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Old 01-05-2022, 04:51 AM
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I cut it long by 3/16"-3/8" as rubber shrinks over time. Also means there is no strain on the join and sits into the corners far better.

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Old 01-05-2022, 12:12 PM
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Well done. The finish work takes forever, right?
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Old 01-06-2022, 04:14 AM
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Well done. The finish work takes forever, right?
Lockdown finally ended here so been away for two holidays already!
Trying to make up for lost time,
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X2.........even if it s only temporary. The new strain is spreading like wild fire.
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X2.........even if it s only temporary. The new strain is spreading like wild fire.

Making the most of it while we can.
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Old 01-13-2022, 10:59 PM
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Well back from holidays and thought I would tackle the headlining. Just thought to do a section at a time to see how it went using Permatex Headlining Adhesive.


Didn't go well as wrinkled in the corners more than I wanted.


So cut each side off and see if I could rescue what we had already done.


Just slid the cut off section up to it to see if it would work this way. Looked bad so it was all stripped off. Made the hard decision to have it done for me and hope they can do better. The first time in the whole build!


Made up some quick covers for the seat belt reels.


The hot summer days here left the rear wall baggy! It is because I was forced to use the wrong foam during lock down which I couldn't use glue on without it swelling up. Can even see a bit of over spray below the window how it reacted.


So stripped it all off and bought the right foam and glued the foam to the panel and the material directly to the foam. Looks like I wanted in the first place now!


I knew the same thing would happen to all the other panels I had already done as well so stripped the material off and then scrapped off the foam. Wire brushed the self adhesive glue off that was left and hand sanded it.


Glued down the new foam from the upholster and carefully lined up the material doing half at a time to line up all the holes etc.


Pulled the overlap through the holes and glued that down.


Ready to redo all the rest!


Re did the other door panel and kick panels as well.


Another lesson learned is do not use acetone to get old glue off the material! Can see how it discoloured the bottom corner. So all this was had to be stripped down yet again and the foam and material replaced. One step forward and 2 steps back it seems this year! Found old glue comes off better with mineral turpentine or even using an eraser.
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Old 01-13-2022, 11:20 PM
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I'm enjoying watching this project move along! It's interesting how you are working across trades, forming metal, and upholstering. My dad used to make some 100 point Concours upholstery for pre-WW2 vehicles, and could repair stainless trim on those old vehicles, as well. I let him do my upholstery and trim work, and was the mechanic of the family instead.
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Old 01-14-2022, 04:55 AM
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I'm enjoying watching this project move along! It's interesting how you are working across trades, forming metal, and upholstering. My dad used to make some 100 point Concours upholstery for pre-WW2 vehicles, and could repair stainless trim on those old vehicles, as well. I let him do my upholstery and trim work, and was the mechanic of the family instead.
Thanks mate. Like to give everything a go and see if I can get it good enough for the purpose and that it doesn't annoy me too much. I'm just an amateur at the upholstery but seeing some progression the more I do. Just hard getting more of the headlining material to try again and would prefer better glue than out of a spray can too. In the end the cost was the same to get it done.
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Ten out of ten for your patience Marcus. must have been heartbreaking having to redo all that work.
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