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    After trimming away any excess plastic, you just have to line up the fabric tabs on the outer edges on the inside of the headrest (to cover the foam so that you don't see any of it when the cover is fully installed, there is one on each side). When those are all lined up, you just have to curl the plastic snaps around and seat the one inside of the other ... and ... presto! ... headrests done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 85CougarCobra View Post
    Thanks! I bought fabric from the same company and had a local upholstery shop recover the Turbo Coupe rear seat. I'll get some pics of it up soon. I'm keeping my stock rear seat and just storing it.
    I'd really like to see pictures of that. I think it's going to look awesome when it's done.

    BTW this is a great set of instructions for someone who wants to tackle this themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    BTW this is a great set of instructions for someone who wants to tackle this themselves.
    Thanks. Figured this might help someone out somewhere along the way. Doubt too many people are overly interested in modifying their seats, but nice to know there are some options out there.

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    Installing the seat back foam on the frame is pretty straight forward as well. Just lower the foam over the top of the seat back frame. The foam is universal (left/right) and there are openings in the top for the headrest and seat belt shoulder bracket attaching point.
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    After you get the foam dropped in place from the top, you'll come to the bottom part of the seat back and wrap the foam under and around, installing the plastic clip onto the frame.
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    Once the foam is placed/installed on the seat back frame, the first thing you will want to pay attention to are the metal loops in the upper corners on each side. Similar to the seat base, the "L" rods will need to installed so that they slide into these loops.
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    The next order of business is to prep the seat back upholstery. Turn the cover inside out and reinstall the top retaining rod, this is where you will make your first attachments of the upholstery to the foam. You will also need to move down to the center part of the seat cover and cut either side of the fabric loop channel for the center rod. This material is sewn in and then stitched through up the sides, essentially closing them up. You'll need to make a cut on either side to re-open them.
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    With top rod in place, place the cover on top of the seat back frame and just start rolling it down a little. This will get the rod loosely lined up with where it attaches to the foam. You'll have to apply some pressure to push the rod down into the channel running left to right across the top of the foam, then use three hog rings (one in the center and one on each side) and attach the rod to the foam. Once attached, continue rolling the upholstery down to the next rod location.
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