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post #91 of 105 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 11, 6:29 PM
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Re: Recovering '70 SS Bucket Seats

How much free play is common in the pivot pins of the backrest hinges? Mine seem to have a lot of wobble.
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post #92 of 105 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 11, 4:34 PM
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Re: Recovering '70 SS Bucket Seats

Hey guys, I have a 72 Chevelle with bucket seat that I got new. The driver side seat has finally split in places and want to have the two front seats redone. I have two questions [1] is it easier to get them out if I remove the carpet first or at least take it lose so I can get to the bolts easier? [2] Is there any thing that will bring back some of the color to the original back seat ? The back is like new but faded or dirty and I know they won"t match very well. Yea , I know but I don"t have the money to do all new even if the car deserves it. lol. Thanks for your help.
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post #93 of 105 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 11, 8:29 PM
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Spray the plastic panels and headrests with SEM Landau Black.
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post #94 of 105 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 11, 2:17 PM
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Thanks , that would be a lot cheaper than recovering them when they don""t need it.
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Hello All - just wanted to add to this post that we plan on making a 'how to' video on how to go about installing your own 64-72 Chevelle Foam and Upholstery early 2012. I'll make sure to post the video and link up in this thread when it's available!
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Awesome!
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post #97 of 105 (permalink) Old May 7th, 12, 12:01 PM
 
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Re: Recovering '70 SS Bucket Seats

Hey guys..I am finishing up my 64-72 Chevelle book and could really use a step-by-step hi-res photo shoot on how to recover 68-72 seats..anyone have this available?

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post #98 of 105 (permalink) Old May 10th, 12, 6:20 AM
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I guess we're still waiting for the video?- I do have some pics, but not really a step-by-step, sorta thing.....
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There is a good video on PUI's website (also avialbe over you tube).
This thread alone has more than enough pics and info to be able to help someone do it sucsessfully the first time.

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post #100 of 105 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 12, 3:21 PM
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I just received the summer Sale catalog from Original Parts Group for chevelles, El Caminos and Monty Carlos. They have a section in the catalog on recovering seats that may be helpful. Let me know how it goes. My Chevelle seats need to be redone.
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Re: Recovering '70 SS Bucket Seats

Thanks for all the great information. We were going to have ours replaced next month at a local place. He is very good and will cost between $500 - $600 for the front buckets and back bench seats with all new foam and fixing any springs or wires. Now we may try it ourselves.
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post #102 of 105 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 14, 3:53 PM
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What are the current manufacturers of upholstery materials/kits for Chevelles? In an earlier post it was reported as PUI and Distinctive Industries. Are there others now? WHICH are the best??

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Legendary is the best, then TMI and PUI, and I put Distictive at the bottom. JMO.
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LINK UPDATE TO: A quick guide with photos for recovering the seats:
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