Changing out the Interior

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Changing out the Interior

Postby EricTheRed » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:11 pm

Decided it was time to change out the red leather. Wanted to keep period correct so a switch to Comp Blue.
Been interesting to take the seats apart and see how they were constructed in early 2000's by Vintage and the team. Pretty good job and they have held up well considering the time and miles on the car. Found out only leather is used on the top and bottom seat surface, very surprised the color matched as well as it did.

Still working through it so here is the deconstruction and rebuild.
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Re: Changing out the Interior

Postby EricTheRed » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:13 pm

few more pictures as I stretch out the material and glue. Wanted a more tailored look so I French Seamed the edges and waist area on the side of the seats.
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Re: Changing out the Interior

Postby EEricson » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:21 pm

Mad skills, dude.

I'm trying to trim out my Spyder right now and man that barber pole vinyl is thick and unforgiving...
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Re: Changing out the Interior

Postby EricTheRed » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:24 pm

Trying...messed up the seat back holes last night. Hope I can beat the dragon tonight! lol

Tip that really helped me out was to use two things.
1. Silicon spry really helps pull the cover over the foam.
2. A good heat gun for pulling the material and letting it stretch some. Really helps get the wrinkles out but watch the heat!
3. Really good contact cement and not Supper 77. The heat gun will work well with the cement.

Good luck!
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Re: Changing out the Interior

Postby EricTheRed » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:37 pm

Man doing those seats was so much harder then I thought, almost want to go back to making aluminum panels again... Heres to being a little different and not doing another red interior spyder. Just need to be a little different.
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Re: Changing out the Interior

Postby EEricson » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:13 pm

That's pretty stunning.
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Re: Changing out the Interior

Postby egrant5329 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:00 am

Nice. When do you want to do my seats?
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