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Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Thu May 03, 2012 9:05 am

BDFinch wrote:
raystractors wrote:That is really a great how to. I wish that I had that kind of talent, to me if you do it yourself it has more worth than if you buy it. I have made a copy of this post, and put it in pdf form so I could print it if I ever get the time to try this. I tried to attach the file but it would not load, file size is to large, 463 kbs. If anyone would like a copy, send me a pm and I can email it to you.


I would appreciate a copy of this, if you would, and thanks! flya737@aol.com

Stanton, GREAT job...neeeext...me...me!!!


Thanks.
There's another Missourian who has been doing this for some time. Darrell Darst of Madison, MO. I believe his contact info is still here: http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Specia ... index.html

He also advertises in Red Power magazine. Send him your seat pan, he'll prime/paint/cover it, then return it to you. Think it's $125 or there abouts.

While I was reupholstering mine, I wondered about the process years ago at the factory (whether in Louisville or elsewhere) when hundreds of these seats were turned out every week. They must of had some hydraulic pressing machines or something similar to close the lip and keep both hands free. Would have been interesting to watch.

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Thu May 03, 2012 3:17 pm

Great job, Stanton & bride!
Regards,
Stan

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Thu May 03, 2012 7:32 pm

Way to go Mr Stanton :big afro:

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Thu May 03, 2012 8:31 pm

You two did a great job on that seat. You also made up a great "how-to"... enough that it may actually inspire me to try doing one :roll: .

Stanton, your next mission, should you accept it, is to install a brass drain grommet in the seat center hole :shock: . And of course, we would naturally expect a "how-to" to go along with it :D .

Bill

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Thu May 03, 2012 8:52 pm

Stanton:

Very nicely done and documented. Another superb article. I am sure many will now be able to contemplate taking on this project themselves. BZ my friend :D

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Fri May 04, 2012 5:40 am

Mike in Louisiana wrote:That realy looks good.


Like Mike said!

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Tue May 15, 2012 4:47 pm

Stanton, that looks great and I am going to show your process to my wife to ask her if she thinks she could sew the canvas. By the way, did you consider installing a grommet in the center? I have a grommet setting tool for tents and tarps and I thought that it might be the right size for the original. Thiggy

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Wed May 16, 2012 6:36 am

thiggy wrote:Stanton, that looks great and I am going to show your process to my wife to ask her if she thinks she could sew the canvas. By the way, did you consider installing a grommet in the center? I have a grommet setting tool for tents and tarps and I thought that it might be the right size for the original. Thiggy


The thought went through my head, maybe once. I'll leave the grommet out. Probably Scotchguard the seat in case of rain, but largely protect it with a plastic cover when not in use (aka, trash bag). :)

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Wed May 16, 2012 1:20 pm

GREAT JOB :wink: Now the guys will be mailin' you their old seats right N' left for recoverin' :mrgreen: ...'Country'

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:55 pm

That is an awesome job Stanton, and it has inspired me to do the seat for the 75 Cub since it was all there but the canvas had pulled loose revealing the foam. I looked at the seat tonight and thought I would go ahead and open up the sides and clean them out and remove the old foam. I prepared myself with a nice large flathead screwdriver, and small screwdriver type pry bar, some channel locks, and a pair of needle nose pliers. Boy did I think wrong about getting that done. The lip around the edge is SOLID steel. It wouldn't give at all! I finally found a portion I could get the tools under, and still couldn't budge the lip not even a bit! How in the HECK did you get it to open up.....and more importantly, how'd you get it crimped back down tightly to hold the canvas in.....I feel like with as much as is there, it would be hard to crimp it and keep it all tight and straight.

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:38 pm

Good evening, Farmall Boy. I ran into the same issue when I went to prepare my seat pan for upholstery. I pretty well used the same tools as you mentioned - large screwdriver and flat pry bar. It was a struggle, but I eventually opened the flange enough to clean out all the old remaining upholstery material. I have cemented the foam to the pan, but the canvas is still waiting for my wife to sew it. I intend to close the flange back over the canvas and welting material using a couple of vice-grip pliers. My wife tells me that she will do this next week. We shall see. I will be giving a report when I have completed the seat.

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Yeah, I really just don't see how the heck the flange can be opened up by hand. It is SOLID~! Surely there is a trick without having to use hydraulic power. haha.

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:11 pm

How about using a small torch and heating the metal up
Tim

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:25 pm

It did cross my mind....

You think it would be easier to close (without torch) with channel locks once it was open?

Re: How to Reupholster a Seat

Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:37 pm

use a pair of vice grips made for sheet metal, they have a wide flat jaw.
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