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Paul Falabella

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  1. Took the front seat out to have the petrified foam cushion replaced. Wondering if the two seat motors require lubrication? They look like sealed units and they work. If it ain't broke don't fix it? Thanks
  2. 55 Roadmaster 4dr. power seats. Is it possible to remove the lower seat cushion without removing the entire mechanism or the upper(vertical) cushion? I am using the 54 body manual as reference and it's a little unclear. The foam padding is deteriorating and needs to be replaced.
  3. I just go the broomstick route.
  4. SMS has Daytona type carpet. Their carpet is not a drop in replacement though. Quite a bit of cutting was needed to fit. Carpet was bound nicely at the edges but most of this was cut off anyway. That said I think it looks pretty good. There was enough scrap left to make four large floormats.
  5. My 55 Roadmaster came with P/S, P/B, A/C, P/W, Sonomatic w/foot control radio, power antenna,rear speaker but no driver side mirror. Which I recall was a $3.40 option! It killed me to drill holes in the door to install one! I think the power seat was standard.
  6. Try reducing size in Photoshop.
  7. The windlace on my 55 is just below the headliner, so I think it could be done at a later date by just removing the reveal. Yea $1200 is too much. I was quoted $500 installation(plus headliner) at Automat, That's NYC metro area pricing.
  8. It's my understanding steam on cloth and heat on vinyl for tightening up. Some have said leaving the car out on a hot sunny day will tighten up vinyl. After a year mine is a little tighter but I've never had anyone say anything about the waves. And it does look better than a same year Lincoln!
  9. Did an SMS headliner in my 55 Roadmaster last year. PITA. I was a little PO'd that I couldn't get all the waves out. Then I cam across a 1955 Motor Trend article on the 55 Lincoln and noticed I did a better job than Lincoln did! I think we sometimes get caught up in the "Pebble Beach Syndrome" and fail to realize that a lot of our cars came with factory issues. Anyway headliner was not a real fun job.
  10. SMS is a vintage fabric company. Check out their website http://www.smsautofabrics.com They don't always have all the items they show. As I said I waited a year and a half for a new run of trunk fabric.
  11. Conversely, a four way seat can be made a two way seat by removing a motor. Joke, c'mon, it's Halloween!
  12. Redid the trunk on my 55 a couple years ago. I think, but not certain 53 had same fabric. Check with SMS. If it is the same and in stock, buy it. I waited a year and a half my mine!
  13. Take a look at this thread. 1955 Steering Column Height Adj.
  14. Edge bound carpeting in the trunk? Wow!!
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