I purchased a couple of old chairs online for $15 each, The woman I bought them from said optimistically that old chairs only needed a quick sand and the vinyl was still good. This was an optimistic assessment of the old chairs.
I have started the lengthy process of dismantling one the old chairs so I can repair both. This involves carefully taking the covers off so that you have a pattern for the new material.
I have made a short video of the process thus far. The extensive rotting of some parts has requires a bit of repair. I’m confident I will get a good outcome.