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Username Post: The fun part        (Topic#356988)
Bad56Sedan 
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06-26-19 05:19 PM - Post#2769321    

Pic is self explainitory
Amazing no instruction or video from Cars Inc. on this subject.
56 sedan two door front seat backs.
This is more of a challenge than the front seat bottom.
Waiting on the sun!

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Bad56Sedan 
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06-26-19 05:20 PM - Post#2769322    
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Any questions?

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Travs55 
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06-27-19 12:37 PM - Post#2769365    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

Looks like you’re trying to slip the seat covers over the foam? Tho I have absolutely no experience doing that kind of upholstery I once read some where that this person would slip a plastic bag over the foam and then slip over the upholstery as it lessens the friction/drag. Let me know if this works. I also have some crying towels, some old tools you can throw and perhaps I can bring over my daughter’s labradoodle and you can yell at her as her feelings aren’t easily hurt, she’s pretty friendly. Trav in Clear Lake...



 
beagrizzly 
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06-27-19 02:04 PM - Post#2769369    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

Having installed a few seat covers in my lifetime, I can tell you that the first thing you need is a carpet covered bench. It will keep your seat from sliding all over the place while you look for that third hand.

I usually put the cover down on the carpet, then set the foam on it. Turn the cover inside out. It is easier to roll it over the edge than pull it over the foam.

I have never tried the plastic, but it sounds like it might help. (When I was working offshore in Alaska, we put our foot in a Wal-Mart sack, then pulled the wet boots on. Easy peezy. When you get the boot on, just pull the plastic bag out.)

As you start trying to pull the cover over the edge, you will find that the seat foam will compress if you put your body weight on it. You can usually catch a bite, then work from there.

A hair dryer seems to help the process. Do NOT use a heat gun unless you are very familiar with it. You will scorch the seat.

Have a hog ring in your pliers before you start. You will not be able to hold down the seat, pull up on the cover and put a ring in your pliers at the same time. (remember that third hand?)

Griff

Oh, yeah. Prepare yourself for some very sore hands, and broken fingernails.

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06-28-19 11:35 PM - Post#2769490    
    In response to beagrizzly

I would say that if you can get a thin plastic bag (like from the dry cleaners) over the foam, then use a vacuum cleaner to compress the foam.
I have never tried it but it seems like it might work, like seal-a-meal.
Then tear all the plastic out later.

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Bad56Sedan 
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06-29-19 07:33 PM - Post#2769544    
    In response to warpwr

Thank all for the replies, I am going to try the vacuum bag,
I sure hope that works.
Will try that tomorrow.

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Bad56Sedan 
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06-30-19 10:32 AM - Post#2769574    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

First issue is I have spray glued the driver side foam to the cotton pad that is hog ringed to the seat frame, not a good idea, need to vac the foam by itself.
So I put the pasenger side foam by itself in a 33 gallon trash bag, used clear package tape and sealed it, stuck vac hose in small opening and low and behold it pulled the foam down so small the cover could slip right over it, I will do that on the pasenger side once I get the frame padding done.
But now on the driver side it is a bit more of a challenge, naturally I'm using black trash bags, put one over the driver side frame and glued on foam, sealed it up , stuck vac hose in small opening, same effect, amazing slipped cover right over, but I'm using black trash bags ,
I can't see the hog ring holes !!!
Geez!!!
Gotta pull cover back off and get clear thrash bags.
But it works, amazing , totally amazing idea!!!
I have struggled with this for a while, how am I going to,What am I going to do?
Thanks for the idea, off to get clear plastic bags or even the painters floor covering type plastic, wow amazing.
Once I saw my shop vac pulling it down I was thinking I bet my shop vac is too small, but it worked.
Thanks too all!!

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07-01-19 02:40 AM - Post#2769618    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

Good job, somebody always has the right idea. I remember somebody saying that when you need to staple your headliner in, get a can and fill it with broken glass and nails. Then practice jamming your fingers into it. HAHA. Send us some more photos of the finished product, I chickened out had had mine done. I would have made a mess out of it.


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