then, on to torque specs for front and rear suspension...


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Always enjoy your attention to details and great work!

Those blue cloths looks like the ones that come in the surgery bundles, they are awesome!
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I have a question regarding the tie rod ends, is there a reason that places only list a inner tie rod end for the left side? Did you notice a difference when you reassemble your steering?
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TypeRx - Those are indeed disposable surgery towels. My day job is in a procedure room assisting physicians with cardiac cath and interventional radiology procedures. It is pretty common for us to be all ready to go and have a case cancel through a no show or some lab value was way off etc. Instead of throwing stuff in the trash I take some of it home to actually use it. It is sad but the medical profession has a LOT of waste.

Hawaii - I too was baffled about the different tie rod listings for the inner tie rod. Holding both of my old ones side by side I was not able to realize a difference. Both seemed identical including the threads so I bought two new ones from a source (either eBay or rock auto) and the new ones worked out just fine. I actually meant to mention that in my video but forgot all about it come time to film and cut.

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Thanks again - I guess I will be ordering 2 left inners from rockauto.
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TypeRx - Those are indeed disposable surgery towels. My day job is in a procedure room assisting physicians with cardiac cath and interventional radiology procedures. It is pretty common for us to be all ready to go and have a case cancel through a no show or some lab value was way off etc. Instead of throwing stuff in the trash I take some of it home to actually use it. It is sad but the medical profession has a LOT of Waste.
Yeah, I know perfectly. I'm surgical assistant and has been working for an surgeon anesthesiologist/pain management physician. Same things happen to us when we are going to implant the neuroestimulators or the intrathecal drug delivery infusion pumps(Medtronics). When that happens I just take the C-Arm cover, laparatomy drape and those clothes hahaha.
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Yeah, I know perfectly. I'm surgical assistant and has been working for an surgeon anesthesiologist/pain management physician. Same things happen to us when we are going to implant the neuroestimulators or the intrathecal drug delivery infusion pumps(Medtronics). When that happens I just take the C-Arm cover, laparatomy drape and those clothes hahaha.

Ah yes, then you see it everyday too. I use as much as I can. Those C-arm drapes make awesome parts bags (for the bigger stuff). I use those blue patient drapes or gowns all the time too when I paint or do messy things. And gloves? Always some gloves expiring so I don't let those go in the trash either.
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Prelude to weatherstrip - chapter 1...

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Question of the day!

Hey Buddy - I have a suggestion for your question of the day based on your last update... ' should there be any blacked out sections around the rear quarter window?' when you add all the rubbers and pinch weld for the roof lining looking from the outside it kind of looks wrong. Almost like the inner sections of the window frame should be spayed in black. This was done in a few places on an RX2 so it may have been done on the RX3 as well... I am waiting also for when you add the weather seals - in particular the profile of the cut against the B pillar... BTW I recommend hitting up Gypsy on JNC for the top rubber. He had them reproduced and really you are in for a world of hurt trying to get anything else to fit.

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Oh, I see it. Those are John's photos yes? I'll get a look at my Green car and see what factory was. Thanks for bringing that up. I haven't done the pinch weld yet so the issue hadn't reared its head up till now.

I DO have rubber from Gypsy. I will be featuring his items as they come up in my reassembly process. Thanks for the suggestions. If I didn't already have John's rubber seals that would have been a lifesaver to know.
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I did check the other car and there is no black-out between the pinch weld and the frame. Its green. I'll be leaving it that way when I put my pinch weld on the silver car. Thanks for bringing it up though. Much appreciated.

Here's the newest installment...

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Door glass out, window regulators out...

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Thanks for your video on the chrome strip on the door panels! I ran into the same problems on my Rx2 with the original plastic chrome falling off from years of heat and wear. I ended up doing exactly what you did by buying the chrome tape and unsuccessfully trying to get it to stick to the molding. The Rx2 has an additional problem with having two bends/turns in the molding which the tape won't make. You have to buy a wide piece of tape and cut out a pattern and apply the tape on to the molding. It works ok but eventually will start to unstick after a few days. Glad to see the wrap as a better solution!
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That looks really nice John.

RX3 front door trims also have the two bends/turns in the molding like your RX2. I haven't done fronts yet. The wide piece was a good idea. I'll have them wrapped again like the rear quarters.
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Plating looks great. Might have to give those fellas a call.
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I love watching these restoration videos! Huge props to you for filming and editing your progress. I've watched all of aaroncake's RX-5 and Tom's Turbo Garage videos of their restorations. You're pretty close to me too, hopefully we can meet one day. I also know another person in the bay area who has a 77 SP he is restoring. Cheers!
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We should meet up boyee

Here's the next installment....

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Door seal and window channel felt.

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You have the best restoration videos. Great work!
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Hey was just wondering when the next vlog was going to be posted.
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Sorry for such a lengthy absence. The next installment is mostly done. It's really long. The story line was laid out and it came to 54 minutes. I have since edited out superfluous dialog and imaging and it still stands at almost 49 minutes (and that is with most footage being sped up). There was A LOT of ground to cover for Rear Quarter Weatherstrip because in order to install and align rubber and felt weatherstrip properly the window regulators needed to be in the car and the glass needed to be installed. All of that is covered in one long video. I think we've kept the pace up pretty well though so most RX3 enthusiasts will hopefully not be bored watching the video.

Still some audio editing to do, titles, and then a final preview before rendering. Should be available to our Patreon supporters by Thursday, Nov 10th, then rest of the world next Thursday, Nov 17.

Give or take a day or two.
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