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Old 06-14-2018, 05:58 AM
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So I thought about this all day long and went out there and started the sectioning of the seat riser. With the chop and the section I have to lower that seat and I am starting with the seat riser, I found that I could lower it two inches so I am on my way! Could I end up removing the whole thing, yep it's possible. But I really would like to keep the stock seat, just modified.

We will see, right now, I am sectioning this riser.

Brian
Brian, You mentioned earlier that you might use foam and replace your springs. That would allow you to get a little more shape in the seat as well as lower it some. You can make it look as origional as you want....or not.

If you do, be sure to use a high quality dense foam for the cushion and a medium density foam for the back rest. Your trimmer also will love it if you do.

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This is part of the rumble seat made for the roadster.




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Old 06-14-2018, 08:08 AM
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I am thinking to shape the seat like a pair of buckets, I am even thinking about the tube that goes over the top having a drop in it like a pair of buckets.



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Painter says that color is called "yellow toner". The nitrous fan's 68 Camaro was a '16 yellow. I've driven my GP 18-1/2 but it snot yellow. Your truck had the most yellow of all. Yellow.


I don't seem to be able to find my pics of it with the 48" bunk on it, but yeah, people noticed it coming...
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:52 AM
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Hot diggity, rear seat backrest is done. Forgot to take the camera out with me, so no install pics. Same sequence as the cushion, use the big zip ties to pull the cover down to the listing locations and work it on. Got the top ringed and put it in the sun to cook for 45 minutes.
I DID spend 1/2 hour and wasted a few rings to get the piping just right at the speaker enclosure, but other than that, it was pretty straight forward, just time.

Now it's on to the buckets and I've had some, not so pleasant, experience with buckets. I'm figuring they will take longer than the rear seat...



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Hot diggity, rear seat backrest is done. Forgot to take the camera out with me, so no install pics. Same sequence as the cushion, use the big zip ties to pull the cover down to the listing locations and work it on. Got the top ringed and put it in the sun to cook for 45 minutes.
I DID spend 1/2 hour and wasted a few rings to get the piping just right at the speaker enclosure, but other than that, it was pretty straight forward, just time.

Now it's on to the buckets and I've had some, not so pleasant, experience with buckets. I'm figuring they will take longer than the rear seat...




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[QUOTE=Too Many Projects;4592009]Hot diggity, rear seat backrest is done. Forgot to take the camera out with me, so no install pics. Same sequence as the cushion, use the big zip ties to pull the cover down to the listing locations and work it on. Got the top ringed and put it in the sun to cook for 45 minutes.
I DID spend 1/2 hour and wasted a few rings to get the piping just right at the speaker enclosure, but other than that, it was pretty straight forward, just time.

Now it's on to the buckets and I've had some, not so pleasant, experience with buckets. I'm figuring they will take longer than the rear seat...



I have a tip for you on doing the buckets. You have probably heard this before but I use a plastic dry cleaning bag over the foam. I just open the bag and slide it right over the foam.. That allows you to easier slide the cover right over the foam and if ya want you pull the bag out when your done. (Frankle I leave it there as it offers a bit of protection)

Your seats are looking real good. Good luck on buckets.

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I have been clearing out parts I have stored in the 55 and still have to remove all trim and molding inside to have a set pf floor and trunk pans installed..

My question is is there a benefit of installing the floor pan and trunk pan in one piece,,or install trunk separate,,

what are the pros and Cons of the 1 piece.
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I have been clearing out parts I have stored in the 55 and still have to remove all trim and molding inside to have a set pf floor and trunk pans installed..

My question is is there a benefit of installing the floor pan and trunk pan in one piece,,or install trunk separate,,

what are the pros and Cons of the 1 piece.
I haven't looked and I don't know if you can get a complete interior floor and trunk pan as 1 assembly for that model. What most people get is a 1 piece interior floor and then a 1 piece trunk floor and only have 1 seam to weld and seal.
That's the ONLY way I will do a trunk floor anymore. Way less time consuming than fitting all the pieces to look right.

Have you looked at Real Deal Steel out of Florida ? They have some really nice stuff for that car.

http://realdealsteel.com/c-1105810-b...-57-chevy.html
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The Real Deal trunk pan for the 53/54 is indeed a neat piece. As I remember, the seam between the floor assembly and trunk is a lap joint like the factory ised and allows a slight amount of adjustability. Once it is plug welded it will look like GM did it themselves.

It is good to see you getting into then'55.

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The Real Deal trunk pan for the 53/54 is indeed a neat piece. As I remember, the seam between the floor assembly and trunk is a lap joint like the factory ised and allows a slight amount of adjustability. Once it is plug welded it will look like GM did it themselves.

It is good to see you getting into then'55.

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The bucket seat work turned into a PITA. I bought 1 new seat spring a couple years ago and wanted another, so I ordered 1 from Hubbard's Impala. It came last week and is quite different. I called and they were very adamant that it was the right spring and would work, even though it appears different from the 1 I have, so stupid me, orders another, so the seats can look the same. The one I got last week doesn't fit the seat frame worth a crap and when I called, they referred me to Parts Unlimited. PU, is a PUI company and if I had known the part was PUI, I wouldn't have bought it ion the first place. I finally tracked down what brand spring I had, it's a Dynacorn, and found a place in CA that would ship it out tomorrow, 2 day Priority Mail, for a handsome fee...
The Dynacorn spring is nearly identical to the original springs I removed from the seats. Hubbard's will be getting a call tomorrow to provide an RMA so I can ship their PUI junk back for a refund...
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[QUOTE=Too Many Projects;4592009]Hot diggity, rear seat backrest is done. Forgot to take the camera out with me, so no install pics. Same sequence as the cushion, use the big zip ties to pull the cover down to the listing locations and work it on. Got the top ringed and put it in the sun to cook for 45 minutes. /QUOTE]

All these minty back seats and truck seats... makes a feller hanker back, for deeds done in such places.

But I started driving in '80 so all the blue 1960s seat backs looked like a pan of Jiffy Pop. It would cut her leg though.

When used in the context you are using them in, the word is hog-ties.
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While you guys are doing what you are doing I ordered the pistons and rings for my engine.. Keith Black 395-30 and the Keith Black rings. Paid a good price but I bet they work just fine. now back to sheet metal so this thing starts looking like a car.. Might even drive around the block yet this year...

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Not as much of a cave back there already.



Passenger seat, with new spring and foam from a couple years ago.



New spring is longer, wider and the side spring isn't shaped the same, nor does it attach to the frame...



Since I still only have 1 good spring, I tore the driver seat down to use it on that one. Fairly new upholstery, but the rest was nasty.





Ran the frame thru the blast cabinet and gave it a light coat of rust converter.





Then a nice coat of semi-gloss black.



Spring and foam attached.





Ready to start hog ringin' but that will wait for tomorrow. It's 8:30 and I've been at this since 9 am...

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