Stage 1 completed. This is not for the faint of heart, once started there is no going back. The cobin has a heavy fiberglass base, with the edges built up to cup the rear foam. Also there is a metal T angle lamented into glass, for the back rest attachment.
- drill off rivets and pull back cover, about 50%.
- go crazy with a grinder, remove the glass lip and flush the metal angle.
- Next up hack at seat to shape to desired contor, hack saw blade with duct tape handle works well.
-sacrifice car headrest for additional foam, and rebuild the end where the glass lip/angle used to live.
-continue to shape (hack,grind,cut)
-attempt to stretch leather back over
-rerivet and cut off excess material.
I can see myself going back in and shaving somemore off, also maybe getting the rear recovered. But for now it works, and looks a little better.