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02-03-2010 10:13 AM
DanTwoLakes
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Originally Posted by bobjob
i'm guessing that you aren't using your wife's sewing machine ?? great pics.. gave me a few ideas on what/how to do things.. would i have to buy a commercial sewing machine ,,, or can i just use the wife's ??
If you want to just sew fabric together a home machine will work fine. If you want to sew any of the parts with sew foam under them, you will need an industrial sewing machine. The home sewing machine can sew whatever you want, but it can't feed a bunch of layers of fabric and sew foam through smoothly or at all. The reason for this is that home sewing machines are usually either drop feed or needle feed with no walking foot, and a compound walking foot machine is usually a combination of both feed systems and has a walking foot. Home machines also won't have as much foot lift as an industrial machine.
02-02-2010 12:51 PM
cboy I found this construction shot which shows the underside of the console a little better (hopefully).

02-02-2010 12:30 PM
cboy
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Originally Posted by bobjob
i'm guessing that you aren't using your wife's sewing machine
You are right. Here is a shot of the sewing machine I got for doing the interior. It is a Tacsew T111-155 with a walking foot, compound feed, and a 1/2" of lift under the presser foot. It was $950 delivered to my door which included a 3/4 hp servo motor (highly recommended for the beginner).

I'm a total rookie at interior work so others can better answer your specific questions. But from what I've read on prior threads, it is not out of the question to do an interior using a common, household sewing machine. The biggest problem will be getting the required foam and fabric to all fit under your presser foot. That is why I mentioned above that the Tacsew machine, like many other upholstery machines, have at least 1/2" of "lift" under the foot...so you can get many layers of stuff under there to sew at one time. Household machines normally allow much less clearance under the foot.

But with some well thought out design and planning, many say it is possible to do it with a household machine.
02-02-2010 12:15 PM
cboy
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Originally Posted by heyjude076
It looks like there is an unfinished part of the headliner about the halfway part of the door to the windshield. It looks like this part is dropped down to contain a radio/tape player?
Ah, now I see what you and Rattler are talking about. Yes, that is the under side of the overhead console. You can see the overhead console in the shot below (where the CD player is installed) and because of the angle of the picture above, you can see the open area on the under side.



And here is the piece that covers that area. The holes are for the speakers. I have not installed this panel yet because the trim piece that holds it in place is also the trim piece that holds the top edge of the windshield in position...and I didn't want to install the windshield until the rest of the interior was finished. So that's why the area is still open in that picture.



Boy you guys have sharp eyes. I hadn't even noticed that area was in the shot. Hope that explains the mystery.
02-02-2010 11:51 AM
bobjob i'm guessing that you aren't using your wife's sewing machine ?? great pics.. gave me a few ideas on what/how to do things.. would i have to buy a commercial sewing machine ,,, or can i just use the wife's ??
02-02-2010 11:41 AM
heyjude076
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Originally Posted by 454 Rattler
Cboy, you know my eyes are really bad. Question....Did you put a sunroof in the car ?? What am I seeing in these pictures ?

I'm pretty sick right now so maybe thats the problem.

It sure looks nice !!!


454 RATTLER
It looks like there is an unfinished part of the headliner about the halfway part of the door to the windshield. It looks like this part is dropped down to contain a radio/tape player?

Cboy - how about a pic of this to confirm?
02-02-2010 08:57 AM
cboy
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Originally Posted by 454 Rattler
....Did you put a sunroof in the car ?? What am I seeing in these pictures?
My guess is you are looking at the rolled and pleated roof inserts. No sunroof.

Sick eh? Dorothy got it to...perhaps the cold & flu epicenter was Subway last Thursday.
02-02-2010 08:03 AM
454 Rattler Cboy, you know my eyes are really bad. Question....Did you put a sunroof in the car ?? What am I seeing in these pictures ?

I'm pretty sick right now so maybe thats the problem.

It sure looks nice !!!


454 RATTLER
02-01-2010 08:29 PM
OLNOLAN
Looks Grrr-great

Hey CBoy& Dan, CBoy, interior looks first class to me. I've paid upholstery folks around here for work that wasn't 1/10 of the craftsmanship. Had no idea ya'll had moved in to a color debate. With my bad eyes, the colors look different in one light and the same in others. I'm thinking if i'm a shade or two or three off, as long as the color shade is complimentary to the interior paint, I'm okay with that. Just don't know if I'm that crazy about a two tone interior. The cream and black thing. Dam shame nobody has an interior simulator. Thank ya'll for getting me on the path. olnolan
02-01-2010 03:53 PM
douglee25 You did a great job! You should be proud for sure.

Doug
02-01-2010 03:49 PM
cboy Finished the head rests and installed the seats today.





01-28-2010 01:11 PM
DanTwoLakes Here's proof positive. This is another swatch card, and on this one the big swatch is "Sand".
01-28-2010 12:45 PM
DanTwoLakes That is why there is no color name under the big swatch. That one is more to see the grain and the backing on the underside of the fabric, which is why the bottom half of the big swatch is not glued down. They also usually try to show one of the most popular colors.
01-28-2010 12:28 PM
cboy Well, a bit of the mystery might be solved. I just got an email from Burch Fabrics/Magnificent and indeed, they do rotate different colors for their "big swatch". So it could well be that Dan's card has Buff and mine has Sand...and we all still have our 20/20 vision. Yipeeeee, I'm NOT getting old!
01-28-2010 12:24 PM
DanTwoLakes Yes, the big sample could be any of the 28 colors and different on every card. If you saw my card, you would see that the big one is "Buff". In the first picture, it could be a toss-up as to which one matches, the "Buff" or the one below it, which is "Sand". The second picture is obvious with the big "Buff" sample on top of the "Sand".
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