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  • 03-01-2010, 17:45
    stumpy
    yep mr harris , you still wear them and i use my air stapler . pmsl .
  • 03-01-2010, 17:34
    harris66
    nice work ade

    now, do you do socks and turn ups
  • 03-01-2010, 16:38
    stumpy
    hi grizz , that was a lucky find for you. they are worth theyre wait in gold. one word of advice if i may , ditch the original clutch motor you have and get a servo motor. the clutch motor runs at continuse speed and you have to feather the clutch ( not that simple) to slow it down. the servo motor only runs when you press the pedal and its speed controlable via a switch and the pedal. works exactly like a domestic sewing machine. you can one stitch at a time.
  • 03-01-2010, 16:09
    grizz
    Progress indeed. Sorry you did the "beer thing" I often have to remind myself of the beer and tools don't mix thing

    Love it when guys/girls do jobs that historically may not be associated with them.

    I found an industrial sewing machine on the pavement on recycling day a while back. It runs an oil immersed gearbox under the table.
    Guy who threw it out said he bought it new for his wife who made clothes on it from home, mainly wedding dresses etc. So machine has had a pampered life.

    Plan is to do my own upholstery for the bus interior when I get to it.

    I am sure it will be up to the job.

    Nothing like a worthwhile freebie.




  • 03-01-2010, 15:21
    stumpy
    stitched the top sections in, just got to hog ring it down now.




    .
    ade
  • 02-01-2010, 19:03
    stumpy
    well after stitchng the seat base up i found that i had stiched it out of line, that teaches me for enjoying a beer whilst i sew , so remember kids , dont drink and sew ! :****er:.


    so i have had to make a new start . after taking the original seat cover apart stitch by stitch , they were machine washed and ironed to get them flat. then transfered on cardboard as templates.





    then copied around the patterns to the vinyl and cut out. these are all the peices needed for one seat base.



    new piping made for the edges.
    to get the ribbed centre look the vinyl was marked up at 1 1/8" with 1/2" folded back and stitched along its length.




    which gave this effect



    stitched the side peices together then called it a night due to dinner and red wine calling .



    piping attached



    more to follow as i progress.
  • 28-12-2009, 20:23
    stumpy
    started work today on my seat bases , doing them in black vinyl with blue piping. going for a 70s gt look .
    cut the strips for the piping first





    used 3mm nylon cord from b&q for the piping and the piping foot on my walking foot sewing machine.










    attached the piiping to the centre section, the centre section was made earlier





    the attached the sides to the tops


    got to buy a hog ring pliers and hog rings , still got some stitching to do.
    more pics to follow. ade
  • 04-12-2009, 21:25
    stumpy
    Quote Originally Posted by hotrodguy View Post
    if you are still looking for a shifter iv'e got a 83 transam shifter 20 or you could put a gm tilt column with a cable to shift the gears , the wiring is not to much of a problem with the indicators you join two of them to gether to get them to flash properly not sure witch 2 but can find out just a thought m8 regards Guy
    hi mate , thanks for the offer but im going to have to hold tight at the moment, the fd might be put back on the road with a four potter and sold on. not sure what the future holds at the moment. ade
  • 02-12-2009, 20:12
    redvictor
    Quote Originally Posted by stumpy View Post
    Hello mate, naw not a lot done to the fd. Whilst off work no cash . Now at work but don't get paid till end of december. I'm also mechanicing on a porsche 356 for guy for day rate. Hopeing to get some time on it this weekend. Ade
    Ah,i see. Glad you got some work though mate...
  • 02-12-2009, 13:27
    hotrodguy
    if you are still looking for a shifter iv'e got a 83 transam shifter 20 or you could put a gm tilt column with a cable to shift the gears , the wiring is not to much of a problem with the indicators you join two of them to gether to get them to flash properly not sure witch 2 but can find out just a thought m8 regards Guy
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