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Old 01-22-2009, 07:47 PM
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I saw a a awesome interior on a 35 chevy that had what looked like stainless steel insert or mesh of some kind , how would you stitch that into a seat back ?? any ideas anybody??

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There are a lot of new vinyls out there that have metallic finishes to them. Maybe that's what was used. I can't imagine anyone wanting metal on a seat insert. Can you imagine a piece of metal after it had heated up in a closed car? Small medallions would be O.K., but not a large section of actual metal.
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Kris Kustoms sells 2 or 3 different patterns of steel mesh that can be sewn in as a insert or used on doorpanels. you can also make a stainless steel insert of whatever pattern you want install small nuts on the back to attach it to your seat cover.
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You are right that those steel meshes are used for door panel decoration and also over speaker openings. It would not be a good idea to incorporate them into a car seat. They would rip out of the seat cover in a short time because of the movement.
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I have seen them put in many of the mini trucks and the way they do it is they put the mesh on a piece of waterproof board cut to the shape of their design.These are small designs used as accents and not as the whole insert.
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You are right again. Small decorative pieces would work, but larger pieces incorporated as an integral part of a seat cover would not, unless the mesh is super flexible.
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Kris Kustoms sells 2 or 3 different patterns of steel mesh that can be sewn in as a insert or used on doorpanels. you can also make a stainless steel insert of whatever pattern you want install small nuts on the back to attach it to your seat cover.
Thanks for the info, if I'm not mistaken , Kris Kustoms is the shop that finished this car, and I called them myself , to which I was told it was a trade secret and could not disclose how it was done......Thanks again I will have to call....again!
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Do you have a picture of this?
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Do you have a picture of this?
Sorry I do not , but I did make a mistake it was the Recovery Room who did this interior in Street Rod Builder March 2007 issue, and it was a 38 Chevy , it is a great interior, but like I said I was told it was a trade secret and they could not let trade secrets out. I will have to visit Kris Kustoms web site.

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Thanks for the info, if I'm not mistaken , Kris Kustoms is the shop that finished this car, and I called them myself , to which I was told it was a trade secret and could not disclose how it was done......Thanks again I will have to call....again!
You sure it was us??? I don't remember that phone call...
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Sorry I do not , but I did make a mistake it was the Recovery Room who did this interior in Street Rod Builder March 2007 issue, and it was a 38 Chevy , it is a great interior, but like I said I was told it was a trade secret and they could not let trade secrets out. I will have to visit Kris Kustoms web site.

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Oh OK, I talk to hundreds of people a week, but I thought I was going nuts not remembering that conversation!
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Shawn: Do you have security guys at all the doors and infrared security cameras to protect your trade secrets like I do?
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Is this the seat we are talking about ?

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If you can't sew through that stuff, you have to come up with a way to attach it to the rest of the seat cover with mechanical fasteners around the perimeter of the metal insert. It could be riveted, bolted, screwed, pop riveted or some other method to hold the insert. It would need to be sandwiched with a retainer of some kind. By that I mean retainer, fabric, steel insert, retainer, and attached all the way through all four layers. It should be attached to a piece of fabric that spans the width of the seat.
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Is this the seat we are talking about ?

Yep thats the one!
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