I wanted to do a good job on the seats for my 601, so I built a form to the same size and shape as the seat bucket. I bought several upholstery books and found a big sewing machine at Harbor Freight.

I started with a very thin sheet of plywood, and cut and glued on the foam and shaped it with an electric knife and  used a sanding disc to smooth the foam.

I sewed the fabric, sewing in webs and rod pockets to tie to later.

I mounted the fabric to the foam and laced it through the plywood backing to pull the webs and rods toward the back.

The plywood allowed for the deep depressions in the finished seats.

Very comfortable!

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Comment by Tom Neal on July 26, 2012 at 6:59am

Hi Fred

Did you use anything but foam for bracing in your seats? Really like the raised sides.


Comment by Raymond Paul on July 6, 2012 at 4:19am

Looks great well done !!!

Comment by Tim Smart on July 6, 2012 at 2:27am
Super job, looks good.
Comment by Tim Garrett on July 5, 2012 at 9:15pm
Very nice!

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