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      O.K. guys. Here's the tutorial you've all been waiting for. I'll be doing this in sections to avoid some of the confusion and help keep the different techniques straight.

      The first thing you'll need to start making your seat is a good design. The best way to find what you want to put in your models is to research different interiors from old school tuck and roll all the way to the most modern interiors. The same techniques can be applied to bench seats as well as buckets. The one I'll show here will be a traditional type of button tufted bucket seat found either in hot Making Upholstered Bucket Seats. rods or custom sleds. It'll have a leg room adjustment mechanism and it will fold forward as well.

      Since we've chosen the type of seat, the next thing you'll need is a good blueprint complete with measurements. The blueprint allows you to work with a good deal of precision and consistency from one seat to the other. Here's the guide I used for the seat shown in the scratchbuilt section.



      Hopefully, the diagram should be pretty self explanatory. The only thing we'll need now is the color choice and the material. I've chosen to cover the seat in green and light tan vinyl. Those colors should match my deuce build very nicely. Also, the type of traditional hot Making Upholstered Bucket Seats. rod I'm building would have been upholstered in vinyl or naugahyde rather than the much more expensive leather. Don't forget, this is just another step in the overall deuce tutorials.

      For the base on both seat cushion and back, I chose a 1/16 " or 1.5 mm thick piece of styrene Making Upholstered Bucket Seats. trimmed as you see in the next picture.



      Cut to the measurements as shown. Now we go to the foam padding. I've been using fairly stiff foam backer rod as my structure. You don't specifically have to use this particular type of foam but what you use should be stiff enough to hold it's shape but soft enough to feel realistic.



      We'll start with the back section. I cut three pieces as shown just a bit larger than I need.



      I then trim the foam on my belt sander. You can also trim your foam with a razor saw. The next installment will show how we do that.
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    Here is how the foam is trimmed.










    Making Upholstered Bucket Seats.
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    Here's what it should look like when you're done.



    Using a Dremel Making Upholstered Bucket Seats. motor tool on slow with a 220 grit sanding Making Upholstered Bucket Seats. drum, carefully round the top edges.



    You then take your foam and cement it down with foam compatible CA or epoxy Making Upholstered Bucket Seats. . When you're done, here's what you should have.





    Next time, were going to concentrate on the seat portion. It basically works the same way except for the individual contours of the foam pieces to match the seat shape seen in the blueprint side view. See ya next installment.


    Making Upholstered Bucket Seats.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  3. Great tutorial so far Jeff I'm staying tunned.
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    There's loads more a comin'. I had some pics to put in but my settings were wrong and they came out really fuzzy. Once I get them in place, we'll do the seat cushion and then the covering. Then we get to the leather.


    Making Upholstered Bucket Seats.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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