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Old 09-06-2011, 12:49 AM   #1
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I've been trying to reupholster my 66 and having trouble. I've been able to remove everything but can't figure out how to attach things, like the listing wires through the foam etc.

Anyone have a good how to guide? I've looked at the Mustang Monthly ones as well as the Modified Mustangs ones and neither is detailed enough for me. Thanks.

Mainly I need pictures
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:44 AM   #2
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You start with the center portion of the panel. Insert the wire in the sleeve, and use a hog ring pliers to attach the center front to the wire, through the foam at the bottom of the slot. Work back and forth on the front, to assure you have the covering centered. Then do the sides. I've done a lot of these, and sometimes I miss the wire, cut the ring, and do it again. The factory service manual shows correct placement of the wires.

Once the center panel is done, roll the bolster panels over the frame. I do the front first, then press the seat against the floor and roll the rear corners over.

As before, start at the center-front. Take your time, working out wrinkles as you go.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:37 AM   #3
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Throw the upholstery in the dryer first. Will make it stretch better.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:29 PM   #4
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a hair dryer can also be useful in the same manner for on the spot heating

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