First separate the new left hand and right hand seat foams and seat covers. They are slightly different and should be marked left hand and right hand for positioning.
Keep one of the seats together to use as an example to check your work against until the first seat is completely recovered. Do not worry if the headrests do not come out at this stage.
At the bottom the cover has cardboard inserts with metal plates attached (Fig. 34), which in turn are clipped into brackets on the seat frame.
To release these, pull down and they will come free. Pull the cover free from the bottom of the seat and then from the front pull out the internal flap which is inserted through the foam cushion.
The cover can now be pulled up (Fig. 35) until you come to the headrest which should still be in place. Peel the cover up and over the headrest stalk and you will see a spring clip coming out of the stalk. Press this in with a screwdriver and the headrest will pull out. Remove the seat back foam from the frame.
Peel the unclipped skirt up and over to see how the cover is attached to the foam cushion (Fig. 37). The frame foam wrap can also be removed as can the seat diaphragm (Fig. 38). Finish dismantling by inspecting the frame and carry out any repairs etc. before cleaning and painting.
We are assuming that along with the new seat covers, you will also be fitting new seat base diaphragms, base and seat back foam cushions. It may be necessary to also fit new seat back straps, but usually these are in reasonable condition and may only need repairing if they have lost tension.