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Username Post: 55 Sport Coupe - 396 LT1 - T56        (Topic#292613)
4dr 57 
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03-21-20 07:41 AM - Post#2789115    
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It's all good. mostly




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4dr 57 
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03-21-20 07:45 AM - Post#2789116    
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It's all good. mostly




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2Loose 
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04-19-20 01:24 PM - Post#2791541    
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The shop where I've been working on my 55 hardtop is a community shop where several of us have projects going on, and we've decided to just shut it down until this virus problem is more under control. Luckily I have a variety of small projects in my home shop that are keeping me busy, but still, I miss being able to go over and work on my 55 HT !!!
I hope all of you are staying healthy and managing to keep busy and not going broke !!
Aloha,
Willy



 
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07-23-20 04:46 PM - Post#2799344    
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The pandemic has certainly slowed things down around here.
I got back to work on this car today and started on the seats, as the rear seats need to be fitted to the "minitubs" I've installed, and the upholstery is rotten and has to be replaced.

The seats did not look too bad at first,


Then I started pulling them apart....


I need to ospho and then paint the springs, then reupholster them with new padding....

If you look close you can see there the springs hit the "minitubs"
and need to be modified....






More Pix Here....



 
WagonCrazy 
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07-28-20 07:57 AM - Post#2799735    
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Hi Willy! Glad to see you're still at it with Patches. (is this seat out of Patches?)

Love seeing the progress.

I redid the seats in my 59 Apache a couple of years ago now. All new burlap + foam+ cotton+ a presewn seat cover. It wasn't too hard to do.

In your case, you'll need new covers too. How about patches of colorful material all sewn together? He he...

57 Nomad -LS1 with C4 suspension
59 Apache Fleetside Shortbed BigWindow



 
2Loose 
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07-31-20 01:37 PM - Post#2800014    
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Hey Paul,
No, not from Patches, I'm working on another '55, a 2 dr hardtop, check out the link at the bottom, been posting a lot on my site....

Stripped down the front seat, it was rotten inside also, so tossed all the soft stuff, wire brushed the springs to get them pretty clean, then hit them with Ospho and let that stuff work it's magic overnight....

The bottom portion:


The seat backs:


Some gray rust proofing paint:




MORE PIX HERE (scroll down)



 
2Loose 
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08-02-20 05:05 PM - Post#2800167    
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Working on the rear seat now....
Cleaned 'em up,
and soaked 'em with Ospho...

Will let 'em sit overnight, then pressure wash 'em,
dry 'em thoroughly, then paint 'em...



 
2Loose 
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08-03-20 03:12 PM - Post#2800225    
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After Ospho, sitting overnight, hosed 'em off,
letting 'em dry thoroughly, then will paint 'em....



More Pix Here



 
56sedandelivery 
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08-03-20 10:26 PM - Post#2800257    
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I wonder what a 55-56 two door hardtop owner would be willing to pay for those seat frames/springs? They are getting really hard to find, especially for a price that does't deplete your child's college education fund, your retirement fund, or your 401K. They are reproduced, but are't quite the same fit/finish. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
2Loose 
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08-09-20 04:02 PM - Post#2800721    
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Mine were in quite good condition, the Ospho and pressure wash really cleaned them up quite nicely, now I've painted 'em....

Got the rear seat springs painted, Rustoleum Gray....



The back portion....


The bottom portion....


Now off to the upholstery shop....



 
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08-10-20 04:51 PM - Post#2800813    
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This is what I did in my '55 gasser 4dr....






But I won't have a "crotch strap" in the hardtop,
I'll be doing something very similar in the 55 hardtop,



 
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08-10-20 04:54 PM - Post#2800814    
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