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Old 07-13-2003, 09:06 AM
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Creating Custom Seats

Could anyone who knows how to, or who knows of a site please help me out. I was wondering how i could make my own seats to replace the seats i have in my car. Thanx!
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Old 07-13-2003, 03:50 PM
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I make my own seats alot in my interiors, id need more information. First what type of vehicle are they going in?
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If you want to learn all the goodies, here are 2 books that answered all the Q's for me :
Automotive Upholstery Handbook - by Don Taylor
This one covers all the basics involved ... from tools of the trade, to learning to sew ... and shows how to make and install bench seat covers, bucket seats, vinyl tops, Sim-con tops, Landau tops, Convertible tops, headliners, door panels and carpets, and a whole lot more. I like the book below most, but this one is worth having for the explanation of tools and basic sewing skills.

Custom Auto Interiors - by Don Taylor & Ron Mangus
If you want to know the procedure for making your own door panels or specialty interior panels, this book will rock your socks off with all the how-to stuff! From planning your interior, to making patterns, armrests, headliners, carpets, building your own seats and more! This is one book you'll keep reading!

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Old 07-14-2003, 12:49 AM
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Yipe!

Man! You're talking some serious seats there! Them babies have layers and parts galore, eh? Certainly not somthing a "beginner" would want to tackle as a first project (although I'd be crazy enough to try). Caddy seats are beautifully constructed!

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Old 07-14-2003, 06:30 AM
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My suggestion would be to buy an aftermarket seat that is close to what you are looking for, then modify the foam to what you need. If not, youd have to make a square steel frame, then find some reclining mechanisms to attach to the sides of the seats. Then a block of foam to cut and carve for the seats. Ive seen some motorcycle seats and some car seats abslutely butchered by people that attempt to modify them and have no idea what theyre doing. I think when it comes to upholstering and all its counterparts, you can either do it or you cant, its just a knack that some people have. Give it a try.
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try this site it might help

http://www.chevytrucks.org/tech/seat.htm
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Old 07-14-2003, 07:55 PM
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I think hes talking about making new seats, not recovering them.
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