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customer supplied pan.........edging to help smooth out

.............................................the rough edges

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edging....................................roughed out foam.

..........................................this one took forever due

............................................to the crazy contours.

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foamwork done. I use the.........for pattern making, i use

cheapo spraytac to hold...........whatever is on sale that

pattern material in place...............will work

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i've used other methods,..........i reapply to mark next piece

but have found this is the

most accurate way to get

the odd shapes.

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its best to use a somewhat........i can skip a few steps by

transparent cloth to be able.........marking holes while patterns

to see other piece ..................... are still on seat

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pattern is then transfered........paper still folded, i mark holes

to a folded piece of....................and (symetrical) design.

posterboard to lay out

design

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paper still folded.......................leather cut w/design

i press the holes to make

indent on other side

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tooling done............................scribing stitching line.

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i used to use my drill press,.......I hang it from the ceiling for

but this is alot less quicker,........two reasons: 1-keeps it off

easier.......................................of the work. 2-less stress on

..................................................hands and wrists.

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died, stitched, and laced. in.........although i can get my foam

that order.................................very smooth, there are still

tripple loop lace........................a few minor bumps and valleys.

.................................................I stretch headliner material over

................................................entire seat to smooooth everything

............................................... out. It also helps me to get a very

......................................................tight fit of cover.

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looks kinda scary huh.................thank goodness for air compressors

I finnished bottom with felt. Install mounting brackets. shine er up (leather balm w/atom wax)

Then on to the dash panel to match. (thanks Tim for your advice)

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cool dremel set up, nice photos and easy to follow the process..Jordan

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Kevin,

Nice walk through. Very easy to follow. I wish I had the hand strength to try it...

Dave Theobald

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That seat turned out looking a 100 times better then i thought it would when i saw that pan.

I really like you style and that was well put together, thanks.

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Kevin, very nicely done. I like the red thread that you used, adds some nice contrast to the seat.

Ken

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Nice looking seat :0)

Coupla newb questions:

What tool did you use for the inlay - really like the effect, and

How do you mark where to punch the holes in the cover for riveting? I see the holes are pre-drilled in the pan ... do you just pull the leather tight at each pre-drilled hole and mark the leather with an awl for the rivet hole?

Me thinks I'll be investing in an air rivet gun now LOL

Thanks much for the tutorial - it answered a lot of my questions :0)

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Kevin,

Nice Tutorial, Like the seat!

Really like the inlay Effect! :You_Rock_Emoticon:

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Nicely done KK.

Very well presented. I like it.

Dave Theobald

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Kevin.....

Been looking at this seat tutorial a few times and now realize you are using the same air pop rivet gun I have gotten from Harbour freight....with the small detail that mine seems NOT to work....I can not figger out how much oil I need to put in where....The manual does NOT tell u the amount of oil....have added about a cup of hydraulic oil and made the biggest mess possible...oil on shirt and walls...haha....now very little oil in resovair

but still no go...it will not grabb the rivet and make a connection....any ideas what I do wrong...

I love this seat tutorial....well I love all your work,,,,,hehehe,,,,you are an true artist!

James

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