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Re: My 6.9's
« Reply #45 on: 21 January 2016, 07:01 AM »
the heat exchanger is on the underside of the ebay listed on. It's there, just doesnt show well in the picture.
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« Reply #46 on: 18 February 2016, 12:18 PM »
After avoiding it for as long as I could I finally removed the parking brake and other items under the dash to reveal the extent of the damages. Could be better, could be worse.  I suppose the lack of space to work under there is the biggest pain.  There are a couple of  wires added by PO's  that need to be tracked down into the center console.

I did rebuild a few wires in the engine bay and the ones to the fuel pump with new sheathing and connectors. Also installed rear struts with new hoses.

I still need to remove the 4 tiny nuts that hold the fuse box on.  I'm sure that will be another pain.  Oh well, at lest it is progress.



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Re: My 6.9's
« Reply #47 on: 13 March 2016, 11:40 AM »
Here is my progress so far on fixing the rust hole under the fuse box. The previous pictures show the 2" x 5" hole in the firewall.  That was cut out and a patch panel welding in.

Gaining access to the top side is decidedly painful process, but necessary and once you actually do it, you realize that it was the correct path. First involves removing brake pedal assy fron interior of car, and all carpet and insulating panels. The are 4 small nuts holding the fuse box on.  Then the lengthy process of removing all the wires from the fuse box, labeling and making a diagram on paper. There are 2 parts to the fuse bock, they separate by simply pulling the 2 halves apart, making it a little easier to manipulate the block to access the screws holding each wire on. 

The screws holding the wires were tight, and using my electric drill provided good torque to easily pop them loose. This then gets you some movement of the fuse box, but not really enough. I then went ahead and removed the brake booster.  First it need repainting anyway and also gives you access to below it to also clean, derust and repaint underneath it. It was a tight fit pulling it out.  It also then gives you even more room to push the fuse box over and get  better access to repair the hole under it. Ordered a new brake master cylinder and seal and found a nice NOS brake fluid tank and grommets.

Stan, did you make the 2 labels that go on the brake booster?

Next I used Miracle paint and fiberglass to repair the trough under the fuse box and also in the wheel well to rebuild the still missing areas there.  I will put a second coat on, and then will use MB brushable seam sealer to cover the entire repair areas, so that the fiberglass repairs will not look like that and will look plausibly original.  Follow up with spray paint and reassemble.

I was also at this time able to fully free the wire harness on that side of the car and have cleaned the inner fender and ready to repaint that entire region. The wire harness likewise can now be cleaned and repaired as needed.

The brushable seam sealer is 005-989-64-20-09
There are 2 of these little clips that hold the brake sensor wire and the barking brake cable. 000-988-33-78.  there is another one on the other inner fender.
Sprayable body shultz 001-986-46-10

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Re: My 6.9's
« Reply #48 on: 13 March 2016, 11:46 AM »
more pictures
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Re: My 6.9's
« Reply #49 on: 13 March 2016, 11:47 AM »
and
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Re: My 6.9's
« Reply #50 on: 13 March 2016, 11:48 AM »
wire harness
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« Reply #51 on: 15 March 2016, 11:30 AM »
shultz arrived.

Brushable and sprayable
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lug nut card
« Reply #52 on: 15 March 2016, 11:33 AM »
anyone know a part number for the lug nut card?
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Re: Body Schutz
« Reply #53 on: 15 March 2016, 11:34 AM »
chutz arrived.

sprayable and brushable
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Re: My 6.9's
« Reply #54 on: 15 March 2016, 11:41 AM »
Only ever used the brushed underseal before and never been happy with it. Recently did the interior of the front wings of the 450, after some repairs, with the spray schutz and it gives a good textured finish which can be over sprayed I think. Really pleased with it.
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Re: Body Shultz
« Reply #55 on: 15 March 2016, 05:40 PM »
shultz arrived.

Brushable and sprayable

Hi!

Would you mind telling us where you were able to get the Teroson brand stuff? It's the only thing I used to use back home and would love to get my hands on some over here!

Thanks already in advance!
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Re: My 6.9's
« Reply #56 on: 15 March 2016, 06:38 PM »
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Re: My 6.9's
« Reply #57 on: 15 March 2016, 06:38 PM »
Ok, that was easy! Thanks for the info!
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Re: My 6.9's
« Reply #58 on: 11 August 2016, 11:53 AM »
It's been some time since I posted an update on my car.  The end is in sight!  Got through the remove fuse box and fix rust issue and that led to restoring the brake power unit and master cylinder. The Webasto heater has been reinstalled, though it had to be loosened about 3 times to get various things right with it. The wire harness on that side of the engine bay has been cleaned and repaired.

Bled brakes, put water in radiator - only had to drain once to fix the misrouted Webasto hoses, and filled the hydraulic tank. The fuel distributor and WUR are on their way back from GermanStar after having both rebuilt. Still need to go over some stuff back by the fuel pumps to make sure things are correct there, and install the fuel pump for the Webasto.  I found a very nice original one a while back.

So looks like I am within a short time of starting the engine and seeing how the suspension works. That should be interesting to look for leaks on all the fittings I have gone through!   If all goes well I will be able to drive the car for the first time.  It has been a year already since I started work on the car. I have ordered 461 separate parts so far.
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Re: My 6.9's
« Reply #59 on: 11 August 2016, 01:51 PM »
Its looking very clean on the underside.