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Old 08-06-2018, 08:12 AM   #151
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Here is the OE 1991 interior color.
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:32 PM   #152
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Any idea what this would look like in Blue? I'm considering doing both my seats in my Crew Cab Dually.
I have done a blue in the past. It would look like this seat, and like the one you posted. Here's a color chart also.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:29 PM   #153
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Took a little road trip down to Kentucky. Came home with 4 grilles and 3 bench seats.
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Old 08-26-2018, 12:08 AM   #154
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Took a little road trip down to Kentucky. Came home with 4 grilles and 3 bench seats.
What yard was that in?
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:30 AM   #155
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What yard was that in?
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:13 PM   #156
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Spend the last few days building a few seats. All are listed on Ebay and the on the parts section of the forum.
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can you tell me what brand of cover the two tone brown one is? will it fit a 77 gmc, what to do give for cores, say I pick up a seat and leave you my old one?
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:05 PM   #157
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can you tell me what brand of cover the two tone brown one is? will it fit a 77 gmc, what to do give for cores, say I pick up a seat and leave you my old one?
It would have fit, but it has been sold. It was correct for 77-80 GMC. The only seat I have built up and ready are these:
77-80 Camel Tan
81-87 Black & Silver
81-78 Maroon & Burgandy
But any 73-87 seat will fit, they all bolt up to the floor of the cab, or any 73-87 truck. I take $50 off the price of the seat, for the core seat.
I can build pretty much anything, but that GMC seat. I do not have one at this time.
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:23 PM   #158
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I like the way you protect the bottom of the seat foam from the springs with Jute.
It's those little touches that make for a quality re-build.
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:59 PM   #159
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I like the way you protect the bottom of the seat foam from the springs with Jute.
It's those little touches that make for a quality re-build.
Several reason why I use the jute;
It's part of the rebuild kit, which helps build and firm up the foam.
It gives the bottom of the seat a cleaner look.
As you said, it also protects the bottom of the seat foam from the springs.
In most cases, Jute can not be used when a new foam bottom is installed on the seat. The new cover is impossible to get on. (see pic)

Some upholstery shops use batting, but it doesn't hold up and it's messy. I only use batting on the small holes that need filled in. But most of the time, it's best just to replace a bad section with new piece of foam.(see pic) It's ideal to use a NEW seat bottom foam, but it's too pricey for some. But I have customers insist on having a NEW foam. If the original foam is too damaged, it gets tossed.
When I tear down seats that have been "rebuilt" at one time, I have found that people use all sorts of stuff. Towels, carpet, hard foam, newspapers, cardboard and luan paneling just to name a few.
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Old 09-10-2018, 05:40 PM   #160
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I’ve been quietly tagging along and really appreciate the skill you put into redoing the seats and the knowledge you share here. I have one on the “to do” list and will be getting in contact for one of yours when it is time. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:26 PM   #161
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I’ve been quietly tagging along and really appreciate the skill you put into redoing the seats and the knowledge you share here. I have one on the “to do” list and will be getting in contact for one of yours when it is time. Thanks for sharing!
Your Welcome and Thank You for the kind words. Looking forward to possibly working on a seat for you.
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Old 09-13-2018, 01:10 PM   #162
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Does that tan seat above have the holes for the seat belts to go through.
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Old 09-13-2018, 02:44 PM   #163
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Does that tan seat above have the holes for the seat belts to go through.
No it does not. That is a 73-80 Benchseat, those did not have the seatbelt holes. The belts came up between the seat.
The 81-87 bench seats have the belt cutout holes.
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Old 09-13-2018, 05:43 PM   #164
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Ok thanks that's exactly what I was wondering. Someone local has one listed as 81-87 but it has no cutouts. What is the difference in the track to tell the 81-87 tracks from the rest?
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Old 09-13-2018, 05:54 PM   #165
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Ok thanks that's exactly what I was wondering. Someone local has one listed as 81-87 but it has no cutouts. What is the difference in the track to tell the 81-87 tracks from the rest?
This is the only pic I have of all 3 together. From left to right:
73-76. 77-80. 81-87. The seat release knob is off to the side on the 73-76 & 77-80 tracks. It is the front for the 81-87 tracks.
They all will bolt up to the cab floor, any 73-87. They have to match the seat frame though. Another words the 73-76 tracks will not bolt up to a 81-87 seat frame.
It could be, that the seat was redone at one time, and they didn't cut the holes into the cover. That can be done. I have a new cover now, the holes have to be cut in, if you want them.
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:52 PM   #166
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Thank you very much for the picture and info very informative. You definitely are the seat master.
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Thank you very much for the picture and info very informative. You definitely are the seat master.
I'm learning, I have gotten a lot of help from a few members on here, when I first started on this venture a few years ago.
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:42 PM   #168
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I have a 72 bench seat needing new upholstery. B4 this can happen I need to find the side spring on the driver edge to replace. Is something you can supply? Any help will be appreciated. Roland...………..
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I have a 72 bench seat needing new upholstery. B4 this can happen I need to find the side spring on the driver edge to replace. Is something you can supply? Any help will be appreciated. Roland...………..
Can you be a bit more specific, I'm not sure exactly what you are needing. Is it the big adjust spring on the drivers side track?
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:19 PM   #170
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Black seems to be the most popular. Just adding more pics of seats that have been built.
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Do you do your own sandblasting?
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:58 AM   #172
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Do you do your own sandblasting?
Yes, but if I get too many frames at one time and they are more than I can handle. I have a friend that has a BIG sandblaster. I take the seat bottom frames to him. He can get them done a lot faster, so it's easier just to pay him. I do the seat backs, some of the seat bottoms, the tracks and all the hardware.
Like the buckets, I had to let Jimmy do the frames, but I did the tracks.
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What media do you use... sand, walnut shells, something else?
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What media do you use... sand, walnut shells, something else?
I have used the glass beads in the past, then I tried this, and it is pretty fast cutting. A bit more dusty than I like

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Built a Charcoal Velour/Vinyl Deluxe benchseat for a customers in Texas. This one was with a New Foam seat bottom.
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