Mark Kikta Posted January 5 Share Posted January 5 Yesterday I decided to begin working on my rear seat upholstery. I have now fully retired and the holidays are over so it's time to get on with completing my upholstery project. So yesterday I removed the upholstery from the rear seat and sides. While the seat obviously never had much wear, the leather was very stiff and many of the seams were tearing out so it needs replaced. Underneath it all there was no real rust and only one small piece of wood that needs repair because it had been split. There appeared to be no wood rot and it was clear that this was the original upholstery because there was only one set of tack holes which were the tacks I removed. I found it interesting that the numbers "22" had been written on the inside of the body tub in the factory. I guess that was to indentify this rear section as a "22" model during the assembly process. I also found it interesting that as I started removing the side panels, it was clear that as the factory folks were getting the stuffing completed on the end pleat at the door opening that has an irregular shape, they needed to make the pleat more "Full" so they used horsehair scraps as fill material to do that as they tacked that last piece in place. Also the rear back springs are still shiny black and look like new. So I have removed all interior items from the back seat so I'm off to make new side panels first and then complete seat spring upholstery. More pictures to follow. 15 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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