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Sometime ago, I had some exhaust system work near where the back seat area is. Unfortunately, the welder set fire to jute material behind the rear seat and you can see for the photo what happened. When I disassembled the seat cover, I noticed these wires weaved into the burlap.

 

Lord knows where anyone is going to get this stuff from. Anyway, It looks like the foam for the rear seats, coupe , hardtop is not reproduced. Please let me know if I am wrong. Looks like I may have to procure one or get some foam like a few of the forum members did to rebuild theirs.

 

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I checked Mustangs Unlimited limited latest catalog and website. They only have the burlap for the front seats. National Parts Depot the burlap front seat kit. They also have the padding kit, seat frame edge, Listing Rod set, rear seat, wait a minute, and they have the PAD set, rear seats. I do not see any reproduction of the seat foam!

 

judge, spot on baby!

 

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I found this You Tube video on how to rebuild a 4 door back seat. Really interesting.

 

 

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Found this from the 1970 Charger Registry that talks about the wires in the burlap.

 

http://www.1970chargerregistry.com/mboard/index.php?topic=3763.0

 

 

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Upon looking into the rear seat for the coupes or hardtops, the wires in the back seat are to help keep the burlap for pushing into the springs, thus weakening the foam support. The green looking stuff is paper wrapped upholstery wire. The wires that connect to it , per the 1970 Charger Registry is 0.030. Looks like it is just a time consuming project to get it replaced.

 

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http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/pts/5831199211.html

 

This guy is only a couple of blocks from my house. He has had this seat posted for a while, could prob get it for a lot less. Not sure what shipping to NC would be though. Let me know if you want me to check it out for you.

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Call Don at Ohio Mustang, he may have a usable original in his massive collection.

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73pony,

 

Thank you. I will let you know

 

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http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/pts/5831199211.html

 

This guy is only a couple of blocks from my house. He has had this seat posted for a while, could prob get it for a lot less. Not sure what shipping to NC would be though. Let me know if you want me to check it out for you.

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Hello Jeff73Mach1,

 

Yes, he just might.

 

Thank You!!

 

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Call Don at Ohio Mustang, he may have a usable original in his massive collection.

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when i rebuilt my interior i made my own burlap with wires.

 

i went to the hobby shop and bought piano wire in similar thickness, i precut the burlap into the rough shapes i needed based on what i had left of my originals. then i Z folded the burlap in the direction i needed held the Z fold and punched the wires through and then opened the fold of the burlap and adjusted the wires as needed to get the spacing right and match how the originals looked.

 

i repeated it for the front and rear seats and the hump in the center of the rear seat.

i matched the hog ring placement and the foam went on top with some contact spray glue.

it took a few hours but wasn't hard i still have left over burlap 11 years later. :D

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72HCODE,

 

Awesome! This thread should help members with what materials that are available to help rebuild their rear seats!

 

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the burlap with the wires primary reason for being there is preventing the foam from pushing through the spring wire when you sit on it.

 

the reproduction front seat foam (at least mine) had a fiberglass bottom that did the same thing,,, i put the burlap on first anyway so when you look under the front seats you see the burlap and not the foam(fiberglass piece)

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When I did mine, I bought burlap and foam from a fabric store. They had foam in several thicknesses and densities. As I recall, the foam over the center hump is thinner, so I used one thickness on each side where you park your butt, then the thickness needed for the center hump on top of everything, with the three pieces glued together with spray glue.

 

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