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Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Johns1967CJ5, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Jun 14, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    The final verdict on Interior, seat color on top the rest on the bottom.
    Everything is ordered so I can't change my mine

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  2. Jun 18, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    Seat upholstery came in today

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  3. Jun 18, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    Very nice
     
  4. Jun 18, 2019
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  5. Jun 18, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    I am so looking forward to this!
     
  6. Jun 20, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    Well made a trip to JoAnne fabrics. Got the burlap, HD foam, 1/4" foam for panels and the roll of vinyl came today. Thank God for coupons. Got 50% off. Dang foam was expensive

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  7. Jun 29, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    My attempt at new seat upholstery


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    First some burlap

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    I picked this up at lowes in place of the jute

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    So..... what you're looking at is a $ 62.00 PC of foam that I couldn't get the seat cover over. I took an electric knife and sliced it in half and still too tight.. what I settled on was the burlap, synthetic carpet padding then I put on 2 layers of 1/4" foam and the seat cover has 1/4" foam so that's 3/4" of foam.....more on that


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    The back I did burlap and the 2" foam and the cover slipped right on

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    The finished product, now, the seat is comfortable without the thick foam, the cover isnt "puffy" like the back.

    The issue I have is I'm 6' 2" and I feel I'm sitting too low (knees are bent too much) to be comfortable on a longer ride. The original seat cover only had a about an inch or so of padding. Thinking about trying 1/2 more of padding but I know I should leave well enough alone


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    Color looks good with the red


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  8. Jun 29, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    I do like that color against the red, John. Good choice (y)
     
  9. Jun 29, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    X2. Looks great
     
  10. Jun 29, 2019
    Bowbender

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    John, maybe figure out a way to compress the seat springs and hold them until you slip the cover on and then "release" them. I'm thinking mash the frame/springs between two pieces of plywood and zip tie or tie wire the springs until you slip the cover on. Might work :shrug:
     
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  11. Jun 29, 2019
    sterlclan

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    Can you raise the whole seat? Adding foam to an already tight cover can be tricky.
     
  12. Jun 29, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    I can't raise it. The back of the seat is actually mounted on the back of the cab. The seat base doesn't look right to me, looks flat like it needs more cushioning. Maybe I'm just too anal
     
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  13. Jun 29, 2019
    Focker

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    Looks good from here...Nice work as usual.
     
  14. Jun 30, 2019
    mortten

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    Seat looks great but man does it look uncomfortable. Maybe it just the picture.
     
  15. Jun 30, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    Just wasn't happy with it so I took it to a friend of mine who dabbles in this stuff. She took the whole thing apart saw that the cover was smaller than the frame a bit. So we "rolled" the corners of the frame in a little then she took the foam and beveled it all around the perimeter. Good idea eh. So we got it done. Looks amazing and feels so much better


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  16. Jun 30, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    Today was make a headliner day, i used 1/8" waterproof cardboard, same as i used for the glove boxes I make and sell. I stretched the 1/4" foam a bit,


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    Using commercial contact cement


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    Sprayed both the foam and cardboard and just layed it on and rolled it


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    Then did the same with the vinyl


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    I am a bit skeptical on whether this is going to stay stuck to the sound deadening material but you can't peel this stuff off once stuck so well see. Sprayed with contact cement


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    Now I'll just fit the panels good to the headliner and wrap them


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  17. Jun 30, 2019
    mickeykelley

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    Was the bud light part of the 'professional' steps?
     
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  18. Jul 1, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    Look what came back from the machine shop....$ 700.00 later, ugh

    Bored 060 over, now I just need to clear my brain to get it together


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  19. Jul 1, 2019
    65seejayfive

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    It amazes me how it comes back from the machine shop and it instantly gets a coat of paint, excellent! :clap:
     
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  20. Jul 1, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    That's the easiest part
     
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