Redneck Auto Upholstery Repair

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on August 16th, 2013

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Red Neck Seat Cover Repair

Check out these ridiculous videos by YouTuber Elderly Iron of Redneck Restoration on how to upholster the bench seat of a 1985 Chevrolet Silverado using only a utility knife, foam saw, spray glue, duct tape and one-size-fits-all seat cover.

Needless to say, the end result is horrendous. Hopefully, this is meant to be more of a comedy sketch than a serious tutorial.

Lines like this leave me 99 percent certain it’s the former: “Now I’m using duct tape, which means this is amateur redneck reupholstery. If we were doing professional, we’d be using Gorilla tape.”

Sadly, I’m sure we’ve all come across hatchet-job trimmers that actually do work like this – though not anyone in The Hog Ring community, right?

We don’t take kindly to that kind of work here…




17 Responses

  1. Geoff Geoff says:

    Oddly, I get this. No, it isn’t good – not by any stretch – but it is clever. This is useful for someone who cannot afford a new interior, or even a seat cover, from a pro, but needs something done. A stop-gap. It is something that anyone can do to make damaged upholstery work until a professional can be afforded. I’d never endorse or suggest it as a serious plan, but if you are in a tight spot, this is a way to save some face while sticking to a budget.

    But seriously, that cover is hideous!

  2. aunc aunc says:

    I don’t think that was meant as a joke.

  3. Natalie says:

    Now that’s a quality job right there… Says Larry the cable guy. Really!!! Sadly. That is what some people ask you to do, baling twine and duct tape – can fix just about anything, right??

  4. jeff corey says:

    You don’t hear too many roosters crow in “real” upholstery shops!

  5. lol, curse you nadeem, i cant believe i just wasted the time to watch these videos. i dont know wether to applaud him for creativity or bash him for stupidity

  6. lady fat cat lady fat cat says:

    I’ll admit, I had to watch them all too–like watching a bad accident. With my luck I’ll be the one who ends up taking off all that duct tape and “electric fence wire.” Even the rooster seems upset!

  7. I nearly died laughing at the electric fence wire!

    Sorry for wasting everyone’s time. But this was too big of a train wreck to not stop and watch, lol.

  8. it was too bad to stop watching. the funny thing is how many people posted on these videos talkin about how they are going to try that so im predicting several of these seats will be showing up in upholstery shops all over the u.s. in the next year or two when they start fallin apart.

  9. Gtrimming Gjudd says:

    Legend! lol

  10. Eric's Auto Upholstery says:

    When I first read the title of the article, I truly thought it was a joke. Apparently it wasn’t meant to be. I know there’s a lot of tutorials out there but, this one really takes the cake! No offense but, this is why they say….
    You get what you pay for!

  11. jaysal jaysal says:

    That’s like scratching your fingernails on a blackboard. YIKES!!!!

  12. wolfman says:

    Take any tool within this guys reach and lock them up.. I would say he knows moonshine makes you smart

  13. Larry says:

    So this is the guy responsible for some of the nasty repair upholstery I’ve had to take apart! I knew he was out there somewhere….

  14. Now that’s a quality job right there. Restoring an older car can be fun! i am appreciate this post. Nice post thanks for this post.

  15. I appreciate you for giving this review…your blogs is very useful for me.. thanking for sharing this blogs..

  16. clifton says:

    That look like it took him all day…Why did he even waste money on a meat cutter? So many things wrong with those videos… SMH.. I feel like Buying him a sewing machine, just for his efforts… :) He did put allot time into it tho.. he gets a A for that… even the music.. :) Good work ain’t cheap…. cheap work ain’t Good

  17. Retired.. Have Seen These Kind Of Jobs Before, JC Whitney Specials. The Time And Injunuity It Took Him To Figure This Out A Good Upholster Could Have Done A Prime Job On The Seat. I Suppose Some People Just Say Use What You’ve Got And Bedone With It. Truck Must Be Used On The Farm. A So Called Beater Truck.


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