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Old 01-22-2012, 07:56 AM
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Have to say, your work is amazing! Definitely convinced me to add diamond pleats to my project.

Perhaps a dumb question but are you cutting the foam first or simply sewing straight into it like Don Taylor's book? I've noticed that some people seem to cut the pattern into the foam first, wondering if that makes it last longer as this will be going into my daily driver.

Also, one of your threads mentioned "setting the piping." I was wondering what you meant by that. How are you getting it to line up just so?

Thanks and once again very impressive work. Hoping my adventures come out similar.

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hi dan , sorry for the late reply , thanks for the comments , as dan two lakes stated , the vinyl or leather is simply tacked onto the scrimfoam or sewfoam , then the patterns marked out on the vinyl/leather and simply stitched through , one thing to take into account for is shrinkage , depending on the thickness of the sewfoam and the size of the diamonds , shrinkage can be anywhere between 1/4" to 1/2" of the total size of the material.
cutting the pattern into the foam allows deeper pleats to be done , similar to ron mangus`s way he did it on the grey seats for a chevy think it was.
when i mentioned setting the piping , i ment , getting the piping to line up and look smooth and uniform on the finished seat by pulling the cover into place .
chose a good quality vinyl and the seats will last even as a daily driver.
cheers ade

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One last question, looks like you are marking out your patterns on the foam. Are you doing that, gluing the vinyl on, and then sewing foam side up (facing the needle)?
the foams i mark out on are usually for vw rock and roll beds when i have to work out a pattern or for holes top be cut in , ie the tufting bed. i dont mark the seat foams on front seats . ade

my website is www.superstitch-custom-interiors.co.uk . theres a gallery on there with links to forums ive posted pics on . hope this is ok. cheers ade

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Hi guys , been a while since I posted on here , had six months of being self employed doing the auto trimming , things are hard over here in the UK so I've gone back to my day job as a refrigeration engineer. I've just completed my first hot rod , its a 32. got the rag top to do next , are there any plans available that show how patterns and cutting etc. Cheers Ade
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looks great!
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that looks great, work is slow everywhere. stick with it and you will get more "word of mouth" business.
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Hi guys , its been a while since ive been on here , been running the upholstery business alongside my daytime job. Updated my website Mid England Retrims . Recently retrimmed a nice hotrod , had a glide dearborn seat in it, cant buy the foams over here so had to build the foams to suit. Ade
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Beautiful job, Stumpy!
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Hey, how about those 944 seats?
That's all I do are 944/911 seats, I'm curious to see what yours looks like.
Took me literally years in my spare time to get it right.


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Old 11-29-2012, 04:42 AM
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They look good mark , i dont like doing porka seats . To finicky and often the foams and listings over here are rotten due to sunroof leaks.
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Yes, unfortunately, the newest seat of this type is over 20 years old, I usually get them in a little beat up. Biggest problem I have is that the foam gets so distorted with every seat I can't use one pattern, I always have to spend a lot of time adjusting the pieces. The top of the headrest and the bolsters are always a bear to get right.
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