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PostSubject: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:25 am

My arm rest were in real rough shape when they arrived at my house and I all most threw them away but figured I had nothing to lose by giving it a shot.

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The metal plates were beyond repair so I cut out some new ones from quarter inch finished ply.

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I used small nuts and bolts too pull the cracks closed and covered them first with JB and then with enforced body filler. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they hold up.

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I used a dense Styrofoam and thin layer of foam rubber for padding and heated the vinyl as I pulled and stapled it in place. I added a chrome strip just because I thought it might look nice.

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:28 am

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:22 am

They look super. Outstanding work once again.

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:21 am

Crisy you are an amazing woman I was just thinking and laughinhg, it took us a while to figure out you were a female and you were worried for a while if we would accept you or not. NHow you are our most popular member. Smile I can just see you wioth that I can do anything attitude. Hee! Hee! Well on a restoration you can say that, Just look at the pictures. amazing cheers

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:44 am

They are a big improvement from the way they were.




Just a heads up, you used the HTML code which I use at Craigslist for the big pictures instead of the IMG code so I had to copy & paste them in my browser.

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:18 pm

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Well, what can I say? That's unbelievable! I should send you my armrests, they don't look much better than the ones you've started with Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:49 pm

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They are a big improvement from the way they were.




Just a heads up, you used the HTML code which I use at Craigslist for the big pictures instead of the IMG code so I had to copy & paste them in my browser.


You mean my pictures don't show up when I use the HTML? Surprised

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:52 pm

Crisy can you do Black and red tuck and roll> Hee! Hee!

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:55 pm

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Well, what can I say? That's unbelievable! I should send you my armrests, they don't look much better than the ones you've started with Neutral



Thanks Ben. ...........I wish you could find a better set for your car. I don't even know if what I did with mine will hold up once they are installed. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:58 pm

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Crisy can you do Black and red tuck and roll> Hee! Hee!

Tuck and roll?? Is that something you do when jumping with a parachute?

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:09 pm

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Crisy you are an amazing woman I was just thinking and laughinhg, it took us a while to figure out you were a female and you were worried for a while if we would accept you or not. NHow you are our most popular member. Smile I can just see you wioth that I can do anything attitude. Hee! Hee! Well on a restoration you can say that, Just look at the pictures. amazing cheers



Joining the club was very exciting for me....... Sure miss the old threads. Sad Every one was just wonderful to me and helping me feel at home. Glad you like my handy work and didn't mind that I was female. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:16 pm

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They look super. Outstanding work once again.



Very Happy Thanks Jim. I put a matting agent in the paint and plan to do the dash and door trim the same way.

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:40 pm

Your pics are not showing when I look at the thread like it does when anyone uses IMG code, I don't know.

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:38 pm

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Crisy can you do Black and red tuck and roll> Hee! Hee!

Tuck and roll?? Is that something you do when jumping with a parachute?
No no no silly that is jump and roll. Hee! Hee! John Wayne had two things to say. Don't jump out of a perfectly good Airplane and the one I use more often anymore. Don't Apoligize it is a sign of Weakness" Smile

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:54 pm

More nice work, Chrissy!

Those are what you can call 'better than new!!

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:07 am

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More nice work, Chrissy!

Those are what you can call 'better than new!!

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:11 am

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Crisy can you do Black and red tuck and roll> Hee! Hee!

Tuck and roll?? Is that something you do when jumping with a parachute?
No no no silly that is jump and roll. Hee! Hee! John Wayne had two things to say. Don't jump out of a perfectly good Airplane and the one I use more often anymore. Don't Apoligize it is a sign of Weakness" Smile


I like your striped upholstery. It is you and says this is a race car all over it. I only rode in one airplane. Didn't like it...... I did my traveling on the road after that.

Crisy I have flown quit a bit, I got to where I loved flying. Some in the Military and when I was buying Japanese swords I was flyinhg every other week. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:13 am

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Your pics are not showing when I look at the thread like it does when anyone uses IMG code, I don't know.


I will try using the IMG and see how it works. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:18 pm

Ok are you my wife? She's been restoring classics with her uncle for 20 years, (she's 25, loved the garage I guess) and loves betty boop. She even named our new Santa Fe betty, got the license plate and car seat covers and everything. Honestly if I get my Christine (working on the $ for one of our members one) she'll be showing me how to do most of it. I can repair a hole in the body, replace a floor, but when it comes to upholstery and engines, not for me. I'm more of a guitar fixer.
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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:12 am

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Ok are you my wife? She's been restoring classics with her uncle for 20 years, (she's 25, loved the garage I guess) and loves betty boop. She even named our new Santa Fe betty, got the license plate and car seat covers and everything. Honestly if I get my Christine (working on the $ for one of our members one) she'll be showing me how to do most of it. I can repair a hole in the body, replace a floor, but when it comes to upholstery and engines, not for me. I'm more of a guitar fixer.




Shocked Am I your wife??? If I am we have a problem because I buried you years ago. Hee! Hee!

Welcome to the club! Your wife sounds like someone I would like. Smile You know I understand very little about the engine in my car. I just take it one step at a time and ask lots of questions. My car is being built by the club ...not me alone. Good luck on the purchase of your own Christine. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:51 am

83 if you can fix a guitar Im sure they are a lot of things on a car you can take care of Smile

Crisy you are doing all the hands on work, we are just giving you a little guidence . Man I wish I couild hit the lottery , I would spring for a big party over at your house and we could all pitch in and get that baby done for you. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:32 am

Thank you for the vote of confidense, I'm sure going to try whatever I can, learn all that I can, and keep going til it's done properly. I know I've got a great community behind me, plus google is a wonderful thing Smile
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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:00 pm

The mechanical part to me is the easy part. The body work, Paint and interior is where you need some finess. The mechinical is nuts, bolts, measurements and torque. Pretty much follow the repair manual.

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PostSubject: Re: armrest repair   Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:03 pm

Most I've done that area is a oil change and brake pads lol.
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