HOW TO UPHOLSTER A TRUCK SEAT OR AUTO BENCH SEAT. Learn To Work With Vinyl And Sew Channels.
This bench seat is out of a full size American pickup truck. The back folds forward so we are able to remove it. Many car bench seats, especially out of four door cars, have rigid backs and you have to cut and/or sew around the frame just like a piece of furniture. About the only difference between a truck seat and car bench seat is that the fabric only covers a portion of the outside back on many trucks (see side view below) and all of it on a two door car. The outside back fabric will usually attach under the back of the seat on a four door car.....more
"We're close to seeing the end of upholstered door panels. More and more door panels are being molded as one piece. If you damage something, you must order a whole new panel from the dealer. Inexpensive to make-highly profitable as a replacement part. An interesting side point here: if you built a $20,000 car off the lot from replacement parts, that vehicle would cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $250,000!....."
"Recovering old sunvisors has always been a problem for the trim shop. Trying to manipulate a big sunvisor through the sewing machine while binding an edge too thick to fit comfortably under the foot, has driven many trimmers to early coronaries. At Ron's shop they've come up with a superb method for sunvisors made before the early '60s...."
Further links:HOW TO INSTALL AUTO HEADLINERS by Ron Fryer
HOW TO INSTALL PRE-CUT AND SEWN AUTO CARPET by Ron Fryer
HOW TO INSTALL MOLDED AUTO CARPETS by Ron Fryer
INSTALLING PRE-MADE CONVERTIBLE TOPS By Ron Fryer
Toledo Industrial Sewing Machines is a Consew dealer. We sell and service new and used industrial brands of walking foot (including portables), zig-zag and straight stitch machines, including: Adler, Chandler, Consew, Cowboy, Juki and Pfaff. Long arm and double needle models in stock.
Call us toll free, at: 866-362-7397
We stock and sell replacement parts, accessories and attachments for all industrial sewing machines, including needles, bobbins, winders, nylon thread, oil, thread lube, belts, motors, speed reducers, edge binders and folders, edge guides, presser feet, thread snips and commercial scissors.
Our website: http://www.tolindsewmach.com/