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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. The seat has a slide and the back tilts forward. HRP

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  2. I picked up the additional material this morning and took it by Dave's shop this afternoon, he had today off and finished up the front seat this afternoon. HRP

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    Hopefully over the weekend Dave will finish up the rear seat & sun visors, then we can install the front seat.

    There are also a few minor interior things to be finished up but we are getting close to wrapping it up.

    We need to replace the cowl vent gasket and install a new drain to keep the carpet dry. HRP
     
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  3. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    I really like the look of those seats! Is there some upholstery term for the way the sides are finished? They look so nice, no puckered material you see on most pleated seats. Bob

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  5. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
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    Looking good..nice upgrade!
     
  6. Rodders
    Joined: Jun 5, 2012
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  7. Dave said he doesn't know but learned a long time ago when sewing pleats sewing the sides flat it doesn't sag or pucker. HRP
     
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  8. We finally installed the escutcheons & handle.

    Pop Quiz - how many times can a persons fingers be whacked with a hammer and how many SOB's spew out of a mouth when installing those damn tiny pins to hold the handles in place place. :D

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    We got the header panel and windshield arms back in place, got the new cowl vent rubber and drain installed, mounted the motorcycle horn and hopefully finish running the wire tomorrow.

    About all that's left to do to the interior is cover the sun visors and cover the rear seat bottom. HRP
     
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  9. TIP: On those little SOB pins, I mic'd them and drilled out the too small holes in the repro handles with a numbered drill to just undersize. Then chucked the pin in my cordless drill and tapered one end on the bench grinder. Hold the aggravating little SOB in some needle nose ViseGrips and start in the hole. Tap further with a small hammer and finish off with appropriate sized pin punch. You can hold back the escutcheon, start the pin, and finish all by yourself. Necessity IS the mother of invention.
     
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  10. I bought the pins at the same time I purchased the new escutcheons, Roll pins might have been a better route and my left index finger wouldn't be sore today! :rolleyes: HRP
     
  11. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
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    Danny, roll pins are the ticket. Snowman
     
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  12. Another vote for the Lowe’s stuff ....
     
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  13. Front seat's in, rear seat's finished, horn blows, it's getting close! :) HRP

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  14. Yummy!
    Where is Dave located ?
     
  15. Sandy Springs, South Carolina between Anderson & Clemson.

    Still a few more things to wrap up, hopefully the car will come back home next weekend.HRP
     
  16. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    goldmountain

    I'm thinking of tapping my window cranks and putting in a set screw in the side.

    Sent from my SM-T350 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  17. Congrats!
     
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  18. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    It's done?...............IT'S DONE!!!

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  19. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    from Michigan

    Looks so nice, Danny.
    So happy for you. Just in time for this season.
    Happy trails to you and Brenda. :)
     
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  20. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    More pictures, please. :)
     
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  21. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
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    They're pretty proud of this tool but I own one and it makes short work of removing and installing those pins.
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  22. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    Looks great. Now is the time to drive the wheels off it.
     

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