Seat cushion replacement?

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Seat cushion replacement?

Post by weeees5 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:27 pm

The car I am in the process of buying has a saggy spot on the driver's seat next to the leg area on the side. The seat cover is in great condition, but I need to replace the cushion. Any ideas as to where to shop for one?
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Re: Seat cushion replacement?

Post by CalAltaDubber » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:37 am

The bolster is worn out as you have noticed, and needs to be replaced.
It is nothing more than foam rubber. An upolstry shop would just trim a piece to fit.

This makes a good winter project, since the seat will need to be disassembeled to replace it.

The cover on the bottom of the seat needs to be removed, to expose the bolster. Not a hard job, but it does take time.
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Re: Seat cushion replacement?

Post by Briano1234 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:19 pm

CalAltaDubber wrote:The bolster is worn out as you have noticed, and needs to be replaced.
It is nothing more than foam rubber. An upholstery shop would just trim a piece to fit.

This makes a good winter project, since the seat will need to be disassembled to replace it.

The cover on the bottom of the seat needs to be removed, to expose the bolster. Not a hard job, but it does take time.
There are some heavy wire tie-downs to hold the side bolster on to the frame. until you take it apart you won't know what I am talking about.... The easiest thing is to look at the wrecking yards near you and then find a good passenger seat..... and remove the cover and the foam.... then pay for the foam only.

Then replace.
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Re: Seat cushion replacement?

Post by CalAltaDubber » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:27 pm

Briano1234 wrote:
CalAltaDubber wrote:The bolster is worn out as you have noticed, and needs to be replaced.
It is nothing more than foam rubber. An upholstery shop would just trim a piece to fit.

This makes a good winter project, since the seat will need to be disassembled to replace it.

The cover on the bottom of the seat needs to be removed, to expose the bolster. Not a hard job, but it does take time.
There are some heavy wire tie-downs to hold the side bolster on to the frame. until you take it apart you won't know what I am talking about.... The easiest thing is to look at the wrecking yards near you and then find a good passenger seat..... and remove the cover and the foam.... then pay for the foam only.

Then replace.
That works. :D
Phil

'87 Cabriolet, "Topless Bunny"
'88 Cabriolet, "Posh Bunny"
'04 Golf
'12 Golf Wagon TDI
'69 Manx type Dune Buggy (New Toy)

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