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Old 10-11-2015, 07:59 PM   #21  
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Interior is done but the bottom back seat didn't come out so well. I guess more scrubbing and some interior paint to brighten it up.

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Old 10-12-2015, 07:39 AM   #22  
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You could buy new seat upholstery in the future for pretty cheap. Take the seats apart then strip the covers off and hog ring/zip tie the covers on.

Another alternative is have your wife rip the stitching apart on the old covers and use those to make patterns. Then you can get whatever material you want for the seats, as long as the sewing machine is up to it. My wife did that for the jeep, cost about $50 for two new front seats in black vinyl.
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You could buy new seat upholstery in the future for pretty cheap. Take the seats apart then strip the covers off and hog ring/zip tie the covers on.

Another alternative is have your wife rip the stitching apart on the old covers and use those to make patterns. Then you can get whatever material you want for the seats, as long as the sewing machine is up to it. My wife did that for the jeep, cost about $50 for two new front seats in black vinyl.
Good Idea she has been wanting a new sewing machine.
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Need a pretty expensive one that can handle leather pretty much, that vinyl we used wasnt that thick but it jammed the machine up pretty quick if Jessie wasn't careful. Good thing is you've got two sets of seats so you won't even have down time while she's making the pattern!
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True. I almost got the seats out of my parts cae because they were leather but the wrong color and in worse shape.
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Old 02-20-2016, 04:31 PM   #26  
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With my son's help (taking out the rear seat) I pulled the plug on the hyd tank for the power top, it was low or empty. We started off with 5 oz of trans fluid and then cycled it 5-6 times got a lot of air. then had to add in 3 more ounces for a total of 8 ozs. I don't think the po ever checked the tank.
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The pump is loud but I do have a spare. So it's working a lot better now.

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If your pump goes out you can disconnect for a manual top. Does it take transmission fluid? Thought it took power steering stuff.
Manual disconnect below, sorry bout the language (I wrote it 2 years ago)

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Yep takes Dexron 3 trans fluid. A manual top would be easier sometimes.
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Todd's experience was it went down just fine, but it was a heavy top to get back on, and if it was cold you could forget trying to stretch it back. But it's a good backup plan if the pump gives out.
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