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Re: My new '84 4KQ (follow-up to 4KQ vs Coupe for teen)
- To: CN=William.Elliott/OU=Corporate/O=MEI#064#MMSemail@example.com (William Elliott)
- Subject: Re: My new '84 4KQ (follow-up to 4KQ vs Coupe for teen)
- From: Dan Simoes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 16:01:06 -0400 (EDT)
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> actually was a fairly nice, but somewhat rusty silver 4000Q with the grey
All 1984 spec 4kqs had the chocolate brown interior, fyi.
Does it have the old style dash, or the newer 85-7?
(Hint - is the dash brown, or black? If black, it's the latter)
> Initial observation: fairly serious rust on passenger rocker and both
> passenger-side doors.
Common. You can have a couple of pieces welded in.
If he's industrious, it's trivial to fit the side valence panels
off a 85-7 4k, and you might even find silver at a boneyard.
The 84 lacks the mounting holes in some places, but some stainless
sheetmetal self-tapping screws will work fine.
> On trying to start it, the fuel pump did a fine job of covering the garage
> floor with fuel.
Metal and/or rubber hoses are probably rotted.
> reverse hard to find... my guess is a linkage/shifter issue
Most likely. Check the fluid levels though.
> Anyway, at the extreme urging of the teenager, I decided to keep the car...
> even though I'm still not sure if it's a parts car or one I intend on putting
> together for him. (Final cost was about $500)
Sounds like a parts car, realistically.
Find another 84 that is a known good car and go from there.
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