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Looking at installing new covers on the 97 vert seats in the front of my 67 vert. I am curious to know if any one has used the 97 vert rear seat covers on a 67 vert. Rear seat
 

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I haven't tried what you're doing, but I can say that on my '95 convertible the OEM leather seat covers were glued to the foam. Just something to keep an eye out for since it's not going to be as easy as just cutting off some hog rings like the 60s seats.

My upholstery guy was not amused.
 

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Ordered new seat covers last week & had 1 of the new seat foam replacements come in today. Funny thing is the LMR site listed them as in stock & shipped tommorow.

So I guess it must be true that not everything on the internet is true.

Guess I'll make a run to HF for some hog rings & pliers one day this next week . Then when those shipped next day seat covers get here maybe i can get the front ones on.
 

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I tried it myself. Hog rings are almost impossible to attach through the foam to the frame. Gave up and gave it to a pro who immediately disassembled the one seat bottom that I semi-completed. It’s really a job for a pro ( if you want it to look nice).
 

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I CAN do upholstery, but when it comes to my Mustangs, I take the disassembled, cleaned and painted seat frames, new foam and materials to a friend named Oscar. He did the seats in MyFirstCar 20 years ago and they still look new, so he got the nod for doing my son's seats recently.
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Is your friend in your present location or in your home town? I guess it don't matter either way , you think he would be intrested in working on my rear seat covers?
 

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Is your friend in your present location or in your home town? I guess it don't matter either way , you think he would be intrested in working on my rear seat covers?
Yes, he is right here in Auburn. Very nice fellow. I imagine he wouldn't mind some repeat business. I'll be glad to ask, and if he says he will then get you two in touch.
 

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I sent him a text. I work at night and I'm about to rack out for a while but I'll let you know what I learn.
 

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On my '68, I put new foam and seat covers on myself. I got the modified "Sport" foam and covers from TMI. It did this in 2014 and the seats still look new. I used metal coat hangers to make the metal rods you use with the hog rings. I watched several videos on YouTube to learn the techniques for getting tight covers without any wrinkles. Following these techniques, I didn't have any trouble installing them. If someone were using the stock style seats I would encourage them to watch installation videos on YouTube before deciding they can't do it. I'm sure you could do a nice, professional job. I didn't have any troubles installing the hog rings.
 

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On my '68, I put new foam and seat covers on myself. I got the modified "Sport" foam and covers from TMI. It did this in 2014 and the seats still look new. I used metal coat hangers to make the metal rods you use with the hog rings. I watched several videos on YouTube to learn the techniques for getting tight covers without any wrinkles. Following these techniques, I didn't have any trouble installing them. If someone were using the stock style seats I would encourage them to watch installation videos on YouTube before deciding they can't do it. I'm sure you could do a nice, professional job. I didn't have any troubles installing the hog rings.
Good for you !
 

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@Rufus68 that's awesome! I can do a lot of things but I just didn't trust myself to get this stuff really right and not mess up some expensive upholstery and have to order it again :ROFLMAO: ! I have seen some VMF members' work that is stunning. I also still have to work a lot and have so much on my plate on my days off that I didn't think I would be able to dedicate the time to it or get it done in a reasonable amount of time for an eager 16 year old ;)
We did a lot of other stuff together and we took the seats out, to Oscar, and picked them up together, and he was thrilled with the results. Definitely worth the money.
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Good for you !
I was attempting to encourage others to give the upholstery project a try. It really wasn't that hard after you watch others do it several times before starting. There are just a couple of techniques you need to see regarding attaching the foam then using the wire to attach the part of the seat cover that tucks in before doing the stretch. Watching the experienced do the work in videos really takes the mystery out of how to get a wrinkle free tight result.
 

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Its not that hard, but it kills your hands. They will hurt for 2-3 days afterwards… I like doing upholstery…but my hands do not…
 

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Its not that hard, but it kills your hands. They will hurt for 2-3 days afterwards… I like doing upholstery…but my hands do not…
I hear that. I don't ordinarily have problems but I've noticed if I wrench a lot, and after I spent a couple days pushing and pulling hoses for a coolant flush and new hoses etc on my son's car, they HURT.
 

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The key is a really good set of hog ring plier and sharp snips.
 
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