Author Topic: Seat Covers 101  (Read 42317 times)

mrpontiac80

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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2010, 01:11:26 PM »
Does anyone have new buns for the rear seats?  It looks like something was on my bottoms before I got the car for some time.  Now each has a dent.  Or should I just put some type of foam to build it up a little?

No repos yet for the rear. 

I use stuff from my distributors.  It could be anything from 100% pure cotton from a bale that I stock, to 1/4 inch sew foam and up to dense cushions for furniture if I need to repair a large section such as that from a dog chewing on it or something.

Anything will be all right really.  Just plan for stuff so that the finished product is smooth.  For example, you can fill in the divit with foam, cotton or whatever, but you may need a large sheet of something to layer over the entire surface after doing so to prevent the repair from feeling like a lump or etc.

You'll know if it is good though.  Repair it the best you can and stick it with an aresol spray glue if needed. Then slip the cover on and just feel it and see what it will look like before calling the cover done.

PS.  If you have access to a steamer... even a household one intended for clothes and curtains, you can use steam to puff the original foam back up some.  If the heavy item was there for some time, it may not puff out, but half the time, it helps.
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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #41 on: March 09, 2010, 07:45:58 PM »
Mrpontiac80 do you still have the wires to sell?  I sent you a pm but not sure they went through so I am covering all bases by posting here.

I was refered to this site and you from a fellow from another forum.  I need a set of seat wires and he said you were the man to see.  Hope you can help.

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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2010, 08:54:58 PM »
Mrpontiac80 do you still have the wires to sell?  I sent you a pm but not sure they went through so I am covering all bases by posting here.

I was refered to this site and you from a fellow from another forum.  I need a set of seat wires and he said you were the man to see.  Hope you can help.

I do.  PM sent.   I did adjust the price to 30 dollars shipped for one pair... thats enough for one car.
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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2010, 11:18:23 PM »
PM sent for new seat springs  8-) ! Also, I need a full set of those small circular push-on style clips you mentioned in your post that hold the upper section legs onto the lower seat base. Do you have a set of those you could toss in for addl cost with the seat springs! Thanks...
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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2010, 03:11:06 PM »
PM sent for new seat springs  8-) ! Also, I need a full set of those small circular push-on style clips you mentioned in your post that hold the upper section legs onto the lower seat base. Do you have a set of those you could toss in for addl cost with the seat springs! Thanks...

Well, as you know, I allready sent off the seat springs, but through PM I did not know you needed anything else and I just now saw this post. So what exactly do you still need?  Are you talking about the metal clip for the standard style hinge covers? Or are you after something else?
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Re: Seat Covers 101
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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #45 on: April 13, 2010, 07:04:31 PM »
Its the circular clip that pushes on to the studs on the side of the seat base to attach the upper half to the lower. I should have mentioned it in my PM. I assumed you didn't have them and that's why you didn't mention them. I was planning to call some upholstery shops here in the local area next week. One of my buckets seats was completely missing these clips and the clips on the other side were pretty mangled.

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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2010, 09:05:52 PM »
pm sent
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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2010, 11:19:47 PM »
Thanks for the help!!   8)
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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2010, 12:39:02 PM »
Hey Mike, got the new seat springs and they are AWESOME!! I am so pumped I don't have to re-use the rusty originals, especially considering one side was half gone.  :shock:



I'll post some kudos over in vendor review. Did you happen to put this clips in the mail? Let me know what I owe you for those.
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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #49 on: August 03, 2010, 12:05:39 PM »
I just now noticed the last post here,, your very welcome for the springs and clips and thanks for the business!!
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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2010, 04:15:20 PM »
Mike,
I just bought the bucket seat wiring from you but my question is: my upholstery is in very good condition and I wanted to re-use it after I take them off and replace the wiring..  The foam for the front seats is still feels in very good condition but thats yet to be determined as I haven't taken the covers off yet.. 

So my question is can the original interior still be used once they are taken off? 

PS ~ this thread was very informative!!
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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2010, 10:42:05 PM »
I'm not Michael...but yes, you can re-use it as long as you remove it carefully. You will only need new hog-rings for the re-install.
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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #52 on: December 07, 2010, 09:45:52 AM »
I'm not Michael...but yes, you can re-use it as long as you remove it carefully. You will only need new hog-rings for the re-install.


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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #53 on: July 25, 2011, 09:29:26 AM »
Thanks for the write up.
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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #54 on: November 17, 2011, 06:34:04 PM »
Hey Mike, Please check your PMs....I need to get a set of seat springs from you. Thanks
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Re: Seat Covers 101
« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2011, 09:06:41 AM »
There are other clips that fit and work, if you're not looking for a concours resto... I would check at Ace Hardware, they have a good selection.

Re: Seat Covers 101
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