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Old August 31st, 2007, 12:33 PM
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Replacing Seat Foam?

Can anyone point me to instructions on how to replace the front seat base foam? I have new foam, just wondering the best approach to replacing it.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 12:42 PM
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I would check Exmoor's website. If you can't find anything consider the below, pretty easy and straight-forward:

Remove seat base, flip it over. Unhook metal rod in back, remove all the plastic push pins, then slide off the rubber retainer from around the rest of the seat. Pull off the cover. Rip off the existing seat base. Clean up the pan with a chisel, acetone, etc. Spray adhesive to the pan and foam. Install new foam. Re-install cover. Re-install rubber retainer around base of pan, ensure the cover is centered up. Re-install the metal rod in the back. And put the push pins back in.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 10:31 PM
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just tear it apart and it quickly becomes pretty evident how to put it back together.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 10:43 PM
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Thanks for the info guys, I will be tearing into it this weekend.
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what about the seat backs id like to restuff mine, the material looks fine and isnt burnt to dirty etc.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 10:43 PM
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The seat back is easy too, its just more steps with the head rest and all. The hardest part is getting the lock-strip along the bottom of the upholstery to re-close.

New foam is so very pleasing.
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This may help a little so you know what it looks like apart:

http://www.eastcoastrover.com/201.html

http://www.eastcoastrover.com/211.html
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Old May 14th, 2008, 03:02 PM
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I need to replace the seat foam in my DS seat base. Is Exmoor the best option for buying just the foam? Thanks.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 05:48 PM
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seems like the only option
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Old May 14th, 2008, 05:52 PM
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Ryan,

I have 1 cushion foam in stock. Do you need any backrest foam?

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Old May 14th, 2008, 07:32 PM
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Chris,

All I need is the foam for the seat base. So I'm very interested in what you have. I'll contact you offline.

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Have you not tried local furniture repair/upholstery shops? Cutting foam is what they do every day and they do it well. They can easily copy it from the other seat.

I recall an old guy here in Boston who used to do anything with foam. I only used him to take his scrap foam that I used for packing material.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 11:45 PM
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The foam is so inexpensive its hardly worth it to drive around and find someone to custom cut something. Plus the new molded part is superior to the old one and you know it will fit the first time. With some guy doing it, you have to wait until its done to see if you're satisfied.
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