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Old 11-10-2009, 07:26 PM
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Pulled the seats out today and found the driver foam all over the place, see pictures. My new seat covers have a slightly different tone, will have to vinyl die the door panels and arm rest to match, still not sure where to get the paint but I am working on it.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:46 PM
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Hey Tom,
Keep the pictures coming!!!
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:01 PM
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Tom,
I have to agree with Richard, please keep the pictures coming for those of us who still have this job ahead of us!

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Old 11-10-2009, 09:25 PM
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The foam degrading and matching colors is completely normal, and everyone can commiserate!
Vinyl dies are easy enough to locate however, so wait on THAT panic attack, LOL

Congratulations on your endeavor!
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:08 PM
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Pulled the seats out today and found the driver foam all over the place...
Check out Foam N More in Troy, Michigan. All the designers go there to have custom foam made in just about any density you want. You can bring your pieces in, and they will cut the foam for you (same day). - Dave
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:18 PM
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Thanks to Jed I have the back seat foam ready to go! I spoke with Thunderbird HQ in California, they told me there foam is top quality and will really make the seats like new. Hope they are right......I ordered a set yesterday.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:46 PM
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Hi Tom! Your interior work is starting and mine is ending. I have not posted anything in the last few days because there really have not been any pictures that I want to show you just yet.. Danny is doing re-painting of that dashpad area that soaked up the paint and got it this time. Also those metal pieces that go between the end of the dashpad and the windshield. Also the crack in my dashpad is being repaired.

But enough of my work. Now for yours. As I recall, Danny told me when he wants to match paints to material, he sends a piece of the material he wants matched to his paint supplier. They match the paint to the material perfectly. You might want to take them one of your seat covers to match paint with, providing they are not all on yet. They should be able to do it while you wait. Especially if you let them know in advance that you are coming to get a paint matched. I will be seeing Danny tomorrow again and will ask him. In fact I will call him in the morning to see what he says. I know he likes SEM paints. That is about all he will use.

I see you had the same problem with your drivers seat that I had with all that "popcorn" under the seat. As I said in my web page, only the drivers seat was like that because it is the one seat that gets most of the wear and tear. I hope you have the same good luck I have had in my interior job. Actually, it was not luck at all. It was the skill of a master craftsman in Danny, who turned 63 today! I took him and his wife to lunch.
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Boy, Tom.. does that look familiar, right down to the flashlight! One good thing about black and white interiors.. pretty easy to match!
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Are you looking for your ROT sheet too, or do you already have yours out?


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Old 11-11-2009, 10:44 AM
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Sorry to say the ROT sheet is not around, Dad had the carpet replaced a long time ago and who knows what happened to it. Anything I should know about removing the console, looks pretty easy........I am going to stop by the paint store today about mixing the two colors for vinyl paint.
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