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  1. nattieleather

    HMMWV 4-man Soft Top Slant Back

    Bulldogger, Man rest up and heal up. Don't try to push your back into service too soon. I know the growing pains you are going through with this little business and I understand exactly what you are struggling with. If I charge what I should for materials, time and labor the cost of the...
  2. nattieleather

    HMMWV 4-man Soft Top Slant Back

    Nice work. Looks like you have a winner there!
  3. nattieleather

    HMMWV 4-man Soft Top Slant Back

    You can also use thin Plexiglas for your patterns. A little hard to cut but once it is you have a pattern that will last a very long time!
  4. nattieleather

    HMMWV 4-man Soft Top Slant Back

    Jeffy777 had better post picks of the install and the finished top. @Bulldogger Were you able to refine your templates and your sewing?
  5. nattieleather

    HMMWV 4-man Soft Top Slant Back

    Just do a google search for sewing machine servo motor. You can find them at a lot of different places for different prices including eBay and Amazon. Most will work as a replacement to your clutch type system and will work with the foot peddle. The big difference is that you can turn the...
  6. nattieleather

    HMMWV 4-man Soft Top Slant Back

    If you can get a Servo motor for the machine. This way it's not stitching a 100 mph on you. You can dial it down so that it is good and slow or speed it up to as fast as you want it.
  7. nattieleather

    HMMWV 4-man Soft Top Slant Back

    That looks great! Good work man. One way you can tighten the pattern without recutting the patterns is to increase your seam allowance just a little bit. Say 1/8 of an inch on each seam. So if you sew a 1/2 inch seam sew them at 5/8th etc. Just that little bit more will tighten it up...
  8. nattieleather

    HMMWV 4-man Soft Top Slant Back

    Excellent job you are doing. Not bad sewing for a mechanic...lol. In theory you should have identical left and right sides. As I looked at your pictures of the pattern layout it looks like this is the case. A quick tip to help you in the future should you decide to make more is to fold your...
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