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seat covers etc


I bought a complete front and back seat Upholstery from classic industries
a few yrs ago and im wondering if i should tackle changing it out.
Has anyone done this or should i spend the $$ to have a shop do it.

http://www.classicindustries.com/controller.cfm?type=product&action=productDetail&productId=11651&productSearchCatalogId=2


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I did my seats myself and wouldn't hesitate to do it again. Everybody has a different comfort level but I enjoyed the challenge, just takes some time. All you need is a hog ring plier and some hog rings and you are in business. The buckets will be a little tougher but the bench seats and backs are a breeze. I think you'd enjoy it.

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I took mine to upholstery shop  $200 and I was good to go,   1 day and they were perfect   

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427carl wrote:

I took mine to upholstery shop  $200 and I was good to go,   1 day and they were perfect   



Carl, was that with a front bench or buckets?   And you got more money than me anyways.  That's 200 of after tax money.

 



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Did the seats in the wife's Mustang in 1 weekend. It was first time I'd ever tackled upholstery though I'm no stranger to mechanical or body work.
Things worked out quite well and we've been quite happy with the work.
Give it a go.

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My wife and I did ours. It's best to do it in a warm garage. Four hands are better than two. I'd do it again.


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when you start if you run them in your clothes dryer on low heat for a couple minutes it softens up the material for the first pull .after that use a hair dryer no more than 1500 watt NOT A HEAT GUN . After your done with the covers just keep pinching and manipulating the wrinkels and last of all you can use a steamer on the final wrinkles this will stretch then shrink the material in place for a perfect fit . take your time and have fun with it thats how i started 18 years ago.

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thanks everyone.. I think i will wait for warmer weather (have lots to do till then)
then attempt it myself in May-June


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stitch196369 wrote:

when you start if you run them in your clothes dryer on low heat for a couple minutes it softens up the material for the first pull .after that use a hair dryer no more than 1500 watt NOT A HEAT GUN . After your done with the covers just keep pinching and manipulating the wrinkels and last of all you can use a steamer on the final wrinkles this will stretch then shrink the material in place for a perfect fit . take your time and have fun with it thats how i started 18 years ago.



Welcome here Stitch! I think you may be our first upholsterer on board. If so, I am thinking you can expect a barrage of questions from many of us interested in trying our own!

 



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Your knowledge is not wasted stitch because this rag is a real deal rare car. A nice guy too.

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