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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 19, 3:31 PM Thread Starter
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New Carpets

Brought my SS in to a local interior guy I've sort of known (we ran in the same circles) since our cruising days in the 70's for new carpet. Actually went to him because one of my headliner bows (or listing wires if you will) collapsed and the headliner was bowing down near the windshield.

I had noticed whoever installed the last carpet (twenty years ago so I was told) didn't cut it quite right at the door hinge area and had stuffed a little piece in to fix it. Carpet was also a little faded in some areas. Same 'backyard' install for the headliner (a few 'extra' holes ).

Anyway, we got to talking and I decided to have new carpets installed, the seats re-foamed (to improve the lumbar support), along with the headliner work (new). He's also going to repair a wear spot on the outside piping/panel of the driver's seat.

He's going to do some sound deadening work as well.

All part of working through the 'list' of little things that aren't quite correct. Not shooting for concours level, but little bits and pieces. Still on the list: speedo 'wandering' at freeway speeds, clock not working, fuel gauge inaccurate, headlight buckets & adjusters, headlight surround retaining clips (missing on right side), console door hinge screw(s) missing/loose, and probably a few I can't remember off the top of my head.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 19, 12:40 AM
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Re: New Carpets

Wandering speedo -- try greasing the inner cable with white lithium. Fuel gauge -- start with checking grounds.


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