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#136 WrenchinOnIt OFFLINE  

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Posted March 22, 2017 - 04:50 PM

Hang on I'll be right back I have to check another post for a descriptive identifier, as I read back thru here I'm guilty of burning up amazing :(
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Posted March 22, 2017 - 04:53 PM

Okay I'm back , staggering your job is absolutely staggering ( I did have some beers after work, maybe it's me staggering) hold on I'll be right back...
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Posted March 22, 2017 - 05:00 PM

Absolutely an excellent, prodigiously, resplendent job to date, okay it's saying prodigiously isn't a word, damn now what.

Okay enough of that, hey Stew you're the man, you're a talented dude and I'm definitely a fan, Looks great.
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Posted March 22, 2017 - 07:21 PM

Don't get caught by my posting tom foolery, go back to page nine, that captivating Canadian is nearing the finish line on the metallurgy.
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Posted March 23, 2017 - 04:01 PM

Thanks for the kind words Kevin.

 

Did some grinding, sanding ,welding and more sanding but I think I have the back close to the point of being able to apply some primer - I am going to prime and paint the inside and just prime the outside and let Kevin finish filling the welds and topcoat with his preference.  It should only take about a gallon of body filler to fill in the imperfections.  :D  :D  

 

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Posted March 24, 2017 - 05:42 PM

Did some final sanding and cleanup on the bottom pan and then I put both the bottom and the back in the sandblast cabinet to clean up down in the outer lip as best as I could - I only have a small cabinet so they were a snug fit.  Once that was done I welded in a couple of more pinholes in the back that I found around the outer edge and cleaned both pieces up and got them ready for primer.  Once they were primed with self etching primer and dry I painted the inside surfaces with black paint which should slow down any future rust that might try to form.  Now I hope to move on to repairing the padding and sewing up new covers for the bottom and back. 

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Posted March 24, 2017 - 08:33 PM

Fantastic looking job Stew. One would never know that seat was done by anyone other than whomever did them for Bolens originaly (probably nicer even). At least from what I can see up to this point. From other seat upholstery work that I've seen of yours the best is yet to come. My hats off to you. You're a true craftsman. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. I'll have my sunglasses on as I'm sure it'll shine as all your work does.
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Posted March 25, 2017 - 03:49 PM

Thanks for the kind words - not sure how this will turn out yet but I am happy with the way the pans look.

 

Had a good look at the padding and I decided that it could be reused if I could get the top level and smooth again so I made paper patterns of the pleats from the marks left in the padding and then I smoothed up where the pleats were and shave 1/2" off of the top to bring it down to the same level on both the bottom and back padding.  I also got rid of the rust scale on the back side of the back padding.  Once that was done I glued on new padding on the top areas and glued on pieces of padding where the original padding had chunks missing.  When the glue dried I used the die grinder with a 2" 36 grit sanding disc to smooth up the padding - this left a nice surface to work with and I have a 1/2" well where the pleated sections (insert) will fit in - this should make the seat very close to the original height when finished.

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Posted March 26, 2017 - 01:20 PM

Found out I needed to do a little more trimming on the top of the rear padding which I did and then I moved on to sewing up new covers.  Got the pleated pieces made (inserts), filler pieces cut out and sewn on and then added the boxings that go along the sides.  I am really happy with the way the lower cover looks - the rear cover is alright but my hand cramped (that's my story and I am sticking to it) when I was doing the lock stitch across the top of the rear cover and the stitching has a little side step in it.  It will not hurt anything but I see it every time I look at the rear cover.  Did a little more shaping to the padding where the inserts fit so the covers would fit into them nicely - as you can see the covers tend to roll up a little where the pleats are.  Once I was done reshaping the padding I glued the inserts down to the padding and they looked fairly good in my humble opinion.  Other than my little oops on the stitching I think they look reasonably close to the original pattern.

 

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Posted March 26, 2017 - 02:05 PM

Holy crap Stew,you are the man for sure,great job
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Posted March 26, 2017 - 02:24 PM

 

Once I was done reshaping the padding I glued the inserts down to the padding and they looked fairly good in my humble opinion.

 

Uh, I'd say better than original! Looking fantastic!! Great job. :thumbs:  :thumbs:


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Posted March 26, 2017 - 02:55 PM

Hand probably cramped because of all the metal work you had do on this one, I'm concerned about my credibility , I asked you last August if you could re-upholster,  you said send it up, you got it almost six months later, dropped off your 1053 resto,  jumped on this, it was a rusted out cobbled up POS not just a new fabric job and now look at it . Ain't you something . I don't see a wayward stitch, I see another fantastic job.

I need to get my three best guys off the HDT hood, but on the hood, if you know what I mean. I had this problem with Rick's 1000's  hood work as memory recalls....

hey Stew :worship: seriously !!!


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Posted March 26, 2017 - 04:27 PM

All I can say is, WOW. Kudos to all the work that both Kevin and Stew have done. Stunning.
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Posted March 26, 2017 - 05:06 PM

That thing is gonna look marvelous once its completely done!!!!
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Posted March 26, 2017 - 07:56 PM

Wow that looks better than the furniture in my house. 


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