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milkmania
04-19-2007, 12:12 PM
was taking my bottom bench seat pad apart getting ready to ship to "Jim the upholstery guy" and found this:(


click to enlarge:
http://milkmania.info/upholstery/original/DSCF0097.jpg

the rest of the picsare here http://milkmania.info/upholstery/thumb.html

I spoke to Jim, andhe said to just replace it with 2 stacked 3/4 inch pieces of plywood.

Also, He's going to ship me a couple pieces of vinyl for my embroidery lady to stitch MASTERCRAFT into, for the seat back...
then I'll mail it back to him, and he'll add it into the installation

Monte
04-19-2007, 12:29 PM
Also, He's going to ship me a couple pieces of vinyl for my embroidery lady to stitch MASTERCRAFT into, for the seat back...
then I'll mail it back to him, and he'll add it into the installation

The little ebroidery shop here wouldn't do that for me:confused: copyright infringement:confused: Wanted a letter from corporate... Thus 220 and three stars... If yours will let me know!!

milkmania
04-19-2007, 12:32 PM
The little ebroidery shop here wouldn't do that for me:confused: copyright infringement:confused: Wanted a letter from corporate... Thus 220 and three stars... If yours will let me know!!

I'll post up the pics....
it'll be a week or two though.




she's got no problem.... no receipts....no nothing
but, I'm only going to be able to use the HemiHead 426 font (http://www.dafont.com/hemi-head426.font), and modify it some.

pram
04-19-2007, 01:08 PM
That will be nice with Mastercraft stitched right in. I thought though that there wasn't any wood in the seats on these boats??? I am confused.....

milkmania
04-19-2007, 02:14 PM
That will be nice with Mastercraft stitched right in. I thought though that there wasn't any wood in the seats on these boats??? I am confused.....

there is a bunch of wood!
I'll get some pics up soon

some of the wood is structural, and some is nailing strips for the staples

milkmania
04-19-2007, 02:55 PM
the link has been updated....

http://milkmania.info/upholstery/thumb.html

trickskier
04-19-2007, 03:29 PM
I hope you're a lot better at cutting wood than I am........Good Luck.....

PE4ME
04-19-2007, 03:49 PM
How is the embroidery going to work? I suppose they put the logo on before they staple the skin? I picked up factory skins for BIG bucks and they had no logo or hot pressed logos like the originals. Sucks.
Glad things are working out for you...
You may want to consider new foam to, if I did it all over I would have replaced more foam as it really breaks down. I dont think I how bad it was until I felt the same density stuff that was new.
Good luck=

milkmania
04-19-2007, 11:32 PM
I hope you're a lot better at cutting wood than I am........Good Luck.....

spoke to Jim this evening....

He said he's replacing the wood with plastic... something soft enough for staples

and he's hot gluing it in.

milkmania
04-19-2007, 11:35 PM
How is the embroidery going to work? I suppose they put the logo on before they staple the skin? I picked up factory skins for BIG bucks and they had no logo or hot pressed logos like the originals. Sucks.
Glad things are working out for you...
You may want to consider new foam to, if I did it all over I would have replaced more foam as it really breaks down. I dont think I how bad it was until I felt the same density stuff that was new.
Good luck=
the vinyl on the rear bench is made up of several different sections...
the center (with the embroidery) drops down over the top in a wide \__/ shape.

Jim is going to send me enough material to embroider, I'll have it embroidered, and mail it back to him...

he'll then stitch it in when he's building the skins

it'll probably ship in a large manila envelope.

pram
04-20-2007, 01:36 PM
That is good news that he is removing the wood from your seat and replacing it with plastic. Look forward to seeing the completed project should look nice.

S&S1984
04-29-2007, 07:33 PM
Recently had the same issues with my back seat on my 1984 S&S. Some pressure treated lattice/firring strips and a little Gorilla Glue fixed it right up.

milkmania
05-02-2007, 03:30 PM
found a great source for plastic......

http://mrplastic.us/index.html

he's local to me... went to him yesterday, and a sheet of plastic 1/2" x 48" x 96" was $120.00

this will be my new gunnel material;)

milkmania
05-08-2007, 09:34 PM
EDIT: STARBOARD gunnel

(I know the difference.....I just got turned around....didn't realize starboard's armrest was un-attached)
http://www.milkmania.info/port.jpg

material
http://www.milkmania.info/material.jpg

TMCNo1
05-08-2007, 09:47 PM
port gunnel

http://www.milkmania.info/port.jpg

material
http://www.milkmania.info/material.jpg


What is the name of the material that you purchased to use, for inquiring minds. Is it a foam or a solid?

milkmania
05-08-2007, 09:49 PM
What is the name of the material that you purchased to use, for inquiring minds. Is it a foam or a solid?
SOLID HDPE!!!

High Density PolyEthylene
http://images.google.com/images?lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=HDPE&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

FlatBoard
05-08-2007, 10:50 PM
That is awesome. Great custom work. I assume you used the old panel for a pattern? I need to make a shelf for my ski locker. Looks like a great choice of material.

Thanks for the tips!!

milkmania
05-08-2007, 10:59 PM
That is awesome. Great custom work. I assume you used the old panel for a pattern? I need to make a shelf for my ski locker. Looks like a great choice of material.

Thanks for the tips!!
very easy to work with!

used a router freehand for the most part, now a belt sander to smooth the edges

this is 1/2" material too

1-4' x 8 ' x 1/2" sheet
1-2' x 8' x 1/2" sheet
4-2' x 2' x 1/4" sheets
1-3' x 2' x 1" sheet
was $247.00 after tax

that's enough to do both gunnels, shelves, armrests, and all the rotted out wood area of the the bench linked in the first post.

get me some dimensions, and I'll get you a price....
it's from this guy http://mrplastic.us/

FlatBoard
05-08-2007, 11:05 PM
I'll sketch it up in the morning. I also need to make a sub-woofer box. Do you think that would be a good choice as well? Originally I was going to use plywood lined with carpet and poly-fill the voids...

milkmania
05-08-2007, 11:09 PM
I'll sketch it up in the morning. I also need to make a sub-woofer box. Do you think that would be a good choice as well? Originally I was going to use plywood lined with carpet and poly-fill the voids...

Mr. Plastic told me the best bond for the stuff is a mechanical bond....

I'm using Stainless Steel screws where my horizontal shelves attach to my vertical gunnels.

it really was just as easy to cut as plywood:twocents:

you'll need to factor in shipping, if you don't find it locally:(

FlatBoard
05-08-2007, 11:19 PM
Mr. Plastic told me the best bond for the stuff is a mechanical bond....

I'm using Stainless Steel screws where my horizontal shelves attach to my vertical gunnels.

it really was just as easy to cut as plywood:twocents:

you'll need to factor in shipping, if you don't find it locally:(


Mr. Plastic is the man :D I like the idea of not using wood. don't have to worry about the moisture.. sometime the boat sits out for a while, either on a long trip, a week on the houseboat, MagMania, well you know!!

milkmania
06-28-2007, 02:21 PM
update:


well, I haven't been able to speak to Jim in the last 5 times I've called and left messages:(

the last I heard was that he was going to send the pieces I needed embroidered on friday, several weeks ago.


haven't got my pieces in the mail yet, haven't got my skins, therefore haven't got my boat.......

I've got my carpet, and I guess I'm going to pull the boat to the lake for 14 days in July and install the carpet lakeside.....

nothing else to do:o

atlfootr
06-28-2007, 02:41 PM
Calling him myself, for you rt now :rolleyes:

milkmania
06-28-2007, 02:44 PM
my online phone records indicate I called him

today 12:00, left no message
yesterday, 10:15, left message
6-9-07, 2:05, left message

and that's as far back as my online call log went:(

atlfootr
06-28-2007, 02:47 PM
I just called his cellphone and left a message for him to call me back ASAP, try his home if no luck.
I think he once told me, he's work'n 2 jobs.
:wavey:

(865) 995 0607 home
(865) 679 2246 cellphn
(call until 10:30pm)

milkmania
06-28-2007, 02:51 PM
I just called his cellphone and left a message for him to call me back ASAP
:wavey:

(865) 995 0607
(865) 679 2246 cellphn
(call until 10:30pm)


thanks, pretty much just want to touch base with him......

planning to be gone until the last week in July moving to various lakes, ballfields,etc....beginning tomorrow
Little Rock, Sallisaw, Tenkiller Lake, Broken Bow lake

I'll be within 100 miles of the house, so if the embroidery pieces show up, I can get them to the lady pretty easily

milkmania
06-28-2007, 09:40 PM
got him on home phone


his cell phone has been lost, misplaced, or stolen

he's got the parts coming in tomorrow, then I'll turn them around with the embroiderer.

we're in good shape:)

djkslc
07-10-2007, 02:43 PM
Who is this Lady that will sew Mastercraft into the skins. I want to re-skin my back seat, but I like how it has Mastercraft stiched into it. Have you seen the final product? What is her number?

milkmania
07-13-2007, 04:34 PM
update:
July,13th.
nothing at my door steps yet:(





Who is this Lady that will sew Mastercraft into the skins. I want to re-skin my back seat, but I like how it has Mastercraft stiched into it. Have you seen the final product? What is her number?

the lady is a local person that does upholstery WITH her husband on old classic car restorations....
I've not seen MASTERCRAFT, but I have seen TRACKER on a pontoon boat she did for her father. The stiching was very tight and looked impressive enough that I'll have her do mine...
(once I get my upholstery pieces)

as soon as I get the embroidery done, I'll get some VERY detailed pics.

Workin' 4 Toys
07-13-2007, 04:46 PM
Any chance we can send you some Beach TOWELS to have embroidered.....:rolleyes: