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Got my interior in the Gasser ! Sewn by me !

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 54chebby, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. 54chebby
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 161

    from Ohio

    Well, finally got my interior done and installed back in the Chevy. I did it all myself. Me and a couple guys pitched our money together and bought a machine and i went to work !
    I wanted to just replace the inserts on the seats considering they were wasted and the rest of the seat(s) were ok. Also i have never done this before so i didnt want to make it impossible for me to get done.
    So, i carefully cut out the inserts of the seats, made patterns, sewed the pleats and then sewed them into the seats. I now know why interior shops charge soooo much to do interiors !! Wow what a job!!
    I might have a total of $200-$225 in the job total.
    Its not perfect but i look at it and know that i did it myself and thats all that matters. Heres some pics. The flash of the camera really makes it look yellow. Its actually gold metal flake.



  2. 55ledsled
    Joined: Feb 21, 2008
    Posts: 111

    from Amarillo

    Love the look! Where did you get the material?
  3. Must be nice to be talented!
    Way to go.
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  5. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,704

    from Locust NC

    That looks great. Awesome job for your first attempt. Did you make new door panels or cover old ones?
  6. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,935

    scrap metal 48

    Nice job.. I really like the combination.....
  7. nachodog
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 111

    from socal

    That looks sew good!;)
  8. 42 chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2006
    Posts: 623

    42 chevy

    Will you do mine next? Very nice work.
  9. That looks so totally sweet!!!!!:eek:
  10. THATS AWESOME! can't beat that for $225
  11. dwaynerz
    Joined: Nov 16, 2006
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  12. novas4life
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 254

    from vnc,wa

    Looks perfect!! Love it!
  13. DELRAY54
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
    Posts: 219


    can't wait to see the matching baby seat for the little man.
  14. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,413


    So you sewed all the diamond pleats into the material too, or did it come that way? Because that would be a ton of work, although it turned out great. How hard was it to attach your new inserts to the old vinyl on the sides? I've wondered how hard it is to add new inserts and reuse the outers. Thanks for sharing.
  15. I bought my wife a industrial sewing machine and I hope she can pull off some cool stuff like you did ....nice job
  16. Cshabang
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,458


    Stitchin aint easy as we said in Upholstery class....Nice work. I remember saying I'll never put Diamonds in a car after having to make a few panels worth...Ive been slowly changing my mind on that statement
  17. chevyben
    Joined: Nov 14, 2010
    Posts: 70

    from washington

    That looks so cool! What machine did you buy?
  18. 54chebby
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 161

    from Ohio

    Thanks! Got it from its the same as Zodiac but generic. Looks just like the Zodiac i have but half the price ($15.99yd)
    Thanks! I used the old original cardboard. Soaked them in the tub and then dried them flat.
    Yeah i sewed them all myself and yes it was a ton of work. I had never even used a sewing machine before i did these. Sewing the corners was probably the hardest part. Alot of layers and thickest point.
    We bought a Singer Slant-o-matic 401. Not exactly the right machine for the job but it worked. Its all gear driven and had a walking foot attatchment. If i had a machine to do upholstery it would have been better. The biggest issue was the throat. Its basically a heavy duty home machine so its not very deep.
  19. low-n-slo54
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,920


    that is friggin amazing!! makes my home job look tame. its still a work in progress.
  20. khanshawn
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 21

    from Ft Worth

    You should be very proud sir! That looks great.
  21. chris55
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,085


    And you'd like me to drop my car of when? Really nice job.
  22. 73super
    Joined: Dec 14, 2007
    Posts: 778


    Sweet! Great job!
  23. JMD82
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 191


    Looks great! Good Job!
  24. octobeak
    Joined: Jun 30, 2010
    Posts: 154


    great job, now that is retro cool!
  25. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,599

    from SUGAR CITY

    Looks so good!!!! I have a machine that I need to put to use for the first time very very soon. Nervous but your stuff gives me some confidence. Looks great man!
  26. tubby44
    Joined: Jan 12, 2011
    Posts: 47

    from Long Beach

    DUDE sweet I see you will be doing more of these !!!great work!
  27. I know I'd be VERY proud. You do know, you could make a TON of cash on the side........
  28. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,325

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Sew far, sew good! Nice job!
  29. Awesome man, great job.

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