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Old 08-04-2015, 02:35 PM   #379
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Looking GOOD!

Want to see many more pics of the parts in detail and assembled.
The side trims in particular!

I know I have not been working on my Airstream, but I have retrimmed the Range Rover roof and pillar trims, that were horrible...
As a reference and maybe inspiration..

The roof foam/glue was toast and the material just fell down...



Retrimmed..


The pillar trims were originally "Flocked", and the glue had broken down leaving them looking like this...



I retrimmed them with the same roof material, but it was tricky to get it into the seatbelt height adjusters, but it looks good, and was an improvement!



More pics of your progress....
Are you replacing the dash top? If so I want to see!
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:26 PM   #380
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You work always looks top notch!

He is gonna recover the entire dash.. It was only covered about 5 inches down from the front the rest was discolored plastic to the front windshield He didn't like the way paint looked so he is doing the pseudo leather all the way. He is gonna pop some new speakers in the front as well since he is making everything new. He also decided that the carpet just wasn't going to look good on the engine cover. He pointed out that while we were both in there the two time I brought it down to look at we both sat on the engine cover. He is going to redo that in the same fabric/padding that the seats are done in so it will be like a bench seat. Since we only have the two euro recliners in there now I thought that was a brilliant way to get more seating in there.

He has taken lots of pics through out the process to document everything. He does a lot of custom classic cars and know that proper documentation is needed for resale value.
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:53 PM   #381
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We have found that its a comfy spot to sit also so I padded and covered in the same fabric as the couch. A little crude but it works.

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Old 08-04-2015, 09:08 PM   #382
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Thanks for the support Wx!
I am too cheap/stupid to get someone else to do it, so I bought a walking foot industrial sewing machine!

I spotted the speaker boxes... so its gonna look and sound good too!
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:17 AM   #383
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Nice work guys! Like to chime in with a product I have been using that is a contact cement supposedly rated for up 180 degrees. After having the over the counter contact adhesive fail in short notice, I was pleased to have found this and used it with great success. I even used it to install commercial type carpet in the curved floor areas of a Van Cabin
I bought it a local automotive upholstery shop
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:13 PM   #384
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We have found that its a comfy spot to sit also so I padded and covered in the same fabric as the couch. A little crude but it works.

Mike

Nice seat/eng cover thanks for backing up the decision!


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Old 08-05-2015, 06:57 PM   #385
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Thank you! The cab is the next project on mine (as soon as I finish polishing). That will come in handy!😀


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Old 08-15-2015, 06:58 PM   #386
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Still not done.... Mad but happy at the same time.

Well, it has been a whirl wind 11 days since I last posted. I retired from Active duty in the Coast Guard last Friday. I had a week off and I start my new job on Monday..... I am working as a civilian employee for the Coast Guard. Apparently my skill set is needed. I will do a few self indulgent pics before I post the MoHo updates:

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Onto the MoHo update...... Went down last Sunday to pick it up... Wasn't done yet. Funny since I txted him the night before to confirm. He said he only had an hour tops to do on it. My friend and I threw the BS flag. No way was he going to get it done in 4 hours let alone 1! So we went home (3 hr round trip) since we had a retirement BBQ and adult beverage soiree to attend to.

Then the DW and I went down on Thursday to pick it up.... I called ahead, it would be ready.... Nope still not ready, but making progress...
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He guaranteed us it would be ready today......So we went home and went back this morning.... Still not done...... but making lots of progress...
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Since the MoHo is now parked across his shop, I have to go down tomorrow and either move it or pick it up. He said ot would be done..... As long as there is a drivers seat in it, I may just bring it back with me. I will also have the tools to put it in if need be!
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:46 PM   #387
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Well the pics were there last night when I posted it.... This morning the DW said the links took her to another website.... Will try and re-post again....
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:53 PM   #388
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Will try this again......

Well, it has been a whirl wind 11 days since I last posted. I retired from Active duty in the Coast Guard last Friday. I had a week off and I start my new job on Monday..... I am working as a civilian employee for the Coast Guard. Apparently my skill set is needed. I will do a few self indulgent pics before I post the MoHo updates:

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Onto the MoHo update...... Went down last Sunday to pick it up... Wasn't done yet. Funny since I txted him the night before to confirm. He said he only had an hour tops to do on it. My friend and I threw the BS flag. No way was he going to get it done in 4 hours let alone 1! So we went home (3 hr round trip) since we had a retirement BBQ and adult beverage soiree to attend to.

Then the DW and I went down on Thursday to pick it up.... I called ahead, it would be ready.... Nope still not ready, but making progress...
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Since the MoHo is now parked across his shop, I have to go down tomorrow and either move it or pick it up. He said ot would be done..... As long as there is a drivers seat in it, I may just bring it back with me. I will also have the tools to put it in if need be!
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:08 PM   #389
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Went to move it, but brought it home instead...

Went back down this afternoon to move it from in front of the shop to beside it to open up access. Was just planning on moving it... But he was there working on it. I helped him put the seat back in and do a few other things. He is in the middle of a nasty divorce and who know when he will work on it again. I decided to cut my losses and take it home with me, Most of the hard stuff is done, just a lot of little finishing touches remain. Hopefully, I will be aboe to handle those. Either way it is a 100% better then before and I only paid about 50% of the agreed upon price. We wanted a fresh look but still something that would be period correct. I don't know if we accomplished it, but it beats the heck out of the faded mauve pleather!! Here are some picks of the "not quite finished product"

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Looks absolutely gorgeous!
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:34 PM   #391
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Thats just absolutely gorgeous Dave...beautiful
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Old 08-16-2015, 05:21 PM   #392
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Thanks guys! I still have about 30-40 hours of detail work to do..... hardest part is you find something that should be done while your doing the current project... I.e. The radio now doesn't work and I got new speakers to replace the old dash ones..... So might as well t a new radio..... while I am at it, might as well take the power for the new radio off the house batteries so I can use it when parked and don't have to worry about running down the batteries.... at least it is usable in it's current condition!
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