We have a break in the weather for a few days and I hope the sun stays with us until this weekend. Â The Early Times Mid-Winter rod run is sunday and I don’t want to miss it. Â Dick has his 40 convert ready to go with a new front seat that is really nice for us old guys. Â Albert redid the seat in leather with a firmer foam and it is really comfortable for my body. Â A seat runs about $1100 in leather which is not too expensive. Â You can purchase leather hides for about $500 which makes the labor about the same cost. Â I think I will have one done for Andre and have him put in the firm foam and a nice lumbar rear cushion support. Â I have sat in some seats that were like rocks with no give and I did not care for the feel. Â You need to have your upholster let you test the seat prior to having it covered to make sure it is comfortable to you body. Â If you use a Glide seat you can tilt the seat back and forth to make it conform to your body which is a nice feature. Â If your seat is not comfortable to you on long drives the car will sit in the garage most of the time. Â A long distance to me is 100 miles or so. Â We can reach most events in a 100 mile radius of where I live. Â LA is a large city with over 17 million people in the greater LA area and you can attend a car event every weekend if you desire.
Toppers is today and I am running late so I will stop now and head over for some pizza and BS.
Here is a nice looking interior in a convert. Â A little modern but real comfy looking is this stock seat in a 39 convert. Â Seat belts are a required item in any hot rod.
Steve likes the Eddie Martinez look and had his 40 pickup done in the narrow pleats.
Perfection is the word I use to describe this 40 sedan interior. Â Bucket seats were standard and deluxe dash insert in a standard dash was correct for the year in sedan deliveries.
A pair of Glide bucket seats were used in Henry’s beautiful sedan hiboy. Â I have sat in this style seat and they are very comfortable and recline for your correct seating.
Here is little 3 window with stock seating and lots of pleats. Â If the correct foam density is used these seats are comfy and look correct in my mind.
A nice daily driver to go along with the above 3 window would make a perfect pair in your garage. Â This is all you need to be cool in today’s events.
Dick did not do R&P but it came out real nice. Â This is a stock seat set up that has been rebuilt. Â A convertible seat is a little narrower at the top than a coupe or sedan. Â They also don’t have rear footrest as there is no room for your feet.
Gary had his seat pulled real tight and is very firm to the touch. Â The seat is a special constructed one by Ace High upholstery.
If you want that old look here is a good example of the pleated everything style. Â We used to add white pleats in the wheelwells on show day.
The wife likes this style but for me it is too modern looking. Â The seat is a Glide upholstered by Gabe and is real cozy to sit in.
Today’s driveway photo….Homeowners love this activity.
I don’t know why I like buying cars in a basket but here is my last adventure with a 48 convert. Â I have a sickness that never goes away. Â Mint sheet metal really is what gets me going.