massive reconfiguration time again.

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    I'm starting to squeeze to gather the beginnings of a budget for my winter project. I would like to get my bucket seats reupholstered and no surprise I would like to start piecing together some aluminum heads. I also would like to find a way to run pump gas.
     
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    318willrun Roadkill '80 D150

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    being able to pull up at a local station, anywhere you are, and fill 'er up will be a convenience you'll really enjoy
     
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      The goal is pump gas and easy 11.9 in street form...
       
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        318willrun Roadkill '80 D150

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        that will be easy for you because you already have the "major players" on/in your car
         
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          The heads are the weak Link (besides me!).
          Pump gas car that can be driven 65-70 mph for an hour and enter and qualify for super pro, race and drive home...
           
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            318willrun Roadkill '80 D150

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            what rpm do you turn at 60 mph with the 3.54's ??
             
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              2600 or so.. I think the Nitto's are 27.76 tall...
               
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                About 2800-3k for me....:thumbsup:
                Fast lane Fred....
                 
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                Well I'm finally getting around to getting the bucket seats I got at the Swap Meet last April reupholstered.. One of my very good friends has a guy he works with that does upholstery work. I talked to him yesterday and he's ordering material. I'll drop them off Thursday or Friday..
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                I bought them as cores with tracks.. I gave them a good scrubbing and use them through this last summer..
                I'll have them done in black vinyl with insert where the red white and blue is now..
                The new insert...
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                  Well I pulled the seats and drop them off at the guy's house is doing the upholstery work.. he has a little shop around the back of his house for doing upholstery and a pool table set-up. we talked for a little bit getting to know each other and shot a few games of pool.. he's charging me a very reasonable $200 for labor plus he said around $150 for material.. he said normally it would be just about a week but it's Christmas so it will probably be a couple..
                   
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                    I have a really good upholstery guy too but he is so busy its hard to get him to do anything. I honestly think I am going to try and reupholster my seats myself. I'll try it with cheap vinyl so I'm not out much if it looks like crap!

                    Cley
                     
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                      The guy that's doing mine says it's going to take six yards to do the two buckets and he puts a thin layer of sponge behind it whatever it's called.. also he was adamant if I was looking for my own material to get Automotive grade..
                       
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                      I have done some work with the marine vinyl. It worked good. I likely won't get at it this winter anyway. But a guy always needs 5 or 6 projects stacked up incase right!

                      Cley
                       
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                        Got some sneak peek pictures of the new seats...
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                        I'm totally jacked!!...
                         
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                            Post 1360 someone else...
                             
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                              Looks nice. Personally I like the bright colored one better but not my car. :thumbsup:
                               
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                              look'n good
                               
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                                Are you saving the colored inserts?
                                 
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                                  That seat looks great!
                                  Cley
                                   
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                                    yes I asked him to save the colored inserts because they are specific to a Spirit of 76 car.. the cushion part where you sit on isn't all that great but definitely the material on the back is in pretty good nick.. now all I have to do is find somebody needing some material for their Spirit of 76 car and I would be glad to send it to them...
                                     
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                                      Can you do me a favor? If I know the material and weight, have a good closeup photo of the pattern of the colors and width. I can get a weaver in Guatemala to make up a good size roll for future use.
                                       
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                                        I know right? The picture that he sent me today has got I'm pretty excited...
                                        it should go well with the beaver skin headliner that I made. Nobody notices it until I pointed out...
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                                        well like I said the bottom part isn't all that great I could cut a couple strips of it and mail it to ya.. LOL...
                                         
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