Old Man with a Hat
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- Nov 16, 2010
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- Idahoan displaced
That lemon oil should be fine, the veneer will likely drink it right in........ the veneer not only looks thin, but IS thin, so get the finest sandpaper you can, and be v-e-r-y gentle with it.... OH - and lexol the dash, as well.... Good luck.Thanks for the advice. I am happy with the car; it has exceeded my expectations. The more I drive it, the less it leaks.
Some of the walnut grain on the doors is raised, like it's been wet. It looks pretty thin, but I'll attempt a light sanding. Is ordinary Old English lemon oil OK? I used to own a cedar house, and that's what we used to spruce up the interior walls.
Small Dog likes the windows down when we drive, so that work is coming up shortly.
It will be a bit, but I'll get there. Seats need some sewing at the seam between the cloth and leather as well.I've seen maybe two other gold w/green interior Imperials, ever! That is a beautiful color combination, especially when the paint is bright and the leather is soft and supple.
I crawled in the trunk today...just about got lost. Looks like there is a heater core, a blower, some ductwork, and a vacuum solenoid. I don't see an evaporator in there, unless it's hidden somewhere.Great Imperial, congrats!
All of those were extra cost options unless the rear air is not actually ac but just the standard rear defogger. Both of my ‘67 coupes have the rear defogger and the switch is labeled “Rear air”.
There is a clear coat on the wood and that is what you see lifting. I’ve refinished the wood on a couple of these cars and the first thing you need to do is gently scrape off the clear using sharp chisels and razor blades scraping perpendicular to and with the grain and I do mean gently.
It is a pretty color, and your’s was a great looking car! I have a long way to go. Did you have to have new fabric inserts sewn into the front seats. Mine are separated at the seams.
Nope, it wasn’t needed on this car. My silver car needs the fronts done badly though so I bought a yard of the fabric NOS for that eventual project. I think I heard/read somewhere that it’s actually mohair?It is a pretty color, and your’s was a great looking car! I have a long way to go. Did you have to have new fabric inserts sewn into the front seats. Mine are separated at the seams.
Nice area … I was up elk hunting (archery) for the last week. Bugled a bull in to 10-15 ft ! So close I could not draw my bow without him bolting !I'm not any longer and HATE not being there.
Saint Anthony is where home is. 50 miles north of Idaho Falls, 70 miles south of West Yellowstone.
4 hours East of you.