<VV> Rear seat upholstery

Les corvair at mts.net
Tue Mar 1 20:34:03 EST 2005


When I did my '63 I couldn't find the 'netted' cotton either. I used loose cotton upholstery padding (comes on a roll about 3' wide) covered in burlap, hog ringed to the frame.

All these items along with the special paper-coated wires for the edges of the upholstery were available at a local furniture (not automotive) upholstery supplier.

corvair at mts.net
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 15:56:16 -0500
From: "David Baker" <dbaker10 at twcny.rr.com>
Subject: <VV> Upholstery questions
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I'm installing new upholstery in my '64 coupe. In the back section of the rear seat, the cotton padding under the upholstery has netting sewn into it to allow the padding to be hog ringed to the seat frame to hold the padding in place. I wanted to replace that cotton padding, but the vendors don't carry the padding made for that area with the netting sewn into it. 

Has anyone replaced that cotton padding in the back section of the rear seat of their early coupe? If so, what was used, and where could it be obtained? The original is made so that the padding is shaped correctly and fits the seat frame correctly. Any ideas??

Also, the cotton padding on the bottom section of the rear seat is just placed on burlap over the frame. That's easy enough to replace, but has anyone replaced the cotton with foam? Would the foam break down over time so that the cotton would be a better choice? 

Where can cotton padding be obtained that is long enough and wide enough to fit the rear seat? The stuff the vendors sell isn't big enough without piecing it together.   Thanks for any help.

Dave Baker

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