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Old 05-27-2009, 05:16 PM
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What is the procedure for removing seat skins? Driver seat starting to sag and I want to add foam to build it back up.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:04 PM
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are your seats cloth or leather?

leather seats are easy, take the seat out of the car obviously and then disassemble the seat itself by pulling the tracks off. Then get a pair of pliers once you have the lower portion of the seat pulled away from the seat back and spread the rings apart (cant be reused) and peel the cover off of the foam slowly. To reinstall the cover you need a special tool to put no hooks back into place.

cloth seats follow the same procedure, however, the cloth is glued to the foam and it will fight you every step of the way.

be careful not to rip the covers.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:19 PM
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May's issue of Mustang Monthly has a how to article on redoing the seats. I would suggest getting that issue or see if it is on line.
Here is the article....
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/...ery/index.html

There is NO hog rigs or listing wires on these new seats like the old school seats had, the only thing holding the bottoms on is some large long plastic clip things and it is glued to the foam.
The material is glued on to the foam and has to be removed carefully, the how to article goes in depth on this.

I'm looking into this as well as I want to redo my seats in leather.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:32 PM
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Thanks guys, there leather and I'm just going to turn one of my many pliers into hog ring pliers
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by jtfrog View Post
Thanks guys, there leather and I'm just going to turn one of my many pliers into hog ring pliers
If you read the article I just posted, you don't need Hog ring pliers as there are no hog rings on these seats according to the article.

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Originally Posted by LynnBob Mustang View Post
If you read the article I just posted, you don't need Hog ring pliers as there are no hog rings on these seats according to the article.

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sorry if I gave misinformation, on my 96 GT it had hog rings on it, just went by experience.
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Originally Posted by J_Rod View Post
sorry if I gave misinformation, on my 96 GT it had hog rings on it, just went by experience.
It looks this article was done with '98 seats, so that could be why yours had hog rings. It may have been just old enough before a design change.
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Just red the article, got ahead of myself, thanks
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jtfrog View Post
Thanks guys, there leather and I'm just going to turn one of my many pliers into hog ring pliers
dont do that big mistake use a pair of dikes to cut the old hog rings then go out and buy some hog ring pliers trust me i have done a good many of seat covers and i said the same thing but the hog ring pliers make it much much much much much much easier it will save you the number of choice words, pinched fingers, and a few less cuts
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:56 PM
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you know in that article he is using an air ratchet to get the seats out. i used one and it wouldnt budge the bolt, I ended up getting out the 1/2 inch impact.

While you have the seats out, you might as well pull the carpet out and clean under it because you will find coins and be able to get the interior looking like brand new again.

i am about due for new foam in my seats as well.
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