: recovering seat
Dec 29th, 00, 05:30 PM
ihave 69RS i got new seat covers for front and back it had deluxe seat in it and that whats goning back in it.is it hard to recover them your self,if you never done them before and also i have head rest cover to,are should ilet a pro do them,i would hate mess them up,also is a fold down rear seat a rare op. i also have head liner too
POP D TOP
Dec 31st, 00, 04:24 AM
With a good set of wire cutters and hog-ring pliers, I found that reupholstering my front seats wasn't all that difficult. It took a little strength for a coulple of procedures, but it's not exactly rocket science. It's easier if the covers are WARM (pliable). Either set them out in the sun or carefully use a blow dryer on them.
As far as the headliner is concerned, I've seen magazine articles on how to do it yourself. And while it doesn't LOOK tough, I've seen pros do it and even for them with the right tools and experience it takes a while to get it RIGHT. Personally I would leave that to the pros. My impression was/is that there's an art to getting the right tension on the headliner and keeping it secure and wrinkle free.
'69 Garnet Red Convertible, Ivory over black, 350 w/turbo 400
Dec 31st, 00, 07:54 AM
The seats are not that difficult to do. I would suggest s new set of seat buns though. If your going to do the work, might as well do it right first time around. Thirty year seat buns will usually fall apart when you remove the covers. the buns can be ordered thru any resto catalog. On a 69 some seats came with a wire reinfoced pad for the seat, check yours first before ordering.
I tried for 2 days on the headliner and decided to let someone who knew what they were doing tackle the job. The do it yourself guides make it seem easy, but in my go at it, it was too frustrating.
68 Camaro SS - In Resto
Dec 31st, 00, 08:17 AM
The headliner is not that diffucult if you take your time, keep the bows in order,stretch it front to rear first, and use 3m spray adheseive, the can type glue sucks, with the 3m you can position the headliner, remove it to reposition to take care of any wrinkles. Also install all the screws for the belts, and visors so you can feel them to cut small holes.
69 rallye green X77 Z/28,1967 SS 396 Conv. 1974 c-10 454 swb
Jan 1st, 01, 06:48 AM
a little trick is wood clothes pins, glue , then clothes pin the spot. start in the center and work your way out. some people start in the rear, others in front, I usually start in the middle.
Remember not to "reorder" the metal bars, keep them in the same slots. 3M is good stuff, just make sure to get a few cans, another trick is Stick the headliner inside a pillow case, then throw it in the drier.
the warm air makes it easy to work with , this works great for seatcovers too, (just dont throw all of them in the same case, one at a time)
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Jan 3rd, 01, 10:53 AM
thanks for the info. on seats and head liner 69 x11 400small black on black
Jan 12th, 01, 05:43 AM
just what I was looking for ...Thanks
Jan 12th, 01, 06:30 AM
Here's a little trick for the seat covers. Place a plastic garbage or lawn bag over the foam before you slide the backrest cover on. It keeps the cover from pulling on the foam and makes installation alot easier. You don't have to remove it as it will not effect anything once the cover is secured with hogrings.