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American Powertrain Systems
American Powertrain's Science Friction clutches utilize the most technically advanced friction materials to achieve great performance without a heavy pressure plate to weigh you down.
Dakota Digital, Inc.
Gauge Kit, Analog, VHX Series, White Display, Standard, Clock/Fuel Level/Water Temp/Volt/Oil Press/Speedo/Tach
Auto Custom Carpets INC.
Black Daytona Carpet
Brothers Truck Parts
67-72 Billet Radion Bezel - Brushed
Brothers Truck Parts
67-72 Dash Face Repair Panel
Classic Industries
1973-91 GM Truck 6.5 Bed Side Panel Without Fuel Door-LH
Classic Industries
1973-91 Bed Front Panel: Original GM or reproduction front bed panels for all 1973-86 Fleetside pickups and 1987-91 Fleetside crew cab and dually models
Consew
Triple Feed, Heavy Duty, Single Needle, Drop Feed, Needle Feed, Compound Feed, Alternating (Walking) Presser Feet, Lockstich Machine
Dennis Carpenter
Interior Restoration Parts
Seams Ridiculous Upholstery
Seams Ridiculous Upholstery LLC is an award-winning auto upholstery shop that specializes in all aspects of custom interior
The Industrial Depot
The Industrial Depot - Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies
Three Rivers Supply Company
Automotive and marine upholstery supplier. Aftermarket upholstery distributor for automotive, marine, & restaurant. Wholesale Only

Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> FROM BARE TO BEAUTIFUL, BASKET CASE GETS A FULL ON CUSTOM INTERIOR. JB WOWS US ON HIS NEW MACHINE, WHILE LT TAKES CARE OF RUST THE EASY WAY. THAT AND MORE TODAY ON TRUCK TECH.

(LT)>> WELL THERE SHE SITS, OUR CLASSIC 1955 FORD F-100. A PROJECT THAT JEREMY AND I ORIGINALLY INHERITED IN BOXES. IT'S NOW NEARLY COMPLETE. IT'S BEEN PAINTED, BUFFED, THE BED FLOOR HAS BEEN ASSEMBLED, AND THAT MEANS WE'RE READY FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF OUR PROJECT.

(JEREMY)>> NOW LAST TIME WE TOOK CARE OF WIRING, WHICH MEANS WE CAN NOW PLAN OUT OUR INTERIOR. NOW AS YOU CAN SEE IT'S A BARE CAB RIGHT NOW BUT BY THE END OF THE DAY WE HOPE TO HAVE FULLY UPHOLSTERED CUSTOM SEATS, DOOR PANELS, HEAD LINER, AND CARPET.

(LT)>> WE DID HAVE ONE PROBLEM. THE '55 CAME TO USE WITHOUT THE FACTORY BENCH SEAT, NOT THAT WE WOULD HAVE USED IT ANYWAY.

SO JEREMY AND I ROAD TRIPPED DOWN TO A LOCAL SALVAGE YARD TO SEE WHAT WE COULD FIND.

(JEREMY)>> WITH OVER 2,000 VEHICLES IN THEIR INVENTORY, EXPRESS PULL AND SAVE IN LAVERGNE, TENNESSEE, SHOULD BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE US.

(LT)>> BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER YOU'RE OUT ON A MISSION OR JUST KILLING AN AFTERNOON, WALKING THROUGH AN

AUTO GRAVEYARD IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PAST TIMES. THERE'S SO MANY COOL THINGS IN JUNKYARDS. I COULD STAY HERE ALL DAY LOOKING FOR PROJECTS.

(JEREMY)>> IT'S BETTER THAN GOING TO THE MALL.

(LT)>> OH YEAH, FOR SURE!

(JEREMY)>> SINCE OUR F-100 HAS BEEN HIGHLY MODIFIED FOR A MORE MODERN LOOK...

(LT)>> A LOT OF SEATS IN HERE, SURELY SOME OF THESE WILL FIT.

(JEREMY)>> MAY BE WORTH CHECKING OUT. ...AN ORIGINAL BENCH SEAT WOULD LOOK DATED. SO WE'LL SEEK OUT A COUPLE OF BUCKETS. I KNOW THESE HONDA ACCORDS HAVE PRETTY NICE SEATS. LET'S CHECK THIS ONE OUT. YEAH THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD DESIGN. BIG BOLSTERS, GET RID OF THE HEAD RESTS, THAT WOULD LOOK PRETTY COOL BUT YEP, THERE'S THE ISSUE. USUALLY WHEN I'M TRYING TO FIND INTERIOR PARTS IN A JUNKYARD I LOOK FOR A CAR THAT HAS THE WINDOWS UP. THIS WAY YOU KNOW IT HASN'T BEEN RAINED IN. THAT'S THE ISSUE WITH THIS CAR. SEAT'S STARTING TO MOLD OVER AND THE FOAM'S GOTTEN REALLY

STIFF, AND I THINK THEY'D JUST BE TOO HARD TO WORK WITH.

SO WE'LL KEEP LOOKING AROUND.

(LT)>> ASIDE FROM CONDITION, SIZE MATTERS TOO. WE'LL WANT A FAIRLY WIDE SEAT TO FILL THE CAB SO THERE'S LITTLE GAP BETWEEN THE CONSOLE WE'LL BUILD LATER.

(JEREMY)>> UNFORTUNATELY THAT'S JUST TOO NARROW, TOO SMALL OF A SEAT, KEEP LOOKING. THAT'S THE ONE I'M LOOKING FOR. WE FOUND A MID 2000'S NISSAN ALTIMA. WIDE ENOUGH, FIRM FOAM UNDERNEATH, PERFECT FOR OUR FORD, AND AT $40 BUCKS A PIECE MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

(LT)>> YOU NEED ME TO DIRECT FOR YOU, CAN YOU SEE WHERE YOU'RE GOING.

(JEREMY)>> I WAS GONNA PRAY, I CAN'T SEE OVER THE TOP. NOW ONE COOL THING ABOUT THESE OLD TRUCKS IS THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT OF UPHOLSTERY TO TAKE CARE OF BUT WE STILL WENT AHEAD AND GOT A LITTLE BIT OF A HEAD START. WE SENT THESE SEATS OUT TO TOMMY PERKINS AND HIS COMPANY IS "SEAMS RIDICULOUS UPHOLSTERY" OUT IN VIRGINIA.

MAN I REALLY LIKE HOW THAT SEAT CAME OUT.

HOW'D YOU COME UP WITH THAT DESIGN?

(TOMMY)>> THANKS JEREMY, AFTER RECEIVING THE SEATS FROM YOU GUYS AND SPEAKING WITH YOU OVER THE PHONE OF THE COLOR SCHEME YOU WERE GONNA USE ON THE PAINT JOB OF THE CAR I

WENT AHEAD AND CAME UP WITH THESE COLORS, AND ADDED THIS ORANGE THREAD ACCENT TO COMPLIMENT YOUR ORANGE PIN STRIPE THAT YOU ADDED TO THE HOOD AND THE REST OF THE TRUCK.

(JEREMY)>> YEAH MAN I REALLY LIKE THAT ORANGE ACCENT, THAT LOOKS REALLY GOOD. NOW TOMMY'S GONNA TAKE US STEP BY STEP TO HOW TO TURN THIS JUNKYARD SEAT INTO A SHOW PIECE, AND WHILE HE DOES THAT

I'M GONNA TAKE CARE OF THE DOOR PANELS.

(TOMMY)>> COOL, LET'S GO. WHAT MAKES THIS MODERN NISSAN ALTIMA SEAT WORK SO WELL IN A ROD LIKE THIS IS THE FOAM ALREADY COMES STIFFER, NICE CONTOURS TO THE STYLE OF THE TRUCK. IT MAKES FOR AN EASIER FOUNDATION TO START OFF WITH THAN STARTING OFF WITH AN OLDER SPRING STYLE SEAT. I'VE USED SEATS OUT OF TAHOES, SILVERADOS, I'VE USED SEATS OUT OF VOLKSWAGEN JETTAS, ESCORTS, SMALL COMPACT CAR SEATS WORK BETTER FOR HOT RODS LIKE WE'RE DOING TODAY.

(JEREMY)>> SO WITH THE SEAT TORN APART, TOMMY FLIPS THE COVERS INSIDE OUT AND MAKES ALIGNMENT MARKS AT EACH SEAM.

EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN METHOD TO THIS MADNESS. TOMMY USES THE ALPHABET TO KEEP IT ALL STRAIGHT. NOW THESE MARKS WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE NEW FABRIC SO EVERYTHING LINES UP CORRECTLY. THE SEAMS ARE SPLIT TO SEPARATE THE INDIVIDUAL PIECES. NOW HE CAN REBUILD THE PATTERNS BY FIRST GLUING THEM ON SCRIM FOAM. ONCE IT'S TRIMMED, HE'LL TRACE THE OLD PATTERN

ONTO THE NEW MATERIAL. THEN COPY OVER HIS ALIGNMENT MARKS. THE SAME PROCESS IS DONE FOR ALL 15 PATTERNS THAT MAKE UP THE ENTIRE SEAT.

OVER AT THE MACHINE TOMMY WILL SEW A LINE OVER THE TOP OF HIS MARK. NOW THIS CONDENSES THE EDGES, MAKING THEM SHORTER AND

EASIER TO SEW TOGETHER. ONCE THE EXCESS IS TRIMMED AWAY, WITNESS MARKS ARE NEXT AND TOMMY CALLS THEM DARTS.

(TOMMY)>> THE DARTS, WHAT THEY DO IS THEY ALLOW ME TO SEE THIS LINE WITHOUT HAVING TO MARK ON TOP OF THE MATERIAL. THAT WAY WHILE I'M SEWING I CAN MAKE SURE THAT ALL PIECES LINE UP AND EVERYTHING TURNS OUT SQUARE.

(ANNOUNCER)>> WHAT DESIGN FOR THE PANELS WILL JEREMY COME UP WITH? FIND OUT NEXT!

(LT)>> WE'RE BACK ON TRUCK TECH WHERE OUR GUEST UPHOLSTERER, TOMMY PERKINS, IS HANDLING THE CUSTOM SEATS FOR OUR F-100. TOMMY OWNS "SEAMS RIDICULOUS UPHOLSTERY" IN MONTROSS, VIRGINIA, AND AT AGE 31 HAS MADE QUITE A NAME FOR HIMSELF. THIS WYOTECH GRAD WAS HONORED AS ONE OF SEMA'S TOP 35 UNDER 35 YEARS OLD. A TREND SETTER AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN THE AUTO AFTERMARKET. WE HEARD ABOUT TOMMY THROUGH DETROIT MUSCLE WHEN THEY WERE TAPING THIS MILITARY MUSTANG TRIBUTE BUILD LAST FALL IN TEXAS. THE CAR WAS UNVEILED AT THE SEMA SHOW, RAISING AWARENESS FOR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTIVE AND VETERAN MILITARY PERSONNEL. AFTER SEEING TOMMY'S SPOT ON WORK ON THE STANG AND HUNDREDS OF HIS CUSTOMER'S CARS AND TRUCKS WE'RE JUST HONORED HE VOLUNTEERED TO LEND HIS SKILLS TO OUR FORD.

(TOMMY)>> I'VE PROBABLY DONE CUSTOM INTERIORS ON ABOUT 10 OF THOSE MID '50'S F-100'S. WHAT THE GUYS HAVE DONE IN THIS TRUCK IS AMAZING. IT'S SOMETHING I'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. HAVING THE NEW STYLE CHASSIS WITH THE NEW F-150 MOTOR, TURBO, ALL THAT STUFF IS JUST AMAZING.

(JEREMY)>> WITH THE CUSHION AND BACK REST COVERS COMPLETELY SEWN TOGETHER, HE'LL REUSE THE LISTING AND JCLIPS FROM THE ORIGINAL. THEN THE BACK REST GETS REASSEMBLED FIRST. HOG RINGS HOLD THE SEAMS TIGHT TO THE FOAM.

THE COVER IS SLIPPED OVER.

THEN ATTACHES TO THE FRAME WITH PLASTIC JCLIPS. FOR INTERIOR PANELS WE WENT TO DENNIS CARPENTER RESTORATION

PARTS AND PICKED UP EVERYTHING WE NEED TO COMPLETE OUR INTERIOR. PREMADE DOOR PANELS, KICK PANELS, PANEL FOR THE BACK WALL, HEAD LINER, AND ARM REST.

NOW THEY SPECIALIZE IN NOTHING BUT FORD, CARS, TRUCKS, TRACTORS, YOU NAME IT. NOW THIS IS A VERY INEXPENSIVE OPTION TO KEEP YOU FROM HAVING TO MAKE PANELS FROM SCRATCH OUT OF PANEL BOARD. HOLES COME PRECUT FOR THE CLIPS, WINDOW CRANKS,

AND DOOR HANDLES. NOW YOU COULD INSTALL THESE IN YOUR OLD ORIGINAL TRUCK JUST LIKE THEY COME HERE, OR YOU COULD COVER THEM WITH WHATEVER MATERIAL YOU LIKE, OR EVEN ADD A CUSTOM TOUCH LIKE WE'RE ABOUT TO DO.

THE FIRST STEP IS TO POP THE METAL DOOR CLIPS INTO THE DOOR PANEL. I LIKE TO USE THE METAL CLIPS AS OPPOSED TO THE PLASTIC ONES BECAUSE YOU CAN REUSE THEM. YOU CAN POP THE PANEL ON THE DOOR AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE. IF YOU USE THE PLASTIC CLIPS THEY'RE USUALLY ONLY A ONE TIME DEAL. WHEN TEST FITTING WE KNEW WE'D HAVE TO TRIM THE PANEL FOR OUR AFTERMARKET BEAR CLAW LATCHES. SO I'LL PULL A FEW MEASUREMENTS. THEN TRIM IT OUT WITH A RAZOR BLADE.

NEXT I'LL DRILL A QUARTER INCH HOLE FOR THE ONE THAT GOT COVERED UP WHEN I INSTALLED THE LATCH. NEXT IS WHERE A LITTLE CREATIVITY COMES INTO PLAY. I'M GONNA ROUGHLY DRAW OUT A PATTERN I ENVISION FOR THE DOOR. NOW THIS CAN CHANGE A LITTLE BIT WHEN I CUT OUT MY TEMPLATES. NOTHING EXACT BUT IT GETS ME A PRETTY GOOD IDEA OF WHAT WE WANT. I THINK THAT'LL LOOK PRETTY COOL, A LITTLE CARPET AT THE BOTTOM, BLACK INSERT, THAT'LL WORK.

OVER AT MY WORK TABLE HERE'S A LITTLE TIP WHEN YOUR PANEL COMES ON AND OFF A BUNCH OF TIMES. I LIKE TO TAPE DOWN THE CLIPS.

THIS HELPS TO HOLD THEM IN PLACE AND PREVENTS THEM FROM EVER TRYING TO PUSH BACK OUT ON YOU IF YOU HAPPEN TO MISALIGN ONE ON THE DOOR. NOW WE CAN FOAM THE PANEL. I'M USING QUARTER INCH CLOSED CELL FOAM FOR THIS. TRIM OUT A PIECE A LITTLE BIGGER THAN THE PANEL, AND SPRAY CONTACT CEMENT ON BOTH THE PANEL AND THE FOAM. NOW BE SURE TO LET THE GLUE TACK FOR A FEW MINUTES. THIS HELPS FOR BETTER ADHESION. THEN I'LL MARRY THE TWO TOGETHER, AND TRIM THE EXCESS

FOAM AWAY WITH A RAZOR BLADE. I'LL TAKE 180 GRIT SAND PAPER AND LIGHTLY SAND DOWN THE EDGES OF THE FOAM LEFT FROM MY CUT MARKS. NOW THERE ARE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT FOAMS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHEN DOING UPHOLSTERY LIKE WE ARE IN OUR F-100, AND ONE IS A CLOSED CELL FOAM. NOW THAT'S GREAT FOR DOOR PANELS, KICK PANELS, HEAD LINERS, ANYTHING LIKE THAT. NOW A COUPLE OF GOOD FEATURES TO IT IS YOU CAN ACTUALLY SAND THE FOAM LIKE WE ARE HERE TO GET A BEVELED EDGE. NOW YOU CAN ALSO CUT DESIGNS INTO THE FOAM, AND PRETTY COOL. NOW EARLIER YOU SAW TOMMY USING A SCRIM BACKED FOAM. NOW THIS IS WHAT YOU WOULD USE FOR ALL SEAT COVER BACKINGS OR ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SEW FOR THAT MATTER BECAUSE IT HAS THIS SCRIM BACKING. NOW THAT ACTUALLY CATCHES THE THREADS AND PREVENTS IT FROM PULLING BACK THROUGH THE MATERIAL, WHICH YOU CAN'T DO IN CLOSED CELL FOAM. WHEN WE MAKE OUR INSERT FOR THIS PANEL, WE USE THIS AND I'LL SHOW YOU HOW IT WORKS.

(LT)>> HEY SAW YOU WITH A BLOCK SANDER. DO YOU NEED SOME 1,000 GRIT, OR SOME GUIDE COAT, OR ANYTHING?

(JEREMY)>> I DON'T THINK IT'S COARSE ENOUGH BUT HOW IS IT THAT EVERYTHING THAT I DO HAS TO DO WITH A SANDING BLOCK AND PAPER?

(LT)>> YOU'RE GOOD AT SANDING. SO NO GUIDE COAT THOUGH?

(JEREMY)>> NO GUIDE COAT ON THIS ONE. HEY, WHY DON'T YOU STAY AND HELP OUT?

(LT)>> NAH!

(ANNOUNCER)>> NEXT, RUST REPAIR THE EASY WAY.

(LT)>> MAN THAT'S BAD. CHECK OUT THIS BED.

IT'S FROM AN '84 C-10 AND IT'S DEFINITELY SEEN BETTER DAYS. IT CAME TO US WITHOUT A HEADER PANEL BUT THAT'S NOT THE WORST OF IT. CHECK OUR THIS PASSENGER BED SIDE. IT'S BEEN DENTED IN AND SOMEBODY ATTEMPTED TO REPAIR IT. THEY DIDN'T PREPARE THE METAL VERY WELL, THE FILLER DIDN'T STICK, AND THERE'S A BUNCH OF LITTLE HOLES WHERE THEY TRIED TO PULL THE DENT OUT. NOW DOES THAT MEAN THIS BED US UNUSABLE? WELL NO, IT'D BE GREAT ON LIKE A RAT ROD TRUCK, OR IF YOU'RE AFTER THAT PATINA LOOK, BUT YOU ACTUALLY COULD USE THIS VERY BED SIDE AND MAKE IT BACK TO SHOWROOM CONDITION. IT'LL JUST TAKE A BUNCH OF WORK. YOU'D HAVE TO START BY SCRAPPING OFF ALL OF THIS EXTRA FILLER, GRIND IT DOWN TO BARE METAL, TREAT THE SURFACE SO THE RUST DOESN'T RETURN, ADD SOME MORE FILLER, BLOCK

SAND IT, ADD SOME PRIMER, AND ALL IN YOU'RE ABOUT 20 TO 30 HOURS WORTH OF WORK, BUT WHAT IF I TOLD YOU WE COULD HAVE THIS BED READY FOR PAINT IN LESS THAN EIGHT HOURS? YOU'D PROBABLY BE INTERESTED IT.

WE KNOW THAT CLASSIC INDUSTRIES SELLS MANY HARD TO

FIND RESTORATION PARTS FOR CLASSIC GM CARS BUT THEY ALSO CARRY A FULL LINE FOR '47 THROUGH 2008 GM TRUCKS. SO WE PICKED UP A BED SIDE AND A HEADER PANEL.

THEY'RE MADE FROM HIGH QUALITY STAMPINGS AND THEY'RE SHIPPED WITH THIS PROTECTIVE ECOATING. SO THEY'RE READY TO BOLT ON, THEN SCUFF AND SHOOT, BUT WE'RE GONNA START BY UNBOLTING THIS BED SIDE. THIS REPAIR IS REALLY A NO BRAINER. YOU DON'T NEED ANY BODY WORKING SKILLS AT ALL, AND FOR UNDER $400 BUCKS PLUS SHIPPING CLASSIC INDUSTRIES REALLY MAKES A REPAIR LIKE AFFORDABLE FOR THE AVERAGE DO IT YOURSELFER. WITH THE BOLTS LOOSE, I'LL NEED TO CUT THROUGH TWO SMALL

SPOT WELDS, AND THEN THE PANEL CAN BE REMOVED. I'M GONNA GRIND DOWN THE WELDS, AND CLEAN THE SEAM SEALER AND RUST FROM THE EXPOSED EDGE. THEN HIT THE SURFACE WITH SOME SELF ETCHING PRIMER. ONCE IT'S DRY I CAN BOLT ON THE HEADER PANEL, THEN THE BED SIDE.

OUR BED SIDE HAS BEEN 100 PERCENT BOLT IN SO FAR, BUT THERE WERE TWO AREAS THAT WERE WELDED FROM THE FACTORY.

NOW DO YOU HAVE TO REPLACE THOSE? NOT NECESSARILY, BUT YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT HOLDS THE SIDE OF THE BED SQUARE TO THE FLOOR, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THE TOP OF OURS LEANS IN BY ABOUT THREE EIGHTHS OF AN INCH. SO WE'RE GONNA CORRECT THAT. A PORTA POWER WILL HELP HOLD IT SQUARE WHILE I MAKE A FEW STITCH WELDS. [ welder crackling ]

(LT)>> WELL THERE YOU HAVE IT. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM CLASSIC INDUSTRIES, A DAY'S WORTH OF TIME, AND SOME BRAND NEW SHEET METAL WE'RE ABLE TO GET RID OF THAT OLD RUST AND HAVE THIS BED READY TO PAINT, AND IT WASN'T EVEN THAT HARD. OVER IN THE SHOP JEREMY AND OUR GUEST TOMMY PERKINS ARE BUSY FINISHING UP THE SEATS AND TRIM OF OUR '55 F-100.

(JEREMY)>> WITH THE DESIGN CUT OUT OF THE DOOR PANEL FOAM, THE NEXT STEP IS TO USE THOSE CUTOUTS FOR THE INSERT LAYER

OF THE PANEL BOARD. AFTER THEY GET TRACED, METAL SHEARS MAKE QUICK WORK OF CUTTING THEM OUT. ALL OF THIS MATERIAL AND VINYL WAS DONATED TO US BY THREE RIVERS SUPPLY IN HOMESTEAD, PENNSYLVANIA. NOW THE BASE PANEL GETS COVERED WITH THE SAME GRAY VINYL TOMMY USED ON OUR SEATS. A TWO INCH OVERLAP ON THE CUT PROVIDES SOME WIGGLE ROOM. THE BEST WAY TO DO THIS IS GLUE ONE HALF AT A TIME. IF YOU TRIED TO GLUE THE ENTIRE PIECE ON AT ONCE, THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE YOU'LL RUN INTO ALIGNMENT PROBLEMS. USING THE HANDLE OF YOUR SCISSORS OR A ROUNDED TRIM TOOL, I'LL FORCE THE MATERIAL DOWN TIGHT WHERE OUR INSERTS GO. NOW I CAN FLIP IT OVER AND START WRAPPING THE VINYL AROUND THE PANEL. THERE'S A TECHNIQUE I ALWAYS USE WHEN COVERING AROUND A SQUARE CORNER. THAT'S KIND OF A TRADE SECRET THE PROS USUALLY KEEP TO THEMSELVES. SO IF YOU WANT, GO AHEAD AND TAKE NOTES. TO MAKE YOUR CORNERS WRINKLE FREE WRAP ONE SIDE UP TO THE CORNER. THEN ABOUT AN EIGHTH INCH FROM THE TURN MAKE A CUT IN THE SHAPE OF HALF A WINE GLASS. FOLD IT OVER AND CUT THE OTHER HALF OF THE WINE GLASS. THEN PEEL IT OVER AND STAPLE IT DOWN. NOW YOUR EDGES WILL WRAP PERFECTLY EVERY TIME WRINKLE FREE. NOW WE'RE TAKING THE DESIGN ON THE SEAT AND TRANSFERRING IT ONTO THE DOOR PANEL.

THE WHITE GREASE PENCIL REPRESENTS MY STITCH LINE THAT WILL MATCH THE SEATS. MY NEW TOY IS THIS CONSOLE 206 RBFIVE SEWING MACHINE. NOW THIS THING WORKS GREAT AND WILL RUN AS FAST AS 3,000 STITCHES PER MINUTE OR SLOW IT DOWN LIKE I'M DOING FOR A STITCH THAT'S PERFECTLY STRAIGHT. IT GETS GLUED TO THE PANEL BOARD USING THE SAME TECHNIQUE AS BEFORE. THEN IT'S INSERTED AND STAPLED DOWN. NOW FOR OUR LOWER INSERT WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO USE CARPET. NOW THIS WILL FLOW NICELY INTO THE FLOOR WITH THE DOOR CLOSED, BUT THIS ISN'T YOUR TYPICAL CUT OR LOOP STYLE CARPET LIKE YOU'RE USED TO SEEING IN TODAY'S CARS. THIS IS CALLED DAYTONA CARPET. IT WAS USED IN THE '50'S AND '60'S ON FULL SIZE AND MUSCLE CARS, AND KIND OF RESEMBLES A FABRIC BUT IS JUST AS DURABLE AS TODAY'S CARPETS.

NOW I'VE ALREADY PRETRIMMED OUT THIS PIECE TO FIT BUT I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE THIS RAW EDGE HERE.

(ANNOUNCER)>> NEXT SITTIN' PRETTY!

(LT)>> WE'RE HEADING TO THE FINISHED LINE ON THE F-100 INTERIOR WITH ONLY THE CARPET TO TAKE CARE OF BEFORE THE END OF THE DAY.

(JEREMY)>> COOL, THAT LOOKS REALLY GOOD. WELL MAKING PROGRESS.

(LT)>> OUR GUEST, TOMMY PERKINS, WILL GET STARTED ON THE DAYTONA RUG PROVIDED TO US BY AUTO CUSTOM CARPETS. THEN CUT OUT THE HOLES FOR THE DIMMER SWITCH AND MARK FOR THE SEAT MOUNTS. A GOOD WAY TO DO THIS IS WITH A BLOCK OF WOOD AND A PUNCH.

IT LEAVES A NICE, CLEAN EDGE AS OPPOSED TO FIDDLING WITH SCISSORS OR A RAZOR. THE NEXT STEP IS BINDING THE EDGE LIKE WE DID ON THE DOOR PANEL. INCH AND A HALF VINYL STRIPS LAY FACE TO FACE WITH THE CARPET AND ARE SEWN TOGETHER. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE HERE IS THE VINYL WRAPS AROUND THE CARPET. THEN A STITCH IS RUN RIGHT BESIDE THE FINISHED EDGE THAT LOCKS IT ALL TOGETHER.

THE KICK PANELS WERE MADE WITH THE SAME PROCESS AS THE DOOR PANELS.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT. IT'S BEEN A HECK OF A THRASH THESE LAST THREE DAYS BUT THESE GUYS HAVE PUT TOGETHER A PRETTY AWESOME INTERIOR THAT'LL DEFINITELY WIN SOME SHOWS.

(TOMMY)>> THANKS, I REALLY APPRECIATE COMING OUT AND HELPING YOU GUYS WITH THIS. THIS WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR ME AND I HOPE TO DO IT AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.

(LT)>> IT WAS A BLAST.

(JEREMY)>> HEY MAN, I REALLY LIKE THIS DESIGN WE CAME UP WITH, THE CARPET IS DEFINITELY DIFFERENT, AND THAT ORANGE

MAN, IT ACCENTS EVERYTHING. NOW I REALLY ENJOY DOING UPHOLSTERY. SO HAVING TOMMY PERKINS FROM "SEAMS RIDICULOUS UPHOLSTERY" MAN, IT WAS A PLEASURE DUDE.

(TOMMY)>> THANK YOU.

(JEREMY)>> YEAH MAN, YOU BET.

(LT)>> BETTER CATCH THAT PLANE, THANK YOU!

(JEREMY)>> IF YOU WANT TO PUT A MODERN DIN STYLE RADIO IN YOUR '67 TO '72 CHEVY TRUCK, OFTEN TIMES THE POST HOLE EDGES WILL STILL SHOW UP ONCE YOU CUT THE HOLE.

WELL BROTHERS TRUCK PARTS OFFERS THIS BILLET COVER TO REALLY CLEAN UP THE LOOK. IT'S MADE OF BRUSHED ALUMINUM AND COMES WITH A TEMPLATE FOR THE CUTOUT AND ALL THE HARDWARE. OR IF YOUR HOLE'S ALREADY CUT, THIS REPLACEMENT PANEL WILL GET YOU BACK TO STOCK. VISIT BROTHERS TRUCKS DOT COM.

(LT)>> YOU NEED TO CONSIDER YOUR ENGINE'S TORQUE OUTPUT WHEN YOU'RE SELECTING A CLUTCH. YOU DON'T WANT TO INSTALL AN INADEQUATE DISC THAT'LL SLIP

AND BURN UP ON YOU, BUT YOU ALSO DON'T WANT TO OVER CLUTCH AND HAVE TO SUFFER WITH POOR DRIVABILITY. AMERICAN POWERTRAIN HAS CLUTCHES THAT'LL WORK WITH

STOCK ENGINES AND HAVE SMOOTH ENGAGEMENT, LIKE THIS SUPER STREET MODEL, ALL THE WAY UP TO THIS ATOMIC TWIN THAT'S RATED TO HOLD 1,100 POUND FEET OF TORQUE. AND WHETHER YOU HAVE A CLASSIC AMERICAN FOUR SPEED OR A MODERN FIVE OR SIX SPEED OVERDRIVE, YOU CAN FIND A CLUTCH THAT'LL FIT YOUR TRANSMISSION AND YOUR ENGINE'S TORQUE OUTPUT AT AMERICAN POWERTRAIN DOT COM.

(JEREMY)>> WELL THE TRUCK'S LOOKING GREAT AND WE GET A LITTLE BIT CLOSER EVERY DAY. WE'VE GOT OUR DAKOTA DIGITAL GAUGES INSTALLED AND IT'S A SUPER CLEAN SETUP. JUST A FEW MORE THINGS LEFT TO DO AND WE'LL BE HEADING DOWN THE STREET.

(LT)>> HEY, HOLD ON A SECOND, A FEW? I'VE BEEN KEEPING TRACK AND AS LONG AS I'M NOT FORGETTING ANYTHING THERE'S 25 THINGS LEFT TO DO BEFORE THIS TRUCK WILL HIT THE ROAD.

(JEREMY)>> SO HOPEFULLY NEXT TIME WE GET IT IN HERE WE'LL GET GLASS CUT FOR IT, GET OUR PEDALS INSTALLED, RUN SOME BRAKE LINES, MAYBE WE'LL MAKE A DENT IN THAT LIST YOU'VE GOT OVER THERE.

(LT)>> WELL AT LEAST 22, IT'S A START.
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