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The upholstery isn't all THAT bad - I did my own, with "a little better than just good enough" results (as in, not 100% perfect... maybe more like 85%) - which is 'good enough' for my Day 2 restomod.

 

Interestingly enough, I struggled more with the seat back, than the seat bottom of the rear seat. The seat back is a simple long rectangular piece, that should be straightforward enough, but it was a major PITA.

 

I have developed a much greater respect for those who do upholstery.

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The upholstery isn't all THAT bad - I did my own, with "a little better than just good enough" results (as in, not 100% perfect... maybe more like 85%) - which is 'good enough' for my Day 2 restomod.

 

Interestingly enough, I struggled more with the seat back, than the seat bottom of the rear seat. The seat back is a simple long rectangular piece, that should be straightforward enough, but it was a major PITA.

 

I have developed a much greater respect for those who do upholstery.

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The upholstery isn't all THAT bad - I did my own, with "a little better than just good enough" results (as in, not 100% perfect... maybe more like 85%) - which is 'good enough' for my Day 2 restomod.

 

Interestingly enough, I struggled more with the seat back, than the seat bottom of the rear seat. The seat back is a simple long rectangular piece, that should be straightforward enough, but it was a major PITA.

 

I have developed a much greater respect for those who do upholstery.

 

Yes..., that is why Ill let a professional do it. I gave very strong consideration to tackling it, but I have so much other stuff to work on, thought this would be one of those jobs I would pay to have done and IMO, $$ well spent...

 

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Your prep work looks to be impeccable! I will pay off in the final paint for sure! What direction are you planning on going with the car?

 

Thanks. This car will be restored to original condition where possible. The original colour is a '71 "N" Code - Pastel Blue. The only black out on the car is the hood as this is an original ram air car. Standard interior, A/C, tinted windows, AM/FM Radio, sport hub caps, P/S, P/B and that's about it for options. A true sleeper...

I am so excited to see the finished product, though, not as excited as I sure you are. The car is going to be a show stopper! ::thumb:: Love this thread, BTW.

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Wow! Plating looks perfect. And you are correct about tint/color of that trim piece above the windshield. Very nice work. No --- EXCELLENT work!!!

 

Ray

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1971 Hardtop (parts car)

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Looks great! Can I send you mine this winter? :)

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

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One thing I do that will never bee seen except by those critters that love to get in those closed spaces is to add a piece of mesh wire over the top of the heater box where it joins the cowl. I use 1/4" mesh so not many critters smaller than that can get in. I also cut pieces and put under the cowl vent plastic pieces to keep them out there. I have found huge nests inside heater boxes and cowls over the years. Keep slogging along the light is at the end of the tunnel.

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Sharp looking car, going to be gorgeous when you are done.

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C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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One thing I do that will never bee seen except by those critters that love to get in those closed spaces is to add a piece of mesh wire over the top of the heater box where it joins the cowl. I use 1/4" mesh so not many critters smaller than that can get in. I also cut pieces and put under the cowl vent plastic pieces to keep them out there. I have found huge nests inside heater boxes and cowls over the years. Keep slogging along the light is at the end of the tunnel.

 

Very good advice ::thumb::

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One thing I do that will never bee seen except by those critters that love to get in those closed spaces is to add a piece of mesh wire over the top of the heater box where it joins the cowl. I use 1/4" mesh so not many critters smaller than that can get in. I also cut pieces and put under the cowl vent plastic pieces to keep them out there. I have found huge nests inside heater boxes and cowls over the years. Keep slogging along the light is at the end of the tunnel.

 

Very good advice ::thumb::

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