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Upholstery Advice On 65 Cj5

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Baseball0, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Nov 21, 2020
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Originally your seats would not have had foam, they had stuff called "horse hair" but when I re-upholstered I went with a dense foam instead.

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  2. Nov 22, 2020
    Baseball0

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    Thanks for the info and advice guys....Would I'd be ok running pleating vertical Donny?
     
  3. Nov 22, 2020
    Baseball0

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    I've got a few of the smaller missing tie springs.....Anyone know where to find them???
     
  4. Nov 22, 2020
    ojgrsoi

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    I know nothing about this vendor and nothing about recovering a seat with anything other than a curtain. (the member that said that knows who he is.:lol:) I see a bunch of parts on this link that may or may not be what you're looking for.

    Springs, Edge Wire & Clips for Upholstery


    The material was free so shut up. The original vinyl is vertical as mentioned above. 65 CJ5A
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  5. Nov 22, 2020
    Baseball0

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    Thanks Mark
     
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    baldjosh

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    I do...they are close to me and have a great reputation
     
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    mickeykelley

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    Well that’s interesting..........:rofl:

    And no that’s not a Texas thing.
     
  8. Nov 23, 2020
    Greevesman

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    Mine were re covered long ago with black vinyl that has hardened over the years and is pretty slick on side hills to the point I am glad we have seat belts. Marine vinyl may not do this.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2020
    Baseball0

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    From this
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    Went with marine vinyl...cost more but s/d be a lot more durable... Thought they came out well!!
     
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    Baseball0

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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    ojgrsoi

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    Wow, that looks very nice. :cool:
     
  13. Dec 3, 2020
    Baseball0

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    Thx guys!!!
     
  14. Dec 4, 2020
    baldjosh

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    WOW that was fast....they look real nice!
     
  15. Dec 4, 2020
    Baseball0

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    Thanks man, I'm really happy the response has been positive, Was worried what the "experts" would think!!
     
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    Twin2

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    did you do them yourself :D very nice
     
  17. Dec 4, 2020
    Baseball0

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    I did all the blasting and restoration repairs but I hired a lady here in Birmingham, AL to do the upholstery work.. Thanks!!
     
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  18. Dec 4, 2020
    teletech

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    You should tell that lady she should make patterns and offer up kits, then the rest of us could just buy a kit and some hog rings...

    I'd be interested in hearing if the seam on the side of the back seat that shows puckering smooths out over time but otherwise they look excellent.
     
  19. Dec 4, 2020
    mickeykelley

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    I know this will be seen as picky but it’s not intended that way. But your lady just did stitching for the lines. The factory was not that way. If you look at your original, the seat bottom had no seams and the back had 3 verticle seams, which were not just a line of stitching but a folded something or another. Not sure what exactly it’s call but they are actually different cuts of material then stitched together. The first upholstery guy I used tried to do it the fast, just stitch a line but I told him I wanted mine like original. After 2 months of hacking around with him, I fired him. There actually is a reason for no seams on the seat bottom, no holes for water (rain or wet clothes) to go thru the fabric. And the way the back pleats are done are also more water intrusion resistance. There actually is more science to it along with the cosmetic.

    But it’s really all up to what "you" want.
     
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  20. Dec 4, 2020
    FinoCJ

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    Believe the term is 'pleat'....a pleat removes some stress from the stitched seam
     

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