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Forum: Interior Restoration 11-01-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By 86_Caballero
This is one problem that frustrated me for years,...

This is one problem that frustrated me for years, and I may have found a solution. I tried a couple different "chrome tapes" only to find poor adhesion to the rubbery trim strip. I don't know if...
Forum: General BS Topics 10-01-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By 86_Caballero
Sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure the El...

Sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure the El Camino was one of your uncles prized possessions and it is great that you were given the opportunity to care for it when he no longer could.
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-01-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By 86_Caballero
Ed, the link you posted is for 2.16" diameter...

Ed, the link you posted is for 2.16" diameter emblems. The center caps need a 1.7" diameter emblem. That being said, I did purchase two sets of 1.7" emblems that look exactly like the 2.16" ones from...
Forum: For New Forum Members Only 05-17-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By 86_Caballero
Those tips on the end of the cargo rails are...

Those tips on the end of the cargo rails are chrome plated plastic and are not reproduced as far as I know. All 4 are different (left and right, front and rear). Junk yards and eBay are your best...
Forum: General BS Topics 04-07-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By 86_Caballero
You were fortunate. I bought 2 sets of uppers...

You were fortunate. I bought 2 sets of uppers from Steele last year and gave them to the body shop to install. Never thought to closely inspect them due to all the positive things I had heard about...
Forum: General BS Topics 03-28-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By 86_Caballero
Just about every day I get emails from The El...

Just about every day I get emails from The El Camino Store, Ecklers Corvette, and Ricks Camaro with the same 'sale' at all three (all Ecklers companies). Maybe that's their latest marketing strategy...
Forum: Other Vehicle Discussions 03-08-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,199
Posted By 86_Caballero
In 1974 I finally was making some decent money...

In 1974 I finally was making some decent money and bought my first new car and my first Chevy - 1974 Monte Carlo with the vinyl landau top and swivel bucket seats. I sure wish I had kept those...
Forum: Interior Restoration 03-07-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By 86_Caballero
This is a company I did use once with good...

This is a company I did use once with good results: https://www.mnrelectronics.com/delco-oem-factory-radios/
Forum: General BS Topics 03-05-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By 86_Caballero
David, sounds like you are at about the right...

David, sounds like you are at about the right amount to me. I have 8 cars, two homes (500 miles apart) and am also into restoring the old silver-face stereo equipment that I could never afford in the...
Forum: Interior Restoration 03-05-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By 86_Caballero
Another option that I and I believe others on...

Another option that I and I believe others on this forum have done is to use a later model Delco CD radio. I find the radio reception is better and its nice to have the CD player capability. These...
Forum: For New Forum Members Only 02-03-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By 86_Caballero
Paul, I'm no expert, but I do agree with the...

Paul,

I'm no expert, but I do agree with the opinions here that the stock set up should be OK if everything is working correctly. My approach to this would be to first make sure the engine temps...
Forum: Heating & Air Conditioning Systems 01-03-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By 86_Caballero
Dixie Restoration now has a repro cable. I needed...

Dixie Restoration now has a repro cable. I needed one a couple years ago and it took me quite a while to find a decent used one.
...
Forum: General BS Topics 12-08-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,195
Posted By 86_Caballero
Don't worry about what that boat is worth. Those...

Don't worry about what that boat is worth. Those are beautiful so just enjoy it. You are fortunate to have one.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-05-2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By 86_Caballero
This is a common problem for sure. Clips and...

This is a common problem for sure. Clips and Fasteners sells both male and female connector bodies in 5 packs through Amazon.
Forum: Body Restoration 12-05-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By 86_Caballero
I had a problem with the wiper arm not catching...

I had a problem with the wiper arm not catching securely at the post because the clip on the arm would not stay locked. Also, if the spring has weakened the arm will not hold the blade tight against...
Forum: Interior Restoration 09-14-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By 86_Caballero
Power Door Lock Actuators/Motors Question

The power door lock actuators on my 86 both functionally work when either lock/unlock switch is used, but it seems the actuators either don't travel far enough up or down or have enough force to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-26-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By 86_Caballero
Mike, I would think the problem is either in the...

Mike, I would think the problem is either in the motor cover (there is a circuit board inside pulse motors) or the park switch which is accessible when the motor cover is removed. If it were me, I'd...
Forum: Interior Restoration 08-12-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By 86_Caballero
I am pretty sure they were not offered. I did put...

I am pretty sure they were not offered. I did put a power bench seat from a Monte Carlo in a 86 Caballero many years ago. As I recall it was a bit taller than the stock bench seat so even at my 5'7"...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By 86_Caballero
My 86 has the light on the passenger side, same...

My 86 has the light on the passenger side, same sine as the oil dipstick. My 85 does not have the light option.
Forum: Product Review 07-18-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By 86_Caballero
For those in Region 6, I'll add my thumbs up for...

For those in Region 6, I'll add my thumbs up for Space Coast Plating. I use them for my Caballeros and my Corvettes.
Forum: Body Restoration 05-20-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By 86_Caballero
Another thing to be aware of is to make...

Another thing to be aware of is to make absolutely sure the clip is reinstalled such that the clip is secure in the small slot on the rod. If not, it may lock once or twice and then the rod falls...
Forum: Interior Restoration 04-24-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By 86_Caballero
I did miss that the initial question was...

I did miss that the initial question was regarding the door, not window seals. Anyway, for the doors I used Soft Seal and had to stretch them a bit. I don't think the seal for the doors is as...
Forum: Interior Restoration 04-23-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By 86_Caballero
I tried Soft Seal on my 86 and they would not...

I tried Soft Seal on my 86 and they would not seal properly at the window curve at blowout clip area. Purchased a set from Steele (note that Steele does not make them for the later years, they...
Forum: Region 6 (FL) 04-11-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,895
Posted By 86_Caballero
Unfortunately, I will be out of town. Otherwise I...

Unfortunately, I will be out of town. Otherwise I would be attending.
Forum: Region 6 (FL) 04-11-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By 86_Caballero
I was on the east side of town (Ft Lauderdale)...

I was on the east side of town (Ft Lauderdale) when the storm came through. A good (and needed) downpour and some high wind gusts. I live in W Broward and things were fine when I got home in the...
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