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Finished the rest of the interior panels today

Finished the rest of the interior panels with the exception of the door panels. Haven't finalized the design for those yet but they will match the seat in overall design. Just need sound insulation on the floor and rear bulkhead along with a couple yards of black carpet.

Here's the header panel and my $12 eBay '40 Ford rear view mirror.



Front kick panels contain 4" Pioneer stereo speakers which will be complemented by 9" speakers in the bulkhead behind the seat. Panels are made from Luann covered with glass cloth and then texture painted the same as the headliner.



Rear side panels and package tray. Side panels are Luann made the same way as the front. Package tray is a pine board texture painted.



Also stopped by the upholstery shop and picked up my seat. Stock '91 Chrysler mini van center seat with the arm rest removed. Here's what he started with....



And the finished product.



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Did you make the seat yourself?
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No. Its a '91 Chrysler mini van center seat. Just new custom upholstery by my local upholstery guy.

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The seat back almost looks like real tuck and roll, or can you see the stitching?
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The seat back almost looks like real tuck and roll, or can you see the stitching?
Yes you can see the stitching. He had the seat for about a month although it only took him 4 days to do the work. Didn't want to rush him as he came highly recommended and I wasn't in a hurry anyway.

Poor pic but here's the stitching.



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What's the fabric? It looks like black and red Wallaby grain vinyl, but it's hard to tell from a small picture.
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I'm not sure of the exact name of the fabric but you are correct both colors are vinyl. He had a book with dozens of colors in several patterns and I just chose a red that matched the exterior color and a black that had a similar pattern to the red. I didn't feel leather was appropriate for an early '60s style hot rod.... not to mention it was way too expensive.

Out here in the SW we have a lot of "Mexican" upholstery shops and Juan came highly recommended and had done work for several of the guys I talked to at our local cruise in. My neighbor was going to have the seats in his Porsche re-done, but he thought Juan's price of $500 was too high for a simple set of buckets. Personally I think he did a great job on my bench for $350.


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$500 for a set of Porsche buckets with the demonstrated quality of your seats sounds like a bargain to me. I found a set of Corvair buckets covered in fabric, with new foam padding for $500 and this included the bill the seller paid for the work and seller provided the frames.

Project looking great, Bill.

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Thanks Forest. Working on the trunk now. Kind of using it as an experiment to see how my wife does doing tuck and roll. I have some black vinyl left over from my truck project and I bought 1/4" sew foam from my upholstery guy. We'll see if my wife's cosmic sewing machine can do some straight stitching through those materials. I just hope she doesn't break something, cause you know who she'll blame.

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Even if it's a home sewing machine, it will sew through that. Tell your wife to use the heaviest needle her machine can handle, and the heaviest thread it can handle, at least size 69. You'll have to help feed it through the machine while she's sewing.
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My Son does our sewing. He is on about his 4th machine, the last being a high powered computer programed space machine. I think it is a Bernica or something like that. He bought it from a dealer that took it in on a trade in for a little old lady quilter and supposedly had about $2500 worth of soft wear and about every attachment you could imagine. He has done some sewing of pretty heavy duty cowhide as well as several WWII Nazi uniforms made from some surplus materials. Some time down the road, he is going back and redoing the interior on my coupe which was his first attempt of automotive upholstery. I want to put in all new carpet before long and he can re do the seats and panels. Head liner is fine and will stay the same.

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Bernina is a home sewing machine, not an industrial machine. He will be challenged to sew a complete car interior with that machine.
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Even if it's a home sewing machine, it will sew through that. Tell your wife to use the heaviest needle her machine can handle, and the heaviest thread it can handle, at least size 69. You'll have to help feed it through the machine while she's sewing.
Dan, my wife's machine is a Husqvarna Rose. Does all kinds of custom embroidery and other cosmic stuff. I'm sewing machine challenged.

She has denim needles in 80/12, 90/14, and 110/18, leather needles in 80/12, 90/14, assorted needles in 90 or 100, along with heavy assorted needles in 80, 90, and 100. The toughest black thread she has is #40. Any recommendations?

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See if there's a size 20 or 22 needle available for her machine. She should be able to sew up to size 92 industrial thread with that size needle. The size 18 needle will sew size 69 thread. She can order thread at the Thread Exchange. CLICK HERE Use the nylon or polyester thread listed under industrial thread. The rule of thumb is that if the thread will comfortably go through the eye of the needle you can sew with it.

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Sorry about that CL. I inadvertently edited your last post instead of replying to it, which is what I was trying to do.
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Sorry about that CL. I inadvertently edited your last post instead of replying to it, which is what I was trying to do.
No sweat. We have the appropriate needle (18) and nylon upholstery thread. All we're going to do is make simple tuck & roll for the interior panels for the trunk. Won't see a lot of use so we'll see how it goes. Thanks.

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