Cost to redo van interior?

Discussion in 'General' started by shakazulu12, Apr 22, 2022.

  1. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    I know this is like asking how long a piece of string is. But I figure somebody in here is in the auto upholstery business. I've got a 2005 Ford E350 motovan. Set up with a partition and a jacknife sofa in the back. The front seats are original and my thought was to have them, and the sofa in back redone in pleather/vinyl and actually carpet the passenger area to make it look finished and cut down on noise. Right now it's got the factory rubber matt down only.

    Anyone know what I'm looking at to do this? Couple thousand? More? Discount if I do it in purple velvet?
  2. pickled egg

    pickled egg If you don’t hear from me

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  3. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    Sold, but only if it's purple velvet and there is a disco ball.
  4. MGM

    MGM Well-Known Member

    Probably redo it in something that can be pressure washed. So you can get rid of the DNA..
  5. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

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  6. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    You can DIY the front seat with something form a place like

    Lots of places make stock replacement covers.

    For the sofa...take it somewhere and figure a tree fiddy to five hunny.

    carpet is a kit from JC whitney or similar.

    So all in DIY for may 1k - 1.5k.
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  7. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    Well boom. I can put down some dynamat while I'm at it. Thanks a ton!
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  8. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    No worries.

    Lots of youtube vidoes of guys swapping seat covers. Most of that era are hog rings. Easy to do. Just find the cover you like and swap.

    Good luck.
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  9. L8RSK8R

    L8RSK8R Well-Known Member

    My buddy Matt's tour van while in England. White Buffalo band. FB_IMG_1650658707499.jpg
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  11. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    the outside better look like this...

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  12. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    You should also look at taking it to Nogales. Make a weekend out of it..

    When I lived in San Diego, I had multiple friends take their re-upholstery jobs to Tijuana and it was cheaper by 30-50% depending on material.
  13. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Will said van be parked down by the river?
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  14. MGM

    MGM Well-Known Member

    Huge fan of White Buffalo!!
  15. CB186

    CB186 go f@ck yourself

    A sofa reupholstered for $500? I'd guess 3-5x that much.

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