Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 73 280SE 4.5, 71 300SEL, 03 BMW Z4, 72 Fiat 850, 80 Triumph TR7, 85 Porsche 911
Location: DC Area
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It's actually pretty easy. Take the seat out of the car first and remove the leather covering. To do so, you'll need to compress the spring. I had my neighbor's son sit on it (he's a moose), which allowed me to take off the leather. The pad just slips off. In my case though, it had crumbled into what looked like shredded wheat. Once the new one is on, recompress the springs, and tie them in a compressed state (I used high-weight fishing line. Put the cover back on, cut the fishing lines from underneath, and you're good to go.
Not counting taking out and re-bolting in the seat, the job can take you less than an hour. I did mine in about that time, and I had no prior experience.