A while back I asked if anyone had ever came accross a new seat foam kit for our cars and no one had,. I had just started putting my new interior together for my 63 convertible. I never did so I made my own.and here is how I put the rear seat together.
first a bit of back ground info. I live in Canada and I was quoted $5000 to do my interior. I located a guy in Vancouver Washington that had done a lot of these cars and already had the patterns made up he quoted me $1200 US if I shipped him my interior panels and the leather covers off my seats. sounded easy enough as I had done some seat work before. I shipped him my panels less the stainless trim and the seat covers.he sent samples and I picked out the leather I wanted and about 3 months later I had my stuf back and it looked great. due to other commitment the project laid dorment for about 5 years.
I have attached some picture of the panels when I got them back and after I attached the polished trim.
Interesting trick with the burlap weave. too late for me now,but may use it in the future.
What size/diameter music or piano wire do you recommend for use on the seat bottoms to replace the original wires in the burlap?
Thanks as i will be redoing our 64 and 62 bench split seats
putting me on the spot here. I don't know off the top of my head, you can use a wire gauge with a piece of the original to get the size, or use a micrometer/ caliper to figure it out. Just make sure to bend the ends into a circle like the original so they don't cut through the foam or slide out of the burlap. I doubt i have any of it left, new or old, to check against, but maybe someone else here could dig some up and measure.
I have quite a few of the original wires on the seats I will be recovering. I will measure them and buy piano wiring accordingly.
Thanks for the idea.
I found out today --that the original buiness that did Maurice's 1963 interior kit for him has been taken over by one of the companies employees and is still doing our year Cadillac interiors
The company is -- Texas Auto Upolstery --in Vancouver Washington
The new owner is --Emilio @ 360 771 3565
Could be helpful for those thinking of putting in the time and work with the help of the fine info and directions in this fine thread
The new owner worked under the prior owner for many years per my discussion with the old owner