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Nothing super exciting to report, but I did finally get my new fog lights installed. Here's a pic taken before I waxed it, with the old headlights, and no fog lights, compared with how it looks now.
If you've never replaced your fogs, the brackets for the repros have a tab that either needs to be ground off, or you have to reuse your old ones. Maybe the later GTs have a tab that helps it line up, but the 1987 doesn't. Here's a picture of the repro so you can see what I'm talking about. That tab that sticks up isn't on the original.
Also, I replaced my driver's side door handle bezel.
Not much new to report. Just been driving it and enjoying it.
I did buy an extra set of T-Tops.
I know it sounds crazy, but I have this irrational fear of something breaking and not being able to find either a replacement, or parts for the broken T-top mechanism.
Plus, this new set looks to be in better shape than mine anyway. The previous owner had sunshade things that were stuck on the underside of the T-Tops. Over the years, the rubber ate the tint, so when I remove the sunshades, it left 4 round spots where the rubber suction cups were.
This new set looks to be in much better shape judging by the pictures. We'll see for sure in a few days.
You might check your ignition switch, I know you just replaced it, but if the electronic part got stuck, might cause a hang up as well, like if you held the key on too long.
I had the opposite issue, I had to rotate the key slightly backwards after starting to get the accessories to turn on, turned out be the electrical connection in the ignition switch, but it was a simple, non-mechanical fix, which might be a good place to start, idk
very common problem and iirc was the subject of a recall back in the day.
I finally tried out that touch up paint I got a few months ago. It's not perfect, and while the paint is correct, it doesn't match exactly because of 27 year of fading, but it's better than it was, and a WHOLE lot cheaper than a paint job!
I need to buy some more cans, I had enough to do some of the worst spots. I'll probably end up doing all of the titanium lower section eventually.
Here's what it looks like now. A whole lot better than huge ugly yellow spots!
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