Finally got my seat skins installed! PIC HEAVY!! - Corvette Forum

Go Back   >
Log In 
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor Directory

C5 General
General C5 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech Sponsored by
Bud's Chevy

Finally got my seat skins installed! PIC HEAVY!!

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-29-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
Maybizel
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Maybizel's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2013
Location: OZARK MISSOURI
Posts: 218
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Finally got my seat skins installed! PIC HEAVY!!

Finally installed my new leather seats. Let me know what ya guys think. I really like the way they turned out and the quality.






Maybizel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 06:37 PM   #2
vette.mix
CF Senior Member
 
vette.mix's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2009
Location: Frederick Maryland
Posts: 5,274
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Very nice, where did you get them from
vette.mix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
slvr bulit
CF Senior Member
 
slvr bulit's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2005
Location: east taunton ma
Posts: 1,190
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Nice job. Did you install your self?
slvr bulit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 06:54 PM   #4
Maybizel
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Maybizel's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2013
Location: OZARK MISSOURI
Posts: 218
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vette.mix View Post
Very nice, where did you get them from
PM sent
Maybizel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 06:54 PM   #5
Maybizel
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Maybizel's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2013
Location: OZARK MISSOURI
Posts: 218
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slvr bulit View Post
Nice job. Did you install your self?
Yes I installed my self. Took awhile but I'm pleased with the results.
Maybizel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 07:05 PM   #6
Mr.Bill
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '12-'13-'14
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Mr.Bill's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2007
Location: Reno is so close to Hell you can see Sparks , State Of Confusion
Posts: 18,681
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Did you install new seat foam?
Looks great.
Mr.Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 07:27 PM   #7
Vetteman Jack
Moderator
Support Corvetteforum!
MO Events Coordinator
CI 5, 8 & 11 Veteran
St. Jude Donor '03-'04-'05-'06-'07-'08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13-'14-'15-'16
NCM Sinkhole Donor
 
Vetteman Jack's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2001
Location: Heart of Missouri Currently Own: 2003 Milestone Edition. Previously Owned: '79, '79, '84, '89, '94, '95, '99 and '00
Posts: 227,230

Thanked 932 Times in 858 Posts
Default

New seats look very nice.
Vetteman Jack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 07:27 PM   #8
Johnson 92
CF Senior Member
C5 of the Month 6/13
 
Johnson 92's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2003
Location: Springfield MO
Posts: 4,226
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Looks great!!
Johnson 92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 07:45 PM   #9
envyz06
CF Senior Member
 
envyz06's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2011
Location: Denton Texas
Posts: 2,206
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Love the yellow/black
envyz06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 08:34 PM   #10
TheVettePirate
CF Senior Member
 
TheVettePirate's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2007
Location: Powder Springs GA
Posts: 6,511
Thanked 78 Times in 52 Posts
Default

looks Great!!!
TheVettePirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 08:39 PM   #11
madmatt9471
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
madmatt9471's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2006
Location: Palmdale, Ca----- 2009 Cyber Gray 4LT A6 F55 - RIP-1998 C5 734 RWHP & 585 RWTQ-----1/4 10.3 @ 135 MPH
Posts: 20,170
Thanked 45 Times in 44 Posts
Default

They l@@k fantastic!

Thanks,Matt
madmatt9471 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 08:41 PM   #12
Zr-1Mike00
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Zr-1Mike00's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2009
Location: Bedford MA
Posts: 2,364
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Nice fitment doing them yourself!! They look great.
Zr-1Mike00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 09:11 PM   #13
Maybizel
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Maybizel's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2013
Location: OZARK MISSOURI
Posts: 218
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Bill View Post
Did you install new seat foam?
Looks great.
Yes. All new seat foam. They feel amazing!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by envyz06 View Post
Love the yellow/black
Thanks. The car is silver and I am doing black wheels with yellow calipers. I hope it all ties in together the way I want it to.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zr-1Mike00 View Post
Nice fitment doing them yourself!! They look great.
It was a PITA! Took a while but wasn't that hard as long as you take your time.
Maybizel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 09:48 PM   #14
VETJAZZ
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
VETJAZZ's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2011
Location: Marana Arizona
Posts: 10,436
Thanked 71 Times in 50 Posts
Default

Great look! Congrats
VETJAZZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 10:23 PM   #15
flags97
CF Senior Member
 
flags97's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2012
Posts: 175
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I did mine too, it was a PITA but worth it!!http://
flags97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 10:40 PM   #16
MSG C5
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
MSG C5's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,132
Thanked 99 Times in 84 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maybizel View Post
Thanks. The car is silver and I am doing black wheels with yellow calipers. I hope it all ties in together the way I want it to.
I was about to ask why you chose yellow stitching. Definitely post some exterior pics when you get it done.
MSG C5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 10:55 PM   #17
Kmcoldcars
CF Senior Member
 
Kmcoldcars's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2009
Location: Puyallup Washington
Posts: 2,724
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

You said to tell you what we think, so I will.
They do not look good to me. There are too many wrinkles and places where the leather is not tight or smooth. This is something I see on many cars where the owners have installed the seat covers themselves.
The problem is the owners do not know the correct way to install the covers so they look really good. Even the perfect seat cover, installed on new foam, will not look right unless the installer is very proficient.
My background is I have done upholstery on collector cars for the last 25 years. I would not let a pair of seats that looked like that leave my business.
Remember, you asked.
Kmcoldcars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 11:01 PM   #18
James2002z06
CF Senior Member
 
James2002z06's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2012
Location: Lake Fork TEXAS
Posts: 3,794
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Looking good
James2002z06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 11:19 PM   #19
Maybizel
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Maybizel's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2013
Location: OZARK MISSOURI
Posts: 218
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kmcoldcars View Post
You said to tell you what we think, so I will.
They do not look good to me. There are too many wrinkles and places where the leather is not tight or smooth. This is something I see on many cars where the owners have installed the seat covers themselves.
The problem is the owners do not know the correct way to install the covers so they look really good. Even the perfect seat cover, installed on new foam, will not look right unless the installer is very proficient.
My background is I have done upholstery on collector cars for the last 25 years. I would not let a pair of seats that looked like that leave my business.
Remember, you asked.
I did ask.. your right......and your the only one who doesn't think they look good. I invite you over any time your in the area to bless me with your infinite wisdom on installing seat covers. Better yet..... you could do a write up on how to install them the PROPER way and post it on the forum for all of us to use!!! This isn't the first post of yours that I've seen bashing someones seat install and boasting about your vast experience and all the expensive cars you work on. " I am semi retired and working on the restoration of our 1931 Cadillac. Sometime later this spring - summer I will start doing an Auburn boattail speedster for a customer. I just recently finished a 1910 Whiting, which is one of two knwn to exist, for a museum in Alaska.
I was just commenting on the quality of the covers, as I saw it
." Didn't your momma teach you that if you don't have anything nice to say than keep your mouth shut? Sorry to rant on but if your gonna slap it out on the table I'm gonna cut it off.

Last edited by Maybizel; 06-29-2013 at 11:41 PM.
Maybizel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 11:23 PM   #20
GTJim
CF Senior Member
 
GTJim's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2006
Posts: 2,258
Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Looks very nice, I like them!
GTJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back   Corvette Forum >
Reload this Page
  • Finally got my seat skins installed! PIC HEAVY!!
  •  
     
    Reply

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Supervette for sale switchblade six C6 Corvettes for Sale 31 07-12-2016 05:41 PM
    New Interior Seat 2012 Conversion mach1daddy C6 Corvette General Discussion 7 06-02-2015 10:11 PM
    hard top hoist works great - any concerns? survivor66 C1 & C2 Corvettes 6 06-26-2014 02:59 PM
    F/S 2003 C5 50th Anniversary Edition 204miles! and 2004 Z06 Commemorative Edition[CT] jabocade C5 Corvettes for Sale 1 05-23-2013 06:17 PM


    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


    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:31 PM.