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Old 07-11-2018, 11:54 PM
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1976 F-250 460 Camper Special




Well, put in my version of buckets and console tonight. Now it can all come out for cleaning, man those seats are dirty but otherwise very mint. Can always go back to the trusty bench, but these are growing on me already. Seats are now non adjustable but I got them where I want them.......probably will experience some minor ptsd over the brackets I made, but allís well that ends well.
 
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Nice! What vehicle are those seats from?
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:45 AM
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Theyíre from a Ď69 Lincoln Continental Coupe.
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:06 AM
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If that is the nylon upholstery like I had in a 68 mercury, it wore like iron and always cleaned up fantastic. Just the sweat from a cold bottle would leave a stain but always cleaned up easy. BTW the salesman at the time referred to the material as "Panty cloth".
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:26 AM
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If that is the nylon upholstery like I had in a 68 mercury, it wore like iron and always cleaned up fantastic. Just the sweat from a cold bottle would leave a stain but always cleaned up easy. BTW the salesman at the time referred to the material as "Panty cloth".
lol I love that!
Next time honey and me go for a ride....
ďHoney, no need to bother with your panties, theyíre already in the truck.Ē

I have a set of leather seats from my parts car Mark VIII but these just seem to look more at home in the Green Goblin. Truth is I like the center console most of all, hoping to add cup holders to it somehow, maybe floor level at the front.
Iím not really sure how to best clean my pantyí seats. (Thatís what they are called from now on). lol
Is the baking soda idea real or myth? Has anybody dyed panty seats before?
 
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:53 AM
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I actually pulled them out of the car on a super hot sunny day and gave them scrubbing with a little dawn and a lot of water, hosed them off with garden hose. Drug them in garage at night put a fan on them with dehumidifier running. They honestly looked so bad didn't think I had anything to lose. Try at your own risk, your seats are 30 years older now than when I did mine. I have not heard of the baking soda thing, and I wouldn't recommend dyeing.
 

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I actually pulled them out of the car on a super hot sunny day and gave them scrubbing with a little dawn and a lot of water, hosed them off with garden hose. Drug them in garage at night put a fan on them with dehumidifier running. They honestly looked so bad didn't think I had anything to lose. Try at your own risk, your seats are 30 years older now than when I did mine. I have not heard of the baking soda thing, and I wouldn't recommend dyeing.
thanks. I ended up using some of that upholstery cleaner in a can stuff and wiping them down. Really surprised st the results. Clean, smell good and the colour evened out. Iíll be happy with panty seats until they go to the upholstery shop someday.
 
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:02 PM
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Underseat LEDs today. After fitting my buckets, I was left with some really cool power seat switches that are no longer for power seats. Iíll eventually find uses for them but for now, I figured some floor lighting would be a nice touch. Used LED strips. 3d printed holders for them. Made up a latching relay system to activate them with one of the switches. Pics later.
 
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Really cool switches that deserve a purpose.


Design the LED mount.


Start printing.


Finished product.


Mount the LED strip and figure a way to make it work with momentary switches, otherwise Iíll get a sore arm holding that switch just to get sex lights.


Where before was darkness.


Illumination.
 
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That's pretty slick. Those would look good in my green truck.
 
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The backlit radio ***** were not easy but worth it. I like the stock looking radio but it has Bluetooth so I can run Sirius from my phone.
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That's pretty slick. Those would look good in my green truck.
Thank you hickory, all the green LEDs in the dash and the green tach and info center along with green floor lighting really light it up. The green halo headlights look good on the green trucks too imo, up here we need daytime running lamps and thatís what my halos are for. Really I think LEDs are one of the best touches for our trucks, fairly dim cabins just pop now. When I set the seats in, I ended up using 1/4Ē plate along the front of the seats which gave me a natural place to mount the lights, I just made a bracket to fit. Iím thinking of adding underdash and behind seat lighting too - on switch - just because it might be too much light at night.
 
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:15 AM
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Nice choice on those seats! Thanks for sharing. Also, I might have missed it, but how did you add bluetooth to your radio? I added a third-party module that toggles on and off with a 3.5mm mini jack for mine but bluetooth is a nicer option.
 
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:23 AM
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Bluetooth on/off.
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Nice choice on those seats! Thanks for sharing. Also, I might have missed it, but how did you add bluetooth to your radio? I added a third-party module that toggles on and off with a 3.5mm mini jack for mine but bluetooth is a nicer option.
I subbed that out. eBay purchase. Itís a stock radio and the guy added Bluetooth to it. It involved changing the **** posts. I needed an AM/FM anyway so I bought it. This is how I ended up with backlit ***** - the posts he put in were too short for the stock bezel. I had to make a bezel and then thought may as well make room for an led strip in each. The Bluetooth does work well. There is a tiny slide switch on it to turn it on or off which is good.
 
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:36 AM
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Under hood lighting. The dealer installed light had a wire hanging down from the hood and a bulb that shone in my eyes more than the engine. I took the courtesy lights out of the doors of that 69 Lincoln and found just enough room to install them in the leading edge of the hood. Used a mercury switch from an old thermostat to activate it. Itís held inside a rubber hose and is a friction fit inside the Center of the double wall of the hood. Works great and now the engine lights up instead of my eyes!
 
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Good choice going bluetooth. I also like that air cleaner lid. I have a crap chinesium one now. Is that just a decal or is that also off the Lincoln you sourced your seats from?
 
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