burlap with wires for seats.
MY seats are worn through the covers, foam and burlap. The springs are showing through on the driver seat bottom. I purchased new covers, burlap and foam (hog rings and pliers), but as I have removed the cover and foam... I notice that the burlap is sewn at the top and bottom with wires woven through the burlap and each ends in the sewn areas. The wires in this burlap and the burlap itself are broken/torn leaving big holes with no support.
I have a couple books with discussions on mustang upholstery and they do not mention the burlap. Can't find any information on these wires or replacing the burlap. Were they obsolete on later years (mine is a 64.5), so that is why I can't find anything on them? Do the seats need to have this burlap with the wires woven and sewn into them?
The burlap is in bad shape, just crumbling the more I touch it. So I am sure I need to replace it. Is there a custom sewn one for the mustang that I have not found (looked at most online Mustang dealers). Are there instructions for replacing the burlap sections correctly?
Thanks for any advice!
Ed - 64 Coupe I6 170ci
20 years late getting my dream car, but my son driving it to his high school is just as wonderful!