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07-24-2014 04:16 PM Grooming the cab cont.
Ok back into the cab and fit the trim pieces.


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07-24-2014 04:14 PM Grooming the cab cont.
Next I laid the old liner over the new one, marked it, and cut it to match. I inserted the rods and installed it for a test fit. I found that I needed to taper the corners. I pined them in place and took it back to the sewing machine. This was a time that I needed a second set of hands, thus the squeeze clamps.


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07-24-2014 04:11 PM Grooming the cab cont.
Using the old headliner as a pattern I went to the local fabric store to find some material to sew up the new headliner. After quite a while of searching I ran across some denim. I picked a shade that went with the piece of cab that I had with me. Other than sewing patches in uniforms and helping to repair canvas while in the military my skills were limited. But what the heck I’ll give it a try. The old headliner had pockets for the rods sewn to the top of the cloth. I figured that I would make my pockets by folding the denim and sewing the pockets that way. Measure once measure twice take a deep breath and go for it. I took a piece of masking tape and attached it to my wife’s sewing machine 1 inch from the needle to give me a guide. I then folded it over and sewed another seem about a ź” from the previous seem.


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07-24-2014 04:08 PM Grooming the cab
While I am waiting for the polyurethane to dry I figured I could groom the cab. I started with the dash installed the gauges controls, cowl vent and glove box.


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07-24-2014 04:05 PM Installing the front window
I almost forgot to talk about the windshield. First I had to super glue the seal that goes around the outside of the frame. I then cleaned up my frame and had it painted. I took my glass to a glass company to have it certified and etched. I also had them cut me my door and rear glass and etch them. While there I picked up some tubes of adhesive. I ran a good bead of adhesive in the inside grove of the frame. I used some bar type of clamps to squeeze the two frame haves together.
After it setup I cleaned off the excess adhesive that squeezed out. Now for the fun part, installing the frame seal. I got some advice from this web site and picked up some seal installation tools of eBay. It took a bit of elbow grease and some liquid soap but I got it in.


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