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Old 01-26-13, 01:35 AM   #46
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Found strange things under the carpet. Japanese coins, Namibian coins, strange looking seeds and plant matter and...
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Old 01-26-13, 02:38 AM   #47
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Got the seat frames back from the upholsterer and did some rust conversion and rattle can satin black on them.
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Apologies again for the terrible pictures. Going to try a new camera soon.
The carpet turned out ok. I'm thinking of respraying it dark brown to match the new colour of the seats. I've heard of a product called Simply Spray but have no idea of it's effectiveness nor how it will turn out.
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Old 01-28-13, 04:20 AM   #49
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Found strange things under the carpet. Japanese coins, Namibian coins, strange looking seeds and plant matter and...
Im pretty sure I know what those seeds and pant matter are.
lets just say its not legal here in the states...
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Old 01-28-13, 07:58 AM   #50
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the closest thing we have to Namibia in USA is southern Arizona (i.e. Phoenix, Tucson)

I used to fix A/C systems there and window tinting there is not for fun or to be cool, it is imperative or you won't ever get cooled off in the summer!
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Old 01-29-13, 03:25 AM   #51
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sick build bro keep it up
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Old 02-11-13, 11:21 AM   #52
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Carpet went from this:
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Old 02-11-13, 11:27 AM   #53
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Got everything back from the upholsterer and re-installed it in the car. Took two days of blood sweat and tears. Results speak for themselves though.
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Gear **** looks kak (******) though. I will have to replace that for sure. Took the Beast for a spin on the highway. She is refusing to idle and starts with difficulty. I will have to either get the battery charged or replaced if it proves to be bad.
One thing though, I can see why people love these cars. My love-hate relationship with it is mostly love. These are sweet rides.
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I remember when it looked like this
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The ubiquitous before and after.
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Old 02-11-13, 02:13 PM   #57
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That diamond quilt pattern looks great in there. I love the chocolate brown color, however I'm not loving how it contrasts with the others as it sits now. Are you planning on changing the other colors to blend a little more? In any case it still looks good and is worlds better than it was. On another note, my Mom is Dutch Indo and was born in Holland. I sure wish she taught me how to speak and write Dutch.
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I actually like the contrast, though I think the door panels need some more of the dark leather to really make them fit. Perhaps if the top panel was recovered in the same leather?
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Amazing how well cars clean up when you put a little work into them, eh? It's looking good!
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I actually like the contrast, though I think the door panels need some more of the dark leather to really make them fit. Perhaps if the top panel was recovered in the same leather?
+1. I'm also liking the contrast and the diamond pattern.
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