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While the glue is drying on the velcro you can turn your attention to the heavy lower seat base.
Turn it over and you can unbolt the chassis with all the motors and electrics.





As my runners were set with my seat full forward, one bolt was hard to get at, so I used a spanner
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4 bolts hold the chassis in. Remove this now, once again this part alone weighs 25 pounds !

If you have some help, it will assist you as you can now disconnect the seat electrics.



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Seat electrics


Yes that new leather seat cover will need cutting around the switches !




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You can then TRY to remove the cover off the seat base???
You will find that this cover is different from the upper. It is held on with metal rods or pins that are bent over and hold the seams, not just velcro as the upper part.



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New upper seat cover

To fit the new cover, first cover the seat foam with a large clear plastic bag. This stops the velcro attaching until you are ready for it..

Gently pull on the new leather cover being careful as it goes over the rear seat back latch.
No hole is provided, you will have to cut it yourself. Same goes for the 2 srews for the seat belt loop.
Head rest hole is cut ready. These covers can be fitted drivers side or passenger side, despite
different part numbers.
You will need help pulling the cover tight to clip the long black plastic clip at its base.





I was NOT happy with the fit, finish or the colour match of this expensive Genuine OEM item.
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Wasted weekend !

Now the big surprise in this installation....

A weekend wasted is never a wasted weekend !

Or so they say but a weekend wasted trying to fit new leather
and changing you mind, is frustrating.

At parts I needed help and that was where the wife saw that there was actually nothing wrong
with my seats?

I actually changed my mind and have put my origical cover back on.
I have given everyting a real deep clean and sprayed the raw metal on the seat chassis
But is is all back original.

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Well Bob that kinda stinks. But at least we now have a superb tutorial on the process of changing out the seat covers.
Is this a new-old stock (NOS) cover or the brand new leather from TMI and CJ Pony Parts?

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Well Bob that kinda stinks. But at least we now have a superb tutorial on the process of changing out the seat covers.
Is this a new-old stock (NOS) cover or the brand new leather from TMI and CJ Pony Parts?
These were brand new Genuine Ford replacement covers from Gene Evans Ford, Union City, GA.
I can either sell them or keep them till I am desperate enough to fit them again.

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A Cold Day In July

I think it will be 'A cold day in July' when I decide to ever fit them again.....

I searched and searched and could not find a single 'How To' Type thread so that is mainly why I posted this thread for you guys.
I could not find a thing on the web or Google on how to fit,
so that is why I did my own thing.

Sadly for me, I went back to stock......
But many of you will see this and can see that you can do it with Very basic tools and get a good result.

For me this did not happen bit for you it may really help you out, some.

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Bob,
This is GREAT...thanks for taking the time to post the pics and tutorial.
One for the archives for sure.

And as for the comments, you cracked me up....
ya...fixing car parts as a single guy is one thing, doing so with a female in the house is a whole different experience!
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This is a must for the archives as we are all going to eventually have to get these replaced.

Great step by step photos.

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Thanks, Bob for all that good information.

Your thread will be greatly appreciated as more owners tackle this job.

I found a local shop who will replace the drivers seat cushion and leather for $350 and he promises it will look original.

At that price I do not see me taking on his project.

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Just had an idea as to why the fit may be loose. The foam is original and a bit compressed, so the new skins would be a little baggy.

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Brad hit it on the nail. As good as your foam is, it is still compressed. If you can find some OEM foam you'll be happy with the fit. Too bad the new seat covers from TMI require different foam.

FWIW, changing the covers on my '69 seats was waaaaaaay easier than on the Bullitt but was still a pain in the arse. After reading this thread there is no way I'll ever do the Bullitt by myself. The money spent for someone else to do it will be worth it.

Definitely, need to add this to the archives.

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Bob,i Would Not Tackle That Job Myself.you Have Given The 01 Fellows Some Great Info. When I First Seen The Tan Seat In Your Bullitt With The Blue Welt,i Thought Wow,man That Looks Great.anyway
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