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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Cost for TMI upholstery install

I'm just curious what to expect.

My parents bought me a complete TMI interior set for my '66 coupe (both buckets, foam for the buckets and rear seat.)

What would your local auto trim shop charge to install these items and make foam for the rear seat?

Doing it myself is not an option.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 02:17 PM
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Normally, I'd say the cost would be one good friend and a case of beer. Since doing it yourself is out, I'd say two good friends and a case and a half.

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I called probably a little over 5 years ago and I believe I was quoted $800 and that was with me taking the material with me. I said, for that much I can use Youtube and my old articles which I ended up doing. I think it came out pretty good. Wish they had new rear seat foam as I used new foam for the front seats.

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Why not try it? I watched a bunch of youtube videos and just did it.

I would expect $8-1200 to remove old covers, install new, front and rear. I was quoted $1,200 for the katzkin kit for my Silverado, so I did that myself too.

This was my first time ever doing this (I did the sport seats with new foams and head rests - which, honestly, are so far back they're pretty much useless, might help a bit in a crash):

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I would agree with everyone above that it would be around $1,000 to pay an upholstery shop, but you can order the new foam from many different vendors out there which you will need to do. The reupholstering is not difficult I have done multiple mustangs with no guidance from anyone just a little reading YouTube and Google were not around when i did my first one, so I am sure its 10 times easier now, but not everyone wants to do it so I can certainly respect that.
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I'll show my silverado too. These were actually more difficult than the mustang as there was a lot of tear down and plugs and wires and covers, etc.

I took my time, watched videos, watched them again, and I honestly think my install looked better than some of the "shop" installs I had seen posted.

Katzkin is the real deal, over 3 years installed and still clean up as good as the day they were installed.

I did my TMI seats in 2014 and while they obviously don't see the use my silverado does, they still look excellent as well.
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Why not try it? I watched a bunch of youtube videos and just did it.

I would expect $8-1200 to remove old covers, install new, front and rear. I was quoted $1,200 for the katzkin kit for my Silverado, so I did that myself too.

This was my first time ever doing this (I did the sport seats with new foams and head rests - which, honestly, are so far back they're pretty much useless, might help a bit in a crash):

Nice work. They look great. What seats are those? Are they just the stock seats with head rests added?
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about 6 yrs ago a local shop wanted $500 labor and thats with me bringing him the seats and materials

i did it myself in 2 weekends start to finish nice and easy. with pizzas and a few 6 packs

all it cost me were a bunch of Mrs Blues Powers spare coat hangers, the special snippers and squeezers and and a bag and a half of of hog rings

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Nice work. They look great. What seats are those? Are they just the stock seats with head rests added?

TMI "sport seat 1". You have to buy the matching sport seat covers and the foams. The colors were custom ordered, ford never offered a dark blue and white pony interior.

Yes, stock 1965 seat frames with TMI's headrest kit added and their sport seat foam added over top of the frames.

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That dark blue and white looks great. In my unsolicited opinion, it could use a white dash/column/wheel to finish it off, but looks nice either way.
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cost me $600 and I wish I had just done them myself!
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I just paid $800 this summer. I cleaned the frames and repainted them. I brought the upholstery, foam and the frames to them. but they had to make foam pads for the rear. It was expensive but they did a great job!

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They did such a good job I let them put in my windshield and backwindow!

Are you kidding me? It's over 40 years old! what isn't missing needs to be replaced!
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I paid $130 to redo my driverís seat. I did take him the upholstery and new seat foam too.
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I would have thought about a grand. My wife and I just did ours (well, we have her seat left). I mean, how hard can upholstery be right? It's basically an automotive dress maker. It's harder than it looks but not out of the realm of DIY. It's definitely a finesse and art job. We did the rear seat back first and had to redo it but after that we had the hang of it. She's way better at it than I am. It's the only part of the project that if she wasn't helping I'd send out next time. I can do it but don't enjoy it.

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