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Old 01-29-2009, 08:05 PM
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Forming Seats - What kind of foam???

If you look at my project journal (tc33) the next to last entry shows pictures of the windshield wiper transmissions after installation. Now look at the rear seat back in the picture background in one of the pictures.

My rear seat back is complete but you'll notice that each side is wood. Now my question. I need to make bolsters (for lack of a better description) to fill in the space between the seat back and the rear side panels, it will cover the wood in the picture. What type of foam do I need to use to make and form the bolsters to fit the space and mold into the contour of the rear seat.

I need to keep the seat back separate since it folds down for access to the battery. I could make the bolsters part of the side panel (seamless) but not the seat back.

Any tips, comments positive or negative are appreciated. Thanx...

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Old 01-29-2009, 09:55 PM
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I did some research and found DanTwoLakes tutorial on truck seats. Excellent piece of literary work... and found the answer to my question on what kind of foam I'll be needing.

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Also check out the last posts in this thread CLICK HERE I would use 65 compression foam at a minimum and probably 80 compression. You don't need high quality foam for something like that, so I would go with 1565 or 1865, or 1580 or 1880. The first two numbers are quality and the second two are density. That will save you some money. It's a lot easier to hold a shape if the foam is firmer. If it was me, I'd do a complete wrap around panel (sides and top in one piece) that the seat back would fold out from, unless that seat back is going to be mounted a lot higher than in the picture. Thank you for the compliment and good luck.
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Thanx Dan. Since I'm only planning on doing this on my current project, any suggestions on what type cutter will work best without investing in a foam saw. I saw a Sear's tool at http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...0070921x00003a
would this work???
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electric carving knife is a good tool if you don't have a bosch.
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A Bosch 1575 will run you at least $275 new. The next best things are the electric carving knife or an Electric Fisherman fish fileting knife. Check post #16 in this thread: HERE
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Thanx Dan for the info. Keep an eye on my Project Journal to see how I make out.
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