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post #26 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-27-2020, 09:01 PM
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Nice to see you keeping at it and tackling issues!

About those rear armrests, did you put some kind of foam or material down before laying on the new cover?
I am doing mine right now and looking to put something in there I think.



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post #27 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-27-2020, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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I did, but only because I eliminated the ash trays and didn't want the hole in the foam. I bought 1/2" foam padding at Joann Fabrics for like $20 for a piece 24" X 72". The spray adhesive I used didn't hold the cover, so I'm trying something else. If all else fails, silicone sealant should work - I used it to put the stainless trim on my 55 door panels.
Good luck, in the words of Red Green - "I'm pullin for ya, we're all in this together."

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post #28 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 10:22 PM
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Good call on JoAnne Fabric for the door panel filler material.. I went to Hobby Lobby first and it was a bit of a Fail.
My local JoAnne didn't have regular foam any thinner than 1" but they had different weights and thicknesses of 'batting' and this stuff seeemed just about perfect to my untrained hands and eyes. ("ultra" weight)
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Good luck, in the words of Red Green - "I'm pullin for ya, we're all in this together."
Red said a few other things too!
"Remember, you're on your own. Don't push it."
"This is only temporary, unless it works."
"Be generous with the duct tape, you know; spare the duct tape, spoil the job."
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post #30 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-03-2020, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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And this piece is done.
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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-15-2020, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Car is now at the father in law's place to be painted, almost done with the sanding and putty - paint coming soon.
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post #32 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-12-2020, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Epoxy primer.

Sealer primer.

Base coat.

Clear coat tomorrow.
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