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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2021, 12:37:16 PM »
Just a little update.Body guys have had the car 8 months now, expect to be finished by Christmas.The fibreglass needed a lot of work, some of the gelcoat was shot but all saved and back in good shape now.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2021, 12:44:50 PM »
Congrats to you. Always a good feeling seeing them in stripped down condition and then going back together to create something beautiful.
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2021, 10:28:29 AM »
Coming along nicely.  Funny, it always takes longer than we think.
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« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2021, 10:32:48 AM »
Coming along nicely.  Funny, it always takes longer than we think.

It sure does....It's almost going to come as a surprise that first day I take her out on the road I think.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2021, 12:26:42 PM »
No Knee Pad on the Dash?

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2021, 12:48:23 PM »

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2021, 12:51:18 PM »
A GT500 KR does not have a knee pad on the dash. It is a feature of earlier built cars in 1968.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2021, 01:40:46 PM by Coralsnake »
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2021, 07:21:05 AM »
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2021, 08:19:11 AM »

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2021, 08:23:05 AM »
No Knee Pad on the Dash?
Knee pad?
check out the pics and see the knee pad on the dash http://www.thecoralsnake.com/History23

That does not appear to be a KR?
it wouldn't be as it is an early car with a knee pad. later cars didn't get knee pads as mentioned by Pete.
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #40 on: July 30, 2021, 09:53:03 AM »
OK I'll admit it took me a while, but I eventually figured out what a knee pad is. Happy to have learned something today, thanks everyone for the input.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2021, 12:11:49 PM »
OK I'll admit it took me a while, but I eventually figured out what a knee pad is. Happy to have learned something today, thanks everyone for the input.
I think the pillar pads were eliminated sometime also. My 68 didn't have the knee but had the pillar pads.
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2021, 03:55:03 AM »
UPHOLSTERY-repair(if possible) or replace.
4159 will be back from the body shop in a few weeks, much has been done whilst waiting but I canít make a decision on the upholstery.
Iíve attached a few pics, what would you do? Repair(if it can be repaired) or replace..?
The car has undergone a nut and bolt resto and is predominantly original but is not a concours car.
Thanks in advance for any opinions and feedback.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #43 on: December 30, 2021, 05:01:03 AM »
UPHOLSTERY-repair(if possible) or replace.
4159 will be back from the body shop in a few weeks, much has been done whilst waiting but I canít make a decision on the upholstery.
Iíve attached a few pics, what would you do? Repair(if it can be repaired) or replace..?.....

Understand the urge to keep the original material and do a repair - have done it on some of mine. Issue is often that it still does not look fresh and new and can stand out in an otherwise fully restored and redone car.  Also old material and seams are more likely to ripe or tear again when compared to fresh not upholstery.

And option may be to store the original and have another set of seats and frames redone for the finished car.

Just some thoughts
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #44 on: January 02, 2022, 02:53:44 AM »
UPHOLSTERY-repair(if possible) or replace.
4159 will be back from the body shop in a few weeks, much has been done whilst waiting but I canít make a decision on the upholstery.
Iíve attached a few pics, what would you do? Repair(if it can be repaired) or replace..?.....

Understand the urge to keep the original material and do a repair - have done it on some of mine. Issue is often that it still does not look fresh and new and can stand out in an otherwise fully restored and redone car.  Also old material and seams are more likely to ripe or tear again when compared to fresh not upholstery.

And option may be to store the original and have another set of seats and frames redone for the finished car.

Just some thoughts
Thanks Jeff, helpful thoughts thank you, I think I will go with new and should probably order them now before I change my mind again.