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I thought I'd add a couple of pics of my recently installed Jag XJS third brake light. It's made by Hella, so I can still sleep at night. Still more to do, but it's getting there.
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Carl, what is the coral red color of your SL called? I have only seen this color on a 107 once in person, and really liked it. It's unique, and striking.

RLT61, congrats on your euro headlights. They look great with your euro bumpers.
Actually the color is Signal Red.
The camera flash made it look coral red.

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I have been busy this week rebuilding the HVAC pods. I used "Ears - dash in technique" to access the foot well and center vent pods. I was unable to find many of the pods, and so I manufactured my own crude "pod popper" which makes getting the pods apart pretty easy. The diaphragms are available from a source out in Arizona - the "pod popper" was no longer available.

The hardest part of the project is removal of the center console and the lower heater box. Removing the heater box is hindered greatly by a huge mass of wiring on the right hand side running parallel to the heater box. I spent a couple of hours of fussing with it and it suddenly slid out easily? I have little confidence it will go back in easily.

I am hoping to start the reinstall Saturday.
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Now that you got the visor fixed you need to get yourself some window frame pads (forgot what the official name is - old age).
Good eye, RLT! I'm using some soft top buffers I got from the SL Shop, but they seem to want to stay with the pins on the soft top instead of staying on the receptacles in the window frame. I wonder if it matters?
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I have been busy this week rebuilding the HVAC pods. I used "Ears - dash in technique" to access the foot well and center vent pods. I was unable to find many of the pods, and so I manufactured my own crude "pod popper" which makes getting the pods apart pretty easy. The diaphragms are available from a source out in Arizona - the "pod popper" was no longer available.

The hardest part of the project is removal of the center console and the lower heater box. Removing the heater box is hindered greatly by a huge mass of wiring on the right hand side running parallel to the heater box. I spent a couple of hours of fussing with it and it suddenly slid out easily? I have little confidence it will go back in easily.

I am hoping to start the reinstall Saturday.
If you are so inclined, I'm hoping you'll share a few photos and tips as you go through the reinstall, as I would like to do this myself one day. I am afflicted with the dreaded vacuum pod having come detached from the heater box wall syndrome, which leaves my defrost vents open all the time. (Yes, I've seen other threads on this topic, too.) Good luck!!
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It was two days ago I replaced the fuel tank. Major PITA.

Of course, whenever you do anything to one of these cars two more problems show up, so I wound up with a leak in the line connecting the fuel pump, filter and accumulator. Ordered a new fuel line... so now the car sits on the lift waiting for the new fuel line to arrive.

Boy do you guys have some gorgeous rides... mine looks like a pile of shiot next to some of yours. Carl, that's the nicest red I've ever seen on a 107.
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Carl, that's the nicest red I've ever seen on a 107.
This photo is more true to the Signal Red it really is:
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This photo is more true to the Signal Red it really is:
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What did I do to my 107 today?

I piled up some acquired empty cardboard boxes on the hood...for lack of any other place.... and then rubbed the rear quarter with a garbage can.

Still more to do on my list.
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Carl, what is the coral red color of your SL called? I have only seen this color on a 107 once in person, and really liked it. It's unique, and striking.

RLT61, congrats on your euro headlights. They look great with your euro bumpers.
Thanks, I need to stop spending money on the car.
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