Pre-A torsion bar cover trivia

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Daryl Bertram
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Pre-A torsion bar cover trivia

#1 Post by Daryl Bertram » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:42 pm

I cleaned the undercoating off the back of one of '54 Cab 60441's torsion bar covers to see what they used for the padding. It's green in some areas and blue in others. Not sure which was the original color although the cab's boot is covered with green vinyl. No way the torsion bar cover would be in the upholstery area when this cab's interior was done though. Was it? Random thoughts...

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Re: Pre-A torsion bar cover trivia

#2 Post by Martin Benade » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:22 pm

Yes, they were known to use scraps of upholstery behind the covers, I think to space them out flush.

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Re: Pre-A torsion bar cover trivia

#3 Post by James Davies » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:02 am

Cool Daryl. Looks blue, and is the same vinyl on the trim edge of my monkey motion over on my '53. Yellow adhesive has turned it green-looking in some spots.

Would love to see photos of the green vinyl from the boot!

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Re: Pre-A torsion bar cover trivia

#4 Post by Daryl Bertram » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:10 pm

Thanks guys for the replies. :-) James, here's some pics of the convertible boot covers and below the boot vinyl on 60441. The inside of one the boots still faintly shows '41' from the upholstery shop. I plan to use these on the finished car someday.
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