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Re-Upholstering Front Seat

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by behemoth, Mar 10, 2002.

  1. behemoth

    behemoth 1/2 ton status

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    Got a "new" seat from the junk yard to replace my ripped up drivers seat. I've decided to keep the original seat and just swap out the upholstery. Has anybody done this, and if so, how hard is it?
    Thanks!
     
  2. CooknwithGas

    CooknwithGas 1/2 ton status

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    I have done it. You can get an original type and some "c" staples and a special tool for the staples. You can make it look like new seats. Consider replacing the foam - I think you can find new foam in the aftermarket catalogs. The tool for the clips looks like a curved pair of pliers (I'll try to find one in a magazine and re-post later).

    Good luck.
     
  3. eastk5

    eastk5 Registered Member

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    the pliers you are talking about are called hog-ring pliers. their not to hard to find lmc and j.c whitney sell them and i think i remember seeing them at sears once.
     

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