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Old 01-05-2019, 12:43 PM   #1
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Uphostery - first attempt at recovering a car seat.

I've got a little bit of experience fixing up a couple of antique chairs so I thought I'd try my hand at some automotive upholstery. I bought an industrial sewing machine so I'm kind of commited now The plan is to do the interior on the 4dr 510 but thought I'd practice on my daughter's 240SX interior. The seats are BEAT! I can only make them better than what they are and that's not saying much - a piece of duct tape is a vast improvement

Once I get this one under my belt the 280ZX is on the "to do" list


The 4dr 510 and future upholstery recipient


So lets start with some before pictures. Like I said I can only improve on this




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Appreciate the post but see if you can resize the pics, they're huge even on my 27" monitor
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Not sure why they are so huge here. Shows up fine on most other forums :/
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Label and pictures.... if you don't need them no problem but once you're scratching you head it's too late






I tried ironing the leather to make a template but a lot of them have a coating similar to vinyl and it will shrink and pucker so I use weights from my barbells to cold press them as flat as possible. Once that's done I stapled them to some heavy cardboard to make templates.
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