For hobbyists who are used to working on the drivetrain, suspension, and electrical aspects of their Pontiacs, tackling the restoration of the seats can seem intimidating at first. Truth be told, there are a lot of individual steps that are essential to completing the job correctly—hence the two-part story—and attention to detail is required. However, the project can be completed successfully by anyone who has basic mechanical skills, an eye for detail, and some direction.

The correct seat covers and application-specific seat foam available today fits well and looks great—at least, that's our experience with the items we sourced from YearOne for this story. So if you have the basic tools, the parts, and the time, you can restore your seats in a weekend.

We employed the talents of Gillin Custom Design to show you how the company approaches the task. Gil Monge and Linda Nilon started the business in 2001 through a shared appreciation for interior design and Gil's love of classic cars. Linda's group handles commercial and residential interior design and Gil's group does the automotive side—everything from stock restorations to all-out one-of-a-kind custom interiors.

Upholsterer Kurt Reiche and Gil will put their combined 40-plus years of experience to use for HPP readers by showing us how to restore our tattered bucket seats.

SOURCE
Year One
PO Box 129
Tucker
GA  30085
800-932-7663
770-496-1949
www.yearone.com
Gillin Custom Design
75 Wisener Ave
Middletown
NY  10940
845-857-2734
www.gillincustomdesign.com