Project Karma

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  1. tahoedonner

    tahoedonner Farmall Cub

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    Finally got around to tackling the back seat. It was in pretty rough shape on the outside but surprisingly in good shape underneath. I soaked the foam in my bathtub full of soap and oxy clean for a couple hours. They weighed about 70 lbs when I tried lifting them out. Had to let them partially dry in the tub before attempting to move them. Pretty sure they would’ve fallen apart from the weight. Sanded down the frame underneath and painted with rust preventative. Sanded down all the brackets and painted them with Eastwood satin chassis black. Here’s a couple pics of before and after. Not completely done yet very close.

    Old ratty seat

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    Had to make a new back plate as the old one was beat up pretty badly.

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    Painted frames

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    Backrest. Contemplating adding more foam.

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    Seat pics

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  2. tahoedonner

    tahoedonner Farmall Cub

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    Back seat is in and looks amazing. Can't thank Jeff Jamison enough for what a great job he did on this. These aren't the best pics but I had to share due to excitement. Turns out I measured the tonneau perfectly as the back seat ends right at the tonneau lip.

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  3. CoopVA

    CoopVA Binder Driver

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    That looks awesome! Great job!
     
  4. Jeff Jamison

    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Thanks,that scout looks great.
     
  5. tahoedonner

    tahoedonner Farmall Cub

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    Spent/wasted a bunch of free time designing the door panels which are next on my list. Got 12 yards of vinyl to match the rest of the interior. Plan is to do door panels, trans cover, dash, visors, headliner and side panels.

    Here's a pic of the door panel idea I'm going with. Gray stitching will just be in black. Armrest will also be black.

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  6. Jeff Jamison

    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Let me know if you want me to do the stiching,and you can glue it all together,or ask any questions you need if you are doing it yourself.
     
  7. jmait769

    jmait769 High Wheeler

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    Very nice work on your interior!!! Great job! :yes:
     
  8. tahoedonner

    tahoedonner Farmall Cub

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    Thx Jeff. My mother in law is going to do it. She didn't want to help earlier because she didn't think her machine could handle vinyl. She's got a full on industrial machine. Not sure what she was worried about. If she can't hamdle it I'll definitely be sending it your way.
     
  9. tahoedonner

    tahoedonner Farmall Cub

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    Well it's not the most exciting post but a small amount of progress has been made. I've got Jeff Jamison doing the seam work for the new door panels and I started on the headliner. Got the board cut to size and cut the holes for the dome lights and mounting points. Also got the vinyl adhered. It'll have a week to dry before I get back to it. Haven't decided what I'm going to use for fasteners on the headliner yet.

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  10. tahoedonner

    tahoedonner Farmall Cub

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    As is typical with building a vehicle you start one project, headliner, and quickly realize that to wire the dome lights correctly you’ll also need to deal with the courtesy lights. While that sounds simple enough the amount of wiring that I have done for the courtesy lights and dual dome lights I’ll be using is ridiculous. I realized that I needed some “newer vehicle” style functionality from my dome lights and courtesy lights. Mainly I wanted them to shut off if I left the doors open at a tailgate. I ended up buying this neat “circuit” for about 30 bucks. It gradually brightens the lights when the doors are opened. Fades them when closed. And turns them all off if the door is left open for 10 minutes. I also needed the ability to turn the dome lights on via the headlight switch. This all requires much more wiring then one would think. You have to wire in dual ground wires for the dome lights. One ground running to headlight switch. Other ground running through courtesy light-door switch circuit that’s attached to the dimmer circuit that I bought. I also didn’t like where the original courtesy lights were mounted. The LED lights I purchased look odd hanging below the dash where you can see them. I purchased some alumium, made to tie 2x4’s together (I think), and bent them into some L brackets and attached them to what I believe is a bolt that’s attaches the dash to the body. They’re tucked up underneath away from harm. Pretty happy with how it’s all turned out. Never thought a couple lights would require so much thought and a post as long as this.

    Here’s the circuit I bought. Pretty nifty.

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    Bent up bracket tucked up under dash

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    Putting out good light

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  11. punjig

    punjig Farmall Cub

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    Man, that does put out some good light. I'll have to look into that for sure!

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