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Old 09-03-2007, 11:39 AM   #11
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bump for pictars... sorry the links was down.
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:20 PM   #12
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i'm doing this write up for a 1998 L coupe, so if others wanna do a write up abot how do do similar type stuff to a bugeye, and a 04/05 and maybe an 06+ and add them to this thread, that would be cool by me.
Awsome. I reapolstered my girls L seats and will also be doing the doors soon. Here is my lil add-in. I used Suade as well.

First off remove the old seat covers. CAUTION:!!: There are little copper rings that hold a series of rods (that ae sewn into the fabric) to the seat rods (that are molded into the foam). Just use a good pair of needle nose plyers and you will be fine. Pic of mine uncovered:


Next use a seam ripper and seam rip all the seams so that you have the pieces that make up the seat, be sure to take pics to see how the seams were sewn together.

Take your pieces and lay them out on your fabric. MAKE SURE YOU LAY THE OLD PIECES THE SAME FACE DIRECTION AS THE OLD ONES. I wouldnt say it if I didnt mess up a couple myself.

It is safe to double up the pieces to cut, there is only a couple pieces that are different from one side to another, this is a good way to keep your cutting to a minimum and to keep your new pieces consistant.

I used a heavy duty Apolstry thread that you can pick up from any local fabric store or Wal-Mart (my choice). Also I had to use an 18 guage sewing needle both for the hand stitching and for the machine.

You WILL find black plastic strips that act as ZIP-LOCK. One will lock into the other, you must hand stitch these into the new pieces. Here is a pic of a complete finished top half and unfinished bottom half. NOTE: The tracing lines I made on the pieces on the bottom.



I will take a recent picture and post it tomorrow. Feel free to ask any questions,

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Old 09-03-2007, 09:03 PM   #13
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Great post! I will most deinfately have to do this to get rid of my tan interior. Has anyone done a fold rear seat before? I am going to re-do that cuase as far as i know you cant get them in black.
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:26 PM   #14
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Great post! I will most deinfately have to do this to get rid of my tan interior. Has anyone done a fold rear seat before? I am going to re-do that cuase as far as i know you cant get them in black.
Doing the rear seat too. It is just the same as the fronts.
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:20 AM   #15
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^ ahh the pics didnt show up for me last night.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:47 AM   #16
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can anyone rehost these pics
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:28 PM   #17
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Bump for pics of this mod. Has anyone just used the Duplicolor fabric paint to Black out their headliner? Along with Plastic paint on all of the housings?
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:40 AM   #18
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Any chance we could get pics rehosted?
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:01 PM   #19
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done and done. sorry, i renamed my photobucket, and forgot to update the thread.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:49 PM   #20
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Awesome, thanks a ton, I will probably be doing this soon.
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