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SEATS FINALLY DONE
#1
runninpony 
FINALLY! My seats are done and look decent. Did a lot of re-stretching and used a steamer to get my new ill fitting seat covers on. What a Nightmare!


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#2
Look great. thumb

73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;
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#3
Looks good! No wonder the upholstery shops get the big dollars to do.
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#4
It is just that you have not done before. If someone threw you a basketball and you had never dribbled it you would suck but nothing wrong with the ball or you just need practice. Most do not get rough enough with them or use thin plastic to allow it to slide.
I went to our local technical college and took a course in auto upholstery. The instructor took and interior out, took the seat covers apart, door panels off, cut patterns and sewed the covers and panels and installed in a 4 hour class. NOT ME, lol. It does get easier, go to the net and watch videos and it helps to have someone else to hold things also. Good hog ring pliers are a must. Lost mine have to find new ones.
Some new padding and maybe burlap is usually need to get everything to fit nice. Also if springs are rusty take the time to get them back to looking great.
Steam and sunlight always makes them look better.
I actually bought my own Singer commercial upholstery sewing machine. They fly sew about 11" a second if you floor it which you never do, lol. They were cheap when all the textile plants closed in the south $300 and will sew through a half inch of material easily. Can sew nylon straps or anything.
David


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David
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#5
Looks great.

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#6
new seats are nice . it will take some time to settle in with new foam i sat way to high at first.
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#7
Seats look great, I just went thru this a couple months ago also. Ryan    

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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#8
runninpony 
Your seats look great as well! In my case, I gave the shop all the parts to do the install, including new foam but when it was time to pick them up I noticed right away they didn't stretch the covers far enough so metal was showing from the seat frames. I paid them $300, took them home and worked on them for 2 weeks every night, used a lot of steam and clamped it down over night to try and stretch them so they'd fit properly! I should've done this in the first place. I've done my seats before but that was in the early "90s.

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#9
Looks great......nice job !!
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#10
Very nice job!

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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