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Alpine Seat Backing

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by donchiotos, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. donchiotos

    donchiotos Donation Time

    I am putting on Sunbeam Specialities seat covers and all going ok until I tried to locatwe the 2 cardboard backing pieces that goes into the seat back under the foam and covers. I can find coragated cardboard but that isn't the same. My
     
  2. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    Go to an upholstery shop and get the board that they use to make panels. It resembles thick
    cardboard ( usually black in color). It can be cut bent bent to make the backing on the seat
    frames. It can be pop riveted as well, much like the originals.

    You can also try the plastic ABS sheets that you can buy at Home Depot. They are used to
    make surrounds in showers ( has a pebbled texture on one side, smooth on the other.
    I have never used them, but might be an alternative if you can't find the board.

    Hope that helps,
    Steve
     
  3. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Diamond Level Sponsor

    Call Martha wheat I don’t have her address or number at hand I will dig it out when I get home this evening. She makes beam upholstery and has the cardboard. 65 75 dollars
     
  4. donchiotos

    donchiotos Donation Time

    Thanks, I have read about her but never knew how to contact her. Thanks
     
  5. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Diamond Level Sponsor

    I think rick at SS knows how to contact her
     
  6. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

    Sending you a pm with her contact info.
     
  7. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    Sunbeam Specialties has been selling them.
     
  8. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Donation Time

    We used ABS sheet bought a whole sheet from a Plastic Supply house for the 60 bucks you mentioned here had enough left over to do kick panels door panels etc. .062 thickness sheet sizes are huge as there used for vacume forming 56x96 etc here's the doors panels we made
     

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  9. donchiotos

    donchiotos Donation Time

    Thanks for all the information. I finally found the board at Rockford Supply www.rockfordsupply.com. It is the same type board that came with the seats as far as I can tell. 32x48 $6.90 each. Next step is to cut them and pop rivet them to the seat rails.
     
  10. Silver Creek Sunbeam

    Silver Creek Sunbeam Platinum Level Sponsor

    I’ve been looking for the upholstery board as well. Your link goes to a ‘parked’ web page. Is it possibly supposed to have an ‘h’ in place of ‘k’? I found what you were describing at http://www.rochfordsupply.com/shop/Automotive/Automotive_Misc/Panel_Board_-_Waterproof/index.html

    Thanks for the tip!
     
  11. canuck pride

    canuck pride Gold Level Sponsor

    Reading an old post on seat rebuilds I see that you had used the ABS method. I was wondering if this was something that you would do again this way or was if difficult to form it? Thanks mike
     
  12. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    I get mine from a local silk screening shop, we call it card stock. They use it for campaign signs and such. It’s perfect for seat backs on all series seats as far as I’ve seen.
     
  13. canuck pride

    canuck pride Gold Level Sponsor

    Thanks Junkman,,, I’ll try to hunt that down. Mike.
     

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