Throwback Thursday: Reupholster Your Seat At Home – It’s Easy

Are you ready for the end of the week? I hope so, as another Thursday is already here. That means Friday is about to greet us again, and it’s time for another Throwback Thursday.

This week, we are taking a short trip back to May 2017, to check out, DIY Tech: Reupholster Your Seat At Home – It’s Easy. When the seat in our C10 Chevy Cheyenne was in need of some attention – I was getting tired of constantly repositioning the southwestern blanket, I decided that a new upholstery from Classic Industries was the best option for my truck.

seat reupholster

The first thing to complete is removing all the hog rings holding the original cover in place. Grab them with pliers, twist, and off they come.

There was a seam coming apart, someone had tried to dye the seat black at one time, and the Southwestern-style blanket would never stay in place. The torn upholstery hurt my eyes to look at, but the thought of draping a cheap, ill-fitting cover over it hurt even more.

Many people change their own oil and/or belts. Many can even fix a stalled engine. Then, there are some who can even smooth dents and eliminate rust holes. However, very few people think they can reupholster their own car seats. Hopefully, we can alleviate any concerns you have about this task, and you will feel confident to tackle this simple project at home.

seat reupholster

Place the foam on the seat frame, and then the cover on the foam with the edges folded inside out. Next, simply worked the skin over and around the edges of the foam and seat frame. If you let the new skins set in the sun for a while, they get warm and are easier to stretch over the foam-covered frame.

In the original article, we get into how to remove the old seat upholstery, prepare the seat assembly for the new skins, and even how to install the new skins while working in your garage or driveway. You really can do this at home. Although the seat we redid came from a C10 truck, the same principles and processes we applied to our reupholster job are the same for almost any classic hot rod.

The new seat skin was installed in a couple of hours, and the result is a definite improvement.

The article gets into the nitty-gritty of what you’ll need and how to get professional-looking results. Suffice to say, there’s a lot more in-depth insight in this informative article. That definitely makes it worthy of a second look. For that reason, I selected DIY Tech: Reupholster Your Seat At Home – It’s Easy, as this week’s Throwback Thursday showcase article.

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Randy Bolig

Randy Bolig has been working on cars and has been involved in the hobby ever since he bought his first car when he was only 14 years old. His passion for performance got him noticed by many locals, and he began helping them modify their vehicles.
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