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Old 10-31-2009, 09:29 PM
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yer rear that is: http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/pics.htm this guy does motorcycle seats but his ideas can used on a car seat as well to improve the feel of the seat. I like his idea of trying it for size before doing the final seat cover..

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I like that seat they made with the old leather pants.
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When I do a motorcycle seat, and especially when changing the shape, I completely cover over the foam with either 1/4" or 1/2" (or sometimes both sizes in different areas) sew foam glued on with the foam side down. This allows the the seat cover to slip and makes it easier to smooth out. To make sure my cover fits, I check the seat top against the seat foam before sewing any side pieces on. As long as it's the right size or bigger, I can adjust it to be just right. Then I check it again after the side pieces are on, but before I top stitch. When it's just right, then I do my top stitching and attach the cover to the seat.
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Wow Dan thats one rad king and queen seat!
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Thank you. That came to me as just the metal frame. Everything you see is my own original design. What's neat about it is that when the "queen" isn't sitting there, the owner has a holster and gunbelt that hangs there. It really sets off the seat.
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yer rear that is: http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/pics.htm this guy does motorcycle seats but his ideas can used on a car seat as well to improve the feel of the seat. I like his idea of trying it for size before doing the final seat cover..

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Great idea to check/test the foam before you make the cover.
I've done 2 bike seats and 1 jet-ski seat and had the owners sit on the foam before I made a cover, just to make sure they loved the new shape.

Thanks for the link, alot of good info there on modifying seats.
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yer rear that is: http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/pics.htm this guy does motorcycle seats but his ideas can used on a car seat as well to improve the feel of the seat. I like his idea of trying it for size before doing the final seat cover..

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Whether it's a car seat or a motorcycle seat, I don't think this point is made often enough. It is just as important to make the seat comfortable to sit on as it is to make the fabric of the seat cover look good. Putting a new cover over old padding is not the way to do it.
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