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 Post subject: Reupholstering my bucket seats!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:00 pm 
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Here's my parts list

  • 2 bucket seat foam kits
  • Hog ring pliers w/ 100 rings
  • 1 Bucket seat vinyl replacement kit
  • 2 chair rails
  • 1 set of headrests

Tools needed for this job:
  • Hogring pliars
  • Needle nose pliars
  • Channel clamps
  • Mallet/hammer
  • Razor blade/utility knife
  • Heat gun/hairdryer
  • Cordless drill
  • 1/2" deep socket
  • Sissors
  • Panel removal tool

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:48 pm 
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Vinyl replacement kit:
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:01 pm 
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  1. Get your 1/2" deep socket and wrench and slide under the car.
  2. Remove the 4 rubber plugs and take off the nut behind each of them.
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  3. Pull the seat out and drop it off at your work area.
  4. Take off all the trim pieces, two seat rails and the reclining screw and plate
  5. Pull out the cotterpin from both hinges
  6. Pry appart the hinge so you can seperate the two halves of the seat
  7. * (This step is only for the seatback) Take off the seat back either with the panel removal tool, or just rip it off if you are replacing it with new ones. Take care to keep all the mounting clips.
  8. Remove all of the clips holding the vinyl to the frame
  9. Remove the vinyl from the frame, use the knife if needed to get it off easily
  10. Remove all the clips holding the U shaped wire and burlap onto the frame
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  11. Examine for broken springs
  12. Cleanup the frame with an airhose/broom/wirebrush
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  13. Touch up with paint to protect from further rusting
  14. Laydown the new burlap and clip the outer edges to hold it in place
  15. Take the sissors and cut the new seat foam into two pieces cutting along the deep groove
  16. Feed the U shaped wire through the sleeve in the new vinyl
  17. Starting a the front of the seat, start clipping the U shaped wire to the springs. Only do the front edge, should be about 3-5 clips
  18. Fold back the vinyl exposing the springs, laydown the middle foam piece inplace and pull the vinyl back ontop of the foam
  19. Finish clipping the U shaped rod to the springs
  20. Lay the outside foam down ontop of the frame
  21. Starting at the top/front of the seat, heat the vinyl with a hairdryer/heatgun and begin to stretch it over the foam and around to the underside of the frame
  22. Working from the front center outwards in both directions, clip it to the underside of the frame as you go. Making sure that the vinyl is good and warm, otherwise you WILL rip the seams!
  23. A second person helping in the heating and clipping is ... well very helpful
  24. Once all the vinyl has been clipped into place, install the seatrails and reclining plate
  25. Repeat for the other frame
Before you put on the new seatback, poke out the holes for the side trim piece as well as the reclining screw and plate.

Reassembly is easy if you remember where everything thing went.
  1. When putting the two halves backtogether its easiest to have the seat in its natural position.
  2. Using a piece of thick cloth or I used my work gloves, put it between the long screwdriver and the side of the seat to make sure that when you pry with the screwdriver to get the hinges back together you don't mess up your new vinyl.
  3. Put the cotterpins back in
  4. Install the trim and hinge covers
  5. Bring the now assembled seat to the car
  6. Allign the bolts into the 4 holes in the floor
  7. Bolt it in from below
  8. Cover the access holes with the rubber plugs


Enjoy your new seats! :btu:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:41 pm 
Instead of a heat gun just do all your upholstery work in july or august after sitting the new covers in the sun for a short time....


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:32 pm 
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That would work too, but for those who don't want to wait for those super hot summer days just to redo their seats a heat gun / hair dryer/ or even the oven works wonders!

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