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#1071853 - 08/29/21 10:40 PM Replace Upholstery or Replace Seats?  
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Hello, everyone.

I've got an '88 SS with factory interior that is more than starting to reveal its age. Been doing some number crunching and it looks like I can replace the front bucket seats cheaper than I could reupholster the old ones. Plus, there wouldn't be all the work of actually reupholstering the seats myself and I'd simply be bolting in some new ones.

I was curious what some of your thoughts would be on the matter. I know this is a bit of a loaded question since there are a lot variables.

I suppose I should mention that I only drive this car a couple hundred miles a year and it's not a racecar. Simply a car that I enjoy driving every now and then when I actually get the chance to do so.

That being said, what do ya'll think? New upholstery or new, universal seats from Jegs?

Thanks!

#1071855 - 08/30/21 01:09 AM Re: Replace Upholstery or Replace Seats? [Re: ITSANSS]  
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Personally, I'd go the reupholstery route. I like the stock appearance of the interior. Good luck on your choice!


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#1071866 - 08/30/21 12:50 PM Re: Replace Upholstery or Replace Seats? [Re: ITSANSS]  
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I would recover the factory seats and install new seat foam. I did this to my seats and they feel/look like new. Good luck!

#1071867 - 08/30/21 12:55 PM Re: Replace Upholstery or Replace Seats? [Re: ITSANSS]  
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I personally love the stock interior so my vote is reupholster the seats, dealing with aftermarket stuff in general is sketchy these days then throw in the word universal you never know what you will be in too.


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