I am about to install the front and rear seat back covers on my '21 Touring so I can then install my top. I suppose it will be obvious when I get started but, which backrest cover is longest? The two I have look to be alike except one looks like it will wrap around farther. Looking at the body of the car, I cannot tell which is front and which is rear.
The back seat is wider, take a tape measure and verify it for yourself, you'll see.
Looking forward to seeing your progress on your upholstery. I have a 21 touring and plan to upholster sometime this summer.
I have watched the videos that I can find and am about ready to give it a try. Speaking of videos, I find it very annoying trying to watch a video that plays in a narrow frame in the center of the screen instead of full screen. It's almost as annoying as videos with a lot of wind noise, when people record from in a vehicle and won't keep the phone/camera inside, behind the WINDSHIELD, or record outside on a windy day. I either turn the video off or mute the sound.
Anyway, my biggest fear in upholstering in shooting a staple or driving a tack in the wrong place or having to reposition the material. Then you have extra, unnecessary holes.
I use push pins for the initial positioning of the material. Any extra holes will be hidden by the final welting.
Tommy, Could you do me a huge favor and post a few pic of the tack strip on the front and back before you start? I would like to see/verify how the wood is attached.
Here's a couple of pics. My tack strips are both new. As you can see, I hope, the screws that hold the armrests to the body go through the strips too. The screws on mine, having a two-man top, go through the top brackets and the strips. There is a row of screws around the back of the body, spaced about 4 inches apart. I like having new strips with no holes where staples have been. My top bows appear to have the original wrapping on them so I wont have to use as many toothpicks to fill holes.