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Old 12-14-2006, 03:54 PM
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I would like to re-do my interior my self can any one help?

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Old 12-14-2006, 04:02 PM
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Just place your Interior questions in the Interior forum....this forum is for Introductions.
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Ed, are we to assume you have a Bucket T roadster from your moniker, or what??

Check the NTBA (www.nationaltbucketalliance.com) website under Forums technical. Under interiors there are a couple of articles on doing an interior. Just be smart and use a coil spring seat cushion assembly for your seat rather than any version of foam blocks.

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Old 12-15-2006, 10:33 AM
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I can tellnothing gets by you. Thanks for the info on ntba
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Ed, are we to assume you have a Bucket T roadster from your moniker, or what??

Check the NTBA (www.nationaltbucketalliance.com) website under Forums technical. Under interiors there are a couple of articles on doing an interior. Just be smart and use a coil spring seat cushion assembly for your seta rtaher than any version of foam blocks or other such nonsense.
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Old 12-15-2006, 01:11 PM
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Pasadenahotrod: I am curious why you think a coil spring assembly would be superior to "any version of foam blocks or other such nonsense" Could you explain? Using foam to make a seat doesn't make it wrong..........there is more than one way to skin a cat.
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:21 PM
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I have foam now , never thought of springs. and your right there is more than one way to skin a cat , there are also 186 ways to cook them
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:39 PM
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Cats are a lot more prized in your neck of the woods! Up here we worship the Walleye! Good luck with your roadster.
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Cats are a lot more prized in your neck of the woods! Up here we worship the Walleye! Good luck with your roadster.
True only a Yankee would try to teach a fish to hunt mice

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Old 12-15-2006, 10:25 PM
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Being a lifelong Yankee, I have to get some credit for knowing that the expression referrred to a fish and not an animal. You have a terrrific sense of humor..........trust me when I tell you I needed a laugh today, and you provided that for me THANKS!!

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Old 12-15-2006, 10:31 PM
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I sense a friendship growing here, and if I can help you with your interior, please just ask. Use the personal message feature so we don't bore the non-fishermen in the group!

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My first impression of a T bucket roadster was ....cool looking, loud, fast...and when I sat in one the first time....uncomfortable, uncomfortable, hey this can't planned can it?.
My first T bucket was built in 1969 and the builder used a shortened old school bus seat spring. What a difference! After a short time, I discovered the reason most buckets are uncomfortable...the suspensions don't work. too many leaves in the buggy springs, no shocks or friction shocks(same thing), too stiff springs (coils or coil-overs), binding in the Panhard bars, binding in the radius rods....and so on. I removed several leaves from the front spring, redid the rear shocks to make them shocks instead of struts, and ended up with a car that rode well AND had a comfortable seat and accessable controls. My first long trip, Houston to St. Paul MN for the 20th Street Rod Nationals.

Ford Motor Company, with Henry at the controls built over 20 million Model Ts over the years from 1909-1927 and every one of them had seat spring assemblies with coil springs. The Ts carried folks in comfort, for the times, over the most varied road and non-road conditons imaginable. Why throw that engineering and experience out the window when new duplicates of original springs can be bought so cheaply and even custom measurements can be done for not much more. Car-Line Mfg. in Beaumont TX and Snyder's Antique Auto Parts in New Springfield OH are the two manufacturers of these springs as well as Model A and V8 and other Ford units plus custom doing other makes and models.
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:56 PM
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I respect your opinion, but if Henry Ford had access to today's foam and sinuous wire springs and the technology of today back then, do you think he still would have used coil springs and cotton batting in his seats? He'd have used whichever was cheaper. A quality seat can be made with either technology.
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Well I got luckey one day and saw a contractor dumping movie theater seats in the dumpster one day. So I stopped and grabbed a couple. The seats popped apart and there was a premade seat spring inside. I took some plywood and cut holes to drop the spring assemblies in place (one each side). Then took foam from a van seat bottom and hollowed out where the springs were a little (so there wasn't a bulge on top) then covered in vinyl. It makes a huge difference and have put over 10,000 comfy miles on this setup.
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Well I got luckey one day and saw a contractor dumping movie theater seats in the dumpster one day. So I stopped and grabbed a couple. The seats popped apart and there was a premade seat spring inside. I took some plywood and cut holes to drop the spring assemblies in place (one each side). Then took foam from a van seat bottom and hollowed out where the springs were a little (so there wasn't a bulge on top) then covered in vinyl. It makes a huge difference and have put over 10,000 comfy miles on this setup.
Great idea!!!!!! Can you send me some more pictures? If you will please send them to MAXAUTO1701@SBCGLOBAL.NET

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