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BobShing August 14th, 2021 04:27 PM

62 seat
 
Anyone sew up their own seat cover? Where can I find the original vinyl material? I want to practice sewing upholstery, and thought this would be a good project.

FetchMeAPepsi August 14th, 2021 04:44 PM

Re: 62 seat
 
I don't think you'll find an old run of oem vinyl. You'd be better off buying a few yards off of an upholstery shop or Ebay. Just be sure it can handle UV rays and heat. I sewed up my own boat seat covers (also vinyl) and it wasn't too bad. I did have to use special thread though.
https://www.fabric.com/shop/uv-resistant-thread

It wasn't hard at all either. Just make sure you order more than you need for overage and in case you mess up.

jbgroby August 16th, 2021 12:49 PM

Re: 62 seat
 
This company has the seat cover for the period, you'll have to have them sewn, but they have the closest.

https://smsautofabrics.com/

BobShing August 23rd, 2021 09:30 PM

Re: 62 seat
 
Thanks for the input! I really have no desire for an original seat over, but would like to use original looking colors. I bought a sewing machine and have practiced on some small projects, so this will be a great experiment!


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