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    Registered Member scorpion1110's Avatar
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    So on the 55 Handyman wagon;

    I installed a set of Specialty Power Windows (excellent kit)
    Rebuilt vent windows
    Stripped and repainted front garnish moldings and installed new fuzzies and window channels from Repops (average kit)
    Stripped liftgate and welded up a few holes
    Installed tailgate

    but the big project is interior.

    I called a fairly well known company and got quotes on door panels- $1400 cut your own holes
    Called a local company about re-doing rear seat $800
    Quote on headliner - $1200
    Didnt even ask about front seats

    So decided to make my own and bought this;

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    A Consew 206RB-4. A tough machine and a staple of the upholstery trade. And since the guy was closing his home shop it came with a compressor, air staplers, thread, needles, fabric and too much other stuff to list. Total price $800.

    So I will be making everything myself, and even buying the carpet by the roll, custom cutting and then binding. This machine can handle it.

    Of course I have never sewed

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    Y'all are really making good progress on your projects! Huge thumbs up and thanks for sharing! When I'm achy and tired or having trouble working through a particular problem with my own projects, I find that sometimes its good to step back from them, regroup and get some inspiration from what others are doing.

    I'll have to get busy on my '57 after we have my son's engine together and moved to his garage. Wife reminds me from time to time that I need to get the '57 roadworthy before I'm too old to drive it.

    Had a chance to give the split manifolds I brazed up for my inline 6 a thorough inspection this morning. They should work fine. Just need to put some elbow grease into cleaning up the areas where I worked on them and drill and tap new holes for studs that cinch up the exhaust pipes.

    Buster, our family will keep y'all in our thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy recovery for your wife following her surgery.

    Best regards to all,

    Harry
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    Quote Originally Posted by enigma57 View Post
    I need to get the '57 roadworthy before I'm too old to drive it.
    I'm beginning to feel the same way
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    Thanks for sharing. Its always great to hear how y'all are coming along with your projects.

    My apologies in the event I may have been somewhat disorganized and 'scattered' over the past several weeks. Have had a series of mini-strokes and short term memory is affected more so than recall of things long past. Very frustrating. People come up to me whom I should know and at times, I cannot remember them. Or I remember their face, but cannot put a name with it and I get very frustrated with myself. My instinct is to attempt to act as if I know just who they are and to not let on that anything is 'not right', in hopes that 'this too shall pass' and over time, it will come back to me. I had a series of ministrokes in my mid-40s after returning from active duty as a reservist during Desert Storm in 1991 and this is how it was back then, as well.

    Would like to begin configuring my Weber carbs to suit the 292 inline 6. Have times when fingers are numb (asleep) and this has put me off it for a while. Delicate work and do not want to screw it up. Will see if I can get some work done when hands are OK and will pull off it if numbness returns.


    Best regards to all,

    Harry
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    Harry, Best wishes on getting your health issues sorted out!
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    Thanks for your kind words and well wishes, Robert! Much appreciated.

    G-d bless,

    Harry
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    Harry-

    Did a round of Chemo in 2017. I found that it messed up my short term memory somewhat. They call it Chemo-brain. But I also found that with work and always pushing that I could remember. The chemo also caused hand/foot syndrome and I lost sensitivity in my hands and that too passed. I can guess a little about what you are dealing with. It's frustrating as hell.

    But, I suspect you have fought tougher adversaries than this. So when you are done kicking its A$$ give us an update on those webers.

    You got this. And you know you it

    Feel better soon.


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    1967 MGB GT
    1970 Honda Trail 70
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    I lost my best friend on 10/3/2018. Rest in Peace Dear Lucy. I miss you everyday.

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    Thanks, Scorp! Will do! Wish you a full and speedy recovery from your recent medical procedure, as well and all the best stitching up your new interiour.

    Best regards,

    Harry
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    I understand where you guys are coming from.........after my third surgery, I got a major infection. They brought in an infection specialist. He had me sign a release for him to set me up on a drug that I got thru a port that took 90 minutes twice a day for 30 days. I was warned that it would cause memory, hearing, and sense of smell and taste loss..........and some other stuff I can't remember, LOL.
    They were right, but, I'm just thankful I'm still here. It's frustrating sometimes, though. I have some tools I can't remember how to use, where I got them, or why. Thankfully, I have friends who can set me straight on some of that.
    Keep after it, you'll get there.
    BTW, we're taking a little overnight trip to Tombstone, Az this week in the 56. Staying at an old motor hotel. Should be kicks!

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    Roger that, Buster! I have had my share of close calls as well. And at times, I have been either the sole survivor or one of a small number. All I can tell you is that G-d has something for us to do here. And only when it is done, shall He send His Angel of Death to collect us. Until then, it is not our time and we must remain Earthbound.

    Best regards,

    Harry
    'G-d Bless The U.S.A.'...... Lee Greenwood......

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