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Working on brake lines.

New shoes, springs, and cylinders too!.

New, new new...

The nut and bolt wall of painting.

New again, as it was in 1962.

Painted. Complete.

primer on the rear and roof.

Roofing. Sand, primer.

The cowl, sand, primer and paint.

The sticker from PA.

Cleaning for painting.

Body work on the rockers.

Painting the dash also.

Primer, edging, and the doors.

Primer on the doors, and edging.

Some paint around the edging, and other difficult places.

Buffing the stainless trim.

Bumping out the dents.

Making the dash trim templet for the holes.

making the dash trim holes.

painting the dash.

Buffing the rear trim.

Sanding for another coat.

Masking for floor painting.

The couch for the material.

remove, and replace.

Homemade buffer machine.

driving past a speed trap.

repaired mud deviders.

Wildwood summer drive.

Welding in new pocket-well metal.

paint the underside.

Rear suspension back on.

Protect the sun from my head.

Nasty rusting.

A seat screw from 1962.

Painting the front wall.

The front wheel well, is done.

The other done wheel well.

Front wall is also done.

Rusted mud deviders.

Painting additional items.

Lot's to restore here.

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  Here we are on page 45, Still on the seat re upholstering..... Here's some more pictures... Continued from Page 44..

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  Making the beading. This is along the right and left edges of the centers. I made these using underground low voltage wire.

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  Still on the beading. Need four of these to run the length of each side.

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  Completed the beading application. Now, we ready for the centers.

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  The centers are cut the same as the old, and now we sew into the frameing.

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  The edges of the centers are folded about a 1/4 inch under, then a stitching the length.

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  Because the new material is more plyable, we add some padding, or stuffing so the vinyl can better be rested in place to help with removal of the wrinkles.

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  Applying the pig rings, remembering to stretch as we apply, to try to remove wrinkles.

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  Done... Looks good for a first time try at upholstery....

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  I ran out of complete square material for the rear back seating part. I had to sew three peices to make one large center. I tryed to match up the materials as best I can.

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  Just that one little wrinkle. I'll try to get it out when all the others are done. maybe I can gain experiance on the other three.
You Tube Nav ID Re-Upholstering of the 1962's seats. This is Video 02 (Rear back rest)

Re Upholstering The Seats 02

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Re Upholstering Seats 01

  Today, we removed the back rest from the front seat. Seems, This seating type is also used in 2 doors, just that for 4 doors, the back rest is bolted to the bottom so it won't move. But, before I start that, I have to remove the sleds and work on them. The bolts, as they were rusted need to be removed and the frame along the bottom needs to be cleaned up and painted. As is with the back seat bottom.

  I am working on that as of now, and tomorrow, I need to use the wire wheele and paint the frame before the seat covers go on. Thats okay, as I have not started the new covering yet. I found out I need to replace a few other areas also. More cutting and sewing work to follow. Thats about it for now. See ya next time.

  The rear seating is finished. I must say, It was harder than the back rest. I found some problems with the seat that needed to be addressed, and that took longer and more work and more skill to have this turn out decent. But, for the first time doing upholstery I must say not bad...

  The back seat is finished. Now, we move on to the back rest of the front seat. We removed the back rest from the base, and now we are getting ready to do the centers in the front seat. But, for this entry, here's some pictures and a video doing the bottom of the back seat.

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  Removing the old pig rings. I see rust around the bottom of the frame. Hmmm, looks like more work and painting to do.

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  Removing the cloth centers. They aren't in good condition. Fraying, and not too nice.

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  Sizing up the old centers with the new centers. Cut to fit.

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  Removing the rust, getting ready to paint the base part of the seating frame.

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  There was a lot of surface rust. Nothing through. The frame is solid.

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  Clean the frame with paint thinner. remove rust dust, and all the bad things for painting.

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  Paint all the nooks and crannies. Rustoleum black.

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  Sewing the centers, coverings, with the 1909 Singer Industrial sewing machine.

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  Whew! What a pain getting the wrinkles out. Some will just have to work it's own way out.

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  Keeping an eye on the wrinkles, trying to place the right pressure in the right places.

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  Sewing together the loose ends where the machine ca't go. Sealing the beading too...

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