Jeff.. maybe he can hook it to the Tesla vacuum to try it out...!!...haha..
Those shined up real nice Ed...
Those shined up real nice Ed...
I'm still in line Greg. I gotta do something to occupy my pea brain as work on the Scout is almost non existent.Are you sitting in line Ed..?...
We have to stop meeting in person JJ cuz this transfer of funds for you to say such nice things is killing my budget!I was able to visit with Ed and Kate in person last weekend. They were the perfect hosts. I gotta say the pics and quality of this build are out of this world! Pics do not do justice to the beauty of his 80. All the small details that add up to a master piece. Wow.
JJ in TN
Don't know about the claws, but it's damn good at leaving scuff marks on the side of Barb and Kate's car!That cast looks like it should have retractable bone claws ..!
Ha. My shoulder does indeed say something about additional resistance after a mile plus of flopping around in the pool. And there really is not much hope for developing a full body restraint system; I've done a pretty good job of trashing it over the years! Besides, it's the top 10% that I worry about and the last time I checked, the powers that be can't do much to fix stupid. A good friend of mine fondly stated, frequently, that he would rather have a bottle in front of him then a frontal lobotomy!What a great idea... Looks like it doubles as resistance training in the pool. Maybe they could print you some full body armour to keep you from hurting yourself in the first place.
Front Sir. I don't have a clue in general, and certainly what you mean by piping... both the factory and my attempts were heat embossed or pressed, melting the vinyl a touch to create a small linear void or depression. If by piping you mean welting, IH only used that on the front and back seats of RCS and CS's. Once I figure out a few more things, I'll post a pic of an original back seat too.Is that the front or the back?.....the original looks like it had piping sewed in...or is that just the "look" of it?
Stay tuned Chris. This is still a work in progress and I keep tweaking the variables. Short answer is think metamorphic rock formation.... heat and pressure. Add to that a touch of geometry and peanut oil and hopefully out comes something acceptable!Did I miss something (else)? How'd you do that, Ed?
Thx JJ. I have no plans whatsoever to compete with Mr. Jamison, who, hopefully, will make the real magic happen after I send him all these embossed inserts for incorporation into his famous seat covers. And I doubt there are too many people who are as anal as myself in trying to keep things that original. But who knows, maybe I could whip out an additional set or two someday?Easy there big fella, you are most likely going to have a second career with Jeff on seat recovering! Awesome job!
Quite the compliment C2. Whether home projects or field work (during my working days), I often had to figure out a way to cross the finish line without breaking the bank or purchasing tools used only for a couple of occasions. This is yet another reason why I like this Scout building stuff so much; it's generally easy physically but it requires a bit of mental prowess to succeed. Unless of course one has lots of experience, money, or a shop as big as one's house, of which I have neither!I get the heat & pressure— I’d assumed that already. What gets me is you always seem to find a really effective workaround for factory tools & methods.
McGyver got nothin’ on you...
Creases: the factory embossing definitely was the weak link (see earlier pics above)... but they (the manufacturer) "melted" the vinyl more/deeper then I did (for that exact reason). Plus, the vinyl I ended up purchasing is even heavier duty than the factory stuff so I think it will last several decades. Like Don B said about metallic single stage painting, it is a dance between viscosity and gun speed so the paint don't run. In this case, one needs to find the happy compromise between sufficient melting from an aesthetic perspective and upholstery longevity.Those turned out looking great Ed..!!..although I doubt I ever will, thanks for showing us how its done..!..
One thing I've been wondering about ,,maybe you or Jeff could shed light on it..
Would the creases you made be prone to being a weak point in the fabric?....
Also one thing I noticed on your angle iron, are the ends are square ?..if so ,would it have been better to put a small radius on the ends so it wouldnt be a hot hard corner on the the fabric..?...asking for a friend...haha