DIY seat rebuild

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Re: DIY seat rebuild

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davdav2000 wrote: Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:35 pm I have used auto obsession for several interior parts and my experience was good. They were less expensive than other sites when I purchased from them about 2.5 years ago.
Thanks, that's good to know.
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Re: DIY seat rebuild

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Another question, only 1 of my seat frames has a tab at the back. The other frame is not drilled for tab. See photo.
So is there a right and left?
Parts manual does not show seat frame.
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Curtis wrote: Wed Feb 01, 2023 11:56 am I bought MGB foam to use. Bottom is almost exactly the same with just a bit more bump in the front. Bought the mustang one and too much work.


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Hopefully Curtis sees this old thread. Just wondering if the 1964-1966 Mustang foam for the SEATBACK Is a better fit than the flat sheet of seatback foam that comes with the 1962 - 1968 MGB kit? The reproduction seatback cover for the 1965-67 cars looks made to have the outer edge raised a bit higher than the center section. Your posted photos of your seats prior to resto. shows the same. The Mustang seatback foam has that raised outer edge. The MGB seat bottom foam which you recommend can be purchased separately without the seatback. The Mustang seat foam only comes as a set but it is still a little less money than just the MGB seatback foam. MGB foam has increased a lot in price since you bought it. Thoughts? (Mustang foam shown below)
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Re: DIY seat rebuild

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I used seat belt straps for my webbing.

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Re: DIY seat rebuild

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I'll have to get them out.
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This might help or be an option for the webbing:
https://store.upholster.com/upholstery- ... backs.html
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Re: DIY seat rebuild

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Nded wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2024 5:59 pm I used seat belt straps for my webbing.

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Did you have frame mounting issues? Wondering why you brought down the cross straps into a "V" pattern as opposed to straight down? TIA
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Re: DIY seat rebuild

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It was faster/easier to zigzag those straps.
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