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Old 03-07-2013, 11:09 PM   #1023
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I like the grey with the carpet. The other looks brown to me. If you have to go dark, at least go dark grey not brown.
There is a dark gray that I like as well.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:20 PM   #1024
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There is a dark gray that I like as well.
That looks much better to me.

You could also do light grey with dark inserts.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:30 PM   #1025
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That sucks.
For what its worth...
My floor was soaking wet the other week..
I took plastic scraper, and raked out all the old hard sealant first.
Then I wedged the scraper into the roof/gasket gap, and as I moved along the joint I sweezed Tempro 635 into the joint behind, as I moved the scraper along.
Then I left it alone.
As my gasket is old and hard, I just let it find its happy spot...
After the heavy rain of last week, I went back and checked... all dry in the cockpit... so far!

You can maybe see the sealant as it squeezed out in this pic..


Planning to go back once its harder and slice the excess off with a blade.

Worth a shot if you have not tried..
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:22 AM   #1026
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Great job! The carpet looks like a professional did it.

Is the drivers chair new?

As far as opinion on color of fabric. I would normally say darker to contrast with the carpet and give the space some dimension since you have he light overhead cabinets. However this will have an effect of separating the driving deck from the main salon. It would therefor make it look like you have two spaces vice a bigger space. This might be good or bad, but something to think about. I would probably stay in the same color tone as the front seats. However, I wouldn't use any fabric with a pattern since you will have the carpet and seat patterns working against each other. May not pop out at you but subconsciously you brain will pick it up and therefore may not seem a relaxing space for some reason.

Let me know how it goes. I am going over today to a local upholstery shop to see about getting our gaucho redone and some other work.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:39 PM   #1027
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Dean,

When I bought the tube of sealant for sealing the Argosy windshield I somehow ended up ordering several extra. If you PM me your mailing address I'll stick a tube in the mail for you. I was able to do the entire Argosy windshield with less than one tube.

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:28 PM   #1028
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Dean,

When I bought the tube of sealant for sealing the Argosy windshield I somehow ended up ordering several extra. If you PM me your mailing address I'll stick a tube in the mail for you. I was able to do the entire Argosy windshield with less than one tube.

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Brad, that would be great. I'll get my address to you soon! Thanks!
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:33 PM   #1029
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I finished up the doghouse today and put the cab all back together! I'm so glad that job is done. So I grabbed a beer , sat in the driver's seat and watched the sun set behind the mountain!
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:35 PM   #1030
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That sucks.
For what its worth...
My floor was soaking wet the other week..
I took plastic scraper, and raked out all the old hard sealant first.
Then I wedged the scraper into the roof/gasket gap, and as I moved along the joint I sweezed Tempro 635 into the joint behind, as I moved the scraper along.
Then I left it alone.
As my gasket is old and hard, I just let it find its happy spot...
After the heavy rain of last week, I went back and checked... all dry in the cockpit... so far!

You can maybe see the sealant as it squeezed out in this pic..

Planning to go back once its harder and slice the excess off with a blade.

Worth a shot if you have not tried..
I'll probably do the same as you did. I did get the leak to stop a couple years ago. I've made a real mess up there around the windshield gasket and I have a lot of clean up work to do there.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:39 PM   #1031
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Great job! The carpet looks like a professional did it.

Is the drivers chair new?

As far as opinion on color of fabric. I would normally say darker to contrast with the carpet and give the space some dimension since you have he light overhead cabinets. However this will have an effect of separating the driving deck from the main salon. It would therefor make it look like you have two spaces vice a bigger space. This might be good or bad, but something to think about. I would probably stay in the same color tone as the front seats. However, I wouldn't use any fabric with a pattern since you will have the carpet and seat patterns working against each other. May not pop out at you but subconsciously you brain will pick it up and therefore may not seem a relaxing space for some reason.

Let me know how it goes. I am going over today to a local upholstery shop to see about getting our gaucho redone and some other work.
Thanks!

The cab seats are not the original. My dad put these in years ago and I just love them.

I thought I had my mind made up on the upholstery color, but now I'm very confused again as to what to go with! LOL.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:54 PM   #1032
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:06 AM   #1033
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Dean,
Did you contact glue your carpet or use a carpet stapler for installation? Just wondering, carpet looks nice.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:58 PM   #1034
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Dean,
Did you contact glue your carpet or use a carpet stapler for installation? Just wondering, carpet looks nice.
I'm using tack strips on the main salon floor area. I used carpet glue on the step up to the cab. The cab floor is a combination of staples and carpet glue. The dog house is carpet glued and stapled at the sides. All vertical panels are carpet glued.

And thank you for the compliment! It is much appreciated!
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:18 PM   #1035
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The Pink Carpet is Gone!

I got out the good camera this afternoon. I'm sure your'e tired of seeing my interior photos, but I'm not. LOL. So you just have to forgive me!

The piece of carpet on the galley floor is what was left over and it is just temporary until I install the laminate (at a later date).

I'm now sitting in the Captain's chair, with only the walkway lights on, drinking some wine, listening Barry White on the stereo and enjoying all my hard work!
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:53 PM   #1036
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What a beautiful MH you have. I have been following this thread since day one and appreciate what a thoughtful job you have done...very tasteful. Now that I have seen the interior I don't think you could wrong with either brown, grey or taupe...but I would stick to the medium to darker tones. First choices are usually best...you have really coordinated things well...don't get too many opinions...including mine .
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