I am working on putting a 70 Tempest back together. The front seats that were in it are old and smell like 43 years of butts, dust and probably some water here and there. The driver's seat is torn up and was put back together with tape. The passenger seat is in decent condition with a few tears and the general musty smell of the last 43 years. I am not doing a nuts and bolts restoration, but want it to look decent. Here are the options as I see them:
-Pay someone to reupholster them for about $650. Or do one for $325 and the other when I have the cash.
-Do it myself and possibly end up paying someone $650 to do it right down the road. I know I could buy the skins and foam, but have no clue how to do it right.
-Buy Febreeze and some $30 seat covers from Autozone while saving money to have them both redone.
-Keep watching Clist and other sites for suitable seats that will look decent and will not cost an arm and a leg.
So, If anyone has any advice, that would be great.
How hard is it to recover seats with new foam and vinyl, and are there any good kits or videos out there that explain it?
Looking through threads here I see that people have used seats from all kinds of vehicles. If anyone has advice or pictures of what they used, why they used them, and how they like them, that would be great too.
For now I am going to continue putting my interior back together, but I would like to have the seats ready to go by the time I get the carpet, headliner and everything else in place.
I am attaching pics of the seats, because I know how people love pics
Thanks in advance,