This past October at York I picked up several 332/339/341 cars at a really great price, that I want to convert to a Christmas Train for the upcoming season.
As I look over the project to plan it the only obstacle I see is how can you bend back the tabs under the bench seats in the passenger and observation cars? A flat head screw driver through the opposite window doesn’t allow much leverage. The paint can opener that I had, its shaft isn’t quite long enough to reach across the car and the end is kind of thick. I can grind the tip down and possible look for a longer one, once my wife will allow me to go into a store. Is there some type of pick that you may use? I see several sets at HF.
I’m sure with the number of great restoration’s I’ve seen here there must be some trick of the trade that can be shared, and I’m willing to listen. Again, thanks in advance for your input!!!!!