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seat back idea
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The seat back for my bucket seats are thrashed. I was considering buying replacements but they come in black and I know they will get scratched. So I thought 'why not cover them instead'. I am not going for a concurs or show car. Just something that might look good. So cover the panels and clip them on. I could even have a mustang or ford emblem stitched in or on. Anyone tried this or have any thoughts? I guess the worse that can happen is a ruin one.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#2
If you took your time on it, I think you could definitely make it look good. Maybe where the plastic back was molded to look like it had stitching running through it, you could actually stitch the cover to the plastic. Not sure how you would do that, but just an idea. I like your idea of stitching an emblem into it, maybe a running horse or something.

I say go for it.
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#3
What are you thinking of covering them with? Vinyl might be a good choice? I think Steve was talking of covering his quarter trim in vinyl...
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#4
You might consider filling the "stitched" area with a contrasting piping of some kind.........

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71_badmach;59217 Wrote:What are you thinking of covering them with? Vinyl might be a good choice? I think Steve was talking of covering his quarter trim in vinyl...

Yep, I was considering that. After much thought I chickened out. Afraid I would ruin the panels Big Grin.

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#6
I'm not sure you could 'ruin ' them. I'm thinking you were considering stretching a vinyl covering over them.
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Bill73Ragtop;59260 Wrote:I'm not sure you could 'ruin ' them. I'm thinking you were considering stretching a vinyl covering over them.

Bill, if you're referring to will e, I think you're right. 71badmach was talking about something I posted a long time ago, which was covering the interior quarter panels. That would require gluing them in place, and I'm not ready to take that step...

Steve



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#8
Hi All,
I installed Mach1 interior in the red and black 73 convertibles. For the seat backs I used matching interior upholstery material
from a supplier here in Baton Rouge. Using "3M Adhesive Spray", it held beautifully. Hot glue gun on the "folded over" inside edges.
Looks better than factory plastic.

I had an upholstery shop here in Baton Rouge sew a "cover" for the interior quarters, which I spray glued also. I think they
also look presentable.

I had another shop sew in Mach1 stripes in the standard rear convertible seats for both convertibles, to match the front buckets.
I then recovered the four interior buckets and 2 sets of rear seats for the cars. Very time consuming, but very satisfying knowing I did them myself.

Hope you like the pics.
Eric



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wow... looks nice and now I know where to find some "original" power window switches.... Big Grin


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351Venom, that's what I was thinking! The seat backs look great, I think they actually look better than the stock plastic look. My seat backs are green but I painted them white. They look good but scratch easily.

I also covered my qtr panels. I didn't have to worry about messing them up, they were already messed up from the sun and years of use.


'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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