|02-18-2007 06:22 PM|
Nay Shawn , won't let you off that easy<G> There are a bunch of guys that had their eyes opened to how this is done ( a least some part of the way-it really can't be that easy!! ) that will be pouring over the yellow pages , knocking their heads against the wall trying to find the correct products locally w/o paying half the price of the stuff in shipping.
I think you would have made a whole bunch of us REAL happy to be getting good stuff while 'the iron was still hot'. So on a scale of 1 to a 100 you get a 100 anyway but it sure would have been nice.
|02-18-2007 05:51 PM|
|02-17-2007 05:23 PM|
Shawn - thanks for as great demonstration today at Ididit, very well put together and thought out... I really appreciated it. You and Jenna did a great job... the only suggestion is if ( you need to) you do it again , bring a trailer full of plactics, foams, and other materials to sell... I'm absolutely sure you could have picked up a couple grand really easy!!
|02-16-2007 01:34 PM|
Wohoo lucky me!!!!!, I just happen to run across this thread today, and being that I live 6 miles from Ididit I called and danged if they don't still have room for a few folks so look forward to meeting ya there,
|12-10-2006 11:04 AM|
I think we've all probably seen more questions in this forum about door panels, dimensioned and otherwise, and headliners than any other interior topics. When it comes to door panels, creating the design, executing the design, and finally mounting the finished panel are probably the most common. As for headliners, I'd say the same applies - especially one-piece headliners.
I also think JeepTuff has a great idea about the DVD. Ididit might have a problem with a speaker recording and selling DVDs of a presentation at one of their events, but a DVD created at your shop might be something that could be considered. I'm not suggesting you take time out of your shop schedule to produce a series of videos on "how to do it yourself and thus avoid paying me to do it" videos. But maybe as projects come along at your shop that involve the more basic issues you see posted here could be covered. I.E. a short video on exactly how your shop deals with mounting a finished door panel on a steel-bodied car versus a fiberglass-bodied car. Or, as mentioned before, how you deal with upholstering around corners to avoid puckers and wrinkles, (I know this one - it involves CAREFUL use of a heat gun, and a bit of practice,) and tricky areas like hinges and door latches. Or even regular care and maintenance of our interiors once we have them finished and are driving our cars. Anyway, you get my drift.
I'm sure a local video production company (or even a friend with a good quality DV camcorder) could do the video work for you, and Lord knows I'd gladly pay $39.95 (plus shipping and handling of course) for a video demonstration of such knowledge. Anyway, it might be something to think about.
I've only seen photos of your work, Shawn, but what I have seen blows me away. I only wish I lived closer to Ididit so I could attend your seminar.
Kudos to Ididit for doing this every year, and for recognizing true talent in asking Shawn to be a featured speaker!
|12-09-2006 02:58 PM|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||I would be very interested in seeing a 1-piece headliner go in. Like the one in a 40's Willys which is basically a hemisphere. Also, a primer on creating and covering dimensional panels would be super. Oh, and how to repair a 1" round melted spot in carpeting right under the steering wheel made by your trouble light would be VERY helpful. Don't ask why I brought that up.|
|12-08-2006 10:54 PM|
What I would like to see, is covering a dimensional panel. So lets say you build a flat door panel, cover with 1/4" closed cell foam, then you cut say a flame pattern out of 1/8 inch closed cell foam, center (to your liking) and glue to existing 1/4" foam on panel. The part that gets me, and I have tried several times is when you lay your fabric, leather, twead or what ever you are using, how to get the material to lay down so nice around the flame.. I just don't understand how it works or how to get nice end results.
Also if the entire presentation could be recorded and possibally be purchased as a DVD would be great. I am in the Seattle area, so the chances of making it to that seminar are slim to none.
As always I enjoy your work, it inspires me to try to learn even more, thus a DVD would be ..
|12-08-2006 09:43 PM|
Seat Belt reference
This is the only one I will use for seat belt installations.. http://www.sfifoundation.com/ Also check your race rule for any local predudice about seat belt installs..
Even on street rigs I follow this although in that case I may use the three point as found in modern cars..
Seat belts and safety gear go in first..then the interior guy works around that as far as I am concerned..
Just my take on belts...
|12-08-2006 08:56 PM|
|12-08-2006 11:40 AM|
There isn't any "blasting" here, he asked for a comment or suggestion... and gotten many to think about.
Don't "read" into a suggestion where there is no comment about blasting.
|12-08-2006 09:26 AM|
Your agenda looks good. Is the panel section going to include basic pattern designs also? What about seat belt aligning, positioning of support mounting and run out of the belt itself?
locknkey - recommend you do your research on board for all the great professional advice given by a member before blasting.
|12-07-2006 05:56 PM|
Shawn - I think what you have mentioned has covered what most of us are looking for. I think one thing that would be of help is what the rod builder should do when building a rod to make sure the upholstery will be able to be attached to the body.
It would be nice if it would be possible for you to put your presentation including the pics and written notes on the board either in the Knowledge Base or in the Crankshaft Coalition Wiki. That way those of us that can not attend will get the benefit of all your work.
|12-07-2006 05:07 PM|
|Kruzin Karl||Where exactly is Iditit's location?|
|12-07-2006 12:40 PM|
I think you are right on with your ideas. Absolutely need to cover headliners, especially one-piece. I also think you might address the areas that seem to give us DIYers problems. Things like getting a smooth corner without puckers, and how to work around areas like hinges and door latches. I would suggest that you bring some samples of things like foam, fleece, material, etc. to suppliment the PowerPoint overheads. I know I like to "touch and feel" to help the learning experience.
I'll keep my eye on the schedule. This is a seminar I want to attend.
|12-07-2006 09:12 AM|
I think you've covered it pretty well-I too am curious about Headliner's, how to cover panels, Materials. How about the design of these type of Panels?
With my project I am trying to learn how to make the supports for the Panels, Top Bows, best place to buy Materials and basic construction-
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