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    Package tray clips

    What type of clips were used to hold the package tray in place? Here is the underside of my original showing the clip retainers.
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    Vent/wing window lubrication?

    I'm taking the front door panels off of my 66 Newport 2 door in order to replace the cat whiskers, make some adjustments to the glass alignment, lubricate the window regulator and door locks, replace the armrest bases and replace the cracked/missing window crank spacers. While I have it all...
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    Dash pad Cracks

    I know these aren’t that bad, but is there something I can do to prevent them from getting worse? I was thinking maybe CA glue? I recently started using Meguiar’s 57 to help preserve it.
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    Package shelf coloration and/or source for new

    I haven’t found a “for sure” source for a ‘66 Chrysler Newport rear package shelf, just various C bodies models from other years. Given that, I might make my own from hardboard, using a jigsaw. How were package shelves colored? Paint? Dye? Vinyl covering? My original is badly damaged and I...
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    Front windshield trim, and dash pad

    Are these trim pieces installed correctly, sitting on top of the dash pad? The windshield has been replaced at some point and I’m just curious if they put it all back together correctly or not. Thank you.
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    Front seat belts arranged in an 'X'

    The owner's manual for my 66 Newport says to arrange the front seat belts in an 'X' - anyone know why?
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    Condensation problems STILL!

    Hey guys, I'm still battling too much condensation inside my '66 Newport. To recap - it's parked outdoors, on a concrete pad, under a cloth car cover. There is no roof over the car. Outdoor temperatures are hovering between 25F and 35F with occasional rain and snow. I think the car cover is...
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    Interior paint colors

    Hoping to ID this color. 66 Chrysler, tag code is L7R “red” but I think this might be “Aztec Red” or something. It’s the same as what’s on the dash. Not terrible, but has some rust and PO “stuff.” Anyone know the name and a source? Thank you! PS This is the rear window trim.
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    Quarter window slider/roller

    What is this part called and where can I get another one? I broke it trying to get it installed. What a nightmare.
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    Drivers door hard to open from inside

    1966 Newport So my driver side door has been getting harder to open from inside lately. A lot of the time I have to give it a little nudge with my shoulder to get it to pop open. Here’s a picture of some new wear I am seeing on the door latch mechanism. What do you think needs to be adjusted...
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    Butyric acid/vomit smell

    So now that the weather has warmed up, my 66 Newport has acquired a mild smell of butyric acid (vomit) when it sits in the sun for a length of time. Not present when it’s cool or cold. I’ve had the entire interior out, steam cleaned absolutely everything, and the only thing I can think of is...
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    Odometer suddenly working … intermittently

    So a couple days ago my speedometer cable started making some noise. Still looking for suitable lubricant. Today while driving my odometer suddenly started rolling! Lasted about 5 miles before stopping again. So obviously it’s not broken, but when I get it all apart in June to fix other...
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    66 Ignition Lock Cylinder Light

    So I discovered that my Newport does indeed have an ignition switch/key light. The bulb was burned out, so I went over to the parts store, paid way too much ($7 for 2) for a 57 bulb, installed it and was immediately underwhelmed. I get a tiny sliver of light peeking out towards my key, and...
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    Column gear selector lever roll pin

    This roll pin wants to come out even after re-seating it. Guessing it’s wore out. If I tap this pin out and remove the lever to soak in evaporust, is anything else going to pop out or shift in some way that would require me to pull it all apart to put things back together? Or is it an easy peasy...
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    Ignition switch has rotated

    Any idea why my ignition switch might be rotated like this? I don’t know how the mechanism works well enough to figure it out in my brain.
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    Cleaning my crusty instrument panel (65-66)

    Aside from completely removing the dash assembly, is there a way to remove these crusty chrome parts, and black parts, and clean them up individually?
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    What are these and where do they go??

    I pulled apart my interior and am now putting things back together, and I can’t remember where these two little guys went. I think they belong in the backseat area somewhere. 1966 Chrysler Newport, two door hardtop.
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    Sill Plate Extensions - screw hole?

    What does the second screw on the extension screw into? The floorpan? The carpet? Somewhere else? Can't tell on my car . . . talking about these guys . . . Door Sill Plate Extensions 1965 - 1973 C-Body
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    66 trunk divider

    Measurements coming later today.
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    66 rear parcel shelf

    I took what’s left of my parcel shelf out today to take some measurements and thought I’d share. Does anyone know what these metal square tabs are for? I’m going to make a new one and wasn’t sure if I needed to put these on or throw them in the trash.