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Username Post: '53 Bel Air conv Update        (Topic#336028)
40grit 
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01-08-20 05:04 PM - Post#2784012    
    In response to rrausch

  • rrausch Said:
Oops. Maybe I can be forgiven... I've never had '49 pass car. Had a '49 Chevy dump truck once tho.



LOL, not a major sin. Forgiveness is not a problem.

The front seat is coming together. With luck I should have the cushion done this week.

John



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Keith_Knox 
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01-08-20 06:54 PM - Post#2784020    
    In response to 40grit

Nice looking workbench.

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1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
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dsacton 
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01-09-20 10:20 AM - Post#2784055    
    In response to 40grit

Having purchased all of my kits from Ciadela, I can't imagine how difficult sewing it yourself must be. Great work!



Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
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40grit 
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01-09-20 01:39 PM - Post#2784069    
    In response to dsacton

Installing a quality kit takes it's own share of skill. Generally the padding is worn out to the point that a the installation is not an easy thing. I have the utmost respect for everyone who goes that route and does a good job!

John

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40grit 
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01-14-20 03:26 PM - Post#2784395    
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the seat cushion has taken shape well. It will be good to see the back rests done. Hopefully, I am able to satisfy myself on them also.



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dsacton 
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01-14-20 03:39 PM - Post#2784396    
    In response to 40grit

Outstanding! Can't wait to see it with the clamshells and backs.

Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
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40grit 
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01-14-20 03:51 PM - Post#2784397    
    In response to dsacton

I have steel clam shells but am still looking for the metal back covers. I saw where one of the guys on here modified a four door set to work on his hardtop. I may have to try something like that. My plastic ones are kind of iffie.

John

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Dean50 
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01-15-20 06:55 AM - Post#2784422    
    In response to 40grit

Looking real nice, John!

Dean50



 
eplantage 
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01-15-20 09:54 AM - Post#2784432    
    In response to Dean50

Looks great John! Clam shells? Those moldings that go around the lower edge of the seat on each end?

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1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
1953 BelAir Convertible Project
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1930 Model A Standard Coupe


 
40grit 
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01-15-20 10:40 AM - Post#2784433    
    In response to eplantage

Correct. They were plastic in 1953 and steel in 1954. Other than that, they are the same.

I have steel ones to cap the bottom cushion but have not found affordable steel ones for the back rests.

Remember, I am frugal to a fault. 150 bucks for two pieces of tin is just not in my future. If I must, I will fabricate a set. I hate to though since free time is becoming such a scarce commodity.

Barb's health is failing pretty quickly. She needs and deserves the bulk of my attention. There is still stainless that needs to be polished as well as other things that I am having trouble getting to.

John

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dsacton 
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01-15-20 10:48 AM - Post#2784434    
    In response to 40grit

The 2-doors are just so rare. I know for a fact that my local junk yard does not have any.

Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
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eplantage 
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01-15-20 11:11 AM - Post#2784435    
    In response to 40grit

You're making the right choices.

Age: 66 at the moment
1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
1953 BelAir Convertible Project
2002 Heritage Springer FLSTSI
1930 Model A Standard Coupe


 


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