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Upholstering Explorer seats

Hey Guys,

Just wondering if anybody had any experience upholstering the explorer seats. Just wondering the difficulty of the job. I found some real nice camo vinyl fabric that would look awesome. I can sew and was pretty good at it. Any advice will be appreciated. What would help would be maybe how to figure out how much material I need. Also thinking about two tone camo and charcoal. Just ideas right now and if yall have any ideas please let me know.

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A member here does it for a living and I am sure he will post when he sees this. Its not the easiest thing in the world to do.
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i've done several sets of them. there are a few different style of expo seats, some aren't too bad to recover, others are pretty difficult. as far as how much material, 5 yards should be enough to do in one color, or if doing two materials, 2 yards for the inserts, 4 yards for the rest. don't forget your 1/2" and 1/4" scrim foam as well. here are some i have done over the past couple years.

this one was modified heavily, but still an explorer bucket:


charcoal grey cloth


light grey cloth


replaced just the inserts in these...grey suede with black piping:



and this is the current set i'm working on. black leather with grey embroidery and some 270 weight thread (it's big!):



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The grey is the one I am getting. If it turns out as good as I imagine it in my mind I think it will look real good. I have some more questions but I will wait until I get to a real keyboard. It takes me forever to type on this phone. My fingers are too big I guess.
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i still wish i lived moderately close to you Troy lol
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i still wish i lived moderately close to you Troy lol
a guy from up your way met Troy at my house one day to switch out seats, come on down
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too far and you may try to steal my truck lmao
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shipping isn't that bad....i've sent a pair of seats to NJ

cffd, pm'd you.
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