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Crash Pad

Postby keith Miller » Sun May 04, 2014 5:24 am

I'm starting to work on interior upholstery.

Can anyone post some pictures if the crash pad, how it is fabricated and installed?

I can't seem to get my arms around this one.

Thanks,

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Re: Crash Pad

Postby billy c » Sun May 04, 2014 5:41 am

Keith- your build looks beautiful. glad you are trying the upholstery!
you can purchase the welt and hidem or make some (i have some pictures of that if you are making your own)
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measure down the thickness of your crashpad rubber and staple a piece of welt around cockpit edge.
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staple a width of upholstery fabric along the inside welt edge. use plenty of staples so it can hold the pulling of the material
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glue crashpad to surface using contact cement
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pull material up and over the crashpad. make sure to work and ease corners by cutting extra material from the corners. a hair dryer or heat gun set to low will help ease the corners into place and eliminate wrinkles
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cut off excess material
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add hidem strip to cover your work and place hidem ends on your work and continue on to your other cockpits
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Re: Crash Pad

Postby keith Miller » Sun May 04, 2014 6:10 pm

Billy:

Thank you, I get it now.

I installed the dashboard this weekend. Really need to get after the interior.

Thanks Again!

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Re: Crash Pad

Postby Barra » Thu May 08, 2014 6:01 am

Hey Billy.
Thanks for the info, looks great!
I'm thinking about doing this on my Zip but one question, how did you finish (& start) the pad next to the seat backs?

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Re: Crash Pad

Postby DaveLott » Thu May 08, 2014 6:51 am

Very impressed. I like your ceiling work
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Re: Crash Pad

Postby billy c » Thu May 08, 2014 12:22 pm

Barra wrote:Hey Billy.
Thanks for the info, looks great!
I'm thinking about doing this on my Zip but one question, how did you finish (& start) the pad next to the seat backs?


the hidem is capped and the welt strip on the cockpit edge behind the seat is tucked under the cap to end. the crashpad ends at the cockpit edge and the seatback is cut to fit around the crashpad

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Re: Crash Pad

Postby Bob Perkins » Thu May 08, 2014 12:33 pm

I'm not sure where my guy got it - but he had original neoprene crash pad... it is a dense material..
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Re: Crash Pad

Postby keith Miller » Thu May 08, 2014 6:40 pm

So it is customary the crash pad should not continue behind the seat backs?

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Re: Crash Pad

Postby keith Miller » Thu May 08, 2014 6:49 pm

DaveLott wrote:Very impressed. I like your ceiling work


Dave:

I decided to use Ash for the ceiling finished clear for some contrast in color. We will see how it looks when the interior is complete.

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Re: Crash Pad

Postby billy c » Thu May 08, 2014 6:49 pm

Keith-
if you radius the rear edges of the cockpit (yours) you would go completely around with the hidem and end with the cap that covers the splice.
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Re: Crash Pad

Postby keith Miller » Thu May 08, 2014 6:54 pm

the hidem is capped and the welt strip on the cockpit edge behind the seat is tucked under the cap to end. the crashpad ends at the cockpit edge and the seatback is cut to fit around the crashpad


Billy:

Take a look at my pictures, my cockpit is curved at the seat back. Not sure the method you used will work on mine. If i remember correctly on Bob Perkins Biscayne the crash pad runs behind the seats?

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Re: Crash Pad

Postby keith Miller » Thu May 08, 2014 6:56 pm

oops

crossed posts!

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Re: Crash Pad

Postby billy c » Thu May 08, 2014 7:00 pm

right like Bob's or if split something along this line
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Re: Crash Pad

Postby wags86 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:56 am

Just wondering where you can buy the black crash pad from I saw in the post about how to install crash pad.thanks wags86

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Re: Crash Pad

Postby bob smith » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:50 pm

"Swim Noodles" covered with vinyl make a good crash pad.
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