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Has anyone ever done there own upholstery work on the inside of a street rod? Tell me about it.

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I did my own and everyone asked where I got it done they want theres done. We have a club member that is not on the expert list yet that will help you. His name is Tim Edmondson and his email is -- jody@ellijay.com -- I did not find it that hard just took some time. ROY
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I've been agonizing over how I was gonna get the upholstery done on my T-Bucket. If anyone has any advice (other than cough up the $$$) I would like to hear it too!! <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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Depending on how you want your interior done, its reletively easy. If you already have a seat that has apolstry on it just take the fabric/vinyl off and cut the stitching apart and use it as a templet on your new fabric, just cut it about a 1/2" bigger to allow for more gripping room and have your wife or take it to a alteration shop for clothing and have them sew it together for you, it will cost significantly less, I had my interior sewn together for $30, I just brought them the fabric that I cut told them where to sew it and they gladly finished it in less than an hour double stiched. Depending on what your situation, will tell me what I can do, send me a message exsplaining what you have or don't have and what you would like and I will tell you what you can do. send me a personal message to tell me you put the information up on this post because I won't remember, I have a very bad memory. I will reply on here so everyone else can use the information.
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im a furniture upholsterer and have done a few cars also. most upholsterers stick with what they know unless they are helping a friend. there is some good advice here, however, dont think this will be a cake walk. depending on your chioce of fabric there are many things to consider.for example, if your using mohair or velour, you MUST make sure you keep the knap going in one direction or you will have two different colors of fabric. vinyl has alot of stretch so make sure you cut the new cover the same as the pattern or it will look like a bag on your seat.
my suggestion is to see if there is a vo-tech near you that has upholstery class. take your seats and headliner there and have the students do it. it may take awhile but you will get a good job done for very reasonable cost. practice on your door panels or something easy befor you jump into the harder stuff. if you have any questions i will be happy to answer them. good luck
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You should check out this video called "Reupholstering That Old Chair with Olan Flick" I know the guy in the video because he teaches reupholstery classes here locally. It's about an hour and half long and it's a pretty good guide to doing it yourself. You can order it online at an ebay store called sierra media.
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