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ZJ seats

Post by sierrablue » Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:30 am

OK, our ZJ has like 320k on it now, and the seat foam is absolutely TRASHED. Nobody seems to make replacement foam, and it's like 5" deep. Does anybody have any recommendations on redoing them? The bottom is the part that's really bad.
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Re: ZJ seats

Post by Mopar_guy » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:36 am

You could either take it to an upholstery shop or you can buy foam and make one. You can glue foam together to get the thickness and then shape it to match the original. There's Youtube videos on how to do it. You'll need some hog rings and the pliers to put the cover back on.
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Re: ZJ seats

Post by Srdayflyer » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:16 pm

the price of my local upholstery to redo my factory seats, i found a local reseller of seat take outs they get from an auto conversion company, that take "new" vehicles and only have the time from the dealer to the shop, he had 1000's and was able to het a really nice set of seats for 200.00 and bolted right up to the factory mounts you may want to look into that option.

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Re: ZJ seats

Post by Stuka » Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:21 am

I would go junk yard searching. Most will probably have tears, but I bet the foam will be a lot better in most. Then you can just put covers on them.
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Re: ZJ seats

Post by sierrablue » Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:56 pm

The covers snap on and off, no hog rings needed. I was just wondering if anybody knew the depth of foam to get for it, to make our own. The big reason that we don't want the junkyard foam is that it's had who knows what moisture and critters in it, and it's still almost 30-yo foam; it's not gonna last very long.
'71 Wagoneer, Daily Driver
-B350 (HEI, iron 4-barrel, Edelbrock 1406), TH400, D20
-open knuckle D44 front (non-power discs)
-custom headliner
-Front shoulder belts (rears too when I build the brackets)

"Remember when he had a two-track mind? Now he just has a narrow track mind."--Mom, a few months after I got the '71

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