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Old 04/09/12, 11:58 AM   #1
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Recovering seat

So I went and got a couple of prices on having the seats recovered in a plain black vinyl. The prices I am getting are 800.00 or so, to rich for my blood. I have won off ebay and am sourcing the fronts. How are is it to DIY the seats, never done it before, Thanks

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Old 04/09/12, 12:27 PM   #2
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Some of the DIY seat recover sets are nice. I never did a bronco seat but I did a bench seat from an old F250 and it came out nice. Before you recover it put the new covers out in the sun and it will go on alot easier. I think I got the one I used from LMC.

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Old 04/09/12, 12:30 PM   #3
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I am doing mine right now with kits of the foam and the vinyl from Tom's. It’s my first time and its going well. Be SURE to use the wire in the new covers for the hog rings to pull on.

I will be posting pics soon.

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Old 04/09/12, 12:35 PM   #4
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I paid $130 for fronts, from the guy on eBay, $99 for seat heaters, $60 for install.

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Old 04/09/12, 12:41 PM   #5
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I paid $130 for fronts, from the guy on eBay, $99 for seat heaters, $60 for install.
Where did you get the seat heaters and what do you think of them?

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Old 04/09/12, 12:51 PM   #6
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You will want to buy new foam too from one of our vendors. You will need a good pair of hog ring pliers. Get a good pair and dont cheap out with those little red handle cheapies. I used a set with bent handles it made life easier. When skinning your old seats pay attention to how and where the hog rings are placed. It would be better to cut the first skin apart leaving the old ulpolstery in place showing you where the hog rings go. use this as a guide while you reskin the other side. You will need a pair of needle nose pliers, a pair of diagonal cutters. Extra coat hanger wires and maybe a bunch of tie wraps. Use the coat hanger wire or tie wraps to pull the material down in the tough locations so you can place the hog rings. You will also need some 3/M super 77 spray contact adheasive if you planning to recover the seat backs. you will need a phillips screwdriver. When removing the top of the seat from the seat bottom after you remove the side covers and cotter pins on the side of the seat pivot with the long leg, loop a belt around the leg and pull on the strap to spring it off its peg. I use a dog leash as I can wrap it around my hands to get a good grip. Do the passengers side first if you make mistakes that seat is used less. By the time you get through the first one you will be an expert and the second seat will take less that 1/3rd the time and be better than the first.
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Old 04/09/12, 01:09 PM   #7
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I recovered my front seats with jbg seat covers and new seat foam from laurel mountain mustang.I used a heat lamp to get the vinyl warm and stretch it. Not to hard once you get the hang if it. At first your gonna think there no way this will stretch but it will.goo luck.yeah a local guy quoted me 500 for the front seats.
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Old 04/09/12, 01:51 PM   #8
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I used a set of front seat upholstery for a 69 Mustang with low back seats and seat buns for an early Mustang. It was easier and cheaper to find on EBay.
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Old 04/09/12, 01:55 PM   #9
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I've got some ordered from Melissa at Bronco Hut, hopefully in the next 2 or 3 weeks I can give you a report.
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Old 04/09/12, 05:10 PM   #10
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Old 04/09/12, 05:18 PM   #11
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I got my seats covers from TBP, the cheapest quote to do my seats was 1200.00 here in NYC. Read a article from the tech section and did it over the 2008 winter. I put them in the drier just before the install

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Old 04/09/12, 05:41 PM   #12
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there is a real good tech article posted under interiors,bottom of second page,by Bill Criss(mnkybiz),I read it several times before atempting my seats and they still came out great.
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Old 04/09/12, 05:45 PM   #13
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Simple trick to ease the cover over the foam is to put a plastic trash bag over the foam then the cover will slide right on. Leave the plastic as it will not have any ill effect nor will it make any noise.
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Old 04/09/12, 06:34 PM   #14
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Where did you get the seat heaters and what do you think of them?
http://cobraheat.3dcartstores.com/Au...ters_c_18.html

Watch them for a sale, I got them for my cobra. Ended up buying another set for the bronco. Complete with relay, switches etc. They are awsome.

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Old 04/09/12, 07:25 PM   #15
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I'm installing seat heaters too, bought directly from Dorman. $57 a side. Looks like nice stuff, have not finished yet though to give a complete opinion.

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