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    Fred, the previous owner of my 28 AA truck, bought new seat springs and upholstery for it. I'm ready to try my hand in the recovering process, any tips or links would be helpful. Thank you, Pat
    Model A's and of course the famous AA's

  • #2
    Ck out the how to videos on this page

    a good hog ring pliers is a must if your using them

    The 2-Piece Hog Ring Pliers Set is Used for Upholstery Work on Most All Domestic and Foreign Cars. The pliers set are specially made to grip and mold Hog Rings for closure. It's spring loaded to hold hog ring in jaws during use. These have the durability and the comfort needed to tackle the toughest jobs.

    i bought an air stapler from lowes, it does tiny brads and staples

    i hope some of this info is useful
    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr


    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
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      Amazon has this hog ring pliers set. Having both straight and angled is nice

  • #3
    X 2 on the tools! air stapler for sure. the hog ring pliers LBB sends are small and very hard on your hand


    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
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      hard is being very kind.. i threw mine down the street, why even give u anything at that point

    • tbirdtbird
      tbirdtbird commented
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      LOL I was exhibiting great self control when I worded that.....LOL LOL

  • #4
    It's fun to go & sit in an upholstery shop & just WATCH, you can LURN a lots of TRICKS!!!
    Bill W.


    • #5
      I would give Elizabeth a call. I need to find out her phone number now that she sold the business to her former employee.

      I found nice heavy duty hog ring pliers at swap meets and secondhand stores. Farm stores such as Fleet Farm should also sell them.


      • #6
        At garage sales, be sure to ask about PARTS/TOOLS/BUCKET OF BOLTS/ETC! DON'T just ask for OLD stuff, the Guy might sell you his WIFE---LOL


        • #7
          If the material is vinyl, we've had good luck when the material is warm but not too hot. This allows enough stretch to keep it taught during cold temp's. Also, if you have access to cotton or breathable batting, that may be preferred to synth. foam which can deteriorate over time. Some folks like to have a muslin isolation layer between the covering material and foam batting. If you don't have instructions, center the material over the seat (s) and work from the center out ward to avoid puckers.


          • #8
            PUCKERS are only for KISSIN'---------
            Bill Lover


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