1968 Chevy Camaro – Seat Frame Restoration And Seat Upholstery – San Diego, California

Just finished restoring a set of 1968 Chevy Camaro seats for a customer’s  ground up restoration. These seat frames needed a lot of work before receiving all new burlap, seat foam, ands upholstery.  As I disassembled them, their history unfolded. They were repaired in the past, and were re-upholstered at least once.  Since the original molded foam was worn, they had layers of padding added to them. They were also white seats that were painted black. One thing was for sure, they were severally rusted, but were salvageable.

Luckily, Camaro frames are heavy and thick, so they had plenty of structure left.  I first removed all the loose rust, and coated them with rust converter. Then, I sprayed a few coat of paint to seal them. Once they dried over night, I checked all the springs, and repaired them as needed. The rear seat was the worst. It looked like the bottom half was sitting in water, and the lower section needed to me replaced. There is no need to sand blast the seat frames when using rust converter type products, but I did disassemble the seat tracks, sand blast them, and paint them for a smooth operation. Once all the frame repair were done, I moved on to covering them with new burlap in preparation of the new  foam and upholstery

The seat upholstery was from Distinctive Industries. They make the best quality upholstery on the market. Their patterns and seams are very close the original, and the stitching is strong.  When dealing with new seat foam, a lot of careful heating and stretching is needed. A few curse words and blisters happen along  the way, but the results are worth it.

If need some upholstery work on your Chevy or Ford, then give Classic Resto Garage a call at a 619-929-8506, or fill the contact form.

Happy Cruising!

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