Gentry upholstery

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Gentry upholstery

Postby slug » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:29 am

Verna and I decided to have a go at doing the upholstery on the Gentry. We have a Mitsubishi walking foot machine that is more than capable for the job. That's the big criteria. The material we chose was too thick to sew and fold "French pleats" or what is in the hot rod jargon "rolled and pleated", so I found that doing individual strips works fine....just more work and cutting. For cutting I invested in a rotary cutter.....the wisest investment made.
Here are some pics of the front (forward) seat under construction. We started with the least visible and smallest one first for trial and lots of error.

Doug
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The look we were after
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Panels sewn together, ready for filler
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On the machine

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Re: Gentry upholstery

Postby slug » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:36 am

The finished seat. Reasonably happy with the results. The remaining back and finished cockpit seat require some "tweeking" to get them up to my amateur standard on upholstery. This was one of the remaining major hurdles left on the project.

Doug
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The finished seat.

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Re: Gentry upholstery

Postby Roberta » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:00 am

Wow. That looks great.

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Re: Gentry upholstery

Postby rleete » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:00 pm

Looks very professional. So, when do you start taking orders?

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Re: Gentry upholstery

Postby slug » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:20 pm

Thanks for the compliments, but I've certainly learned that I'm not an upholsterer :? . It is very hard on the hands, and I also found that sometimes what you think will work out actually does not. We did somethings over, and will probably do some more tweeking when we have everything else done. Actually the costs were reasonable, so mistakes don't ruin the bank.

Doug


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