Recently I decided to re-upholster the seats in the Bug. Thus far I’ve made it through the two front seats. It’s been about 16+ hours of labor so far.
The process is basically:
- Take out seat
- Strip seats to frame
- Make repairs to frame/spring
In this case I had to weld the backrest spring back together.
- Put new cover on spring
- Put new cushion on
- Cover cushion with felt
- Put cover on seat
- Attach buttons on backrest
This was interesting because I didn’t have new buttons to attach. The original seats were red and the new seats would be black. I decided I’d keep a little bit of the old car in there by keeping the faded, red buttons on the black seats. It adds a bit of uniqueness to the car.
- Put seat in car
The seat on the left is the re-upholstered passenger seat.
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