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Old 06-10-2009, 08:41 AM
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Believe it or not. I just received a sample of my snake. So here it is. What do you think ? She does have to order some silver thread. Thread she was using to make this sample was breaking. So she is getting thicker thread and some leather needles for her machines. I like it. Looks killer in person. Thanks Tim,,,,,,I'm still at it..

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Hey guys, wanted to update this thread. Got my console completed, and my trunk is almost complete. Changed the design on my sub woofer box and where its at. Now its a spare tire well sub box. I used some black and blue leather. Made a design out of plywood. Then covered it with lift over headliner foam. Black leather is what i bought to do my seats. Didn't like it as well as some other black i bought. Might as well use it up. Most of it will go in trunk area. Now summer is in full force. probably wont do much more till it cools off. Just to hot right now. This winter I'll finish it and post some final pics. Dan Thanks for all your help. Tim............ I have to get some more of sub box installed. Its sets in the middle of trunk floor and carpet is flush with the leather. Just need to get some new pics.

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Good job. I really like the console door and the subwoofer box.
You're going to have a great looking car when you're done.
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Thanks Dan, I have a few questions if you don't mind. I made this rear deck lid insert out of fiberglass. It came out good, but it has some small dips. In other words its not completely flat. I used some bondo to fill most of the dips. But it started to get heavy. So i stopped and thought it would be better to use some closed cell foam. I bought some 1/4 inch thick closed cell foam. Still have some 1/8 inch left over from headliner. So i figure id cover it with 1/4 then sand it down so its flat. Then i would like to put a Ford emblem in the middle. See link. Using black and blue leather. I bought two different type of clips to attach it to the deck. Do you believe the clips will hold it on ? My guess is it should weigh like 5 pounds when done. Any info you could share would be greatly appreciated. Its almost completely flat now. So it would only require a little sanding to be flat. Then i could start on my design.
pic of emblem. Ive never have worked with this foam. So any info on how to go about making this design would help a lot. Thanks Tim
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Looking good tim!
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I would be concerned with the vibration back there and the bouncing the rear end does when going over a bump. It could break the clips away from the fiberglass, and then you'd be doing it all over again. You might want to screw the lid on instead of using the clips, unless you can get the clips to hold really, really tight. There are a couple ways to screw it on. The simplest is to just use chrome or stainless finish washers, or you can buy Au-Ve-Co oval head tapping screws that have a washer already attached. I would drill a real small pilot hole for the screws through the fiberglass insert and the trunk lid all at the same time before putting any fabric over the closed cell foam. Good luck.
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Hoping you wouldn't say that. I was trying to come up with a way not to use screws. I believe your right and I'll have to screw it down. Haven't give up on it yet tho. Still looking and think. But I'm just about running out of ideas. What ever i do. I'll let yea know. Car does ride rough. It has coilover drag race suspension in rear and only has about 2 1/2 to 3 inches of travel. Then it smacks the coilover bump rubbers. So it needs to be mounted strong. Probably use some screws with black covers. Thanks Tim
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There's another way to do it using screw in studs and fabric covered buttons that go over the top of the studs once they are screwed in. The buttons are called Dura Snap buttons. Or, you could use the screw in studs and chrome or colored snap on buttons. ( the kind used on boat covers)
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Could you make your Ford logo a snap in insert? Then you could hide screws or studs under the logo. I know it would be in the center, but it could add a lot of the needed strength to the mounting setup..
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