I just dropped my seats, new covers and foams off today with a professional
upholstery place that was highly recommended by a local LBC repair facility.
$45 per seat and they're going to brush and paint the frames and baskets,
MONEY WELL SPENT.
I can't wait to see how they turn out.
Jeff in San Diego
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith R. Stewart <email@example.com>
To: Walt Fogle <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2000 2:56 PM
Subject: Re: Reupholstery tips?
> Walt Fogle enlightened us with
> > I bought seat covers and foams for my '73 Spit last Spring. I
> > intended to recover the seats myself but, after consideration, took them
> > a pro shop. I'm really glad I did.
> > Lot's of folks do the work themselves with excellent results. I felt
> > about letting a pro do the stretching, etc. so that I wouldn't rip the
> > material (and raise my blood pressure to a dangerous level). While the
> > seats were out I took the time to sandblast and paint the seat rails and
> > some interior detailing. Good luck with your project.
> > Best regards,
> > Walt Fogle
> ...and I must concur. I also did the whole shooting match last year. I
> worked ever so carefully because of the high cost of all the components
> (upholstery, foams, straps, diaphragms, etc. I dry fitted, refitted,
> measured, checked, etc. etc. before every punching a hole or glueing a
> piece. I kept all the old pieces in their correct location relative to one
> another in order to aid on reassembly. The installation instructions were
> very limited ... I believe because they want to encourage you to use the
> pros. I consulted all my spitfire books (and my TR6 rebuild book, and my
> books). and still was not pleased with the first seat. Some of the pieces
> couldn't figure out where they went. I have seen nice looking jobs done by
> upholstery shops from scratch that cost less than what I spent on
> I should also add that mine were the highback MkIII seats which
> were the most complex ones used by Triumph.
> In the end, I stopped using glue and did not cut excess material but
> it away hoping the pros can fix it up. I stopped after the first seat.
> have it finished by the pros.
> Just my .02, Cheers
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