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Old 11-28-2022, 08:37 AM   #751
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Re: Bench Seats, Having them Reupholstered

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This is the is the Benchseat thread. I do have a Seatbelt thread, but I’ll answer this. If your looking for new belts, those would be aftermarket belts, but I wouldn’t recommend them to anyone. They are ugly and don’t work very well. You have said numerous times that you can’t afford a new cover, so new seatbelts are going to be more than what a new cover costs.
If you have your original belts, I can restore them, that is what my Seatbelt thread is all about. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out.
Well, I can't afford it when it's so simple and easy to restore a bench seat lol

Seat belts are another matter. Not something you want to trust to just anyone. With the hit and miss quality of LMC, it's probably better to just have oem restored or go with someone with a reputation for high quality.
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Old 11-28-2022, 09:08 AM   #752
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Well, I can't afford it when it's so simple and easy to restore a bench seat lol

Seat belts are another matter. Not something you want to trust to just anyone. With the hit and miss quality of LMC, it's probably better to just have oem restored or go with someone with a reputation for high quality.
I suppose it is easy for some people, but for others it isnít. But there is always what one would call ďrestoringĒ a seat, and wether itís done right or not. Most upholstery shops throw a new cover on a seat and say thatís a restored seat, lol. I say itís restoring and repairing the entire frame, tracks and hardware is what a true restoration is. Not everyone will even see some of the stuff I find on a seat frame, much less have to ability to repair them. Here are just some of the things I find on the seat frames that need attention, that 99% of the people donít even see.

Seatbelts, I havenít found an aftermarket place that has good working seatbelts yet. Sure they are new, but if they donít function well, then why waste the money.
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Old 01-16-2023, 03:39 PM   #753
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Need some advice . Iím doing my seat in my 68 and the foam is perfect but the new cover is loose and if I try to stretch it the pleat fold under the seat seems to need more padding . Looking at high density foam but not sure of thickness . Also whatís the best way to fix a broken spring the frame is in in incredible condition still shines black with no rust . Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-16-2023, 03:41 PM   #754
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The seat back still has the jute covered in cloth should I put the foam under it ? I’ve done a lot of seats but with all new foam .
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Old 01-16-2023, 06:52 PM   #755
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Need some advice . Iím doing my seat in my 68 and the foam is perfect but the new cover is loose and if I try to stretch it the pleat fold under the seat seems to need more padding . Looking at high density foam but not sure of thickness . Also whatís the best way to fix a broken spring the frame is in in incredible condition still shines black with no rust . Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
The springs canít be fixed, they need replaced.
Itís hard to say on the foam thickness, 1/2Ē-1Ē maybe. I actually use jute as a filler. I use it between the springs and foam.
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Old 01-17-2023, 04:01 PM   #756
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Thanks . I picked up some cushion wrap didn’t think of using jute under the foam might go pick some up as it will help protect the foam from the springs the burlap is rotted away . The foam is in great shape but I’m sure it’s compressed that’s why it’s loose . I have an old box spring that I can steal some springs off . Just need to heat and normalize the steel , shape then harden/temper again just like making a knife
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Old 02-26-2023, 02:14 PM   #757
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I can tell itís getting closer to Spring, Iíve had a couple of seats to do.
Here are a couple of Blue Velour Deluxe, 1981-1987.
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Old 03-13-2023, 05:28 PM   #758
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1981-1987 Black Velour Silverado Deluxe. This is fully restored and will be picked up later this week.
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Old 03-16-2023, 09:26 AM   #759
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Re: Bench Seats, Having them Reupholstered

What's your timeframe and price? I need a seat redon3 for my 84 Silverado. It is currently covered in vinyl, I want to convert it to cloth. Whay are my options? You can PM me if you don't want to discuss in this thread. Thanks,

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Old 03-16-2023, 11:52 AM   #760
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What's your timeframe and price? I need a seat redon3 for my 84 Silverado. It is currently covered in vinyl, I want to convert it to cloth. Whay are my options? You can PM me if you don't want to discuss in this thread. Thanks,

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Old 03-21-2023, 07:28 PM   #761
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Re: Bench Seats, Having them Reupholstered

Took advantage of the somewhat milder weather and got some seat frames back from the sandblaster, and got those repainted and repaired. Replaced the broken End Springs on the 73 seat frame. Also got the tracks for the same seat restored and installed a new knob for the one that was missing.
The 81-87 frames, some of the springs were replaced. A few of the other frames received all new Grids & Springs.
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Old 03-21-2023, 07:33 PM   #762
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Old 03-29-2023, 09:52 PM   #763
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1981-1987 fully restored Black Velour Deluxe Benchseat. New Grid and Springs also.
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Re: Bench Seats, Having them Reupholstered

Just completed a fully restored bench seat in Burgundy Velour. This will be used for a front seat in a Suburban. Will be picked up later this week.
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Old 05-04-2023, 06:48 PM   #765
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Hereís a fully restored bench seat that was done for someone. 1981-1987 Blue Velour Silverado Deluxe.
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Another Burgundy for someone local
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Old 05-25-2023, 10:09 PM   #767
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1981-1987 Black Velour Custom Deluxe. Fully restored, using a new foam, Gris and springs.
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