Hi everybody! I am new to the forum and to automotive interior work. I have done a few small projects this summer, recovering a sea doo seat, a custom headliner for a 76 Chevy truck and a tractor seat. My next project is pretty big. I'm doing a custom interior on my husbands 1967 Cadillac and I'm pulling apart the rear seat. Any thoughts on new foam and can I get away from using burlap?
Thanks Dan. This is very helpful. The foam that I pulled off the seat is about 3 inches. Should I build it back with 1" foam or use bigger foam?
07-30-2013 09:27 PM
Whatever foam and deck pad you put on has to equal what was on the seat originally, or the seat cover won't fit. It doesn't matter how you get to that thickness, with 1" or 3" or 1 1/2" foam, as long as it matches the original. Remember to count the thickness of the deck pad.
08-09-2013 11:05 AM
I've got a '70. I'd recommend using a firm foam for this seat.