- Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:52 pm
I thank everyone for your opinions and experience. I found out that most of Chevrolets upholstery from 1987 to present are laminated to the foam!!!! I considered just laying new leather over the existing cloth upholstery but since I am retired and will be keeping this truck FOREVER, and more than likely will redo upholstery in the future, I decided not go over the existing covers. I decided to go for the gusto and took my right angle grinder with a cut off wheel and chopped all of the raised foam (for the pleats) off and got it fairly even. Didn't take long but made one hell of a mess LOL. Next is to try sanding the foam to the contour of the existing seats and adding whatever is needed to do this.
I am thinking of welding a stiff rod to the existing framework to attach hog rings to. Do you think this will work and/or do you have any other ideas?
I haven't found an answer to this online yet but what what kind of foam should you use to repair or build car seats. Pretty sure closed cell, but do you go by firmness i.e. firm, semi firm, high density or what? So many opinions online it's scary......
Thanks for listening!