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post #31 of 105 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 07, 4:18 PM
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Re: Recovering '70 SS Bucket Seats

I always glue my toppers so that I have some overhang...then I trim it up flush with the rest of the foam...might try a test fitting with out really hog ringing your covers on just to get an idea of what it is gonna do...if you are using your old foam I would suggest using a thin piece of cardboard to rest on the bottom springs between your foam and the springs...firms up the old foam very good...also refer to the thread at the top of this section...it has excellent information for the do it yourselfer...
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any tips or help on installing the cover on the backrest part of the seat?
Im having a problem with the top where the head rest things attach. I cant seem to get the cover down far enough to install the headrest things. The seam goes right through where it attaches. When I do get it pulled down far enough the seam gets a wrinkled and the middle part is all bunched up and looks like crap. Recovering seats is a nightmare....

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post #33 of 105 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 07, 11:45 AM
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This is a great post alot of good info I'm going to recover the seats on the Malibu next week


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post #34 of 105 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 07, 11:14 AM
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Can you guys post pictures of the seats recovered?

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post #35 of 105 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 07, 8:51 PM
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Ben, we actually just released our 68-72 Chevelle, Malibu and El Camino line of seat covers and door panels. They have been getting great reviews. They come with Legendary's Limited Lifetime Warranty and are guaranteed to fit and look great! If you would like more information, contact our Sales Department at 1800 363-8804 and they can send you a free catalog. Thanks, Eric @ Legendary Auto Interiors, Ltd.
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I need help on the disassembley of a bucket seat. I've done a few bench and split bench before but never a bucket. How do I get it apart so I can replace the foam and vinyl? Thanks
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Remove the plastic then where the seats pivot on the sides cut off the hog rings to expose the 2 bolts on either side. The top and bottom will come apart and you can then cut off the hog rings and remove the seat covers and foams.

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post #38 of 105 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 07, 8:44 AM
 
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See if my article on recovering buckets helps you:

http://www.buickperformance.com/bs.htm
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post #39 of 105 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 07, 8:54 AM
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Mark and Jim,
our seat covers, molded foam and door panels are very user-friendly. They are the highest quality available and carry a lifetime warranty for as long as you own your car. Give us a call at 1800 363-8804. Thanks, Eric @ Legendary Auto Interiors, Ltd.
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Re: Recovering '70 SS Bucket Seats

Great info guys! I am gettin gready to do mine as well. One question- I only saw one guy post that he cuts the foam and burlup in order to get the wire or plastic in the seat cover close enough to the seat frame springs to hog ring. Do all you guys do that? It seems like a lot of material to compress in order to get the hog ring in place if you didn't. I can't believe nobody has photo documented as they recovered and posted it on here.
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IMHO and experience,black zip ties work better than hog rings...


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IMHO and experience,black zip ties work better than hog rings...
I Would definitely like to try zip ties. From what I understand I should just start in the middle of whichever cover around meatl wire insert or plastic (whichever is being used), reach in and poke it through the foam (cutting foam, burlap, and /or carpet piece if necessary) to the springs and zip it, but not all the way until all ties are in place. Then progressively work around tightening them all a little a time during the outer hog ring process. Do you think the zip ties would hold over time so long as someone would put some duct or electrical tape on the spring to keep the abrasion on the zip tie at bay? I have tall faith in those little things, we used to use them all over our race cars and they never failed us.

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Anyone- Am I correct on the above info? Would like to start on the seats this weekend.

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A quick guide with photos for recovering the seats:
http://buickperformance.com/bs.htm
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Check out this link...it may be helpful to you..

http://www.buickperformance.com/bs.htm

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See if my article on recovering buckets helps you:

http://www.buickperformance.com/bs.htm
Must be something really good at that link to have 3 guys in the same thread post it!
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post #45 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 07, 5:46 AM
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Great stuff guys,i too am preparing to start on restoring my seats so thanks goes to all for all the tips.
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