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Old 08-01-2010, 07:18 AM
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i have a client that wants me to replace the foam in the pleats on this seat. Since the seats is in good shape other than the foam i would rater not have to take this all apart, any tips or on this or suggestions ?

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Easier to stitch up a complete new cover if material is available. Quote him a "cover your butt" high line estimate. Modern foams will compress differently. Original looks will be hard to duplicate
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I basically started a post about the same thing in regards to my '70 Cadillac. According to Dan, it's a lot of work and not worth doing.
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here's a link to my thread concerning this foam
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The problem is that you will have to take everything apart to replace the foam, and then sew everything back together in the original stitch holes. I guarantee that these seat covers after 50 years are not in perfect condition other than just the foam being bad. Tell the guy if he's trying to save money, replacing the foam is not the way to do it. It would be time consuming tedious work and end up costing more than doing new seat covers. I wouldn't touch that job with a 10 foot pole.
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this is what i was afraid of i will give him a call tonight and let him know

also anyone know where i can find the material for this seat ?
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Try SMS CLICK HERE You can also try Original Auto Interiors CLICK HERE
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so the client ponyed up and and ordered the the cloth, now i need to get my hands on the leather, my supplier keystonbros dose not seem to have anything that will match up with the factory leather smooth no grain. any thoughts ?

also not looking to spend a gobillion on one hide

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Try Detroit Body Products. CLICK HERE SMS is probably your best bet, but you will have to pay through the nose for the leather. Tell your customer that original costs money.
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Try Detroit Body Products. CLICK HERE SMS is probably your best bet, but you will have to pay through the nose for the leather. Tell your customer that original costs money.

i sent a email to detroit body but have not heard back from them

SMC wants 900 for one hide
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That's a little pricey. It would match the original, though.
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