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Old 12-19-2019, 07:19 AM
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The pictures above show the funky angle that the top of the back rests have.

Also, the distance between the back rests is about 3 or more inches with no covers on them. I need to get something on these seats so I can tell how, where and how thick to pad them. I will make the front and tops over sized. Then I can assemble the seat and cut the foam down for the correct shape and spacing in the middle.

After that comes sculpting a shape and designing a pattern....Hang with me and learn from my mistakes!

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I did get to work a little more on the foam for the seat tonight.

The pictures attached will show how I assembled the seats with the oversized foam and then laid a straight edge across the to top of the seat marking a straight level line to trim the top edge making it level as well as cutting the angle I wanted along the top of the back rest.

Then the outer sides were trimmed and the middle of the back rests was trimmed providing about an 1 1/4 space between the back rests.

This provides me a square balanced seat but still leaves the sides of the back rests to foam before I move on to laying out the design and foaming up the bolsters.

BTW. no final trimming or sanding has been done so the still look a little ragged. I will smooth them out more.
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Just looked at facebook. Photobucket nas now been down for 35 hours with no estimate for when it will be restored.

There a several small business owners who's sites are down during Christmas rush. NOT HAPPY CAMPERS.

I'm not too happy myself about my pictures not showing up.

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Old 12-20-2019, 05:15 PM
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Went by Steve's today. He was in the shop stripping the parts car doors getting ready to install the handles and latches.

Good friends are priceless!

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BTW, guys. Since Photobucket has now been down for four days I tried a new photo hosting site for the pictures above.

It was www.postimage.org It seems to be easy to use and free. I think it will be good.


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I've been ignoring one spot of rust repair on my 53 ford, mainly because it was the least rusted, it was the unhandy position in the shop, and it hasn't presented a structural problem. But progress in other areas has painted me into a corner.
I started digging out undercoating, and rust today, preparing for real metal repair.

Is anyone here old enough to remember "Black Magic" body repair?

After I started, I found a glob of it plugging a rust hole in one of the body mount outriggers where it attached to the inner rocker.
As the excavation progressed, I was swearing at the guy that put it there. Then I remembered that I was the hooligan that did it. My high school buddy owned the car and I helped him work in it 50 years ago.
Man, if anything could survive a nuclear blast, "Black Magic" could. Between it and the reinforced roof cement we packed in there I had quick a mess.


Now I get to use some of the techniques that John has been showing. Not going for a concourse restoration, just a practice structural repair, so the car might live to it's 100th birthday.
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LOL, You should both be so lucky!

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I've been ignoring one spot of rust repair on my 53 ford, mainly because it was the least rusted, it was the unhandy position in the shop, and it hasn't presented a structural problem. But progress in other areas has painted me into a corner.
I started digging out undercoating, and rust today, preparing for real metal repair.

Is anyone here old enough to remember "Black Magic" body repair?

After I started, I found a glob of it plugging a rust hole in one of the body mount outriggers where it attached to the inner rocker.
As the excavation progressed, I was swearing at the guy that put it there. Then I remembered that I was the hooligan that did it. My high school buddy owned the car and I helped him work in it 50 years ago.
Man, if anything could survive a nuclear blast, "Black Magic" could. Between it and the reinforced roof cement we packed in there I had quick a mess.


Now I get to use some of the techniques that John has been showing. Not going for a concourse restoration, just a practice structural repair, so the car might live to it's 100th birthday.

Yes I'm old enough to remember Black Magic and l probably also used it back then
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Old 12-25-2019, 07:38 PM
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Photobucket has now been down for six days. They say they are working on getting it restored..........I hope they are........

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I'm about to give up on Photobucket. It has been down for 8 days. I hope it will be back but I may have lost 5 years of posted pictures. We will see.

These pictures of what has been done are hosted on Postimage.org.

Steve has the door handles, stainless, all locks, bumpers, and latches mounted and working.

I have to get on the stick and get him some belt molding, headlight bezels and gravel guards polished and I can't even find time to work on my seat.

I was dissapointed to find my new Olds Fiesta spinners will not fit my front wheels. I've got to work something out. Got to have me Fiesta wheel covers.












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Hot dang!


Man, things are looking good John.
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John, that car is looking absolutely fantastic! You're shaming me into washing the two-tone Impy before I trailer it up to you for the swap, lol!
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Looking good. Yes, you do have to figure out hot to make the Fiesta wheel covers work. They're perfect for that car.
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Just noticed something. Is your fuel door sideways?
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John, my sympathies to you concerning pic hosting. As someone who has had probably half a dozen big threads extinguished by PB, I know how you feel. But I was never a paying user so cannot relate in that respect. I can only see a class action lawsuit in the future at this point. Condolences on efforts and pics lost, should the current loss of service become permanent. I'd rather not dwell on this topic but wish to express empathy and compliment your serenity.

Now, switching the tone knob back from heavy to light (hearted)... I'm curious whut th' deal with hubcaps not fitting is but had you seen fit to explain that, you would have. And maybe you will when that time comes. I am guessing dust cap interference due to hub type. With that being said, I'd now like to gush pure thoughts about your ride for a sec if I may.

No smirk generated in a car guy is as rewarding as the one from busting a naysayer upside the head with an idea you knew was the bomb as soon as you envisioned it. I never liked a red convertible a day in my life but always did like the 53 face and shape. Seeing the metal work here and learning useful tricks from it caught my attention. As time went by and I got up to speed I realized the treatment you had in mind and how cool that makes you, 454 4 speed, subtle body mods and all... I felt inclined to illustrate it and sure enough its a "together" package by anyone's standards.

My photo edits never did justice. They sold me on the hubcaps though, and the chrome and trim choices. When you posted the front end with grille in... hubba hubba. You made all the right choices, man. The Fiestas are stellar on that car. Better than I could imagine. The dash is a seriously classy do on a masterpiece by Chevy. Your enviable skill set, sharp eye for style, and persistent good humor are outstanding. And I want to take Ms. Precious for a spin as bad as any of you. Its the ultimate sunny smile and wave machine.

Didn't figure I needed to keep any of that to myself, so there you go. Nice car. Not "just another" red convertible. Far from it!
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