Recovering "pillow-top" seats - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Interior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-05-2010, 11:02 AM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Wheelbase database Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,557
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 6
Thanked 153 Times in 140 Posts
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.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-05-2010, 11:06 AM
LATECH's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 

Last journal entry: Motor - vator
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,248
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 215
Thanked 261 Times in 243 Posts
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2010, 07:37 AM
DanTwoLakes's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Contact adhesive
Last journal entry: 49 Packard
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Age: 64
Posts: 5,891
Wiki Edits: 22

Thanks: 0
Thanked 151 Times in 138 Posts
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.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0019.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	29.3 KB
ID:	47926   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0019_1.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	28.2 KB
ID:	47927  
__________________
__________________________________

No one lives forever, the trick is creating something that will.
__________________________________

Last edited by DanTwoLakes; 09-07-2010 at 09:37 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Interior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
recovering seats 79 Cruising Interior 26 09-28-2010 07:02 AM
recovering original Model A seats phantomgas Interior 1 05-15-2009 06:33 AM
Recovering seats daoldbuick Interior 2 05-05-2006 12:08 PM
Titanium Vavles w/Iron Seats?? Delirious2000 Engine 5 02-19-2006 09:58 PM
Which Racing Seats Should I Get? nightrain_rod Interior 7 04-08-2005 09:40 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.