Saturday, July 5, 2014

DEW WIPES AND DOOR PANELS DONE!

When I read the write up on how to replace the outer door window seals (dew wipes) they said the second one was easier that the first, and they were correct. Around 9 am the passenger side door was started, and proceeded very well. I did have a bit of a time getting the screws behind the window glass to break loose with the tool I made after seeing one on Rodney Dickman's website.


OLD AND NEW GLASS SEALS AND TOOLS

Newspaper was folded and stuffed in the space between the window glass and the outer side of the door, to keep the screw from going all the way to the bottom of the door, if it was dropped, and saved me a lot of work when one of them dropped. I was able easily get it off of the paper with a magnet. When putting the new dew wipe in, I did run into problems with one of the screws behind the glass. Finally I was able to use a punch and tap the seal toward the hinge side of the door, finally lining up the hole. By early after noon, the door was assembled except for the panel. The panel, arm rest, and door handle cover were painted with interior paint and the second door was finished.


OUTSIDE VIEW OF NEW DEW WIPE


REFINISHED PASSENGER DOOR PANEL

That was it for work on the Fiero on Saturday, as it was time for mowing and trimming the grass but felt good about the progress that was made over the last two days.


Until next time,

Randy
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