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Thomba48

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About Thomba48

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    Member, been hanging around a while...
  • Birthday 10/18/1967

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    Male
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    Germany
  • Interests
    Sucker of the 1940s period
  • My Project Cars
    Used to have a P15 Business Coupe and now own a 1949 convertible

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    Germany, Munich
  • Interests
    Learning on how to use both my left :-) hands

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    Business Consultant

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  1. Still hoping to find one who has the exact measurements for this hexnut so I can go for the hunting exercise.
  2. Thomba48

    Different carpet material

    Sorry. Had an internet issue. Therefore I posted this message twice. Can this one be deleted?
  3. Thomba48

    Different carpet material

    Hi. Finalising the upholstery plans the carpet and the fabric/ possibly leather is still to be decided upon. I know, it is in the eye of the beholder. Stil .... Is there a real difference between the different suppliers of carpet material. So if it says cut pile, 80/20 etc. does it really matter where you buy the material from? I have for the first time read about the 600 series loop carpet for as little as 12 USD from albrigths. Is this material any good vs. the other two. Can Albrights and its low price really be trusted? thanks
  4. Thomba48

    Cut pile, 80/20, 600 series

    Hi. Finalising the upholstery plans the carpet and the fabric/ possibly leather is still to be decided upon. I know, it is in the eye of the beholder. Stil .... Is there a real difference between the different suppliers of carpet material. So if it says cut pile, 80/20 etc. does it really matter where you buy the material from? I have for the first time read about the 600 series loop carpet for as little as 12 USD from albrigths. Is this material any good vs. the other two. Can Albrights and its low price really be trusted? thanks
  5. Admittingly a goog throw - but one with a very negative side effect. My boy decided to pick-up the wiper motor, resulting in the only hex nut available becoming loose. Next on the agenda was a good throw into the garden. And now, nowhere to be found. Buggggggggggggggggggeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr πŸ™‚ Not his fault. But very, very annoying. I checked the parts book. No help. Does anybody have this particular hex nut (linkage between the wiper motor and the actual linkage arrm, rests inside the bushing etc.) dimensions so I can get replacements? thanks And yes - you are all allowed to start laughing πŸ™‚
  6. Thanks - and the fact that the inside is not hex shaped did not make any impact on the actual performance? thanks
  7. Hi, the original set-up consisted of something that might have once been a clip but rusted away into the nowhere the moment I looked at it. So thanks for your hint. Thom
  8. Thomba48

    wiper motor engine linkage set-up

    My set-up is completely different. Rubber, inside in the shape of the nut. But the rubber is too dry and breaking apart. So I desperately need the bushings. Where? I need one nut screw as it is missing. Where? I have not found this type of E-clip yet. thanks
  9. Murphys law - what I currently touch turns into another piece of additional work. Quite annoying. Having repaired - so I believe - the wiper motor itself I noticed: a) The grommets/ bushing in the wiper arm linkage are dried up and crumble away. Where can I get those one - they are different insofar as the inside is in the shape of a nut. b) One nut screw is missing - a nut that connects the wiper motor arm with the linkage - any idea where I can get this, the are different because of itheir height c) E clip - I simply can not find an e-clip over here that is both small and long enough tΓΆ hold down the linkage thanks for all your help. thom
  10. I understand. That might be a thought. And talking about damn government. Your situation looks just greaatttt. Any imports to Germany result in A. adding the value added tax (not sure what value it adds, but it certainly adds 19% to the purchase price :-)) B. Import duties depending on the type of product, material, the state of the trade war issues currently in place The only good thing - I do not have to pay for value added taxes in the US πŸ™‚ thanks for your enlightenment.
  11. Thomba48

    Cowl vent dismanteling?

    Done in a similar fashion as 48windsor. With the minor difference that the old gasket simply came off by just looking at it. This is how brittle the material was πŸ™‚ 😞
  12. Thanks for your additional advice. Europe does not really cater for US cars. Certainly not for cars of our period. So the seach always has to be directed towards US suppliers unfortunately. As to your Steele Rubber disappointment. I am sorry to hear this again. I have now approached various suppliers and shall wait for their response. My issue is with the car being a convertible that it is also different than the standard offerings. But I shall be getting there in time. The gasket and weatherstrip change is a task for the winter anyway. And winters tend to be very long in Munich, Germany 😞
  13. Thank you very much for sharing your experience.
  14. Thomba48

    Highlander material cloth

    Did some research. It looks like the convertibles used a saran like fabric. Never heard of before but is a kind of PVC like material. Interesting.
  15. Steelrubber certainly has a good reputation, but also a high price. What about other resources like the online mopar-direct supplier or moparmall? Any experience? thanks
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