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Im planning on doing a bit more interior work since I’m back here. Right now it’s a bit rough.

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taking a shot at making some new wheel well covers. Not sure what I’m doing but here we go.
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picked up this industrial walking foot machine last fall. Put a new servo motor and slowed it way down with a small drive pulley. 
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got one side done, not sure what you call this type of stitch, but I matched the factory style.
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test fit, seems acceptable. Bye bye tan.
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31 minutes ago, Draker said:

taking a shot at making some new wheel well covers. Not sure what I’m doing but here we go.
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picked up this industrial walking foot machine last fall. Put a new servo motor and slowed it way down with a small drive pulley. 
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got one side done, not sure what you call this type of stitch, but I matched the factory style.
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test fit, seems acceptable. Bye bye tan.
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For claiming to not know what you are doing that looks pretty damn good.

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4 minutes ago, Dguy210 said:

For claiming to not know what you are doing that looks pretty damn good.


Thanks! 
 

These weren’t too difficult. Planning a other bits and then the back seat.

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7 hours ago, Draker said:

sure what you call this type of stitch, but I matched the factory style

 

I believe that's normally referred to as a "French seam", but in this case that may be technically a "half French". 👍

 

And it looks badass. Well done sir. 👌

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I finished up the other wheel well cover and started glueing in pieces.

 

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3 hours ago, datsunfreak said:

Well done! Never seen anyone do vinyl there. It looks good that way.  👌

 

Maybe this trim was only offered on the deluxe models? I figured they all had this 🙂 

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On 3/26/2021 at 2:56 PM, Draker said:

 

Maybe this trim was only offered on the deluxe models? I figured they all had this 🙂 

 

Maybe. On the coupes that covering feels like it's made of some cheap cardboard painted black...  😄

 

I have always just put carpet on that area...

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A little more progress. Got the well covers glued in and a bit more trim here and there. Next up rear window area.

 

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time to address the c pillars and rear parcel shelf area.
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looks like seatbelt mounts in the c pillars? Sweet!
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went with a perforated headliner material.
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gluing in top anchor
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now that the c pillars are going to look better, I should do something about these nasty latches. They have some heavy pitting so they won’t be perfect.
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better!
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looking much better! 
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Next up, carpet for the rear window, refurbishing the back panels. After that probably redo the rear seat. 

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9 hours ago, Draker said:

Next up, carpet for the rear window 

 Doesnt this make it harder see out?  😁

 

Those panels turned out really nice.  Well done.

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1 hour ago, Draker said:

I call it, 70’s tint. Lol

I think I dated a chick like that once.

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5 hours ago, datsunfreak said:

 

Fixed.  😁

It’s not a bad idea, I have the stuff for it too. I’m just thinking of how much masking I’d have to do. Hmmm.. we’ll see what I have left after doing the rear panels.

 

the headliner is in good shape, just 50 years of grime. Why must you add to the list... lol

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11 hours ago, Draker said:

It’s not a bad idea, I have the stuff for it too. I’m just thinking of how much masking I’d have to do. Hmmm.. 

 

Well, if you do it now, while half the interior is out...   😁

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Made the carpet for the rear window. It’ll be glued to padding and over the wood that’s up there. The plan it to put some speakers back there as well.. so it’ll get cut up at some point.

 

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Sewing that carpet binding on was pretty tricky. Not bad for my first go, but mistakes were made. Shit happens, on to the next thing.

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Plan is to take off the vinyl under the window and redo it. Foam for soft from glue and well it looks like the ocean with all those waves 🌊 

 

Got more material.. and a pretty good pattern. 

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Got to work cleaning and prepping the door panels as well. Looks like I just smeared the dirt around more than cleaned it. 
 

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Next comes vinyl prep/softener and paint. Same process as I did on the front door panels. Using landau black vinyl paint and chrome pen for the panel detail.

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5 hours ago, Draker said:

Sewing that carpet binding on was pretty tricky. Not bad for my first go, but mistakes were made. 

 

I think it looks great! 👍

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