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Automotive Upholstery Handbook [NOOK Book]

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How to make and install great interiors for any car, truck, RV, van or boat. Complete and detailed step-by-step instructions help you apply the right techniques to your own projects. Sew like an expert--on vinyl, leather, or any fabric. Restore, recover, and build bench and bucket seats. Upholster armrests and door panels. Make and install headliners and carpeting. Install convertible tops, vinyl roofs, sim-con, and landau tops. Create street rod interiors. Build boat and ...
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Automotive Upholstery Handbook

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Overview

How to make and install great interiors for any car, truck, RV, van or boat. Complete and detailed step-by-step instructions help you apply the right techniques to your own projects. Sew like an expert--on vinyl, leather, or any fabric. Restore, recover, and build bench and bucket seats. Upholster armrests and door panels. Make and install headliners and carpeting. Install convertible tops, vinyl roofs, sim-con, and landau tops. Create street rod interiors. Build boat and motorcycle seats.
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Editorial Reviews

John Mort
Blunt humor and engaging style enliven this how-to for automotive upholsterers, called trimmers. Taylor leads off with a discussion of tools of the trade, which include sewing machines, air compressors, spray guns for glue, and various hand tools. Then he discusses sewing--the trimmer's bedrock skill--and follows with an exercise to make a stadium cushion, which allows the novice to incorporate almost every basic procedure that automotive upholstery requires. Then it's on to the various specialties of the craft: making bench-seat covers; building seats; installing vinyl, landau, and convertible tops; and working with headliners, door panels, and carpets. Finally, there are chapters on marine upholstery, motorcycle seats, and van interiors. A fine guide aimed at the novice seeking a trade, but throughout--in his discussion of equipment, for instance--Taylor addresses the hobbyist, too.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931128308
  • Publisher: California Bill's Automotive Handbooks
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: This edition has been updated to 2011 suppliers and materials.
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 300,158
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Author Don Taylor has spent a lifetime as a professional upholsterer. He has owned and operated upholstery and van-conversion shops. Don shares his vast knowledge and manyyears of experience so you can do the job right and get the results you want!
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Tools of the Trade 1
Chapter 2 Learning to Sew 17
Chapter 3 Making a Stadium Cushion 33
Chapter 4 Making a Bench-seat Cover--Part 1 45
Chapter 5 Making a Bench-seat Cover--Part 2 57
Chapter 6 Advanced Seat Building 69
Chapter 7 Late-Model Seats Including Bucket Seats, Headrests & Center Armrest 83
Chapter 8 Making & Installing a Vinyl Top 99
Chapter 9 Making & Installing a Sim-con Top 111
Chapter 10 Building a Quarter or Landau Top 127
Chapter 11 Installing a Convertible Top 139
Chapter 12 Headliners, Door Panels & Carpets 155
Chapter 13 Building a Boat Seat 169
Chapter 14 Reupholstering a Motorcycle Seat 183
Chapter 15 Making a Truck Tonneau Cover 191
Chapter 16 Van Interiors 199
Chapter 17 Street Rod Interiors--A Guided Tour of the L.A. Roadster Show 215
Suppliers 225
Index 227
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