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Old 07-29-2012, 07:26 AM
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Yes, I do seat belts. The correct thread to use is 138 bonded nylon. That satisfies DOT requirements.

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wow, that dash turned out great.
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So Im pretty much finished with my panels. waiting for a new bench top polisher I ordered to polish out my trim. pictures coming soon.

Now Im trying to figure out how to run my carpet. I have a pretty good idea of how Im going to lay it out, just wanted to see if anyone has any advice. Never done a carpet job before, but Im not too worried. Im going to be using black german square weave. Planning on ordering it from GAHH, but if anyone knows of somewhere out of California I can order it from it will help me save on tax.

Tried to get a good picture of what the floor in my truck looks like. Any advice for laying it out will be appreciated.

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:36 AM
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Do the carpet in 4 pieces. 1st piece covers the tunnel. 2nd and 3rd pieces cover the footwells on either side of the tunnel up the firewall. 4th piece covers the area under the seat to the back wall of the cab. You may need more or less pieces, it's hard to tell just looking at a picture. You can bind the edges next to the tunnel or just butt the carpet up to the tunnel, whatever look you're going for.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:59 AM
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Thats how I was planning it out. Edges are getting bound in my vinyl Im using. When I install it do I use my top and trim adhesive or no adhesive. I cant see doing it without some sort of adhesive.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:50 AM
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Glue the padding down completely. Use as little adhesive as is possible on the carpet. Top and Trim adhesive is fine.
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Thanks. Already have the padding down. Have my steamer, Im guessing the only areas Ill need adhesive is in the tight areas or corners, so Itll keep the shape. I really dont want to use a lot, because of the fact if I need to pull it up for any reason.

Ill just have to wait until I get the carpet and see how it acts. Is the square weave nice to work with? Its going to cost a lot, but I think its worth the wool carpet. I want it to last a long time.
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Time and Materials warning

In February of this year I took my truck to a Hot Rod shop for a quesstimate on body work and paint. I had heard that this shop did nice work but was expensive. I figured I would get an estimate and if I thought it was beyond what I wanted or unaffordable I would go to my second choice which was far away and probably not as good a quality of work but I was not looking to have a show car. I took it to the closer shop for an estimate. It was guite a bit more than what I had in mind but I thought that I could handle it and I liked the idea of them getting it done in two months as they said they would. A little background on the truck. This was a great truck to start with. No patch panels needed. Not rusted through anywhere. It was already chopped and all fenders repaired by a professional but the finish work needed to be done. No work needed on the chassis. It is now the beginning of August and I still don't have the truck but expect it done any day now. The time and material has now gone over the estimae by 65%. Very little of this is materials. I bought the paint for it. The shop owner who did the estimate has been in business for over 30 years. The paint job is a very basic one color finish. I did not want something where I would worry if it was out of sight. I did want a nice fit on the doors and hood, etc.. I guess I feel that I was mislead by the terrible estimating job. I cannot understand how a person who has been doing this for over 30 years could blow an estimate that badly. This shop bills you weekly and the bills are not small. Before they get one payment there is already another on the way. By the time you see it getting out of hand it may be too late to stop it and your vehicle is in many pieces which makes it difficult to just go get it. I will say that the shop lowered there hourly rate some time back to help and now we have agreed on a single final payment at the time of pickup. My advice to you if you get an estimate is to add another 50% at least. I shoulda built a rat rod. Would have been just as happy and without the stress and empty bank account. Good luck and beware.
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Heres my panels finally finished, took me long enough.


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Very nice work, you should be really proud of yourself.
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Dan do you know of anywhere else other than gahh where I can get square weave.
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Yes, here's one place. Carpet Samples - German Square Weave There are no bargains on this stuff, the cheapest I've ever seen it is $80 a yard.
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Your panels are first class. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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Yes, here's one place. Carpet Samples - German Square Weave There are no bargains on this stuff, the cheapest I've ever seen it is $80 a yard.
Found them last night, they sent me a quote this morning $90 a yard. Also fornd a place in Van Nuys, Rich and Famous Auto Tops, cheapest so far $70 a yard. Looks like Ill go with them. Thats a lot better than the $125 I originally thought it would cost,looks like Ill be getting some a lot sooner than I thought.
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Looking for charcoal colored thread in 138. So far sunguard is the only stuff I can find that has 138 in charcoal. But I cant find anyone who sells it, I only see everyone carrying black and white in 138 sunguard.

Thread exchange has no charcoal colors, just gray and smoke, I contacted them to see if they might have what Im looking for. Does anyone know where I can find some 138 Charcoal?

Otherwise Ill just go with the 92 sunguard that I can find pretty easy. Im using this for french seams so I would like to keep it as 138.
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