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1982 GTC project gumtree

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:45 pm
by ard126k
BTW the fascia knob I asked about ages ago with the loudspeaker symbol on it IS a front/rear fader. Needed a scoosh of WD to get it going!

1982 GTC project gumtree

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:45 am
by Dennis Nicholas
Do not use WD40 on electrical contacts. It dries leaving an insulating film. ( I once had someone on a ship squirt many many relays/contacts in an intercom system with it......it took a great long time to individually clean off each individual set of contacts after the system had started becoming very erratic....a few hundred contacts.) Electrical contact cleaner followed by a slight smear of electric contact grease is what you need.

1982 GTC project gumtree

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:32 pm
by ard126k
Point taken Dennis but the stiffness was in the 'bearing' of the fader shaft rather than the leccy bits. In any case the contacts are sliding rather than make and break so I hope all will be well.

1982 GTC project gumtree

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:37 pm
by ard126k
In other news I've got the wiring for the XJS mirrors sorted out, bit of a headscratcher dealing with 4 different wiring colours but got there in the end. If anyone else wants to try there's a guide in the 'How to' section.

1982 GTC project gumtree

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:44 pm
by ard126k
Looks like I've found how to post pics, sorry it's 90deg. out..

Going back to the posts about the damp plywood in the footwell walls I think I've found the leak -
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if you can see the little blue dot away down there in the darkness, that's daylight from one of the holes (which I always thought were drains) in the body sills. Needless to say the holes, and the others at the back end of the sills, will be having plastic plugs fitted!

Another thing - does the steel strip along the bottom of the wall serve any useful purpose other than holding the ply in place? It only goes as far as the triangular brace on the passenger side..

1982 GTC project gumtree

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:29 pm
by ronnie
ard126k wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:44 pm

Another thing - does the steel strip along the bottom of the wall serve any useful purpose other than holding the ply in place? It only goes as far as the triangular brace on the passenger side..
Is it the steel strip that goes all the way to the back seat belt area - sandwich in the floorpan.
Also supports the door post hinge structure

1982 GTC project gumtree

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:57 pm
by Dennis Nicholas
ARD126K.....ref XJS Mirrors.......were my drawings of any help or were they too difficult because of the hand sketched nature........these are the ones pined that I sent fairly recently showing what switch did what and which wires (colour) connected to which for each movement of each switch; and also full circuit diagram for the mirrors/switches.

1982 GTC project gumtree

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:14 pm
by ard126k
Ronnie - yes it dives under the GRP at the door and runs along the lip for the seal and comes out again behind the door, stops just in front of the rollbar/belt mount. It must be a bit of strengthening (side impact? :)

Dennis - your drawings were very helpful in giving me the courage to start the swap to Jag mirrors,and finding out which wire did what. Many thanks for taking the trouble.In the event I went for the Ford-type switch which of course introduced another set of wiring colours...... I'm hoping that once the car starts to be reassembled after painting that the switch will go in the driver's door above the loudspeaker.

1982 GTC project gumtree

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:35 pm
by ard126k
Work has pretty much come to a stop just now until the car goes off to the painter.

I'm quite fancying this colour at the moment, called Kaikura Stone no less, subject to seeing anything better of course -
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Try to imagine it on a GTC. Now, should the B pillar be body colour or black? There seems to be no 'rule' about this in the photos I've seen, personal choice of course, I think black but opinions welcome!!

1982 GTC project gumtree

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:35 pm
by greeny
I am.a fan of body colour for b post. But I much prefer black for bumpers and headlight surrounds.

1982 GTC project gumtree

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:51 pm
by ronnie
Paint the B post
You can then have the option to fit the black plastic cover.

Like your car colour choice Alex! Nice.

1982 GTC project gumtree

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:35 am
by Corky
I would say it depends on your colour choices (car, hood, window frames) as to which would look better. The B post can look awkward in body colour when next to an erected black hood and black window frames if the body is a light/bright colour. This was the case with HOM450W (link to threads in my signature strip), so I had the B pillars done in black. With no. 404, the window frames were polished stainless and it was a darker shade of blue, so we kept the B pillars in body colour.

As for body coloured bumpers and headlight bezels, that's another debate. Personally, I like black bezels and body coloured bumpers. Black or chrome mirrors would be my choice too.

It's your car though, so ignore us and do it to suit you :lol: