Upholstery of Seats
As I have pointed out in previous posts, I did not upholster my seats. Indeed, I did take a swing at it but was frustrated at the results. Since I was working in central California at the time, I dropped everything off at XKs Unlimited, where they did a very nice job of it. That said, there are folks you are interested in trying to upholster their seats. My seats were taken from a Series 3 car, which gives you the ability to recline the seat back and a headrest. Following are a series of photographs that I received from BAS that illustrate some of the highlights of the process. As with any upholstery work, the devil is in the details. In particular, any flaw in the foam padding under the seat coverings tends to telegraph and show up as a pucker or misfit of the material. So although it doesn’t really show in the attached photos, forming your foam just right is very important. Of course, the following assumes that the covers are pre-sewn to a high standard, which my BAS covers were. So here goes.
That was easy, right? Now we can move on to the backrest.
After all of the above work, applying upholstery to the headrest is a quick job.
Attach all the hardware and you are done!