A client from here in Anchorage recently dropped by Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security to inquire about upgrading the upholstery on his 2019 Ford Ranger seats. The STX trim-level pickup truck came with cloth seats in the front and rear, and the client wanted something a little classier. After looking at the truck, we worked with the client to choose a set of custom-stitched Katzkin leather upholstered seats that would look great in the vehicle.
Ford Ranger Upholstery Upgrade
The Katzkin website is designed to make it very easy for clients to mix and match different color leathers and stitching to create a truly custom look. Our client chose black leather for the seats and added coffee-colored wing inserts on either side of the center panel and coffee-colored French stitching for a subtle accent. Katzkin created the front and rear seats’ upholstery and sent them to our shop for installation.
Once the new Katzkin upholstery arrived, we scheduled an appointment to begin upgrading the Ranger. After going through our check-in process, our team disconnected the battery to keep the airbag system safe, then set to work removing the front and rear seats from the truck. We removed the cloth and installed the new leather upholstery.
Expert Upholstery Installation
The new seat upholstery kit includes the backs and bottoms of the front and rear seats, along with all five headrests, as well as the armrest in the center of the back seat. Our technicians use genuine steel hog rings to secure the new leather to the seats. Some shops take shortcuts with zip ties to speed up this process. Unfortunately, plastic zip ties or wire ties can become brittle in the extreme cold conditions we experience and can break. The last thing we want is for the client’s new upholstery to shift and look unsightly.
With the seats recovered, we reinstalled them in the vehicle and torqued all the fasteners back to their OE specifications. We also reconnected the airbag and occupant detection sensors to ensure that all the truck’s safety systems would function properly. We finished by going through our check-out procedure to make sure everything else in the truck was flawless.
Alaska’s Vehicle Upgrade Experts
The client returned to Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security in Anchorage, excited to see the new upholstery in his Ford Ranger. He loved the color choices he made and was impressed with how well everything fit. If you’re interested in making your car or truck more comfortable or upgrading your vehicle’s look, drop by our store and speak with one of our product experts. If you can’t get to us during regular business hours, give our team a call or send us an e-mail.