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How Do I Stitch Up A Roll Bar Cover??

HI GUYS- I'M NEW HERE BUT I HAVE BEEN READING YOUR TECH ARTICLES FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND I MUST SAY THAT THE INFO HERE HAS BEEN TREMENDOUSLY HELPFUL- I'M DOING A RESTOMOD 69 DODGE CORONET 500 CONVERTIBLE AND I INSTALLED A TARGA STYLE ROLL BAR ( I DIDN'T WANT TO BUTCHER THE CAR) AND I WANTED TO INSTALL A NICE LEATHER LOOKING STYLE COVER OVER THE PADDING OF THE BAR. I WAS PLANNING ON BUYING THE MATERIAL FROM WALMART, AS IT HAS THE LOOK AND FEEL THAT I WANT, AND IT'S SEMI STRETCHY, SO IT HAS SOME GIVE TO WORK WITH.....I'M NOT A NOVICE AT THIS GAME AND I DO HAVE SOME GREAT TECH MYSELF, BUT ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE THE 90* TURNS IN VINYL AT THE TOP OF THE BAR? SHOULD I CUT "L" PATTERNS FROM CARDBOARD FOR THE TRANSITION FROM HORIZ. TO VERT,? WHAT ABOUT VELCRO FOR ATTACHMENT? SNAPS? ZIPPER? I DON'T WANT ANY BUNCHING IN THE INSIDE OF THE TURN AND I HAVE BEEN CHECKING OUT DANTWOLAKES' ARTICLES AND I HAVE USED SOME OF THOSE TIPS AND HAVE WORKED WELL- ANY HELP HERE WOULD BE GREAT- THANKS GUYS!!!




HERE'S A PIC OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE......

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My wife is a seamstress and has done my rollcage in my car. She setup her machine right in my shop and proceeded to cut, fit, and sew right there. She sewed vel-cro to both sides, loop and hook. Then it was easy to take off and adjust if necessary. Mine was done in suede tho, not leather.
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HI GUYS- I'M NEW HERE BUT I HAVE BEEN READING YOUR TECH ARTICLES FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND I MUST SAY THAT THE INFO HERE HAS BEEN TREMENDOUSLY HELPFUL- I'M DOING A RESTOMOD 69 DODGE CORONET 500 CONVERTIBLE AND I INSTALLED A TARGA STYLE ROLL BAR ( I DIDN'T WANT TO BUTCHER THE CAR) AND I WANTED TO INSTALL A NICE LEATHER LOOKING STYLE COVER OVER THE PADDING OF THE BAR. I WAS PLANNING ON BUYING THE MATERIAL FROM WALMART, AS IT HAS THE LOOK AND FEEL THAT I WANT, AND IT'S SEMI STRETCHY, SO IT HAS SOME GIVE TO WORK WITH.....I'M NOT A NOVICE AT THIS GAME AND I DO HAVE SOME GREAT TECH MYSELF, BUT ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE THE 90* TURNS IN VINYL AT THE TOP OF THE BAR? SHOULD I CUT "L" PATTERNS FROM CARDBOARD FOR THE TRANSITION FROM HORIZ. TO VERT,? WHAT ABOUT VELCRO FOR ATTACHMENT? SNAPS? I HAVE BEEN CHECKING OUT DANTWOLAKES' ARTICLES AND I HAVE USED SOME OF THOSE TIPS AND HAVE WORKED WELL- ANY HELP HERE WOULD BE GREAT- THANKS GUYS!!!

I'LL POST PICS OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE LATER TODAY...
First of all, welcome to the Hotrodders bulletin board and thanks for the compliments. And......could you please not post in all capital letters. It makes it seem like you're YELLING AT US. Thanks.

The 90 degree turns can be made in two ways. You can cut large "V" cuts in one long piece of fabric, or you can do it in three pieces with angle cuts at the corners. The picture shows the 2nd way very crudely done, but you get the idea. As far as closing it, that's pretty much a personal preference. There are snaps that come in colors to match your fabric, or you can use chrome snaps. Velcro will give you complete closure and will look smoother. You could also use a large #5 or #10 marine separating zipper.
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hi- why thank you for the fast reply- good idea as i have come to expect from this quality msg board!!! I'll give that a try and if you have any other great suggestions they're always welcomed.......can i post a link to my website here as i have a lot of good ideas and great cars and would like to share them, and we are also in the development stage for some great stuff for vintage mopar muscle cars.....thanks once again, and sorry for the caps- bad habit.....regards, SB540........

here's a pic of one of my toys- 63 dodge 440 wagon w/ 440, 4spd, 355 gears..
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You can't post a link to your website if you're selling something, but you can put your web site in your profile and refer people to that. I like your 440 440!
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Thank you- i have read the guidelines and have added the appropriate URL to my profile.......there's some cool stuff on our site and came here to learn more (hey, I'm 41 but ya can never know enough!) when i wanted a more finished look for a roll bar than just straight tubing....KNOWLEDGE IS POWER....thanks again guys for the good tips- went to Wally Mart (never go at 12:30am- you'll be there all nite- i learned this the hard way!) and bought all the stuff i needed and will have a go at it this week- in scraps first to test my mettle, then the real deal when i got it right.........Cheers & b back soon.....SB540
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