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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-24-2015, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Front and back seat covers

So I emailed a guy on Craigslist who does interior. I asked how much he would charge to redo my front and back seat for and he said 1200. I can put on the seat covers myself, it isn't hard, and I would spend less than 500. 700 dollars for labor on vinyl seat covers? No way
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-25-2015, 06:07 AM
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The first guy I asked wanted $400 each for the buckets and $300 for the back seat labor only. That's when I learned how to do it myself.
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Did his price include new foam, burlap, etc, needed to accomplish this ?

The springs may need some repair too. I've recovered a couple seats and it isn't as easy as it seems. IF you want them to be tight and look professional, it takes a lot of patience and swearing...

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Did his price include new foam, burlap, etc, needed to accomplish this ?

The springs may need some repair too. I've recovered a couple seats and it isn't as easy as it seems. IF you want them to be tight and look professional, it takes a lot of patience and swearing...
Yeah that would be the price for everything. My seats don't need it though, they literally feel new. They had been redone in blue and white vinyl prior to me getting the car. I just figured screw it and I used some vinyl paint. I redid my entire interior in black, looks good as new.
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where are you located in Cali? I have a guy that does all the local lowriders in San Jose, he replaced the foam, repaired the springs, painted the metal parts, re stitched the buttons and re-upholstered 2 buckets and bench for $500. I provided the covers and foam.
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Hang onto that guy 67SS
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2016, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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where are you located in Cali? I have a guy that does all the local lowriders in San Jose, he replaced the foam, repaired the springs, painted the metal parts, re stitched the buttons and re-upholstered 2 buckets and bench for $500. I provided the covers and foam.
I'm from the Bay Area as well but, I'm stationed in North Florida. North Florida just isn't the same with this car stuff at all. There's little to no resources out here, for the most part anyways, and the guys that do exist out here that are doing it live in a fantasy world.

They want to low ball the **** out of you, or charge you the price for platinum on a rusted piece of steel. I've learned to compromise or do things on my own out here. I have plenty of hook ups like yours back home, problem is I'm thousands of miles away lol.

Good looking out though man I appreciate it.
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