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Recovering "pillow-top" seats

I'm looking at using a set of 1980s-vintage GM seats with "pillow top" cushions on a project. I want to eliminate the pillow top look and just use the seat frames and foam. Is the foam below the pillow portion the same thickness as on normal seats, or do I have to build it up to replace the thickness of the pillow portion? Thanks.

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Not sure about size of "bun" as it is called. I immediatley though about the density of the foam used for the pillow and the bun though.Thought it was worth the mention.FWIW.
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Are these the kind of seats you're talking about? No, the thickness of the foam on the seat without the pillow top would be too thin to use by itself. Add enough thickness to bring the seat back up to the height of the original.
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