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Rear Seat Photo - 1969 US Model 1750 GTV

I'm in the process of reupholstering the rear seat on my 1969 GTV and it's looking like the upholstery kit I bought is fitting rather loosely in the sides and the center of the seat. This is most certainly due to foam shrinkage as a result of this car sitting parked outside in the blistering hot Arizona sun for years. I will therefore need to add some additional foam in those areas but I don't want to over do it. Can some of you post some photos of your rear seats so that I can see what I should be aiming for with mine?

Again This is only for the 1969 US model GTV rear seat in the basket weave pattern.

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I have a spare rear 69 US rear seat in my garage.

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I have a spare rear 69 US rear seat in my garage.
Replacing the entire foam is tempting but this upholstery kit might still be loose fitting with that too....we can't be sure really. I'm going to try gluing additional foam to the base I have and see how that looks first... can you post a photo of it?


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The foam in this seat is good. Toronto car taken out of service decades ago due to rust.

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I added 1" of foam to the original foam and it's starting to look a little better. I would still appreciate a photo of a good rear seat. This would help me determine how much more foam it'll tolerate before it starts to not look correct to the original.

So what I'm trying to avoid is the look below....... (this is not mine but a photo I grabbed years ago).
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Brad, I sent you a PM.


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Rossano,

I know you like doing all of the work on your car. However, for the upholstery, I would recommend a specialist to install the kit. They have all of the tools and experience to do the job right. The key to getting the ripples and puckers out is to use a steamer.

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I think Rossano is more than qualified to do upholstry, based on what he has done already on this GTV.

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....They have all of the tools and experience to do the job right. The key to getting the ripples and puckers out is to use a steamer.
Yes there is no doubt that would be the easy way and maybe better too. I've been curious about this sort of work all my life and now's the time to learn what it's all about.....for better or worse! As to the use of steam....yes steaming seems to be the ticket on getting the final wrinkles out (from some of the videos I've seen out there on the web). The biggest issue I encountered is that the upholstery kit was way too loose against the foam. Adding 1" made a huge difference.....but still not good enough. So I'm going to add another 1/4" to that.....then some stuffing in the really tight corners and pockets....then use the steam at the very end.

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I think Rossano is more than qualified to do upholstery, based on what he has done already on this GTV.
Well thanks...but I wouldn't consider myself to be qualified sufficiently to do this on anybody else's car except mine..


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Rossano,
You might have mentioned this. Leather?

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Rossano,
You might have mentioned this. Leather?
No just vinyl.


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Have you tried steaming the foam? You might be able to "puff" it 1/4 inches or so.

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I've seen videos on this...but I wonder what happens when the steam that caused the foam to bulge up eventually evaporates out? Does the foam shrink back down?


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Here's a photo of an unscathed seat bottom and the look I was going for. (I picked this up from Brad fischer yesterday...thanks Brad!).

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I managed to get it close with the help of a steamer to take out the wrinkles.

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Looks good, nice work!

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