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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ROBERT JAM, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. ROBERT JAM
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    i need some pics of upholstered roadster seats. Looking for patterns I can take to the guy who's going to do my seat to show him what I want. Thanks Bob
     
  2. GordonC
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    Here is a pic of a narrowed Dodge Caravan seat that I covered myself. Not perfect but not bad. Going in my 31 roadster project. Was going for the old school tuck and roll look. 20160616_131446.jpg
     
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  3. ROBERT JAM
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    Yes that's what I made my seat frame from. It turned out just the right size. Now I'm looking gor pattern ideas. Thanks for showing yours nice job
     
  4. Wyld Deuce
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    Smooth border all the way around with pleated a center.
    Had something like this in my old 32.
    Looked real nice


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  6. Blake 27
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  7. 2015 5 window 090.jpg Here's 1 for ya, it in a coupe but do the same thing in my roadsters, it's a caravan seat also 2015 5 window 090.jpg
     
  8. rusty rocket
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    Thumb thru your magazines. When I did my 32 I took the trim guy several books with pictures of what I liked .
     
  9. ROBERT JAM
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    Thanks to you all for the response. Any more?
     
  10. CoolYourJets
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    Just did this in my 28 Roadster.

    I had this done at a upholstery shop and they felt this design would hold up very well (for what its worth.) They did not like just a flat material all the way across either top or bottom - it needs some kind of pleat.

    One point of pickiness - make sure your pleats from the top and bottom line up exactly.

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  11. Gman0046
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    Wyld, nice job. You nailed it.

    Gary
     
  12. Atwater Mike
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    Blake...Perfect seat bolsters, design is classic. This '27 Roadster Pickup is over the top.
     
  13. 3Deuce40
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  14. Rich B.
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    Another Dodge Caravan middle seat. I added removable arm rest where the seat belts used to come thru.
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  15. theHIGHLANDER
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    Inspired by the Packard LeBaron Speedster:
    010.jpg
    Clean original Packard Roadster design, but a split seat:
    021.jpg
    I'm partial to bigger pleats. Seems to lend a sense of room and maybe durability as well.
    A genuine Packard LeBaron Cpe, originally owned by actress Joan Blondell:
    Packard_Twelve_Model_1106__1934__detail_8_577_450.jpg
    Sometimes smooth panels accented by bolsters just works. I know the above is a little busy with arm rests and such, but just the panel/bolster gig, not too hateful. As truly "deco" as can be, take note of the rear courtesy lights above the hardwood window moldings. Bitchin, huh? Enjoy...
     
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  16. Bandit Billy
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    I will be "stitching it up" on the roadster this year so I have been collecting some ideas as well. Here are a few that caught my eye on the HAMB
    Not sure about 2 tone leather seats but this is really cool "Reece's" effect (peanut butter surrounded by chocolate). Nice photo TWIG!
    upload_2017-3-30_13-14-23.png

    This is very modern and not my style but you can learn from anything if keep an open mind (rare on here at times).
    For example, I kept this picture for the cool matching webbing on the aircraft belts, the simplicity of a design with no pleats and the use of the two tone color scheme again which I am debating.
    upload_2017-3-30_13-26-21.png
    This pic below has been saved on my computer for years, sort of a "go to" for ideas on all things "hot rod interior" speaking. I am torn on the "surround" look above in TWIG's pic with pleats in the middle and this look of straight across the bottom and top of the seat and pleats in-between. Maybe the answer is that it depends on how wide the seat is so it doesn't look too busy.
    upload_2017-3-30_13-21-48.png
    I have more on my home computer, ill try to post them tonight. Don't even get me started on map pockets! HRP, buddy start a thread, "Show me your map pockets!"
     
  17. ROBERT JAM
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    That seat bottom looks about what I want. Looking for a little wrap around on the top of the seat back with a roll at the top. Goin to find a distressed look in he material ,like a old leather jacket.
     
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  18. Bandit Billy
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    If you have a Tandy Leather in your area, check them out. We have one in Portland by PDX, it is fantastic and has a lot of distressed pelts to look through.
     
  19. DDDenny
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  20. Bandit Billy
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    Just saved that picture too, thank you sir. I love that stich work up the side. Robert is getting a lot of fine input.
     
  21. DDDenny
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    Disclaimer
    I may be full of S#!π on my upholstery terminology.
     
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  22. HAHA French stitching is when a seam is top stitched on either side of the seam like the vertical seams on the door panel in the picture Bandit posted of the "peanut butter cup interior". I have seen that type of stitching on the side of the seat referred to as ball glove before.
     
  23. Oldbill51
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    Second row mini van seat, for my 29 roadster seat .jpg
     
  24. Blake 27
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    Your seat is absolutely gorgeous!
    It looks super comfortable. Great color too.
     
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