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bbrasse1
Posted 2019-02-24 5:42 PM (#578606 - in reply to #482534)
Subject: Re: Dave's 1957 Fireflite Sedan


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You have no idea how lucky you are to have a trunk mat! I have only seen a few and they are not that good. It looks fantastic. Great job!
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57burb
Posted 2019-02-25 11:25 AM (#578622 - in reply to #578606)
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Dave, you're doing some outstanding work there! The trunk mat is incredible. Those clips are notorious for rusting; apparently the factory didn't bother to coat or paint them at all. If you run into any more issues with them, many of those clips are available from RJ&L: www.rjlautofasteners.com

Are you taking this car to the Roundup in April?
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firedome
Posted 2019-02-25 3:40 PM (#578635 - in reply to #482534)
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Nice to see a 4 door getting this kind of love, not unusual in Sweden but very unusual here, great job!
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macedon
Posted 2019-03-01 4:09 PM (#578744 - in reply to #482534)
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Cleaned out the trunk...



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Powerflite
Posted 2019-03-01 5:20 PM (#578747 - in reply to #482534)
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Where are you going to put all that stuff now??
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macedon
Posted 2019-04-04 4:38 PM (#580386 - in reply to #482534)
Subject: RE: Dave's 1957 Fireflite Sedan



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This is the front seat that was in the car when I got it. I always thought it was a high quality redo on the original frames. My upholstery guy thinks otherwise. He says it's factory. The frame looks quite a bit like my 4dr hdtp one. Hmmm... not sure. The frame has an ashtray socket on the back. But when I got it the material covered it and there was no ashtray. Hmmm...

Anyone recognize what it's from?

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macedon
Posted 2019-04-12 3:56 PM (#580780 - in reply to #482534)
Subject: RE: Dave's 1957 Fireflite Sedan



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Latest. Still need to adjust the trim a little. Not a whole lot though.

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macedon
Posted 2019-04-16 10:28 AM (#580967 - in reply to #482534)
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Rechroming isn't in the budget for this car. So I'll live with what I've got. At least for now anyhow.



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57burb
Posted 2019-04-16 10:50 AM (#580969 - in reply to #580967)
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Absolutely beautiful.
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57desoto
Posted 2019-04-17 5:51 AM (#581008 - in reply to #482534)
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I agree! One of the nicest sedans I know of...
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ToMopar
Posted 2019-04-18 8:25 AM (#581080 - in reply to #482534)
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Yes, your taste in colors is nice
and you are much faster than me
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macedon
Posted 2019-04-20 12:50 PM (#581176 - in reply to #482534)
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Well you know how it goes sometimes. One thing leads to another. I figured since I had it apart anyhow that I would go ahead and recolor the dash pad. I wanted to try for something closer to the original dark brown. To my eye the SEM 25213 Carver Coco was nice. I happy with the way it turned out. I used the SEM product. Several (like 5 or 6) coats as it goes on really thin. I also used the prep spray SEM 38343.



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macedon
Posted 2019-04-27 1:01 PM (#581411 - in reply to #482534)
Subject: RE: Dave's 1957 Fireflite Sedan



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Tail is back on finally!



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macedon
Posted 2019-05-15 3:02 PM (#582170 - in reply to #482534)
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Ok, this has got to be my least favorite job. Headliner... argh. Now I suppose if I had done 50 or 100 of these it would be a breeze. But since this is only the 3rd one I've ever done I'm sure it's going to be a royal PITA. Yeah I'm whining, I know. Ugh, I just hate this job. I'll post the finished job... might be a few days and several dozen curses from now.



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57burb
Posted 2019-05-16 1:14 PM (#582195 - in reply to #482534)
Subject: RE: Dave's 1957 Fireflite Sedan



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I only farmed out four things - the chrome, the seat upholstery, the exhaust, and the headliner - and I'm glad I did!

It's a huge undertaking, but I know you'll do a great job!



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miquelonbrad
Posted 2019-05-17 11:18 AM (#582229 - in reply to #482534)
Subject: Re: Dave's 1957 Fireflite Sedan



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LOL! I'll send you mine after you finish with your headliner...it's one job I DO NOT look forward to doing.
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macedon
Posted 2019-05-30 2:16 PM (#582706 - in reply to #482534)
Subject: Re: Dave's 1957 Fireflite Sedan



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Just turned in the seats and materials to my upholstery shop. We went over the details and I gave them lots of pictures. It's a great shop with a strong reputation. Hope it all works out. If it does I'll have seats that look exceptionally close to factory. Now I just have to hold my breath for 4 - 6 weeks.
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miquelonbrad
Posted 2019-05-31 10:35 AM (#582752 - in reply to #482534)
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Until then...you have to drive it, sitting on a five gallon pail. :D
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