Question, I am having a real hard time removing the screws from the rear oh shnapp handles. Any suggestions would really help. I already stripped one screw and couldn't make any of the others budge so I gave up temporarily.
Thanks man. I appreciate the comment. What I had to do for those screws is to get an impact screwdriver and hit it one time with a hammer to slightly loosen the screw. On Jays new handles I bought, I didn't have to do that, they come right loose. Maybe because they have been out before??????
You can buy this at Harbor Freight and comes with several different tips to use. More people usually have more trouble with just accessing those darn bolts.
If you cant get it since you stripped it out, still go buy the tool, and use the flat head instead of the Phillips one and see if that will just loosen it enough for you. If this doenst work you might have to go to Sears or back to Harbor and get an easy out or something that looses the bolts/screws...
I can't believe how lucky Alabama is. We have one of the best college football programs around, and we have one of the best interior guru's in the lower 48. In all seriousness, I've seen Mark's interior in person and pictures can't do it justice. I know Jay is going to be stoked when he sees this thread or sees his car in person. I can't wait to have you help me with mine. First I've got to hire you to help me with my swap and then I'll get you to help me with my interior.
I hope the light interior looks as good repainted as the black does. My interior is the light beige or tan color. I don't think the black would look as good on mine as it does on yours. Keep up the good work and keep on showing those pictures.
Well thanks Jay..... I will be off for 8 days from the 23rd through the 1st of this month. Well as of now anyway. LMK when you want to do the swap, I can help out. I have never been called the "best interior GURU" before....
Thank you man... If you only know how long it takes to take everything apart, prep, paint, dissemble, and then put back to together then reinstall. It sucks... I hope it turns out great. This is the first one that I actually painted the visor's, headliner, and the sunroof cover. I just left mine grey...
Mark, those dates might actually work for me. I'm not 100% sure yet. I need to get paid for this job I'm doing so I can order my ems and my jumper harness. I wish I'd already ordered them, but this house I've been working on has eat up all of my funds.
As for the amount of time it takes to do the interior like you've did it, there's no doubt in my mind that it takes a whole lot more work than is portrayed through an internet forum. All we see are the pieces before and after, but not during the removal and install. If it was easy, girl scouts would be doing it.
Supraclone (Jay) did you want to go with 6 1/2 or back with stock 4 inches in the door and 5 1/4 in the rear or 6x9. 6x9 takes a bit more time but doable. I also topped off your clutch resevoir it was really low. Couldn't hardly see it in the resevoir. I also found one side seat trim on ebay but still looking for the other side. Found a complete console with flip down cupholder and a working lid plus a set of mats from another member on here. I will reuse your ***** from your console since they are black but paint the rest. I also found your alarm piece that will remote start your car from your phone. I forgot to tell you. Everything is in the box.
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My Lexus: Is Like a Stripper I Keep Throwing Money At Her Hoping She Will Give Me The Ride Of My Life!!!
NO holding back now. I am anxious to get the speakers redone and the dynomat in, so I can start slowly putting everything back in order..... I want to drive it again. It is hard to keep it straight with nearly 900 rwhp under the gas pedal...
You might have answered this already, but what sort of paint/dye are you using?
How long will it last, after hand-contact, etc.
I know the "fabric paint" you get at Pep-Boys doesn't last; is this some special interior stuff instead?