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Old 01-25-2018, 06:16 PM   #101
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Let me ask, do you have any direction on how to get the belt protector 'cups' on the upholstry in a good way? Mine were not put on very well from the start and are trying to come off the seat. The little teeth inside never seem to grip well. Do I have to take the hog rings off and re-do them and then put the cover back on, or can I do it with the cover on in some way?
They are pretty difficult to set with the cover still on the seat.
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Old 01-25-2018, 10:04 PM   #102
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They are pretty difficult to set with the cover still on the seat.
That's what I was afraid of. I guess I'm going to have to do that. Whomever put this cover on last time botched the seat belt part!
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Old 01-26-2018, 06:18 AM   #103
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That's what I was afraid of. I guess I'm going to have to do that. Whomever put this cover on last time botched the seat belt part!
Or the retainer is broke. It's better with the cover off, before I install the cover. I use a butt end of a plastic part removing tool. That way I can push that retainer on as tight as it will go. And that's easier when it's laying out flat on the table, with the underside of the cover facing up.
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Or the retainer is broke. It's better with the cover off, before I install the cover. I use a butt end of a plastic part removing tool. That way I can push that retainer on as tight as it will go. And that's easier when it's laying out flat on the table, with the underside of the cover facing up.
Thanks for the tip. Guess I'm going to have to buy some hog ring pliers after all! I got lucky and found an already re-upholstered seat with new foam for the same price that I would have paid for the cover alone, in my color no-less, which was a crazy good deal.
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Old 01-26-2018, 07:29 PM   #105
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Thanks for the tip. Guess I'm going to have to buy some hog ring pliers after all! I got lucky and found an already re-upholstered seat with new foam for the same price that I would have paid for the cover alone, in my color no-less, which was a crazy good deal.
Wow that's awesome.
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:24 AM   #106
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How much would it cost to ship a seat to 32547 zip code?
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:49 AM   #107
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FedEx Ground, 2 day shipping $230
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:53 AM   #108
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The shipping is usually the deal breaker, for a lot of people. But I can't do anything about it, it is what it is.
The size and weight is what drives the costs, It is Fedex that sets the price.

But here is what the seat looks like packaged up to ship.
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Old 01-31-2018, 09:30 PM   #109
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Great work TKCR.

Seeing what you have done has got me wanting to do my seat. I can and have done all my mechanical and body work for years, but I have now decided to tackle the seat.
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:04 AM   #110
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Great work TKCR.

Seeing what you have done has got me wanting to do my seat. I can and have done all my mechanical and body work for years, but I have now decided to tackle the seat.
Best advice I can give, if you decide on a new foam, plan ahead and have everything on hand. It takes time once you order items, to get them, especially from USA1.
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:14 PM   #111
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Got more work done on the buckets. Here are the stages of the frame restoration
Before, all rusty
After sandblasting
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:22 PM   #112
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Got more work done on the buckets. Here are the stages of the frame restoration
Before, all rusty
After sandblasting
Then paint
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nicer than stock!
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:45 PM   #113
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do you/anyone know whether an 81-87 bench seat will bolt into a 89 K5?
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:15 PM   #114
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do you/anyone know whether an 81-87 bench seat will bolt into a 89 K5?
Yes, the K5 Blazer Suburban and Crew Cab retained the truck platform until 1991.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:25 PM   #115
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Hey man, great work. I bought an LMC cover for my bench seat and had a friend from our local club help me put it on. This was right after we got it on there, it's since smoothed out.

Also, have you ever talked to Fastenal about shipping? I have another friend that sends parts, like fenders and seats, to and from Cali (lives in Ohio) often on the cheap. I don't know the rates, but the packages are put in their freight. I don't know that the timeline is 2 day shipping type stuff, but way cheaper. Just a thought.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:49 PM   #116
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Hey man, great work. I bought an LMC cover for my bench seat and had a friend from our local club help me put it on. This was right after we got it on there, it's since smoothed out.

Also, have you ever talked to Fastenal about shipping? I have another friend that sends parts, like fenders and seats, to and from Cali (lives in Ohio) often on the cheap. I don't know the rates, but the packages are put in their freight. I don't know that the timeline is 2 day shipping type stuff, but way cheaper. Just a thought.
Your seat looks great. I have not looked into Fastenal , but I will, thanks for the tip. I know the shipping is usually a deal breaker for a lot of people. I would do anything to find cheaper shipping. The average is around $200 using FedEx Ground 2-3 days.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:08 AM   #117
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Another step done on the Buckets. I have been following along with a video that was posted by Legendary Auto's on how to probably build these buckets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4ka...ndex=2&list=WL
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Foam and batting installed to the frames
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Got more done on the buckets
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Here's a Mahogany Tweed, that I did for a customer. This seat was NICE!!! I almost wanted to keep it for myself, if I had another truck to put it in.
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Like the work. Very nice!
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Old 03-02-2018, 11:30 PM   #122
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Like the work. Very nice!
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:29 PM   #123
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Buckets are finally done.
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Your seat looks great. I have not looked into Fastenal , but I will, thanks for the tip. I know the shipping is usually a deal breaker for a lot of people. I would do anything to find cheaper shipping. The average is around $200 using FedEx Ground 2-3 days.
I really need to go back and reread the whole thread to see what you've done with blues...

But, on the shipping note, 2 ideas:

If you havent looked at greyhound, they aren't too bad sometimes. Depots are limited, but can be decent on big items.

Other one was a company called forward air. They have mini depots at regional and municipal airports, it's strictly a depot to depot thing, but, back when I was a northerners and parted out grand nationals for a decade or two I could ship rear axle ass by from MA to TX for under $200 on a pallet. (Classified it as scrap)

Anyways, it's may help get around the shipping deal breaker.

Or you could make up a variety of colors and take a road trip down south... georgia and even charlotte aren't horrible from OH. Probably sell out quick at the shows....
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:21 PM   #125
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Or you could make up a variety of colors and take a road trip down south... georgia and even charlotte aren't horrible from OH. Probably sell out quick at the shows....
I plan on doing that with some Swap Meets and Shows, after I retire next year. We have a Swap Meet here in Ohio twice a year, that I have thought about taking my seats to.
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