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If you wash carpet, you have to take the backing off. It will not dry on its own. The padding is too thick and is essentially sealed on the back side.

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Getting a good 617 Turbo motor in return of some work on a 2.5 turbo diesel. So looks like the 84 300D is getting a second lease on life sooner than expected. So I gotta do a timing chain and front end rebuild on the 2.5 300D, and the engine is mine.
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I think that's the verdict. I seem to get "Stuck" on some of these cars and get too attached. I think the plan now is to remove the drivetrain from the 1980 240D and and stick that in the 1981. I think NOW we're talking more sense. What was I thinking? Plus the 81 can remain auto and I can sell the 4-speed with it's components.
Jake, are you saying the brown 1981 240D is going to get to keep its automatic transmission?

Then the manual transmission and associated parts are sold? Therefore, that looks like the 1980 you were so attached to is parted. Know it must be hard, but will live on in a better body.

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Getting a good 617 Turbo motor in return of some work on a 2.5 turbo diesel. So looks like the 84 300D is getting a second lease on life sooner than expected. So I gotta do a timing chain and front end rebuild on the 2.5 300D, and the engine is mine.
Woot!

The work on the 2.5 looks like it will take a good bit of time. But, getting paid by hard asset is better than cash.
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Sounds like a great plan. Not what I'd call a "restoration" but I'm an old fart and stuck in my ways! You'll end up with 2 nice cars out of the deal.

Oh, and that 4 speed set-up has value. It wouldn't be all that hard to transfer to the '81 but it also can be sold for decent money. I bought an 83 240D just to get a good 4 speed setup, which is going into the S-10. I paid $650 for the 240D (decent but not perfect body) - by the time I parted it out I had $250 in the stuff I kept.

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Sounds like a great plan. Not what I'd call a "restoration" but I'm an old fart and stuck in my ways! You'll end up with 2 nice cars out of the deal.

Oh, and that 4 speed set-up has value. It wouldn't be all that hard to transfer to the '81 but it also can be sold for decent money. I bought an 83 240D just to get a good 4 speed setup, which is going into the S-10. I paid $650 for the 240D (decent but not perfect body) - by the time I parted it out I had $250 in the stuff I kept.

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The 84 will see a full restoration in the future as that's my plan. It'll be a project I'll work on over a few years. Engine rebuild lower-end and top-end, trans rebuild, suspension rebuild. The 81 240D once it's got the engine from the brown 240D I'm just gonna drive that one like that the way it is daily. I plan on getting the 81 240D ready for winter so I drive that in the snow and not the W210 Diesel and 84 300D. Since both the 84 and w210 are rust free especially the W210. Oh and the 4-speed is going up for sale soon!

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