Go Back   Corvette Forum > C3 Corvettes, 1968 - 1982 > C3 Tech/Performance
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
C3 Tech/Performance
V8 Technical Info, Internal Engine, External Engine, Basic Tech and Maintenance for the C3 Corvette Sponsored by
VBP

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-30-2004, 12:24 PM   #1
koni9
CF Senior Member
 
koni9's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2003
Location: Sylacauga Alabama
Default Seat Cushion Install

Any tricks of the trade on installing my cushions to my seat backs?

The removal was simple, the install looks tricky!!

koni9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2004, 12:44 PM   #2
CaptainMike
CF Senior Member
 
CaptainMike's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2000
Default Re: Seat Cushion Install (koni9)

I have spent about two hours trying to get my new backs installed with nothing accomplished except bleeding all over my new leather. Ecklers said "oh just take a screwdriver and they snap right in"......BULL**IT! Let me know if you have any better luck.....I gave up for now....the neighbors called the cops and said some crazy man was screaming and cussing in my garage..... :cuss
CaptainMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2004, 12:59 PM   #3
80TPIVette
CF Member
 
80TPIVette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2003
Default Re: Seat Cushion Install (koni9)

I had to use a screwdriver also, BUT I had them on the floor of my living room and I unbolted their hinges so I could do each one separately. For the seat backs, I popped one side in and then crawled inside and with my body weight holding it steady, I used a screwdriver to pry the other rod into it's holding bracket on the seat back. They are kinda tricky because they not only have to go in from the side, but they must also slide up slightly to go with the sloping contour of the seat back. What I did to make it a little easier was to grind a V-notch into the end of my screwdriver to aid in pushing the bar into the retainer. Hope this helps.
80TPIVette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2004, 01:06 PM   #4
72GACRZR
CF Senior Member
 
72GACRZR's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2002
Location: Marietta Ga.
Default Re: Seat Cushion Install (koni9)

This site might help.
http://www.corvettemagazine.com/2001...s/seatspg1.asp
72GACRZR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2004, 01:30 PM   #5
CaptainMike
CF Senior Member
 
CaptainMike's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2000
Default Re: Seat Cushion Install (80TPIVette)

Why does everything have to be difficult........ :cry :cry :cry
CaptainMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2004, 03:00 PM   #6
CharlieF
CF Senior Member
 
CharlieF's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2001
Location: Ipswich, MA
Default Re: Seat Cushion Install (koni9)

I went to the local crap store and bought a cheap long straight blade. This thing is about 18" long. Then I put a "V" notch into the blade....not to deep....just enough to keep it from sliding off. Then I just pushed like hell...using all all my body weight. it worked after like 6 times.

C
CharlieF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2004, 03:00 PM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C3 Corvettes, 1968 - 1982 > C3 Tech/Performance
Reload this Page Seat Cushion Install
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
1982, 1985, 80, back, c3, c4, corvette, cushion, cushions, cusion, install, installations, seat, seats, vette


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: Flame Red Seat Cushions bout-time C4 Parts for Sale/Wanted 10 09-16-2014 08:23 PM
Seat cushion replacement Bob Chapman C5 Tech 13 04-09-2014 01:54 PM
1979 Seat Recovering glenn37 C3 Tech/Performance 5 12-09-2010 10:05 PM
93 vert, seat or cushion removal help TBone68 C4 Tech/Performance 3 05-13-2006 12:29 AM
remove seat cushions?? tigmaned C4 Tech/Performance 4 05-30-2005 05:59 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:00 AM.


Emails & Password Backup