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This page is under construction, more accurately being revamped. My daughter, Lydia, was the Director of Operations in the Fort Worth Stockyards in the 80's and 90's. She allowed me to bid on the upholstery for some of the amusement rides for the Stockyard Station part of the stockyards. I was honored to have this priviledge. Besides doing the upholstery using naugahyde, I also filled in for other positions on an as needed basis. The most fun I had though was to ride through the stockyards on a mule. I was wearing my clown costume. For real folks, somebody led the mule while I rode.

 

 

photo of the Scrambler

Scrambler ride The original upholstery was blue or red. For the grand opening they had the upholstery painted brown to go along with the theme of the park which was of course, western. Back to list

 

Full view of Large Ferris Wheel This was fun to work on. The padding under the existing upholstery was horse hair. I had to remove the horse hair and replace it with thick foam. I did this job in my backyard. Back to list

full view of the large Ferris Wheel

 

full view of the large Ferris Wheel

Close up view - Large Ferris Wheel This is a closer view so you can see my work. It was fun to ride this ferris wheel and stop at the top. You can see a great view of Fort Worth. Back to list

 

Small ferris wheel This was the ferris wheel for the toddler. Originally one seat was blue and the next was red, but I believe they painted these brown also. This was easier than the large ferris wheel. Back to list

photo of the small ferris wheel

 

photo of me working on car upholstery

Me working on car upholstery This was a really messy job. I took the old original seat covers and took them apart to use as my pattern. For the striping, I used wide flat strips of felting cord. Back to list

 

Picture of the car upholstery trophy You can see my handiwork in the backseat of the car. The guy got the trophy and I got a picture of it. This was not an easy task and I was so proud to have won third place in national competition. What a boost to my ego! Back to list

photo of the trophy for the upholstery

 

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