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Time to spring clean the wallet again. Parts gathering and engine now in and sort of running.

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The spares pickup had leather seats so instead of cleaning this shit stained smoke scented interior I stripped out the seats and carpet for this one.

The drivers seat foam was all broken down on the side of the seat base due to fat arses sliding in and out and if this was to continue I thought best try and sort that out.

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As the bases are held on with 4 bolts they where easily removed for comparison and they are very similar so away we go.

The covers are held on with these little lengths of plastic stitched to the cover and they just fold under the metal tabs and hold the material tight.

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After undoing all the tabs bingo one seat base ready to swap the covers.

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And the damaged foam is really mullered and can't even support itself.

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On ‎5‎/‎3‎/‎2020 at 7:01 PM, garbaldy said:

So Sunday started very differently indeed,  the phone calls haven't been incoming for a wee while due to the lockdown but This morning was the usual call from an old mate regarding some one wanting a car taken away,  okay I'm on my way just slipped out my mouth before my lips could shut enough to keep the words in.

Hi ho hi ho it's off to England we go and I've knocked this guy before but he'll not Part with anything at all.

 

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That's the place next door to the Blue Bell Inn isn't it? Good pub that, stayed there before.

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On 5/21/2020 at 9:34 AM, tul66 said:

That's the place next door to the Blue Bell Inn isn't it? Good pub that, stayed there before.

Yes it is and he also has more old tat lying around, would love a look in the garages though.

On 5/21/2020 at 12:05 PM, Fraz said:

Love the pick ups. Tempted with getting one myself if one appeared cheap enough. 

 

 

Both pickups where the same price too but the silver one has a dodgy engine so not much use other than parts stash.

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These hog rings are a right faff as they sit down in the groove and are hard to get at,  long nose pliers and a screw driver to pry them open a bit and then it's just a quick turn and they pop off.

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There's no support left at all in the side bolster foam and it's soft and usless at the job in hand, not even fit for sponge duty.

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The crack in the seat base is really quite bad so I shall use the passenger seat base too even though it is slightly different I'm sure it will fit.

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Spot the difference 

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Once the leather cover is pushed down then it's pretty fidgety to 'rewind the hog rings back on and squeeze them together with the pliers.

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And base finished after clipping all the strips back into the tabs.

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And the finished seat looks ten times better and is comfy enough.

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I put the old seat back together as I'm gonna put the interior in the other truck.

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And once I rebuilt the seat I stuck it in and did a collection with it.

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And nicely hiden in the garage until I decide what to do with it.

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Hopefully I will get the pickup finished this weekend if I can squeeze some time as tommorow is out the window, it's a vital 6am start for a collection.

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Not much to report really,

Left early as daughter one was far to excited  to sleep and wanted to leave early, arrived early test drove picked at car and kicked tyres paid and set off back home with a menacing look in my mirror,  did good for her first motorway drive or even long drive.

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She's saved like mad for one of these and it's lovely to be involved in a daughters happiness here's hoping it's a good one.

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17 hours ago, loserone said:

Wow.  

 

Is the insurance OK?

Believe it or not it is only £98.80 more than her fiesta 1.6tdci and she only has 3 years no claims discount,  I'm pretty shocked really and it's Hastings direct not exactly a fly by night unheard of insurer too and not on a black box. The newer shaped one ie 2007 was nearly double The price too. She's 21 in Sept so hopefully it will stay reasonable for her, 

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