Author Topic: Carl's 61 Fleetwood  (Read 40167 times)

Offline Clewisiii

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #370 on: December 06, 2018, 07:01:01 PM »
There is very little leather on these seats.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #371 on: December 06, 2018, 09:01:32 PM »
Appears to be that way, this will save you a lot of $$ Carl on the new interior, unless you are going the leather way, I remember you had posted some samples of the colors/ materials you are in entertaining, but can't recall if you are staying close to the original style of leather/ fabric or not?! Looks like the new " shop/garage " is serving you well! I remember those hog rings well, boy was that a chore, but it sure was great when it was all done and back together! I remember my friend who does interior work at his own shop,( he helped me do mine ) said that the burlap strip in the front seat that you mentioned was there so as not to pinch your legs and the material, I don't get it either but that was his explanation to me. I truly believe that the Cadillac "ride" is solely do to the construction of the seats, as compared to today's molded foam seats! Joe

Offline Clewisiii

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #372 on: December 06, 2018, 10:37:32 PM »
Honestly I think I am going to do both.  I need to collect a second set of the Fleetwood interior painted parts so that I can have one original and one cream and dark blue.  I need to practice so no big deal.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #373 on: December 09, 2018, 07:41:51 PM »
The front seat bottom cushion contains literally over 100 springs in seven sewn rows.

Tedious

I am sandblasting and painting each one. Then sewing them back together.
I figure I can sandblast and paint one row a night. Then sew it the next day. This spring assembly alone will take me to Christmas.

The seat backs have fewer larger springs. So those assemblies should go quicker.
"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."
Charles Kettering