A lot of activity took place this weekend in the Alan C. William car barn and foremost was get the rest of CA&E car 20's seats reinstalled.
All CA&E car 20 seats are back in-house from our fantastic vendor, Riverside Upholstery in West Dundee. Great thanks to Joe Hazinski for seeking them out! They recovered the rattan cushions in just under a month!
Here Fred Lonnes and James Tarbet are working the system of installing the seat backs in the smoker. The back cushions have metal channels inset on the sides and the seat frame arms have a mating track that when everything is lined up, the back is pounded down until it hits the stops in the track. This turned out to be very time consuming and required multiple people to allow for proper alignment.
Mike Giles has been shuffling in seat backs and keeping each work team well stocked with whatever they yelled out for.
Jeff and Fred are working in the background on another back.
In the background you can see the many successful installations.
A couple seat backs required the inset metal track piece to be removed and the wood holes have shims installed to allow the screws to be completely tight.
Fred and James are seeing to the repair of one track.
And now for the important part… THE TEST DRIVE.
Everyone took a seat to thoroughly test the correct functionality of the seats!
Jeff took the picture, and crew relaxed for a moment. Towards the back Fred Biederman came over from his work on 458 to lend a “test butt”. He also concurred everything was great!