20ft Texas Barrel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Nice Matt. I envy you guys that can do engine work. I haven’t a clue when it comes to that :oops:
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Bryan, I am with you - I am not good with engine work. Fortunately, I have a generous friend (Matt) who lives very nearby who is great at this and has helped me to get my engine in and all connected. He is like a mad scientist, who thankfully works for good and not evil.

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Nice work Matt. And having done it yourself, you can rest assured things were done to your satisfaction and better yet, you'll know how everything is setup. No trying to guess what the dealer did during the install.
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Crash pad done
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Crash pads look great, any photos or description of how they are built and installed?
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JimmY wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:49 am
Crash pads look great, any photos or description of how they are built and installed?
Started with foam insulation for 1” pipe, wrapped it in upholstery secured with lots of SS stables. Then run hidem gimp to cover the stables. The straight sections are easy but the curves are a bugger to get smooth and wrinkle free. If you pull the material too tight the upholstery will tear at the staples and it deforms the foam. I grade my work about a B-.
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how do you attach the gimp?
Oak..........the juice ain't worth the squeeze :D :shock: :o :)

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kens wrote:
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how do you attach the gimp?
Separate the gimp and staple it down. It closes back over the staple.
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Fellow Barrelback builder DavO on the forum hooked me up with some fancy custom trim pieces needed in my backseat. My woodworking skills are limited.
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Working on the ceilings, wonder why they are called ceilings. It’s leftover 1/8” plywood from diagonal planking wrapped in 1/2” foam and upholstery. It’s hard to get it perfect.
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The majesty of the whole will overwhelm any minor imperfections. Perfect is the enemy of good enough.
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"Perfect is the enemy of good enough."
I gotta steal that one :lol: :) :D
Oak..........the juice ain't worth the squeeze :D :shock: :o :)

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hoodman wrote:
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The majesty of the whole will overwhelm any minor imperfections. Perfect is the enemy of good enough.
Yes, progress not perfection.

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Everything looks great Matt.... Launch soon?

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Looks great Matt!

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