I've searched everything I can think of and haven't had any luck. I'm looking for thoughts or sources on replacing the foam in my seat. I think it's beyond patching. Thanks in advance for your time and experience.
If you absolutely have to have your original seat, check around upholstery shops. A good shop will check out the frame and any springs that need to be welded or repaired. I know a great shop in California that said it would cost from $350 - $800 depending on the amount of repair needed. Keeping the original seat is not important to me. Besides, for that much $, I decided to hunt around for a 90's bench seat with headrests or perhaps even a fold down center arm rest. Boneyards are asking $275-$375 for a 90's cloth bench. You'll need to re-use your old tracks and bolt it to the 90's seat.
To anyone who has recovered a seat, how hard was it? It seems that if someone took their time it wouldn't be to difficult. I'd think the problem would be if there was broken springs in the seat or a busted weld maybe.
I've heard the free hog ring pliers included in these sets are junk, and to buy a new pair of pliers if doing it on your own. And install the seat cover on warm day. Any other hints?
I recently recovered my '71 f250 with factory original material I had made by a shop in Vancouver, WA. The kit came with hog ring pliers and instructions. I am very happy with it and especially the factory original material. It was my first re-upholstery job and I needed to repair some foam and other things as the original was pretty torn up. I have pics, but I think they are on my work computer. It's not a hard job, just needs a little patience and attention to detail-like making sure your seams line up with the edges of the seat.
hey surfing is fun, otherwise they would have called it something else that was bad, like working lol
i really am a gluttun for punishment, i like crawling thru parts yards looking for stuff, and my wife is getting more and more annoyd at catalogs i have piling on my desk lol
I understand that. I just don't know why wives have such a hard understanding that's this is important stuff we're doing here. Is your 360 auto or manual trans? The reason I ask is I've had a really hard time finding a floor shift boot that's in good shape and it doesn't appear that anyone is making repros.
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