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Username Post: Rear seat foam...        (Topic#356767)
6T5 
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06-10-19 12:53 PM - Post#2768139    

My '65 SS 2 door rear seat bottom foam is dried out and old and is starting to crumble on the floor. Was wondering if anyone has replaced theirs and where do you recommend getting it...

...Ed

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Bad56Sedan 
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06-14-19 01:03 PM - Post#2768458    
    In response to 6T5

First off I do not own a 1958 - 1970 Chevy.
I am not an engineer, scientist, mortician or anthropologist.
I do not own or never have owned an upholstery shop.
I do not work for the following mentioned company's and never have.
Since no one has replied I will reply with my experience of attempting to do what you are asking about,
My car is a '56 tudor sedan, I too have had the constantly crumbed foam "matter" that constantly shows up under the seat.
Since I mini tubbed my car, the back seat needed attention.
The original foam was dry rotted and I needed to narrow the back seat.
I ordered the reproduction seat covers from Ecklers and the seat foam.
Seat covers sold by them are from Cars Inc and the foam is from Al Knock.
You are asking about the rear seat bottom, it is actually the easiest piece to recover/replace, but then I do not own a '65 Impala.
I made my spring repairs, blasted primed and painted the springs and seat frame and those stiff wires that are in the "pockets" of the original seat cover.
I sprayed adhesive on the springs then covered the part you sit on with heavy clearish plastic and then hog ringed a heavy burlap to the springs.
I sprayed the burlap with adhesive, the frame/springs and covered with a thin cotton material I got from some fabric store.
I placed the foam over all this and attempted to glue the foam to the cotton pad.
Then tried to pull, stretch the seat cover over all of this. (key word, tried)
Put the whole thing out side in the sun and heat the whole thing up for about 4 hours.
Bring back into the shop and flip it over, sit on it, start hog ringing it to the frame.
It will stretch once it is 1000°!
If your off a bit, simply cut the hog rings loose and try again.
Heating it up is the key, I never thought I would be able to do it but it really does look good.




VC56S 2 door Sedan, 39 Years



Edited by Bad56Sedan on 06-14-19 01:20 PM. Reason for edit: it's really ashame you have to have a disclaimer

 
6T5 
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06-19-19 04:37 AM - Post#2768805    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

Thanks bad56sedan that's a lot of good information. I guess I was wondering if one supplier was better than the other.

Is there a way to stiffen up the lower bucket seat bolsters as mine feel soft. Maybe I forgot this was the way they were and have gotten use to the modern days.


Do all the new seat bunns feel firm or soft?

...Ed

1965 Impala SS


 
Bad56Sedan 
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06-22-19 07:02 PM - Post#2769012    
    In response to 6T5

i only compared prices, although eklers subs out the seat covers and the foam , eklers sold them cheaper than the place that they came from.
I will say the front and rear seats parts you sit on are very stiff yet they give and are comfortable.
I would think new foam will defiantly stiffen up your buckets.
Pic of front seat , this thing was like trying to put a queen sized sheet on a king sized mattress, no doubt this seat is full and firm.
Good luck with yours!


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