The front of a DeLorean consists of a few major parts; The fascia, which is the big molded plastic piece holding the grill and the lights, there is obviously the grill and the headlights with their buckets and brackets, there is also the indicators, the rock screen in front of the radiator, the spoiler and… Read More Restoration of a DeLorean DMC 12 front foam bumper
Here is a visual guide explaining how to remove the the rear fascia off a DeLorean DMC 12. It is easier than the front fascia, but since there are a lot of bolts and nuts in the area, it’s good to know which are needed to be removed and which aren’t. This procedure removes the complete fascia still attached to the fiberglass support and the wire harness still connected. You can then further dismantle the fascia, once it is off the car.… Read More How to remove the rear fascia of a DeLorean DMC 12
A few months back I hade a break-in in my car. They seem to have been able to open the drivers side door without too much trouble, by the looks of it by twisting a screw driver in the driver side door lock. Luckily they don’t seem to have managed to start the car, but… Read More How to replace the door lock cylinder on a 1983 DeLorean DMC12
I came across a youtube video on how to fix old and/or broken plastic details on a car. You can watch it below. It simply shows how to reinforce broken plastic with superglue and thin paper strips from news paper. Since the escutcheons seem to break very easily and have been hard to come by,… Read More How to repair and reinforce broken and brittle plastic with superglue: DeLorean escutcheon repair
My speedometer was not working at all when I bought the car. There are several videos out there to help you fix this in different ways, and they really helped me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjZyc611BuE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITPF5SDM0Z0 The DeLorean speedometer works by a cable attached to an angle drive attached to the inside of the front left wheel,… Read More How to replace a DeLorean angle drive for the speedometer, and how to loosen the stuck hub nut.
Just some images of the rear jack points. If you need to raise the rear and remove the tires for example. There is a spot just in front of the catalyst heat shield. And you can rest the car on jack stands just to the left and right too.
Here is a video where I dismantle the DeLorean window motor so you can see how it works. When I purchased my car, one of the electric window motors did not work at all, the other one rattled, but the tubing for the spring was broken and thus did not carry the window at all.… Read More The insides of a stuck DeLorean window regulator motor
My 1983 DeLorean oddly enough had the original blue fan fail unit still in the relay compartment. From what I have understood, almost every owner, not concerned with concour, has replaced it with a jumper wire, it was even a service bulletin from DMC in the 80s applying this at the factory, and instructing owners… Read More How to do the DeLorean Fan Fail Unit, fused jumper fix
The seats of my DeLorean were in need of some love when I bought the car. There were a few rips in the the actual seat area of the drivers side seat, and the shoulder seam had opened about 2-3 cm/1 inch, like on many cars. It is where the sun hits the seats most.… Read More How I restored my DeLorean original leather seats.
My ashtray was all rusty, probably due to what have been lying in it, coins, nuts, bolts and what not. I popped it out and tried to make it shine again. I sanded the inside of the actual tray with coats and fine sandpaper, I was thinking of sand blasting it, but didn’t have access… Read More Refurbished my DeLorean ashtray