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Old 12 Mar 2016, 03:38 pm
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Good afternoon, all. First post!

I recently purchased my first Cruiser - a 2002 with 104k miles. I'm not sure what I have. It's pretty basic (no cruise control or power locks) but it does have power windows. And it has wood grain on the sides which is in pretty good shape except for tailgate. I'll get a picture on as soon as I can figure out how.

First thing will be a new timing belt and related, and the engine mounts. I'll do both at the same time.

It took quite a while to finally be able to post. While I was waiting I did a lot of searching on the above 2 items for repair and discovered this is a really decent forum. I'm looking forward to being a part although I don't think I'll be able to contribute much for a while. Many questions will follow in the appropriate sub-forums below.

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Old 12 Mar 2016, 03:41 pm
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Welcome to the forum, RVC. This is the place to be for great advice and help with your PT. The wood grain fading on the back of the woodys is a common thing. You can purchase more and redo it, but why would you is my question? I've owned a couple of vehicles with the fake wood grain on it and that's one of the first things that I do. Remove that crap.
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Welcome to the forum.
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Old 12 Mar 2016, 07:14 pm
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Welcome to the Forum from Sunny, 80 degrees today and rising, Ormond Beach, Fl.

A suggestion on your wood vinyl trim depreciation. If the surrounding plastic wood trim's still in good shape why not go to the new carbon fiber composite look that's all the rage?

It comes either in adhesive sheets or even a carbon fiber pattern that you can spray paint through placed over the surface your painting to give your PT a unique look. It'd be lot cheaper than replacing the vinyl sheeting that'll just deteriorate again. I can see using this pattern and paint process on dashes, hoods, bumpers and any part of a PT that would be upgraded with this new "carbon fiber look"

There's a few videos on the internet showing how that pattern material is used by spray painting through it to create a permanent carbon fiber pattern.

Much cheaper than vinyl and much more lasting.

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Welcome to the forum! Enjoy the Woody!
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Old 15 Mar 2016, 04:53 am
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A suggestion on your wood vinyl trim depreciation. If the surrounding plastic wood trim's still in good shape why not go to the new carbon fiber composite look that's all the rage?

It comes either in adhesive sheets or even a carbon fiber pattern that you can spray paint through placed over the surface your painting to give your PT a unique look. It'd be lot cheaper than replacing the vinyl sheeting that'll just deteriorate again. I can see using this pattern and paint process on dashes, hoods, bumpers and any part of a PT that would be upgraded with this new "carbon fiber look"

There's a few videos on the internet showing how that pattern material is used by spray painting through it to create a permanent carbon fiber pattern.

Much cheaper than vinyl and much more lasting.
Thanks for this. I'll check it out.

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Welcome to the forum. After I hit 45 the woody began to fade a bit too
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