The later models of the car has a dedicated slot for the door pull strap, as opposed to have them looped through the door handle like the earlier models. Surrounding the slot there is a plastic guard which is held in place by two small screws. On the backside of the door panels these screws… Read More Alternative screw fasteners for DeLorean door strap guard; curtain hooks.
The DeLorean gas tank is located underneath the spare wheel in the luggage compartment up front. Once you remove the carpet and the spare wheel you have to remove a piece of the fiber glass body in order to get to the gas tank. The piece, or cover, is held down by Philip’s screws in… Read More How to get to the DeLorean gas tank when screws spin in the threaded rivets (without drilling or cutting them)
As I was going inside the doors to remove and test the lock solenoids anyhow, I decided to refresh the lower door panels at the same time. If you need instructions on how to get inside the doors, these are the ones I followed: An official video from DMC about how to access the doors… Read More Refurbishing My DeLorean lower side door panel
If your car is parked for winter, maybe you have the battery drained, disconnected or removed, or perhaps the door lock unit or some other component of the lock system is defect, you can still test your solenoids outside of the car. I removed mine with help of some good online instructions, to replace them… Read More How to test your DeLorean door lock solenoids
I had on my storage to-do-list to fill up both the spare tire and the regular tires. I happened to have a bicycle pump with a Schrader valve in the garage, and since the spare tire only is to be filled to ~40 Bar/60 PSI, much like a regular bicycle, I gave it a go.… Read More Yes, you can manually fill up your spare tire with a bicycle pump
I assume I will be spending a fair amount of money on restoring my ’83 DeLorean over time, so where possible I like to save money by doing as much as possible myself. I usually enjoy doing it, and if it does not work out I can always choose to spend the money at a… Read More DIY DeLorean Door Pull Straps