Great post. If I were to do this would you recommend getting a wider pulley to accommodate both cables better?
Thanks! Up to you. If you found one a bit wider that would be OK I guess. But this one works perfectly fine. I'd use it again. Keep in mind in this application with these particular calipers, the cables are barely moving. They are pretty much just going from slack to tight. This pulley serves as a guide, but not much more. I even thought about using a screw eye, but this is a better solution IMO.Great post. If I were to do this would you recommend getting a wider pulley to accommodate both cables better?
Thanks! Alcantara huh? If that's what I think it is, kind of a suede look. I don't know if it was Alcantara or actual suede, but the all girls build FF did on Detroit Muscle a year or two ago had that kind of a dash. I saw it in person at the London Show. It's an interesting look.Sweet. I like that new cable routing a lot. Thanks!! Dash looks great. I also like the leather but think I'm going to try my hand at using Alcantara. Questions...
Which seat heaters did you go with?
Any chance you have the dash layout drawing handy?
Where did you get that grab handle?
That ping pong table saw some epic father-son battles back in the day. But they're gone now -- all grown up -- so it found a second life. My "real" workbench is not seen in the pictures. A pair of Craftsman benches with a single long top, bench vise, etc.Hey Edwardb, I had a similar work bench in the basement of our Ontario home when a built a cedar strip kayak. What else do you with a ping pong table after the kids get bored with it.
Thanks! I too spent a lot of time looking through various leather options. Mostly on eBay since there are so many offerings. I don't claim to be an expert. This is the first time I've ever bought or tried anything with leather. I ended up with with a full cow hide. It was listed as JET BLACK, 42 to 45 Sq. Ft., Weight: 2.50 - 3.00 oz. per square foot, and specifically recommended by the eBay seller (textile_specialist) for auto or furniture upholstery. It was $160 with free shipping. So even though much more than I needed, I looked at a lot of other options that were less material for similar or more money. So gave it a try. Note I was planning for the dash and glovebox (now done) plus the trans cover. I figured the extra would give me a chance for do-overs, which fortunately wasn't necessary so far. Plus maybe do the door cards, although right now I'm not planning to. In hindsight, I'm glad I got the full hide. Unlike vinyl, natural leather has a lot of variations. Across the full hide, some variations in the texture, some natural patterns, etc. They warn you a hide could have damage (e.g. barb wire), brands, holes, etc., although mine didn't. I did note some slight variations in thickness between the back and down near the legs. Interesting. Wasn't a problem though. Maybe a higher quality product (e.g. more expensive...) would reduce that and be more selective. But I found the extra material allowed me to pick out exactly what I wanted, and avoid some areas that I preferred not to use. I guess I would be a little careful only buying the exact amount required unless they can assure you it's consistent across the whole piece. One other comment. The leather came rolled and then folded into a flat rate shipping box. It had a lot of creases in it when I first rolled it out, and I was concerned that it was damaged or stretched. I sent a message to the seller, and he suggested draping or hanging it across a clothes pole. After some days it was fine. Lots of info and words here, but thought I would share my experience. Good luck.I did a quick search on ebay looking at various leathers. Can you be specific with regards to what you used on the dash? For example, Lambskin 2-3 Oz Supple Leather Hide Veg Tanned Semi Aniline Skin Black, was listed. What thickness did you use and size? Most say 7 sq feet, is that enough?
Thanks, appreciate the time you take to document your build. You car is going to be amazing!
All the best-
I should have taken some pics while installing the elements. They can be trimmed in length but not width. The instructions give the details. But for these seats they don't need to be trimmed. Fit perfectly. The seat bottom element wraps around to the front, but that's fine. The elements have self-adhesive strips along the edges. I'm not sure how permanent they are. Maybe just to hold while installing. Once everything is back together and the elements are trapped between the cover and the cushion, they're not going anywhere.Do you trim down the heating elements or glue the heating elements to the foam?