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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Paul, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. wingedexpress
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
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    wingedexpress

    That is a slick idea,my little truck could use an interior like that.
     
  2. Hell I dont even have a roadster but I stripped a couch and rolled up all that nice broken in leather with the same thing in mind. Nice work, it looks right at home in there.
     
  3. dt50chev
    Joined: Mar 15, 2005
    Posts: 596

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    Great idea. Looks good and should be durable for a long time as well.
     
  4. Coolio. Thanks for the explanation. I stripped a bone colored leather couch earlier this year for my T. Maybe I'll try to wash a little piece.

    Your interior looks fantastic by the way.
     
  5. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796

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    Damn, my neighbor down the street threw one out last month!
     
  6. Might try this on my jalopy. Clever idea, thanks for posting.
     
  7. Paul Windshield
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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  8. Kyron
    Joined: Dec 28, 2006
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    from Peoria Az

    thats Genius!!
     
  9. 29sportcoupe
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    from arizona

    And here I was looking for leather jackets
     
  10. What is the backer on the door panels ?
     
  11. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    Thanks, it'll do for now.

    You going to The World Famous Swindlers poker run Saturday?

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  12. Great idea, well done!

    Leather needs some oils to remain supple and not crack. Any ideas to replace those oils? Lanolin, neatsfoot oil maybe......

    It will soak 'em up like a sponge.
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012
  13. atomickustom
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
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    Shoot, I never thought of cheap old couches for leather!! This thread made me feel dumb but later I will feel like a genius when I snap up some horrible off-white couch for the hide. Thank you, sir!!
     
  14. pumpman
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    I'm thinking the wife is about to get a new couch.
     
  15. NortonG
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    Oh man, Paul you knocked another one out of the park!

    I really appreciate the cleaning advice and it's nice to know that one couch will do the whole car.
     
  16. JYPSEA
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    from Florida

    Nice, So hows your flee collar fit? Just kidding I really like it.
     
  17. Stevie Nash
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    Probably need a couch and a love seat to do a sedan....
     
  18. Paul
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    Mahogany plywood, about 3/16 thick with a layer of thin cushionwrap

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  19. Paul
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    Yes it will get something, haven't decide exactly what yet

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  20. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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    Way neat ingenuity. Do you have any left over? Your creeper and mechanics stool would look posh with this stuff. Saddle shops may have some application for replenishing the 'hide.
     
  21. Go to Tandy or the hardware store and buy LEXOL, leather loves it.


    http://lexol.com/product_leather_conditioner.aspx

    In fact, Lexol works so well you could skip the washing phase. I have seen some SHELLED seats come out loooking new.
     
  22. 53 COE
    Joined: Oct 8, 2011
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    from PNW

    Lexol works but is mutiple steps and smells nasty. I use Leather CPR - wipe on - wipe off - it's what came with my Katzkin leather seats in my newer truck. I treat the seats with it every 90 days.
     
  23. Blue One
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    Lexol does not smell nasty and it is easy to apply. Not to mention it is the best for leather.
     
  24. chopped
    Joined: Dec 9, 2004
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    chopped
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    Or a cheap tub surround, usually three large flat panels, waterproof.
     
  25. Looks good! I love them steering wheels
     
  26. Kerrynzl
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
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    Years ago ,I did an old Mk2 Jag red leather interior "Refurbish" with Nugget [shoe polish ] and a shit load of elbow grease.

    It looked aged yet new [ as if it had been in storage for years ]

    I sat on an old bedsheet for a week , just in case I got nugget residue all over my clothes. but it was OK.

    It is HARD WORK this way but remember they are only original once
     
  27. Harms Way
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    What a coooool idea !
     
  28. Great Idea! Thanks! I'll bet we won't be able to find any leather couches at all NOW! Over a million HAMBer's out there!
     
  29. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
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    Great idea! Shame the divorce settlement is going to cost more than shipping the car to LA and having it done in Italian glove quality chupacabrahyde sewn by Tony Nancy's ghost...
    I think she's going to get the car and you're going to get the remains of the couch...
     
  30. As we say in our area "Smakin".
     

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