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Old 10-30-2010, 04:12 AM
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Been working on a '40 Ford sedan at the shop for a couple weeks now. Thought I would share some progress on it. Headliner is black suede, and will have black carpet. Everything else is red.

Pics of the car. Just came from paint. Has real fire painted coming out of the louvers on the hood. Anyone want to guess the engine?



Recovered factory dash. Added all new gauges and SS trim:



Front seats are from an Explorer. The backrests were reshaped to match the back seat, but the bottoms are original.




Back seat if from a Dodge car IIRC. It has been cut, narrowed, and reshaped to fit. Even the arm rest was narrowed almost 3". The console was built to give the look of buckets, and the bottoms are the Dodge back seat bottom after a lot of reshaping.






That's were we stand on it right now.
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Old 10-30-2010, 04:20 AM
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And some other stuff I've done lately.

Recovered a mid 90s Toyota bench to look like a 60s seat.





Redid the insets in a Saturn. Yellow in the middle with black CF welt cord:


67ish Camaro seats redone in black and silver CF:




Did a Simulated Convertible (Sim Con) on a 03ish Lincoln. This was a fresh install meaning this car never had a top on it before. We get a huge fiberglass shell that is wrapped and mounted to the car.



And last but not least, and one of my favorite jobs lately, custom poker tables. The rails are padded then wrapped. The table gets a light padding and then suede. This one measures out at 8' by almost 4'.


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Old 10-30-2010, 05:34 AM
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great work, love the 40' fords too
and my guess on the motor would be a 351 Modified
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:40 AM
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nice work man
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:33 AM
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looks like a small block cheby.

nice work dude
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:52 AM
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Well the motor is strange, it has a rear distributor but ford decals....!
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:27 AM
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Talent. The reuse of the seat impressed me, because the end result is so spot on.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:30 AM
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Well the motor is strange, it has a rear distributor but ford decals....!
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looks like a small block cheby.

nice work dude
it's a sbc 383. he put the ford decals on it to fool people. so far it's worked on several occasions, including a pair of judges at a car show arguing back and forth.

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Talent. The reuse of the seat impressed me, because the end result is so spot on.
thanks man. i have the front seat covers all made, just no installed yet. had to do some daily stuff plus the poker table, so that' pulled me off it for now.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:16 AM
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Amazing work!
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:01 PM
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i was like..why the hell is there ford valve covers on a chevy motor..

other then the drive train its a badass car man!
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:09 AM
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My uncle has a 40 ford convert. but it is all stock and mint.
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:20 PM
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Awesome work! I have a question. I just did the headliner in my truck with synthetic suede. I found it almost impossible to get the damn thing on without wrinkles. Do you spray the whole thing, or a little at a time? What is your method?
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:51 PM
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what kind of suede did you use? one with a foam backing? if not, it probably didn't have any stretch and that's why you have wrinkles. but when i do headliners, i do half at a time.

here are a few i've done here.

Jeep before:


gluing (you can see how i have it folded in half):


finished:



Nissan Truck before:


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fox body with flames:


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Old 11-01-2010, 06:55 PM
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It did not have foam backing or stretch at all. I guess I'll have to look for better quality stuff next time. I did it on the truck for practice. My car needs it done, but I am afraid to tackle a headliner twice the size since I had such a hard time with the first one. Thanks for the tips and pics though. That glue is nothing to mess with, WOW is it strong.

Here's how it turned out, the wrinkles were in the front corners, and I am sure you can see where some glue bled through. B2500 Restoration
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:13 PM
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doesn't look bad. i would suggest getting the suedeliner from yourautotrim.com it has the foam backing and it stretches. the foam will keep you from having bleed through.

as for the glue, it doesn't bother me. i use it daily and am so used to it, it's no big deal. now, it gets strong when you are in a boat hull laying carpet.
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