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Bench Seat Re-Trim

I bought a replacement cover for my HR front bench seat (just under a $1000 - ouch)...it's been sitting in a box in the spare room for too long.. Both the lower cushion and backrest. I was going to get a local trimmer to fit for me - quote was $200 but unfor he can't do it for quite a few months. I was thinking of having a go myself...thinking I just need some hog rings and pliers...has anyone fitted one before and if so any tips - how difficult is it? Any feedback appreciated..

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I had suprising success with zip ties, the front bench in my FX has an original ( second hand) lether seat cover fitted, straight over the top of the old vinyl one and then literally zippy tied in place then painted with vinyl spray, Looks mint and i often get comments on how good the "original leather seats looks

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I’d be more inclined to wait the few months and have the trimmer fit it. For $200 it may save the aggravation, and besides it’s sat there for ages now what’s a few more months.

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Bryan

He'll give you the best advice.
$200 seems a cheap way to get it right the first time.

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Having repaired a few in my time I'll be looking at a minimum $300 plus spring & foam work if needed.

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thanks for the replies..I've already had some springs and foam repaired...it was after that the poor old vinyl "blew a head gasket" and split badly where a spring had created a hole...this trimmer is close by and reasonably priced ..but semi retired, works on his own and is very busy with children's play gym equipment - making gym pads, footy goal pads and the like...I reckon I may take it out and see how easy it is...if it's beyond my abilities I'll just leave it be and wait a few months...the place I bought the cover from wanted a king's ransom just to put it on...looking around their shop it appeared that the quality of their work was very high...the local guy is just a small time operator with less over heads and prepared to work according to customers budget if need be..

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Andrew

ok had a crack today..took about 4 hours with 2 beers and a footy pie with tomato sauce at the half way point...I'm happy with it...much better than the old split one...even an electrical engineer can do some basic trimming...

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Andrew

Not bad, not bad at all
But only 2 beers ? ? What’s doing there mate lol

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
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ha ha didn't want to do something stupid and tear it or something so had a few more after the job was complete and seat back in the car!

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Andrew

That’s more like it than lol
It’s a warm summer day got to keep ya fluids up mate

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
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When I had my HR Ute the drivers side bucket seat had at least 2 rolls of duct tape and sheep skin seat covers lol
Those were the days lol

As I always say
Stay safe all

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