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  1. #76

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    Folks, I just realized I'm still missing a couple of trim pieces to complete the Fox. I'm missing the left and right lower rear trim plastic pieces, I've highlighted this area if the attached photo. I'm also missing the lower dash fuse box cover. Pieces would be for a 1985 coupe. Color doesn't matter as I'll paint them to match the existing trim.

    If you've got this stuff I'm happy to pay and cover shipping. Shoot me a PM. Thanks!

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    Got parts on the way, thanks guys!!

    Things are getting real fast. Jeff G and I are learning a lot of upholstery work and it turns out it isn't too hard. It's tedious, but it isn't difficult. Definitely my least favorite part of restoring a car but it sure beats the hell out of dropping off your stuff at a shop, waiting two months, and coming back to find out it isn't exactly what you wanted. Too many pitfalls in that so to avoid that DIY.


    Taking apart the nasty rear seat bottom. The foam was in good shape but I cut thin shims of foam to bring up one side of the cushion. I don't know where the pictures of that went though.











    After tearing it all apart the new cover goes on. We put a long piece of wire in the outside sleeve pocket here and secured the cover with hog rings and a lot of profanity. Lots of pushing, pulling, and messing around with it. The end result was good though.











    And we did the same to the seat back cushion but again I don't seem to have pictures of the process. Here is was the same, except I bought an air stapler to help with securing the fabric to the backing board. Hog rings were not used in this application so I have a new tool, yay. In it goes and it looks sweet. Better than it ever looked in the 80s.








    And now on to the fronts. We have covers and new foam from TMI that work with certain Fox seat pans. We have three sets of Fox seats, 85 SVO, 85 LX, and some 89ish GT seats. Of course, we picked the wrong seats to disassemble first.





    As we suspected we needed the SVO seats so we starting cutting those up. Not a fun job but we got all the parts we need to start.











    Everything works in the old SVO seats, even the cool hand pump up lumbar bladders and the manual bolster adjustment. I'm going to blast all the metal bits, paint, and we'll be ready for reassembly this weekend.

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    Yea, there is a learning curve with these seats for sure. Get it right and you can tear apart and recondition some pretty nasty looking pieces of poo and end up with something presentable. Get it wrong and you have a useless pile of parts. Lol

    My dad and I saved black leather seats out of two different 1992 Mustangs and after reconditioning put the combined result into my son’s 1986 convertible. With a weekend worth of time, a lot of contact adhesive, 3 old leather wallets, black leather dye, sand paper, and spray leather finish enamel we managed to pull off a save with better than expected results. They still look good 18 months later which is the true test.

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