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01-10-19 01:12 PM - Post#2757046    

A few days a go, I had planned to attend the 1988 Classic Chevy Show and Drags.
I had "old chip" running and it ran well with a stock 350.
But the interior was in need of attention.
Back then the best place to go in my area was so and so.
So I did, I spent a large amount of money and sure enough it looked good enough to get second place in '56 custom and first place in '56 custom back then at the Classic Chevy Show and Drags in 1988 and 1989.
You could not wipe the smile from my face!
I was stunned!
Things change and I have mini tubbed my car, I decided to do my interior myself.
Saving me a few dollars
It looks kick ssa so far.

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VC56S 2 door Sedan, 39 Years

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01-10-19 01:17 PM - Post#2757047    

This part of the back seat is narrowed and fits the mini tubbs,
I hate to admit but this stuff is like building a model,
Play with it until you get it where you want it,
Take your time, mess with it,
Eventual you can do it,
VC56S 2 door Sedan, 39 Years

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01-10-19 01:18 PM - Post#2757048    

Guess what?
I did that!
VC56S 2 door Sedan, 39 Years

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01-13-19 08:04 AM - Post#2757257    

It looks really good to me.

I also did most of my own interior but I had an upholstery shop stitch my backseat to match my black leather buckets. - I didn't have mini tubs to negotiate though. I'm sure that was interesting.
The only thing that I didn't pull off correctly was the headliner. It's a little baggy in a couple of places -but I can live with it.

55 Belair HT 396-L78 BB, 4sp Muncie, 12 bolt Posi.

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01-13-19 12:40 PM - Post#2757275    

Looks great. I always love learning to do new things. Upholstery can have a steep learning curve.
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier

498 chevy
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498 chevy
01-17-19 10:08 AM - Post#2757599    

good looking. there is no fast way when u are going this

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01-24-19 08:17 PM - Post#2758157    

Been cold here,
Trying to stretch the cold seat material is not much fun.
Decided to redo the upper part of the back seat,
but as you work with it, you start to see how to do it.
Once the back seat is done and in the car, time to disassemble the front, blast , repair springs, and paint.
I'm complaining about blasting, lol, its easier than welding in spring pockets above your head!
What's really funny is I don't have 20 washers to keep up with!
VC56S 2 door Sedan, 39 Years

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