I am going to attempt to reupholster my 1916 Model T myself. I have the cartouche upholstery kit.
Is this a good Idea? (I am 17 years old with little upholstery experience.)
My rear seat springs that came with my car measure 45'' by 16,'' and about 5''deep.
Is this correct?
You can do it! Buy or borrow a real upholstery staple gun (pneumatic), it allows you to hold the material in position with one hand and staple with the other. Do the seat bottom first, it is easier and will be good practice.
Buy some extra cotton stuffing, my experience with a Cartouche kit was it didn't have enough stuffing to fill out the pleats in the back cushion.
Here is a link to a video on the Classtique website:
Skyler, I'm by no means experienced at this kind of thing, but I think with enough reading and researching you could do it yourself. I helped redo the seats in my Model TT, I did the ones in my 70 Mustang. Just take your time and enjoy learning something new. - Matt
You can afford to take more time than the guy at the upholstery shop can. There is a great deal of satisfaction in doing it yourself. If someone here can't confirm the size, Snyder's makes them and would probably be glad to give their dimensions.
I did some of that when I was your age and it was very rewarding for years.
I would say go for it and good luck.
Yeah, definitely get more stuffing. Most all of the ones I've seen on this forum look like someone threw the upholstery over a yard bench.
Thank you for all your encouragement and advice regarding my upholstery question.
I am going to go for it.
I will let you know how it comes out.
Thank you again.