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FASTFORD
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posted 12-16-2002 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FASTFORD   Click Here to Email FASTFORD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm about to send my seats to an upholstery shop for them to be recovered...before I do, does anybody have suggestions on where or where not to get the upholstery from? Any other things that should be considered before this is done?

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rm302 boss
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posted 12-16-2002 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What kind of ride do you have? I have redone pony low backs my self with a kit from Mustangs plus... do your self a favor and buy the foam..
They are really not that hard.
Rene

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rm302 boss
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posted 12-16-2002 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I mean if i can do it any one can...
Rene

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Hell_Fish
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posted 12-16-2002 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you buy a kit, you can do them yourself. As for the kits, I have not seen a bad one, but there are people here that wouls know better than I.

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PONYMAN
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posted 12-16-2002 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONYMAN   Click Here to Email PONYMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My kit from TMI was really nice. Get the seat foams. I didn't the first time, and they really made a difference in the way the seats looked the second time when I replaced the foams also.

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Fastymz
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posted 12-16-2002 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yet one more vote for do it yourself.
I helped my pops inlaw redo his seat in his 55 Ford P/U.We cut our own foam but got a kit for the cover.It was alittle bit of work but not hard.
If you cant or dont want to.I'd talk to some local car guys and see where they get they seats done.
I'd rather deal with some one in my town,rather then send them out of the state.

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rm302 boss
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posted 12-16-2002 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PONYMAN:
My kit from TMI was really nice. Get the seat foams. I didn't the first time, and they really made a difference in the way the seats looked the second time when I replaced the foams also.


The foam makes all the diffrence.

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66bluefb
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posted 12-16-2002 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bluefb   Click Here to Email 66bluefb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought my upholstery from NPD and I`m pleased with the way they look. Like everyone has said buy the foam. I did it myself too and they look like an upholstery shop did them. They are not easy but its not hard either. Tony

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rm302 boss
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posted 12-16-2002 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, i have one suggestion buy a good set of hog ring pliers from east wood or some one you will thank me. The short ones that come with the kit will leave you in for arm pain for days...
Rene

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1985 Mustang GT 351W
1995 Land rover Disco
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cobravenom71
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posted 12-16-2002 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you are going to install repop covers, definately do it yourself. It is really quite easy if you pay attention and take your time. A first timer can always get excellent results! Good Luck!

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BLstangin
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posted 12-16-2002 10:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin   Click Here to Email BLstangin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do it yourself. My dad and I did the ones in my 70 coupe and they look professionally done. My dad helped me with the back seat and the driver's seat. Then he told me to to the passenger seat myself and he would watch to make sure I did it right and in case I needed help. I did it myself and it looks as good as the others. I was only 16 at the time and am now 17. I did have a few slight wrinkles when my dad and I first did them, but they come out with time from the heat and cool cycle. Remember if it doesn't come out right, you can always cut the hog rings and play with it until it looks good. I had to cut one or two to get mine right. Brandon.

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Toronado3800
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posted 12-18-2002 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Toronado3800     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I went the other route and paid for the local Mustang Shop to redo mine. They are done rather well, but after what I ended up spending I'd set aside a few cold, days during the winter and learn to do it myself in the garage!

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