[Healeys] rear seat and foam question????

Alan Seigrist healey.nut at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 20:56:20 MST 2008

Randy -

When I re-did the rear seat foams on my BJ8, I used 1/8" foam padding - and
the padding is a soft/light weight padding, not firm.  The kit I bought *only
had padding on the seat bottom*, not the sides because you don't want
padding sewn in there because it makes it hard to stretch it properly.

It looks original, not a little overstuffed like some of the more expensive
installations I've seen.


'52 A90
'53 BN1
'64 BJ8

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 1:53 AM, Randy Dickson <
rdickson at midwestarchaeology.com> wrote:

> Fellow Healeyoids,
> I have a simple question  regarding the rear seat on my 63 BJ7.  I have a
> complete leather interior kit from AH Spares.  I have a woman who does
> upholstery on old cars and she is going to cover the front seats, but I m
> trying to tackle the rear seats by myself.  I have already done the rear
> squab and it looks nice.
> My question is, how thick is the foam padding, (if any) that is used on top
> of the rear seat pans.  The leather kit already has some thin foam sewn on
> the backside of the leather.  Probably 3/8  or so.  Also, how dense is the
> foam, is it like landau form that is used on the backs of the uppers of the
> front seat?  I was thinking that it can t be too thick like <  or less
> otherwise the leather won t come around the sides of the seat pan nicely.
> Thanks in advance!
> Randy
> Healey-Archaeologist

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