View Full Version : Is there a You Tube on Seat Recovering?

07-02-2013, 07:09 AM
Mark Masquelier in Dayton is in search of a How To Video on Seat Recovering for his BE. He has the MOSS Kit but it came without instructions. I've copied him on my stuff out of Lindsey Porters Book and I know I've seen a You tube on this I believe. Who's got the goods. Hopefully this one can make it to British Car Day August 3 in Dayton.

07-02-2013, 07:36 AM

I have lots of photos on disassembling the set covers. I'd be happy to share those with Mark or anyone else. The main thing on recovering is to do it on a sunny day so the vinyl will stretch well.

07-02-2013, 08:27 AM
I am about to recover mine as well, so I'm interested in any photos or tips. Most helpful would be pictures of the front side of the backs at the bottom. Back in 1972 my wife sewed new covers and I installed them. When I reacquired the car, those covers were still on, but I don't know if I installed them as the originals would have been. Pictures of the 1972 recover:


07-02-2013, 08:54 AM
Stacy David of "Gears" has a video of seat recovering thru "Speed.com". "PowerBlockTV" has one in HotRod TV and Trucks.

07-02-2013, 07:32 PM
When I did mine I referenced Ray's pics and a book by Lindsay Porter called "MG Midget & Austin-Healey Sprite - Guide to Purchase and DIY Restoration" Pics from my seat project are here: https://doanfamily.net/blog/2012/03/19/the-great-seat-project/

I can scan the pages from the book if needed.

07-02-2013, 07:35 PM
The scans would be appreciated. I'd like to get the folds and attachment clips right. Thanks.


07-02-2013, 09:07 PM
Here you go: https://doanfamily.net/bugeye/Bugeye_Seat_Re-covering.pdf

07-03-2013, 09:19 AM
David, that's perfect. Thanks for taking the time to do this.