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Any Professional Seat Mod place in Vancouver?

Does any one know of a good professional seat mod place in Vancovuer, BC. The couple of stealerships I have spoken to have recommended upholstery guys and I am a bit weary of that.

Going the "Spencer" way would be too expensive on shipping.

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Does any one know of a good professional seat mod place in Vancovuer, BC. The couple of stealerships I have spoken to have recommended upholstery guys and I am a bit weary of that.

Going the "Spencer" way would be too expensive on shipping.
What are you looking to do to your seat? Just the foam, cover or entire replacement? If it's just a foam mod I have the material and tools.

Falling down is your bodies way of saying you just screwed up.

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@ Cuff: I just want to mod the foam (re-shape it) with two objectives in mind: Reduce the seat height by 1 inch if possible and make it more comfortable to sit in.

@jack425: Thanks for the suggestion. I will look into it.

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@ Cuff: I just want to mod the foam (re-shape it) with two objectives in mind: Reduce the seat height by 1 inch if possible and make it more comfortable to sit in.

@jack425: Thanks for the suggestion. I will look into it.
Not sure you can take the seat down at the rear of the drivers area a full inch and still have it comfy. You would be getting into a full foam replacement and depending on the type of foam/gel it could be quite expensive.

Here is a neat link to a seat mod using a hack saw blade and a can lid with holes in it.

I'd do it for you but I would be too worried about wrecking someone elses seat. Building a seat up in the front (more than happy to do for ya) to make it comfy is waaaaaay easier than cutting. The seat imho only needs about 1/2" to 3/4" at the front to make it decent. You can always take off what you put on but you can't always put back what you take off.

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Here is a neat link to a seat mod using a hack saw blade and a can lid with holes in it.
You forgot to attach the link. Thanks

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That dude makes it look so easy. 10 minutes for him equals three seats, 25 hunks of foam, 6 covers, and countless profanities for me. I took mechanics, not sewing and upholstery. Who is this dude, and where does he work? And don't get me wrong, I'm impressed!
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That dude makes it look so easy. 10 minutes for him equals three seats, 25 hunks of foam, 6 covers, and countless profanities for me. I took mechanics, not sewing and upholstery. Who is this dude, and where does he work? And don't get me wrong, I'm impressed!
I would have said here in Thailand there are tons of shops doing such work, the tiled floor, the sandals, the step-thru scooter exhaust but a related clip shows a car with Malaysian
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