: 68 Custom New Seats



cohare
11-16-08, 12:27 PM
Well its almost done, now that I reinstalled the seat wont move. Looks like I will have to do some work but at least you can see what it looks like! I ordered the seat material and carpet already made for the 68, painted and dyed the seat backs. I had to do a decent amount of disassembly but it was much cheaper than paying someone to do it.

Next is the black dash and wheel I have waiting for install.

before:
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t129/tradeya89/Caddy/seats206.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t129/tradeya89/Caddy/seats208.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t129/tradeya89/Caddy/seats207.jpg

Now:

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t129/tradeya89/Caddy/seats210.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t129/tradeya89/Caddy/seats211.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t129/tradeya89/Caddy/seats214.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t129/tradeya89/Caddy/seats215.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t129/tradeya89/Caddy/seats213.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t129/tradeya89/Caddy/seats217.jpg

My_favorite_Brougham
11-16-08, 05:59 PM
May I ask what steps you took to paint/dye the plastic seat backs. I have a '71 cadillac whose seat backs are faded, and I need to dye them. Did you use the SEM automotive paint?

And those seats are looking really good. :thumbsup:

Greg

MT-ED
11-16-08, 09:05 PM
Looking awesome! How's about a windows down long-shot so we can see it against the flat black? Bet it looks sharp :cool:

Martin.

96Fleetwood
11-16-08, 10:56 PM
Nice work!:thumbsup:

Destroyer
11-16-08, 11:14 PM
Looks good but the vinyl on the armrest looks like it could have been stretched more and it would have looked better all black. :cool:

cohare
11-17-08, 08:32 AM
May I ask what steps you took to paint/dye the plastic seat backs. I have a '71 cadillac whose seat backs are faded, and I need to dye them. Did you use the SEM automotive paint?

And those seats are looking really good. :thumbsup:

Greg

I just used some stuff I found at Jo-ann Fabrics, like simple spray. It looks better in person, the flash brings out the lighter spots in the fabric. I did have time to wait on better stuff and i can aways re-do it if it bothers me. For the Plastic Seat backs I just used some Krylon spray for plastics, make sure its clean (i used alcohol) and it worked really well.

cohare
11-17-08, 08:33 AM
Looking awesome! How's about a windows down long-shot so we can see it against the flat black? Bet it looks sharp :cool:

Martin.

Ill work on that if we ever get some decent weather!

Thanks!

cohare
11-17-08, 08:35 AM
Looks good but the vinyl on the armrest looks like it could have been stretched more and it would have looked better all black. :cool:

Yeah I fixed it a bit still not perfect.... all black seats or armrest? Either way I wouldnt want all black seats, talk about hot...I wanted something different, all black woudnt have stood out..

Destroyer
11-17-08, 05:23 PM
Yeah I fixed it a bit still not perfect.... all black seats or armrest? Either way I wouldnt want all black seats, talk about hot...I wanted something different, all black woudnt have stood out..You have a point. Didn't realize that YOU yourself did the work. I apologize for any criticism, you definately did a much better job than I could have. :thumbsup:

cohare
11-18-08, 08:35 AM
I was a little nervous about it, I didnt do the cutting or sewing but all the assembly and stretching etc... it was a big task but, certainly not as tough as I would have thought. Just like anything else just figure it out as you go..

Thanks man!

Cadillacboy
11-19-08, 12:22 PM
You did a good job :thumbsup:

SilkyBrown
12-16-08, 02:49 PM
can u repost the pics. I think they have been removed and i really want to see the outcome. I am planning on doing the same thing to my 1970 Deville Convertible. Except i plan on buying some 98' STS Seats and dying them black. Did you have any trouble?

cohare
12-19-08, 03:23 PM
All my pics are here. I recovered the old seats, I like the old school look of them. It was a pain but, nothing too difficult. I only dyed the backs that didnt get covered.

http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t129/tradeya89/Caddy/

SilkyBrown
12-23-08, 11:14 AM
U should upload the pics to your Gallery.. Make it easier to view your car and the mods you made.