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Old 04-14-2018, 02:27 PM   #21
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It probably depends on if the tall guy or short guy was on shift
Ok, you got me laughing on that one
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:52 AM   #22
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The guys could not find my style antenna from their distributor.
They mentioned they saw something on Amazon made by Harada.
I found this on ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Section-48...0/321920344335
This is the description:
3-Section 48" Telescopic Pillar Mount Radio Antenna for 1974-84 Nissan 310 710
$10 and free shipping. Cheap enough for a test.

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Old 04-26-2018, 07:54 AM   #23
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While I wait for my antenna to arrive, I am cleaning up the side panel.
I saw something on YouTube using a heat gun:

I gave it a try and with just 30 min I have some improvement in my panel.
This was a quick test to see how it would work. I used a 1300 watt gun and if you dont keep it moving, it will warp or burn the panel.


Next I went to the worst area for fading, near the cup holder:


In about 10 min. I have this:


It is no where near to complete, but I bet I can improve the color evenness with a bit more work. I will wait until I have the panel mounted. My basement workshop is too dark to see the shading changes.

Beware that you can warp or burn the panel. I used the gun less than a inch from the panel with enough motion to see the panel darken.
If one area started getting too warm, I would move to another area while that cooled.

My photos here dont show it, but I have a screw hole in the front end of the panel that has a split in the plastic and that split widened quite a bit. Fortunately it is a hidden part of the panel.

Are there any good products to keep the fading from coming back?

I would guess this would work on the plastic above the dash, but I would worry about cracking the windshield with the heat.
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Old 04-27-2018, 09:20 AM   #24
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I have the antenna partly installed. It is a perfect fit except that at 48", the cable is too short so I ordered a 24" extension. $10 and free shipping on eBay


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Excellent guide for Cabin side panel. I just completed passenger side restoration (water damage).
I have a question, there is a small light hanging loose behind the panel coming from the harness and I can't see where it attaches to. Any advice?
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Excellent guide for Cabin side panel. I just completed passenger side restoration (water damage).
I have a question, there is a small light hanging loose behind the panel coming from the harness and I can't see where it attaches to. Any advice?

The original cigarette lighter light? It used to be attached to the side of the lighter body.
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