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Username Post: Orig Seat Covers        (Topic#373089)
john_johnson 
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Age: 58
Loc: Chattanooga, TN
Reg: 08-31-07
05-13-23 08:11 AM - Post#2857888    

Is there perhaps a negative thing occurring in the seat cover business? I called Ecklers, ans Cars Inc is not showing pictures of seats' colors anymore, and one outlet even told me 6 month wait. I know about Ciadellas but they never answer the phone when I call plus - they are double the prices. Did something happen that you all know of?

"That's all I have to say about that!"


 


Tony1963 
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Loc: Orlando Florida
Reg: 07-09-18
05-13-23 04:14 PM - Post#2857897    
    In response to john_johnson

As the price of classic cars goes up, so does the cost of restoring one. Even if you do all of the work yourself, you are going to end up having 3X the value of the vehicle tied up in the project.

To me, it isn't worth it anymore. Buy one already done and you'll save a ton and probably make money on it when you sell.

Build one and you will feed the vendors big time.

People fear change because it threatens what they know, or what they claim to know.


 
Bad56Sedan 
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Bad56Sedan
Loc: Pasadena, Texas
Reg: 04-29-04
05-13-23 08:38 PM - Post#2857909    
    In response to Tony1963

Sounds like he is just doing the seats not making a decision on buying a car because his seats are in disrepair.
Regardless of the cost, redoing them yourself is priceless.
Far more rewarding and the wait to get the materials will be long forgotten while you admire your own work.
"Wow, I love those seats, who did your seats?"

ME ! !


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VC56S 2 door Sedan, 44 Years


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john_johnson 
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05-14-23 05:34 AM - Post#2857914    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

Funny you said that, because 6 months ago I asked a good guy how much and he said 500$ labor. I watched a video and realized that front and back bench seats HAVE to be super easy so yes - I sm going to do it myself! Buckets are what the video was on.

"That's all I have to say about that!"


 
john_johnson 
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05-14-23 05:41 AM - Post#2857916    
    In response to Tony1963

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"That's all I have to say about that!"


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john_johnson 
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05-14-23 06:11 AM - Post#2857917    
    In response to Tony1963

Agreed, but someone needs to save these things -- maybe the next guy?

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Bad56Sedan 
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05-15-23 06:42 PM - Post#2857964    
    In response to john_johnson

from this to that


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VC56S 2 door Sedan, 44 Years


 
kck71 
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Loc: Wisconsin
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05-17-23 09:00 AM - Post#2858045    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

Nice work. Did you do all the stitching yourself as well? Considering what to do for my 57's interior. Buy the material or get the premade items. I've got a upholstery sewing machine but lack time!

1957 Two-Ten 4-door Sedan
1953 Bel Air 4-door Sedan
1953 Two-Ten 2-door Hardtop
1959 3800 Pickup

Does it still count as a "barn find" when it's your barn?


 
Bad56Sedan 
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05-17-23 12:52 PM - Post#2858062    
    In response to kck71

they are reproduction covers from CARS,
all I did was,
ordered them and the foam
ordered the seat hardware
disassemble the original seats
repair/replace the broken springs
welded the broken frame
sandblasted all 11 pieces
primed all 11 pieces
painted all 11 pieces
covered the seat bottoms back rests with plastic
covered the same with burlap
covered that with a tee shirt cotton material
glued foam to cotton
made plastic bags for each piece
pulled vacuum on each piece,
and just slipped those covers right over
then hog ringed it all
and covered the 4 other pieces for the sides with black vinyl, the hinge piece in the middle is POR15 Black, all new nylon washer and clips
I took advantage of Ecklers offering FREE shipping, 15% off interior kits and another 10% off the offered at the time for some reason.
This kind of work would cost $1000's.




VC56S 2 door Sedan, 44 Years


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58 Biscayne 
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09-21-23 01:48 PM - Post#2862726    
    In response to john_johnson

Super easy, do them yourself. Replace your foam and batting. JoAnn's Fabrics had the best deal on those. You can get the green (firmer) foam in a 24x72 roll that works great. Hobby Lobby has the white rolls (softer) in 27x72 I used burlap/green/white/battin g/new covers. Order some upholstery stainless rings instead of pig/hog rings...they are a little smaller and I think they fit better.

Robert
1931 Chevrolet, traditional hotrod
1956 4dr 210 post
1956 4dr Belair post
1957 4dr Belair post
1958 4dr Biscayne w/ Belai


 


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