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« on: May 17, 2007 02:22:44 PM »

I recently bought a car and the seat need some work. Now I know to work on an engine but not the seats  Cheesy I'm going to need a inexpensive way to fix it because money has to be spent on other things for it. I'll take pictures of the damage if anyone wants to see. Thank you kindly!

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007 03:44:11 PM »

I'm in the same boat as you, my car is a 73' mercedes benz, and the outside looks great, but the leather seats are old and cracked up and need to be re-done.  I think I can figure out how to take the seats out (or my b/f can), but I'd love to save some money are re-do em' myself.  I'll look around on the web for some info, if I find any i'll pm you, k?  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007 03:49:39 PM »

oh wow!! im glad this is here....looking to reupholster the seats in my bf's 1950 chevy. here is a site i had bookmarked.http://www.upholster.com/auto/truck.html

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007 04:20:15 PM »

Hey, I just found that same site lol, here's the link to the main one, it has lots of other how-to's on reupholstering other items.

I'm still searching, i'll edit my post if I can find any other helpful sites.

« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2007 08:26:13 PM »

Wow! Thank you! I have a 1970 Cadillac M&M 3-Way Hearse. The driver's seat is of course the worse.

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2007 08:31:26 PM »

My day reupholstered the seats in his 41 pontiac by taking out the seats, removing what was left of the leather/fabric, ripped out the seams (carefully). Then he made a pattern from those pieces & sewed up the newfabric in the same manner. He also added more foam padding at the same time

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