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TFoch

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1335 on: February 18, 2024, 05:18:15 PM »
Nice work!
Spending time with my grandkids gets in the way of finishing my car but I don't regret it!

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1336 on: February 19, 2024, 09:22:48 AM »
Thanks guys.  Right after those were done. Another bench came in for a old 70's Ford extended cab.  This time I stitched the lines according to the plaid. Not a fan of the colors but ain't my truck 
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1337 on: February 20, 2024, 02:32:10 PM »
Wow Rattiac you do great upholstery work!

Now it really bugs me I live half a world away.  If I'd live closer, I'd ask you
to do the upholstery on the Mustang seats for my Buick.

My wife and I did the seats for our '57 Pontiac. The front bench seat took us
two failed attempts and finaly on the third try we got it to look decent. Two weeks
of catching our breaths between ech attempt. Upholstery sure is a skill
that has to be learned!

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1338 on: February 20, 2024, 02:37:25 PM »
I found a couple pics.
It was an improvement anyway.





This was 12 years ago, all seams are still fine even if we had to use a too thin sewing thread.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1339 on: February 20, 2024, 04:15:15 PM »
Rattiac despit the color, it looks great.

Essex, yours looks pretty good too.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1340 on: February 20, 2024, 08:10:40 PM »
Thanks.  That seat looks great Essex.  Looked way better than my first seat.  It was bad,  backrest was crooked and drooped down on one side.
I can't wait to do the 32. Still along ways away from that.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1341 on: February 22, 2024, 02:38:27 PM »
Thank you both. My wife did the sewing, she's pretty good at it, though we did use
just a normal domestic sewingmachine. I did the measuring, designing, cutting and
planning. It was fun to do car work together.
Rear seat was comparatively easy, and doors were a breeze, but that front bench...

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1342 on: February 22, 2024, 04:13:24 PM »
Nice work by you and your wife Essex_29!
Spending time with my grandkids gets in the way of finishing my car but I don't regret it!

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1343 on: March 04, 2024, 02:49:29 PM »
I'm stretching the facts a bit, this didn't actually oocure today, but a couple days ago.
I was out shoping for parts, and had just been buying a filler cap for the rear axle on the buick, then came out and
when turning the key I just heard a soft "poff".
And it was totally dead. I tried tightening the positive cable on the starter, and at best I got another poff, and then
nothing, no matter what I tried. I had planned to have a coffee with a friend, so I  called him and said he might as
well come take me to the caf?, because my car wouldn't start.

When I stepped into his Hemi Jeep, he asked what kind of insurance I have, and after a call to the insurance
company it turned out I have a towing insurance, so I got the car hauled home for free!



The next day I measured the voltage between the positive on the battery and the positive on the starter, and
it showed 12,64 Volts between both ends of the same wire. It turned out the lead close to the battery where
 the American style side post battery lead was bolted to an adapter for my top post battery the joint had
corroded. Super simple fault, but it took a bit of thinking and a multi meter to find it.
Cleaned and working again, maybe for another 40 years.

 


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