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Old 02-09-2007, 07:25 PM
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Pattern I am using for my Interior.

This is the interior of an early Ford Truck that was on Ebay last fall. I loved the retro look of the Black with White Pleats. The interior is being done at a shop in the middle of nowhere! The Gentleman doing it has been in a wheelchair since he was about 8 after he fell out of a tree, he must be at least in his late 40's. I got to spend about 4 hours with him on Thursday watching him work. It was great and I should have paid him for the honor of watching. The other half of the shop was a gun smith that played an acoustic guitar the entire time I was there. Adding that and the warmth of the wood stove, I could have moved in. This is the pattern that I have asked him to follow. I know it is not in anyway correct, but my truck is so plain it needed a little bling to give it some eye appeal. I should have the real pictures next week. The door panels will have black with white pleats. Wayne spent about six hours just getting the seat springs corrected. The seat had been recovered and they tried the old add carpet to build it up. He takes a seat down to the bare frame, repairs it, paints it and then covers it. I really think it is going to turn out great with all his effort!!!!!!

In the end the original picture of the Ford Truck disappeared, so here is the end result. He looked at trying to build the seat bottoms up with carpet, but in the end he said that is not the way it should be done. He tweaked the springs, added some, tied them together and it sits better than my Z71 Crew Cab and my old SD250 (which was much better than the GMC). The door panel pleats have worked out any wrinkels once the interior warmed up. My dash is now complete. It is pretty much done other than a few electrical issues (03-24-09) update.



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Old 02-09-2007, 07:43 PM
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Good God that's gonna be gorgeous! That's actually pretty close to what Im shooting for with mine as well. I dont suppose this guy's in Portland area?
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:48 PM
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Wayne is in the Richmond VA area (Buckingham County/Columbia) and I would be glad to give his name and number out to anyone interested in using him. I guess we will have to see the finished product before I can finish singing his praise.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:53 PM
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Be sure to post up lots of pics when it is done! When I lived in Tx there was an old man with no legs who rebuilt trannys. He had a concrete pad outside of his travel trailer where he could pull them from the vehicle and all his benchs were set up so he could sit on the ground and work on them. I never had one built by him, but he never lacked for work, He had to turn away as much as he did.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:56 PM
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callaway, kaiser, kaiserman and kenall. watching your progress! those are my favorite restos here. that design for the seats looks good.
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:12 PM
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That will look great. I've always liked bold color combo's like that. When ever I get around to having my seat done it's going copper and gold. As close a match to the original colors of the truck as I can get.
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:13 PM
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Callaway,

Thats gonna look awsome. I can't wait to see it.
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:51 PM
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Nice, simple so it doesn't look overly done or misplaced, but sharp and good looking, plus it will go with the shade of yellow nicely. That truck will be so beautiful.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:51 PM
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beautiful, but i find it hard to believe that you think your truck is going to look "so plain"! I hope to get over your way to marvil at such a generic, plain, unimpressive vehicle.. I think I have looked through ALL of your pictures. Very inspiring.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:39 PM
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That interior came out really nice.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:08 PM
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Link broke? I wanna see.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:09 PM
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Go to his photobucket. Check out around page 14.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:12 PM
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The link that was broke was the Ford interior I had found and liked. This is my interior off that pattern. That SUPER Wagoneer is great.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:56 PM
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where'd you get that battery holder???

it must be nice to have your own lift in your garage...lol...

and now for the complimentary "you suck" just because i wish i had the time and money to do something like that...

very nice job by the way...
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:12 PM
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where'd you get that battery holder???

it must be nice to have your own lift in your garage...lol...

and now for the complimentary "you suck" just because i wish i had the time and money to do something like that...

very nice job by the way...

This is a modified dirt track battery holder. Someone like Summit or Speedway has them for sale. I wish I had a lift, there are two lifts in some of the pictures. Both are shops that I am friends with. One is into Race Cars (He can do English Wheel etc..) and is a real metal worker, the other is into British Cars. (I did a similar job on a 1964 MGB, wife drove it 5 times in 10 years, now in storage.) Time is not a factor now, money is an issue! I know everyone is feeling the pinch.

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Old 03-24-2009, 06:08 PM
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I agree very nice retro look

That guy does great work.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:15 PM
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Holy nice restoration Batman.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:38 PM
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I just enjoyed a return trip through your photos... this is the truck that inspired me to attempt the SuperChief project.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:11 PM
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I just enjoyed a return trip through your photos... this is the truck that inspired me to attempt the SuperChief project.
I wished you had called me and I could have tried to talk you off the cliff. Just kidding it has been a lot of fun most of the time. Your project is great. I cannot wait to see your new wheels that are on order. I also am partial to Orange. This is my new project link. It follows your color scheme.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:13 PM
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What great documentation of a restoration project. I'm surprised photo bucket allows this many pictures to be posted. I guess I need to get on the stick and start taking more pictures.
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