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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:50 pm 
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Fair bit of work but all "doable". I would have a good look at the front and back edges of your " at least it opens" sunroof. I recently recovered/rebuild mine and the front and back plates were pretty badly rusted:

Ended up remaking the metalwork as well as recovering it.

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I can almost guarentee mine aren't in much better shape! They give a very defined crunch when pushing those end plates. The vinyl has split on them and have been letting in water for a while. :(

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:32 pm 
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Cracked on with a few minor jobs. Door removal first. Wish I could have done this when I worked on it last.
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Six bolts came out easy enough
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This had been "repaired" before. I knew it was there but foolishly thought it was welded. Not sure why, because welds don't look lumpy. Anyway I poked.
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Next up was removing the steering column. This bolt is a right bugger to get at and remove.
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Once that's out, undo the column height adjuster and remove the pin that holds the bolt in. Then lift the whole column out.
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Then next up was the dash out.
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First job was to remove the clocks. Easy enough. Then couple of bolts and screws to remove the whole dash section.

With that out, you can see where I was at last time when I had to pause. No better than it was but no worse. Big difference this time is ok going to cut out the windscreen. That way I can cut out the riveted plates and sort all this properly.
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Bit more disassembly and then I can get on with putting fresh metal in.

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