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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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I have a medical issue that would prevent me from doing the physical work required for this.

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"Doing it myself is not an option."

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Ok... Well that makes sense!

There should be plenty of good Trim shops in Kansas.... Maybe someone else from Kansas can help out and post a few Kansas Trim Shops that provide good services.

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In Oct. of 2014 a local upholstery shop charged $1468 to disassemble the bucket seats and rear folding seat, install the TMI kit and install the new door panels. I believe that he also installed the new ACC carpet set. I had visions of doing it myself until I watched a video on CJPP's website. Some things are better left to the professionals. Dave R.
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I took my 69 Mach 1 seats, new buns and new covers to a small local shop "on the wrong side of the tracks" so to speak. They did a great job! I think I paid $150 or $175 for each of the front seats. I also took them a can of black spray paint and had them paint the seat frames before re-upholstering them.

One thing I've noticed, both with the Mach 1 seats as well as my Pantera seats (same shop and also TMI upholstery) was that the new seat buns are much taller than the originals. I found that in both cars I sit about 1-2" higher than I used to in the old seats. Maybe it's just because the old foam seat buns were broken down, but I used to sit "IN" the seat and the side bolsters were higher than the center section and provided a modicum of side support. Now I sit "ON" the seats and the side bolsters are no higher than the center section. If I were to do it over (and I might once everything else is done on the car) I'd shave at least half-inch to an inch of foam out of the center seat bun for the base of the seat.
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One thing I've noticed, both with the Mach 1 seats as well as my Pantera seats (same shop and also TMI upholstery) was that the new seat buns are much taller than the originals. I found that in both cars I sit about 1-2" higher than I used to in the old seats. Maybe it's just because the old foam seat buns were broken down, but I used to sit "IN" the seat and the side bolsters were higher than the center section and provided a modicum of side support. Now I sit "ON" the seats and the side bolsters are no higher than the center section.
Same with me on the seats I did a couple months back. I used the economy package at NPD. My head nearly touches the roof. I kept the old foam to compare and while it's difficult to tell if the repros were taller than stock when it was new there was definitely 3-4" at least difference. I didn't think about shaving the foam but I wasn't expecting there to be that much of a difference. Sure feels a lot better now though. The bolsters are a bit taller than the seat but it took some wrangling with the inner wire assembly to get the cover tight enough.

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I cannot state this strongly enough... Even if you already have seat foam from a different vendor... Invest in American Cushion Industries (ACI) foam for your installation..

The economy stuff is cheaper, yes... And that's about all I can say for it.

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P.S. to the O.P., you might want to call our MI Depot 1-800-521-6104 and ask for Jeff Fein, our manager. He is an auto trim professional (nights and weekends he does top-quality installs for many of our customers local to the Detroit area), and he can provide you with a good range of prices to expect (for a job well-done), and tips on questions to ask prospective installers to ensure they're doing a proper job with all the right materials..
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