The seats were made with a base of 1/2″ construction grade plywood. 3″ foam from old tent trailer foamies were cut out, and covered with marine vinyl at 50% off from our local Fabricland. The vinyl was sewn on my wife’s sewing machine (after teaching myself how to sew), and attached with a staple gun.
Taught myself how to upholster!
Not bad, eh? Surprisingly comfortable.
The dashboard was made from scrap 3/4″ plywood. The Corolla gauge cluster was fitted on the backside, and the edge finished to match the scuttle curvature. The dash was wrapped in marine vinyl.
Clean and simple layout
Corolla headlight and wiper switches
Actually, those seats sucked. They were surprisingly comfortable for a surprisingly short time.
I angled the base of the seat so give more thigh support. I also gutted a bucket seat from an old Hyundai (it was free), and made a much more supportive seat, with the lower 2/3 of the back angled further for more lumbar support. Simple to do, but it takes time to get it right.
Much more comfortable on long trips, and more lateral support