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Old 02-28-2014, 10:29 AM   #169
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Nicer than the teak!!! Looks nice so far
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More progress...

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Old 03-03-2014, 05:07 AM   #171
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Looks very good! Slow and steady wins the race!
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:42 PM   #172
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How about an update?
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:38 AM   #173
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Not much to report really...
Its been a busy month with the whole Covered California Health Insurance Exchange deadline. I had to reinvent myself at 50, and became a Health Insurance Broker! Big change.

A little horse trading on Ebay netted me more new instruments, to replace, and supplement the OEM Teleflex units.
Replacement Tach...


And a supplemental engine oil temp gauge.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:46 AM   #174
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Here are a few more things I have stacked away for when I can get back to the Airstream.

Picked up this... a Airforum member made a batch of "Dent-Rollers" to smooth dings from inside...


Rivet Shaver, to make Olympic Rivets look like the original shaved rivets.


Teleflex trans temp gauge..


And for my future dash rebuild... about 20sqft of burr walnut veneer.

Fan assisted Trans cooler and remote filter kit!
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:15 AM   #175
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While the Airstream is not being worked on, we are busy...
The Alfa is progressing when I have time, and have a good eyesight day, or when help arrives.

Both Door trims are on...




The soundproofing is done.



Now for carpet..
We went with black, and added a subtle burgundy thread highlight.




New, home made Leather gear lever, and parking brake gaiters, with trim matching burgundy thread highlights are done.







Seat retrimming is coming along.
Headrest deconstruction...


One almost done.


Drivers seat... before.


Drivers side base cushion finished.
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Very, Very nice!
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:27 AM   #177
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Yep nice, a skill I don't have.
Nice Pic's, Thanks,tim
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Thanks!

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Yep nice, a skill I don't have.
Nice Pic's, Thanks, tim
Tim, I have never done trimming or sewing before....
I have watched, and seen it done, and always wanted to try it. Its just a matter of necessity being the mother of learning!

Here is the first full fit of the seat...


Next I had to do the seat back.
Its was a mess... the hardboard was toast...
Stripped one and used it as a template... there was 2 layers of vinyl on them.



After cutting, a quick test fit, and on to trimming...





Done.
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You do fantastic work! I admire your dedication
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Thanks,
Truth is its a struggle... and a curse.
I pulled the covers back off that seat to get the small wrinkles out..

Here it is from a few years back.


We have owned it 14+ years, and rarely use it... it has become a garage ornament. I bought it with 64k miles, and now it has like 67k...
We decided its was time to pass it on to someone else to enjoy.
The interior needed retrimming, but as always with these projects, you end up doing far more than planned.
The ratty old carpet was stuck to the floors... and after pulling that up, I found the floors needed treatment and paint.
Here is how one side looked after hours of wirebrushing, surface rust treatment, primer and paint..


Then it was replacement of the old cracked bitumen based vibration and soundproofing.


Then a layer of synthetic heat proof underlay.


Anyway, I didn't want anyone to think we were sleeping...
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Weekend work.
With some help, this is what we got done...

Pass side seat back is next.

Its a mess under there.



After grinding off the top layer of the original foam, started by adding a section of denser foam(yellow) to rebuild/mod the original foam edge to fit the new covers.
Then added the 3/8" pink foam over that.


My test fit of the cover tells me another layer is needed in some areas.

The passenger side seat base needed some TLC.
Rough paint and some surface rust.



Into the sandblaster it went... and an hour or so later...



I treated the pitted areas, with rust converter to be sure, and then sprayed a rust converting primer to seal it.



After a day to cure, I went ahead with the topcoat.

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Old 04-08-2014, 11:54 AM   #182
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I thought you were doing the MH seats until I saw the Pictures DUH

Are you practicing on the car seats so you can do the MH seats?
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