seat and upholstery (seat cover) removal

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My tercel:: 1986DLX (K.I.A. by a Texting Driver, currently being uses as a parts car) 1986 SR5 AC, Cruise, Sunroof a.k.a. TERC II Electric Boogaloo (restoration in progress). 1984 SR5
Location: Boise, ID

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Post by Mad_Marx » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:07 pm

There's noting quite like waking up to a voicemail from Scotland....

I finalized design details and specs on Terc II Reproduction Blue Upholstery. The fabric will be a 16 oz. Worsted Wool plaid, color matched and size matched to the OEM plaid. The 16 oz wool is a finer/smoother fabric than the original Toyota textile, it's more akin to what was installed in Porsche and Mercedes interiors in the 70's. But aside from the texture, the factory assures me it will match the original Toyota spec in every other way. It will also be stain guarded from the production mill, something Toyota didn't do... It will be 16" wide with Blue index lines exactly like the OEM. Quantity will be extremely limited. Final price for members only will be $75.00 per linear yard, at this price I am not making a profit on the material. I won't have the fabric until June, but it's in the production stage now, and will be a registered Tartan so we can all geek out about it for the rest of time :)

Details to follow.

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My tercel:: 1986DLX (K.I.A. by a Texting Driver, currently being uses as a parts car) 1986 SR5 AC, Cruise, Sunroof a.k.a. TERC II Electric Boogaloo (restoration in progress). 1984 SR5
Location: Boise, ID

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Post by Mad_Marx » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:01 pm

It's here in all it's custom died and woven glory!!!! Tercel Plaid back from the brink of extinction!
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My tercel:: 1986DLX (K.I.A. by a Texting Driver, currently being uses as a parts car) 1986 SR5 AC, Cruise, Sunroof a.k.a. TERC II Electric Boogaloo (restoration in progress). 1984 SR5
Location: Boise, ID

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Post by Mad_Marx » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:18 pm

Once I have enough for my car and Bryan Thompson's project. The remainder of the fabric will be up for sale. The fabric will be sold in 30 cm wide linear yards. Final price is $125 per linear yard, unfortunately higher than I wanted, but I got hit with import Duties and Taxes to get it into the country from Scotland. Please send a PM if you are interested.

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My tercel:: 1986DLX (K.I.A. by a Texting Driver, currently being uses as a parts car) 1986 SR5 AC, Cruise, Sunroof a.k.a. TERC II Electric Boogaloo (restoration in progress). 1984 SR5
Location: Boise, ID

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Post by Mad_Marx » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:41 am

Here are some better shots of the new Plaid. In the close ups you will see the weave is much tighter. The colors and size of the squares in the plaid pattern are an exact match. I'm really looking forward to seeing this in some cars!
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My tercel:: 1986DLX (K.I.A. by a Texting Driver, currently being uses as a parts car) 1986 SR5 AC, Cruise, Sunroof a.k.a. TERC II Electric Boogaloo (restoration in progress). 1984 SR5
Location: Boise, ID

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Post by Mad_Marx » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:26 pm

It took me a year to have the plaid made, and another year to find the correct matching solid colors of cloth and vinyl. I’m making progress. Getting ready to order carpet from Australia, prepping buckets for seat heaters and new custom reproduction plaid. More to follow.

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Post by Petros » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:40 pm

when I rebuilt my seats I am going to add more support (padding) in the lumbar area, and under the thigh (near the front edge of the lower cushion). Both of these should improve comfort for long distance driving, preventing a soar back and a rear end without any feeling. Both of which occur on long drives.
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
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Location: Boise, ID

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Post by Mad_Marx » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:55 pm

Yep, I was planning on adding those exact mods for the new seats:).

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Post by The Professor » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:37 am

This thread was very helpful for repairing the upholstery on my driver's seat. I found out you can simply swap the seat backs and seat pans between the sliders and hinges, making it REALLY quick and easy to swap a nice condition passenger's side seat onto the driver's side.
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Post by Abletobecain » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:22 am

Posting here cause I want to follow any future updates.

I'm also curious...anyone adding foam to the seats...how are you doing that?
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Re: seat and upholstery (seat cover) removal

Post by Petros » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:00 pm

I have added foam to firm it up. easiest is to add a full thin layer on the back side of the main cushion, like a 1/4" sheet. when the foam is broken down and crumbling away, I have attempted to cut it out on a flat plane, than glue in a block to replace the damaged foam. than I take a coarse belt sander to it to carefully get the shape correct.

I have been meaning to completely rebuild the drivers seat with extra firm foam, perhaps adding to the lumbar area, under the thigh area, and elsewhere additional support would be desirable, by adding thin layers, trimmed to maintain the curved shapes. But I have not gone that far yet, it is just an idea I want to try to improve seat fit and comfort.
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

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