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PostSubject: Re: Such a Deal!?!?!? "Garage Find" '92 Roadmaster Sedan   Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:41 am

Big Wagon Guy wrote:
Awesome write up...love the fact that you included step by step directions complete with pictures and parts used. You really cleaned that car up...what a transformation. Seeing that Gold 96 RMS in the pictures above broke my heart...I have been looking for 2 complete front doors to swap onto my Gold 94 for 5 years! I'm just silly enough that if I had of seen this post earlier I would have gone down to get them. Looking forward to your next project.

It's VERY SAD to see some of the cars that show up in the salvage yards here.   Some need nothing more than a good bath and a battery to be NICE, but once they hit the yards, the title is recycled in Texas and they are on death row.

THIS 1996 Sedan just hit the LKQ yard in South Austin this week.   I'm planning to run down there this weekend and raid parts from it.  




It's great to get all these nice, rust-free parts, but sad to see cars that would be treasured in the rust-belt to the north junked down here.

-Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Such a Deal!?!?!? "Garage Find" '92 Roadmaster Sedan   Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:56 pm

Wow what a shame...that's a lot nicer then half the ones folks are attempting to keep on the roads in the rust belt. I wonder if the yards would sell them complete and if the title could be cleaned if it was registered outside of TX? I'd love to have that White 96 bare top with Blue Leather Standard seats...oh my Sad

While your there is you happen to see 2 complete 95/96 RMS front doors in Gold/Tan pls let me know...road trip!
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PostSubject: Re: Such a Deal!?!?!? "Garage Find" '92 Roadmaster Sedan   Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:13 am

Big Wagon Guy wrote:
Wow what a shame...that's a lot nicer then half the ones folks are attempting to keep on the roads in the rust belt. I wonder if the yards would sell them complete and if the title could be cleaned if it was registered outside of TX? I'd love to have that White 96 bare top with Blue Leather Standard seats...oh my Sad

While your there is you happen to see 2 complete 95/96 RMS front doors in Gold/Tan pls let me know...road trip!

When I went yarding with Mike a couple years ago, every JY we went to was selling complete running cars up front, so in TX they apparently can do this. I have also noticed that one of my local JY here in FL is doing the same thing......I'm guessing, but probably if they don't 'check it into' the JY officially, it can be resold, but once the scrapper lists the VIN in their inventory then it's done.
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PostSubject: Re: Such a Deal!?!?!? "Garage Find" '92 Roadmaster Sedan   Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:11 am

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Big Wagon Guy wrote:
Wow what a shame...that's a lot nicer then half the ones folks are attempting to keep on the roads in the rust belt. I wonder if the yards would sell them complete and if the title could be cleaned if it was registered outside of TX? I'd love to have that White 96 bare top with Blue Leather Standard seats...oh my Sad

While your there is you happen to see 2 complete 95/96 RMS front doors in Gold/Tan pls let me know...road trip!

When I went yarding with Mike a couple years ago, every JY we went to was selling complete running cars up front, so in TX they apparently can do this.    I have also noticed that one of my local JY here in FL is doing the same thing......I'm guessing, but probably if they don't 'check it into' the JY officially, it can be resold, but once the scrapper lists the VIN in their inventory then it's done.

If they take them INTO the yard, they're done. They do try to sell the cleaner runners up front first.
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PostSubject: Re: Such a Deal!?!?!? "Garage Find" '92 Roadmaster Sedan   Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:47 am

10/15/17 - So you thought the 92 Roadmaster Sedan Refurbishment was DONE? Well nothing is over until I say it's over! I realized after delivering the car that I'd missed something...I'll call it a part of it's "Gran Sport" package that I missed. The 92-93 cars have solid red plastic tail lights, with red reflectors. Well on later 94+ sedans, the tail lights were dressed up with black vertical lines and additional chrome trim edges on the lower reflectors. The black lines especially would go well with thr black bodyside and bumper trim I went with when "GS'ing" this car, so I set out to find a good set of new lights, and yesterday, after hitting two salvage yards, I did!






Cleaning salvage-yard find '96 striped Roady Sedan tail lights.




Polishing and waxing striped 96 Roadmaster Sedan tail lights.




Refurbished 1996 black-striped tail lights done. They glow! Richard Lake check these out! Cleaned, compounded, polished and waxed! I want to put them on now!








SO has anyone tried to enlarge the holes on the innermost sockets? I'm thinking of trying to add 1157's to the inner sockets so all four bulbs light up with the brake lights and blink with the turn signals. I always thought it was kind of cheap that only the outermost lights work with the brakes and signals, with the inner ones just coming on with the headlights.

Hmmm.....

I love projects!

-Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Such a Deal!?!?!? "Garage Find" '92 Roadmaster Sedan   Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:17 am

That's really subtle. I like it.

Maybe try on your old set of tails to enlarge them and if it works - sweet.
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