Old Seats Refurbishment

Stock Baracuda front seat 1 Stock Baracuda front seat 2

Very often we end up discarding the old seats and replacing them with aftermarkets like those from Glide Engineering. Keeping the old seats and refurbishing them is usually reserved for stock restorations, not resto/mods like this. In this case though, the seats themselves become part of the resto/mod process.

Stock Baracuda front seat slide rails Stock Baracuda front seat slide rails.

The seat bottoms and backs are going to receive new springs and and get a thorough going over. Meanwhile, the front seats are going to have their bases and mounting hardware modified to make them sit lower in the car.

 Suctom Baracuda front seat mount New floor mounts for seats.

The refurbished seat frames are mounted in the Cuda.

The refurbished seat frames are mounted in the Cuda.

Cuda seats - overview.

Stripping upholstery. Stripping upholstery.

Time to do the back seat. We start by stripping off all that decrepit upholstery.

Robert Prather - Hot Rod Fabricator. Back seat springs.

New springs and frame supports.

Old armrest panel. New armrest panel under construction.

The old plastic armrest panels for the back seat were in sorry condition and and just wouldn't do for the planned interior design, so Robert goes to work making new onse out of sheet metal. The new panels will also be modified to fit it with modifications made to the convertible top hardware.

Refurbished back seat.

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