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Offline Clewisiii

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #360 on: December 04, 2018, 09:19:31 AM »
I have finally buttoned up most of my home prewinter projects. I have now been able to get back to my interior.

I finished stripping the front seat. I had some areas that rusted through where trim attached. I will sand blast and weld up.  I donít really want to use my sandblasted out in the snow. There is a shop I can have blast it for me. And if they do that it is real cheap to have them powder coat it.

I will need to clear the power seat mechanism.  If anyone has any pointers for that let me know. I will do a full write up with pictures when I do it.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #361 on: December 04, 2018, 09:24:52 AM »
Looking at the spring assembly it is not as intimidating as I thought. The coils are stuffed into a present sleeve that I can make easily. I will need to clean each part to kill the mouse mess smell.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #362 on: December 04, 2018, 09:28:16 AM »
Pre-Sewn sleeve.   Autocorrect does not like that word.  At first I thought the coils were individually wrapped. They are not. It is a series of straight sewn sleeves with pockets for the springs.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #363 on: December 04, 2018, 08:08:32 PM »
I do not envy the job of whoever installed these hog rings. It took me over an hour to remove them from just one side. My hands are killing from the pliers.
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Charles Kettering

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #364 on: December 04, 2018, 08:46:45 PM »
Wow, you pried them off! No wonder your hand hurts  8) Gotta use metal snips. Be careful though, when you snip them they go flying across the room. 
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #365 on: December 05, 2018, 06:34:52 AM »
I used the snips first.  The pliers were faster.  Most of the time I could just twist them off.  In the areas where a coil spring attached to another coil spring without touching the frame I will need to snip.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #366 on: December 05, 2018, 06:10:06 PM »
There are at least 4 different lengths of springs in this front seat bottom.  I am going to make a color coded chart to show what goes where.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #367 on: December 05, 2018, 06:14:24 PM »
This piece confuses me. I can understand a support going across the front of the seat. But what I do not understand is this strip allowing the front springs to pull 2 inches away from the rest.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #368 on: December 06, 2018, 03:03:29 PM »
Cutting all of the stitching apart is.  Little time consuming. The piping is very stiff making it z little difficult cutting through the layers.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #369 on: December 06, 2018, 06:36:03 PM »
The front seat back is disassembled. I need to completely label and catalog all pieces. After all of the seats and door panels are disassembled I need to separate them based on material. Then I will be able to estimate how much material I will need to order.
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Charles Kettering