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#1415942 Mon Jul 05 2021 12:54 PM
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'Bolter
what have you guys used for your front seat reupholstery ? i dont wanna spend a fortune but just want something decent and not to complicated to install thanks

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mikeg103 #1415952 Mon Jul 05 2021 03:07 PM
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Mike, I used standard upholstery from Jim Carter.

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mikeg103 #1415978 Mon Jul 05 2021 06:10 PM
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I have my seats done at my interior guy
He charges 2-3 hundred, he does it in a
Role and plete in nice cloth material

mikeg103 #1416080 Tue Jul 06 2021 02:58 PM
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I also used jim carters material because from all my searches he had the very best match to original maroon material in my 49 gmc. My seat still had some original pieces intact in the channel around the seat and I will say his material was basically spot on. I was very very happy with the fit and quality of everything from JC. I bought the batting material from them also. Its not a “fun” job but I did it in probably half a Saturday.

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mikeg103 #1416092 Tue Jul 06 2021 05:02 PM
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'Bolter
How many seat return springs are on the bottom of the seat frame ? is there just one or is 2 required and if one which side does it go on ? thanks for the help

mikeg103 #1416094 Tue Jul 06 2021 05:26 PM
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It's best to take it to a pro. The pro will make sure that the springs are in good shape and replace any dodgy ones and properly tie them in. Ask around at local car meets to find a good pro.


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mikeg103 #1416113 Tue Jul 06 2021 08:36 PM
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'Bolter
the springs are fine , im refering to the slide springs on the seat frame when i took the seat frame out i only found the one spring , not sure if another is needed or which side it goes on , thanks

mikeg103 #1416122 Tue Jul 06 2021 09:35 PM
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The shop manual refers to two springs, one on each side. If you only put one on, the runners will tend to bind up.

If you only have one spring, you should be able to find a matching one at a decent hardware store. If you don't have one, maybe a helpful 'bolter will help out with some measurements. (Hint, Hint. I need those as well.)


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Gord&Fran #1416131 Tue Jul 06 2021 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Gord&Fran
It's best to take it to a pro. The pro will make sure that the springs are in good shape and replace any dodgy ones and properly tie them in. Ask around at local car meets to find a good pro.

Im a big fan of doin everything myself for free. I had 1 broken spring. I welded it back together and transferred it from the drivers side bottom to the center of the seat back where it will least likely be abused. Wasnt really that bad of a job to do on a set of saw horses with a piece of plywood. Seat feels perfect. No need to sub out everything especially something as easy as a old flat bench seat.

klhansen #1416133 Tue Jul 06 2021 10:05 PM
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I agree with that barnfind most of the parts im ordering are expensive enough , im trying to feel my way through this partial restoration and do as much of the work myself as possible . I am mechanically inclined but by no means am i a mechanic

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