Happy Friday! The sun is shining outside, and we’re excited for another nice evening for the Cruise-In! We hope you can join us! Last week we had some sweet MazdaSpeed Miatas join us…take a look!
Remember this Lava Orange beauty and her new exhaust?
And a quick update on the 1986 325 swap car project…last week Reggie worked on the interior, and the car’s owner finally got to come to the shop to take a look at the progress. We’re happy to report that he is very, very excited! He had purchased a mono-wiper modification kit, which Reggie installed. Installation was made much easier due to the fact that the engine is still out of the way. 😉
Next on the list will be to tuck the wires.
On a side note, Reggie tackled tailgate wiring issues in a 1994 530i wagon. It’s a common issue for the wiring harness to get beat up in this area. Upon opening the casing surrounding the wires, he found this…severed wires:
Both the driver and passenger sides were in need of repairs:
Reggie stripped the wires to expose enough to be able to solder both ends together:
Just a close-up to demonstrate how the wire stripping tool works:
Once heat shrink tubing is put on the wires, and the ends are twisted together, our dear friend flux is applied:
Then the wires are soldered:
Heat is applied to the heat shrink tubing covering the newly soldered wires, and voila! The tailgate is back in working order!
As usual, we’ll be back with more next week!
Have a great weekend!