Rebuilding a GL1000 Seat


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zosxavius
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Rebuilding a GL1000 Seat

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Hi. I have a fugly king/queen seat that has a stock pan attached. I can get repro covers for rather cheap. Has anyone recreated one from scratch?

I want to know what foam you used. I can get 2 yards of foam but it's like $100 from Joanne fabric. I'm thinking there has to be a slightly cheaper option here.

Also curious at what thickness I should start with. I will get some thinner and softer foam for the top.

If I can figure out the foam aspect this should be really easy to make look nice.


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jcn59
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Re: Rebuilding a GL1000 Seat

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Go to a moderately sized upholstery shop and buy sufficient quantities of a fairly firm, perhaps bonded foam for a 2" (appx.) base and a soft foam for top layer. Think in terms of starting with 1" foam. Perhaps it will cost $20.. Use contact cement to glue it all together. Cement the first layer to the seat "pan" and work from that base up. Shape it to suit you with an electric knife. I usually trim the foam 1/2" larger than finish size. I usually sew my seat covers up with 6# monofilament fish line, 8-10 stitches per inch and it holds up well. $100. for foam is WAY To much.
zosxavius
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Joined: Thu May 14, 2020 10:16 am
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Re: Rebuilding a GL1000 Seat

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Super helpful!

Thank you.
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