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Old 11-22-2021, 10:16 PM
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It's the little things c-bass. The little things. Especially when they are so easily fitted when compared to "normal" repairs on these tanks.

You guys have Ebay up in the great white north? Would think that HVAC panel would be easy (and cheap) to come by. Nevermind, before submitting the post I Google searched it and looked. Nope, not easy to come by. Or rather, not cheap to come by via Canuckian Ebay.
The problem is usually the selection on local ebay is meh. The better alternatives are marketplace and kijiji and the usual going rate is $40 not the $15 pic n pull price that I feel more comfortable paying for a used panel

It's really not that big of a deal to find one at the yards closer to the city. Their inventory is literally 10x more than the local place I've been going to.

It was more of a piss off because of course I should find the model that isn't compatible for some reason even though there's rumors online that it should be compatible
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:04 PM
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Driving without a door panel is a real pain in the ass when it comes to getting out, and I've been getting in and out quite a bit putting around town.

Since the plans to have my super duper audio system ready within the next few days aren't going to come together I might as well pop the panel back on right? Not so fast!

I completely forgot that a couple months ago I swapped the driver's door panel from Swampy to the wife's car but when I removed the panel I noticed some bozo tore off the top corner because they must have been scared to unplug the air bag.

I might be a cheap bastard but I'm not putting a partial vapor barrier on the door after going through all that to dry out the carpet.

a quick check for new inventory online and we're OFF TO THE PIC N PULL!!

This is going to be our donor, a 2002 3.0 that arrived about 10 days earlier.







Unfortunately the HVAC control and most of the other good stuff was already gone.







Door panel came off nice and easy and the vapor barrier was in great shape with only a couple minor tears. It took me a while to get it off because that black goop gets pretty hard in the cold weather and I didn't want anything bad to happen to either party.

Some other random items that I need/are always good to have extras of











And no I don't need 3 lighters but you never really find them and they're all brand new never been used and rust free so I couldn't just leave them there to rust now could I?

Also...check this out!!











OEM BMW hitch that apparently has been at the bottom of the ocean most of it's life. Anyway I know it looks horrible to some of you but it didn't sound too bad when I tapped it with a hammer. I looked it over but couldn't quite figure out where the bolts were. The only thing that sort of resembles a bolt is this.







Please don't tell me that used to be a bolt head...

How do these things mount up anyway?

Is this even worth trying to take off?
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Old 11-23-2021, 12:13 AM
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Don't forget to grab the lower tailgate top trim and the the little 114.00 USD plastic rectangle that covers the tailgate access.... (don't ask)

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Old 11-23-2021, 03:49 AM
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that hitch looks perfect for swampy
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Old 11-23-2021, 04:04 AM
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that hitch looks perfect for swampy
Ouch....

Looks more like an excuse to buy a sand blaster...

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Old 11-23-2021, 10:30 AM
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Don't forget to grab the lower tailgate top trim and the the little 114.00 USD plastic rectangle that covers the tailgate access.... (don't ask)

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Lower tailgate top trim you mean the piece with the red reflectors?

I'm on a constant hunt for the top button but it's always gone or torn.

Word on the street is that you can use the rubber button cover from a Land Rover P/N: FUH000030G
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Old 11-23-2021, 10:32 AM
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that hitch looks perfect for swampy
I know right?? Mind you Swampy does have a hitch but it's the Curt model with the metal bar underneath and I'd rather have this one.

You might be surprised to see what a lot of sanding and a little paint can do.
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Old 11-23-2021, 10:34 AM
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Ouch....

Looks more like an excuse to buy a sand blaster...

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I already have a small sand blaster and air compressor that will definitely do the job.

The hard part will be trying to remove this thing while following the rules of the yard. No fire, no grinding.
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Old 11-23-2021, 10:43 AM
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8, 11, 12

I have found that the industrial weight stroller and a flat tire seem to destroy these parts (easily)

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Old 11-23-2021, 09:02 PM
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Hey c-bass good find! Did that car happen to have rear airbags? I'm desperately in search of a passenger side rear door airbag and ill make it worth you while!
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