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Re: Anyone from the UK or Europe?

 by John ¦  Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:57 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Anyone from the UK or Europe? ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 137

Hi @Tuttah Welcome to the forum!
What part of Europe are you in?
If your in the UK I would give these guys a try. https://www.martrim.co.uk/

Re: Convertible top install

 by John ¦  Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:07 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Convertible top install ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 2151

Ive done 2 VWs around that year. Very easy you wont have mush trouble. Cant remember how it was attached but I remember being very surprised how easy it was to replace.

Re: Seat mock-up templates - What do you use?

 by John ¦  Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:02 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Seat mock-up templates - What do you use? ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 272

That's pretty nice mock up you got there. Sometimes this is how I do mine.

Re: Newbie wondering about some machines

 by John ¦  Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:58 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Newbie wondering about some machines ¦  Replies: 43 ¦  Views: 1359

Yes that machine will work just fine for this type of upholstery. I also highly recommend downloading my buyers guide and consider the other recommendations in the guide.
You can get it here. https://theluckyneedle.com/sewing-machine-buyers-guide/

Re: New guy to the program

 by John ¦  Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:36 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: New guy to the program ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 139

Hahaha Welcome to the forum @Roothawg we love old worn out hot rod guys here! I hear the same story from guys like you all the time that are tired of dealing with their upholstery guy. Its unfortunate but it just comes down to it being a dying art and not enough younger people getting in to the trad...

Re: Headliner pocket

 by John ¦  Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:43 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Headliner pocket ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 438

Post pics when you get it finished!

Re: Masland Duran Vinyl - source or equiv

 by John ¦  Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:42 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Masland Duran Vinyl - source or equiv ¦  Replies: 17 ¦  Views: 1020

WOW! Those look great! I really like the new look with out the red on the sides. Nice work!

Re: Adjusting the hight of the walking feet on a 211W155 Singer

 by John ¦  Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:39 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Adjusting the hight of the walking feet on a 211W155 Singer ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 338

Hey @Pitt_Boss sorry to hear you ran in to trouble here. 1/2" foot clearance is pretty standard. When I make sunvisors with vinyl or leather I dont use any foam. It gets to thick and doesn't look right. Only time I use foam on visors is with headliner material. If you run in to any more trouble post...

Re: Presser foot issue Pfaff 145

 by John ¦  Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:59 pm ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Presser foot issue Pfaff 145 ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 442

Your very welcome @Pontusgillgren We have a really great community here and we all learn from each other to collectively raise our upholstery knowledge. I learn new things from others on this forum all the time. Keep us posted on what you figure out with your machine. :thumbsup:

Re: Headliner pocket

 by John ¦  Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:47 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Headliner pocket ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 438

Hi @ed28wood Welcome to the forum! So the trouble I see you running in to is creating something sturdy enough to hold the radio. Those headliners are not sturdy and very light weight. They are only held in by the side trim, dome light and visors. The radio will need to be solid mounted to the roof s...

Re: vinyl repair on 2007 Malibu door panels

 by John ¦  Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:25 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: vinyl repair on 2007 Malibu door panels ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 284

Yeah sorry... I promise you will learn a ton though! Biting off way more than I can chew is exactly how I learned so much so fast. Lol just be glad its a personal project so it doesn't mater how long it takes :thumbsup:

Re: Presser foot issue Pfaff 145

 by John ¦  Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:20 pm ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Presser foot issue Pfaff 145 ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 442

I dont know that much about repairing machines, I typically take them in to get serviced if I have a problem. - First try seeing if the feet will come down by placing a screw driver on the top of the feet and bumping the screw handle downward. We just had someone on The Upholstery Forum with this pr...

Re: Jeep seat

 by John ¦  Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:13 pm ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: Jeep seat ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 90

Should be fun! Pinterest is where I go to get inspiration for interior designs. Search Custom Jeeps seats or Custom Jeep Interior

Keep us updated :thumbsup:

Re: Relicate

 by John ¦  Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:08 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Relicate ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 402

@Matt Hamblin Also if they dont stock the size your looking for, Brytech in florida and a good selection of Amman threads as well.

Re: Pricing

 by John ¦  Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:05 pm ¦  Forum: Business ¦  Topic: Pricing ¦  Replies: 51 ¦  Views: 11749

Great advice @Mark M :thumbsup: @Cervantes Yeah, when you put it that way your totally right . I some times get overly cautious because some people try to hold me to exactly their interpretation of what is said or information I provided. Putting together something basic like described wouldn't be so...

Re: My first project - single seater

 by John ¦  Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:02 pm ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: My first project - single seater ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 305

@Mark M You did a fantastic job for you your first project. Your just going to keep getting better with every job you do! Thanks for sharing :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Re: Juki DDL 9000 issue

 by John ¦  Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:20 am ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Juki DDL 9000 issue ¦  Replies: 12 ¦  Views: 551

Wow! I never would have guessed that! Thanks for the update :thumbsup:

Re: vinyl repair on 2007 Malibu door panels

 by John ¦  Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:15 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: vinyl repair on 2007 Malibu door panels ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 284

Oh boy... I think your in for a big project unfortunately. Those panels look like the material was vacuum formed to take the shape. Some of it you will be able to wrap with vinyl no problem but other parts you will probably need to add seams to get it fitting without wrinkles....

Re: Relicate

 by John ¦  Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:35 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Relicate ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 402

I have only purchased thread from them and its great thread. Don't know why Albrights thread is more expensive especially because its not near as good at the Amman serafil and serabond threads from relocate. I just wish they sold bigger spools. I haven't purchased any leather from them yet but I hav...

Re: What is this called?

 by John ¦  Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:23 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: What is this called? ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 336

I would reach out to https://relicate.com/ with that picture. They have lots of distressed leather options and should be able to help you find what you are looking for.

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