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Old 05-18-2010, 02:52 PM
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Is large gap at bottom of split back seat normal?

So here is this weekend's progress. I was having a difficult time measuring with the foam bulging out. I thought if I used a thin material over the foam and hog ringed it to the frame (kinda simulating what it would look like covered) I would get a more accurate measurement. I don't know if that's what is normally done, but I gave it a go. I couldn't find anything suitable at the fabric store so I used a new mattress cover I found in my closet and cut that up. Worked great. I have a couple questions.

1. Can I keep this thin material on the seat backs and cover it as usual, or should I remove it now?
2. Is the gap at the bottom of the seat backs correct? I couldn't get it to square up.

In this pic you can see the thin material I used for the seat backs.



The next 2 pics show the gap I'm referring to . . .



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Old 05-22-2010, 10:21 PM
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You would generally get the dimensions you need simply by measuring the seat frame without the padding and adding a little extra for the padding. Yes, you could leave the fabric on as long as it makes no objectionable noise when sat on, but why do that when you've got the size figured out for the seat covers? If you take off the fabric the gap will probably disappear with just the seat cover on, and if not, add some extra padding under the foam to fill out the gaps.
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