Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:46 pm

I will have to check those out!


Rob in NH wrote:use a pair of vice grips made for sheet metal, they have a wide flat jaw.

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:28 am

Sorry to hear you ran into some problems getting the lip open. I don't know if the sheet metal used on the later Cubs (a '75, like yours) and the earlier Cubs (a '47, like mine) were different gauges or not.

All I used was what you were using; or similar. Bascially, anything that I could use as a tool to pry the lip open. Don't know if I'd use heat or not.

Wish you success.

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:49 am

forgot to mention the vice grips wont work to open the lip, just to close it up.

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:15 pm

Great effort and a beautiful outcome! Steve K.

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:05 am

Great job! Congratulations! Also some improved techniques over mine that would give better results. Couldn't talk my wife into helping - that is definitely a big help having an extra set of hands! Dusty B