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Old 06-27-2019, 06:53 AM   #226
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Cool that you're going to help your dad out.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:05 AM   #227
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Iíve had my Dads Jag for about a week. Did quite a bit of work on it.
1) reupholstered the headliner
2) repaired the door panel that had the corner broken
3) did some leather crack repair on the seats
4) detailed the entire interior
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:06 AM   #228
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Here are the pics for the seat repair. The first 2 pics show the condition that the seats were in. There was a really bad wear spot on the drivers seat back area, as you slide into the seat. All the seats were repaired with Leather Crack Filler and then dyed. I also used a Leather Rejuvenator after the dye process, and when the dye was completely dry.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:15 AM   #229
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Wow!!!! That all looks GREAT! To think that I’m chicken about pulling the headliner out of mine is kinda ridiculous after imagining what was involved in pulling the Jag one.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:24 AM   #230
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Iím really hoping to get Big Red out more, maybe hit a few local car shows. Iím finally getting caught up with a lot of stuff that has been needing & taking most of my time. One, was the grass. I not only mow mine, but several of my neighbors. And with all the non-stop rain we have been having the last several months, itís been a challenge.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:32 AM   #231
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Wow!!!! That all looks GREAT! To think that Iím chicken about pulling the headliner out of mine is kinda ridiculous after imagining what was involved in pulling the Jag one.
It really wasnít that bad, my Dad helped. He was pretty nervous about having to fold the headliner, to get it in & out. Especially putting it back in, after the new upholstery. The color was not an 100% with the sunroof, visors and roof console. But there is a lot of 2 tone colors in the car, so Dad opted to leave it as is. He liked the 2 tone look, it goes along with the rest of the interior.
Our truck headliners are a breeze, compared to doing a car. Cleaning the old foam off, is really most of the work.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:41 AM   #232
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Very nice job! It's pretty amazing what you were able to do with the seats from what I can see in the pictures.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:48 AM   #233
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Another little project I did for my Dadís Jag, was his center console. His was broke and the PO had glued the cup holder lid shut. I found him a perfect condition one, in a salvage yard. Only problem, it was the wrong color. So it got re-dyed. It turn out great! The last photo, is with the re-dyed console installed. The damaged console is laying on the seat.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:56 AM   #234
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Very nice job! It's pretty amazing what you were able to do with the seats from what I can see in the pictures.
Thank You Rick!! It was my 1st time working with cracked leather. I was truly amazed at how this stuff worked. I only found it, because of looking at the place where I got the dye. This Leather Dye company, had the color, that matched his interior color. But they also have this cream for the crack repair. It all comes in a kit. Watched a few videos and gave it a whirl. And here I have been turning people away, with my Detailing that I do. I have had several people ask about doing Seat repairs, and I wasnít sure how to fix that, know I do!
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:34 AM   #235
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Last night was my towns local Car Show, Bellefontaineís Hot Summer Nights. My brother came up also, so we parked together. We didnít participate in the parade, which all the cars in the show drive into town from the fairgrounds, where they all line up. Some of us just come into town and parked. The parade took almost an hour. I did the parade once, and Big Red didnít like it at all. Itís too slow moving, and your just sitting in slow moving traffic. And itís only 2 blocks from the fairgrounds into downtown. Biggest show yet for Bellefontaine, 354 total vehicles! We had fun, got to see a lot of the people I used to work with, at Honda.
Iím the one with the Chevrolet shirt. My girlfriend is next to me. On the end, is one of my best friends from work, she came out to sit with us.
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:44 AM   #236
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I wanted my Dad to put his 96 Jaguar in the show too, you know, have a family affair of it. But couldnít talk Mom into it, sheís so jealous of his car
They did come up and stay the night before, Dad & I got the Jag all cleaned up, just in case she would change her mind. I should have taken a photo after we got her all spiffied up. This photo is right after he bought it, while they were still Florida. It looked good, he probably would have won a trophy.
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:55 PM   #237
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Spent today dyeing some interior parts, the headliner trim and visors. Charcoal is the color.
Also did some Burgundy seat garnishes.
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:12 PM   #238
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Me and Red, just hanging out in the garage.
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:45 PM   #239
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Well itís official, I sold my bench seat and Door Panels to a buddy of mine. He just bought an 87 and heís freshening up the interior. I also found him a pretty decent dash pad in Michigan. I went up and got it for him, and also brought home a couple of seat cores. The dash pad only had a few cracks on the ends, and I got those filled for him. All he had to do is freshen it up with dye. Itís charcoal and thatís the color he needed.
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:57 PM   #240
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So since my seat and Door Panels are sold, itís time to get busy on building myself a restored bench seat.
Pic #1 my seat that has sold
Pic #2 restored seat that I will be building. This is what it will look like, it is the correct Charcoal color for the seat cover.
Pic #3 my door panels that are sold.
Pic #4 these will be my new door panels.
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:03 PM   #241
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It took about 4 yrs to find myself OEM Charcoal seatbelts. So I spent a day cleaning them up and freshening the plastic up with dye. So out with the aftermarket belts, and Iíll be installing these.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:18 PM   #242
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My new Charcoal Cover is ready. Getting the frame ready. Seat back has been sandblasted and repainted. The seat bottom frame, Iím going to use a New Grid and all new springs.
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:47 PM   #243
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Working on my seat today. Frames restored, with the new grid & springs. Iím using an original foam. I found an excellent condition foam in my stash! I was going to use a new foam, but since I have this one, Iíll use it. Almost ready for the cover!!
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:48 PM   #244
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Tracks & hardware, restored and ready.
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:21 AM   #245
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Well the seat and door panels are gone. I still need to remove the seat belts. I also have the lower door panel carpet out. I have new chrome strips to add to the top of those. Also going to dye the vents, charcoal. Big Red is in the garage for the winter, so itís time to get started.
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:22 PM   #246
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Where can you get the chrome from?? I want to add the carpet to my doors.
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:41 PM   #247
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Damn them seats look great! You should design your own “buildsheet” for them and stuff em halfway inside the foam between that and the grid!
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:50 PM   #248
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Where can you get the chrome from?? I want to add the carpet to my doors.
USA1 Industries or LMC. I have an extra set, if I don’t screw up the 1st set, I can sell you the other set.
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:51 PM   #249
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Damn them seats look great! You should design your own ďbuildsheetĒ for them and stuff em halfway inside the foam between that and the grid!
That is an awesome idea!
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:00 PM   #250
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Got the aftermarket belts out, and started putting the OEM belts in.
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