OK ere are the few pics I took tonight. Just some general stuff not much differnt from the other seat.
Basic shot starting with the Daytona. This is a god shot of the one major differnace in construction between the Magnum Seat and the Daytona Seat that clip holds the material under the arm rest tight. Here on the Daytona it goes around the plastic backing and is a good ammount larger than the clip thats in the magnum. I couldnt get the Magnum clip to latch to the Daytona frame.
Better shot of the hog ring
A cut hog ring, shoot for cutting the rings in half, makes it easier to get the remainder over the retainer in the seat.
Overall shot of the Daytona plastic frame
Detailed pic of the latch Mech
I didnt do any of the major cutting tonight, nothing to sew with.
Few more days and it should all be done. I tucked in the 3rd seat belt and am not at this time cutting the Daytona seat, I will have to have a real shop do that work to put the material stiffener in. Out side of that I would say this is rather easy if youwanted to do a Kat Skinz swap provided they are built just like the Factory covers.
Good job cant wait to see pics of the seats completely installed!!
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Welp here we see what I need to cut <again> Everything else has been fitted, and the seat anchors cut out and hole put in the backing material.
I at least had thread and needle with me this time, 4 loop HD stuff. Used plyers. Did an overlap stich at the edge, then on teh return came in a lot closer to the factory seam.
While this looks like a blob of threads, it actually HD household cement I put this stuff over the material and the seam to help keep ravels down.
With the areas secured that I neded to cut I broke out the nice new sharp razor blade, cut the material like warm butter.
Zipper is now free !
Mark and make with the stabby stabby for the cover holes.
Marking for side screw #30 Torqs btw
First Cut, Always err to the side of caution on cutting things. I like to get a small basic cut then do very small trims to fit.
Top Trim out for latch
Fit cover and clean up trim and bolt it together. The Stock Daytona hole got some 2 sided foam tape to hold down the material above the cover.
So the seta backs are done. I am going to pull apart the bench seat to do a small tear repair. Ill have those pictures by monday I hope.
Thanks for all the well wishs on this Who knows I may have this completed and installed for the Cecil M&G held by HHP. Ill just have to see if we are getting some stupid racing weather or not :D
This a shot of the tear in the seat. Not bad and I wanted to make a small mend on the back side to help kep it from tearing further. I didn't bother after ripping most of the seat apart
Underside of the deal, mostly J hooks and 2 spots where the material is streched over the loop retainers.
Showing the support in the foam once a few of the hooks are released
I marked the hog rings with blue marker for later. Only a few in the bottom edges of the seats
Here is where I kind of hit a wall. There are 3 rings showing, but here are 3 there and 3 on each edge of the seat bottom where the "Performance Suede" is. Tad more than I wanted to get into for this. When I get the rip fixed Ill tackle the issue then.
Backs in Everything works, I forgot to unfold the rear "seat skirts" They will be too short for full lay down of the seats, again something I'll get sorted out when I get the rip fixed, its not a huge issue.
Bench back together. And Yes Ill be ordering the Dark Slate seat belt doodads. I do have to give Paul (Charg-um) kudos on leaving the side bolsters to help hide the "Grey Stone" seat belts and not having to screw with recovering them.
Enjoy guys and gals.
Last edited by RobAGD; 12-15-2006 at 11:00 AM.
Great work Rob! It's one thing to do it, but it's another to take pictures along the way!
thats is really good looking..
Thank You Haz
Rob came out Awesome....fantastic job with pics and write up
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That looks great rob!!!! Can you do mine next week???
Thanks for the kind words again, I apperciate it
Luke - As long as you have the right seats the swap in honestly an hour TO reskin with a kit maybe 4 if its a quality kit. Actually I would like to see one of the Kat Skinz kits to see how they do a few things.
Rob. Glad to see you got it finished.
It looks great.
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Rob - that is so worth the effort... I'm surprised that you had to alter the rear seat coushin. I would have thought at least that would be common.
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RA the only reason i took the bench apart was to maybe fix the rip. Didnt work out quite the way I was hoping.
Looks really good Rob.I bet your really happy now after looking at the mix matched seats for a year.
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Looks good Rob, nice job
Before and After
The finished pics look good....
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