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Old 03-18-2017, 03:06 PM   #1
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Bench Seat Cover Research - Prices - Sources - Vendors

There have been many a posts on this topic, a vinyl seat cover for a bench seat, but I wanted to add a current one with pictures and current prices from the Big Four. So I will update this thread with an item from each vendor, if you know of others please feel free to help out and contribute.

My rig is a 1974 standard cab 2WD with manual transmission

The Big Four Vendors are:

1. Brothers Trucks

2. Classic Industries

3. Classic Parts

4. LMC Truck

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Old 03-18-2017, 03:13 PM   #2
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Brothers Trucks



73-80 FRONT BENCH SEAT COVER - MADRID VINYL

Item Number: UP80V01

Price: $229.99

Shipping: $33.45

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although I want a black one, their website does not change the pic even if you select the black one for purchase

not sure why this is so much more expensive than the other three sources, I always wonder if these online catalog shops order their parts from the same source and then charge what ever they can for the same items

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Old 03-18-2017, 03:16 PM   #3
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Classic Industries

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Could not find one on their website so contacted their Customer Support, waiting to hear back.

These guys have excellent Customer Service, however they don't have much for our 73-87 trucks, they mostly have aftermarket universal junk, think floor mats, mud flaps, and do dads.
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Old 03-18-2017, 03:19 PM   #4
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(1973-80) Seat Cover Kit-Vinyl-Black-Bench Seat

Item Number: 28-801B

Price: $169.95

Shipping: $14.95

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Seems the least expensive of the bunch, but is that what we want, remember you get what you pay for, right?
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Old 03-18-2017, 03:24 PM   #5
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Re: Bench Seat Cover Research - Prices - Sources - Vendors



LMC Truck



BENCH SEAT KIT-VINYL-BLAC

Item Number: 38-2290-BL

Price: $189.95

Shipping: $27.75

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The more I buy from LMC Truck the less I like them. They do not have a Technical Support department, essentially they are just a call center, with no added value if you know how to use the Internet, and can place an order online by yourself, LOL. As far as this seat cover it sure looks a lot like the one from Brothers (gray one in the bottom pic) but it's $40 bucks less!

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Old 03-18-2017, 05:25 PM   #6
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Classic Industries

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Could not find one on their website so contacted their Customer Support, waiting to hear back.

These guys have excellent Customer Service, however they don't have much for our 73-87 trucks, they mostly have aftermarket universal junk, think floor mats, mud flaps, and do dads.

I have to say I'm pretty impressed with what they offer. I've been able to find any interior part I've looked for. I found a link for what you're looking http://www.classicindustries.com/pro...027300328.html The keywords to search for were "Bench Seat Upholstery". The other thing with Classic industries is they are the only classic parts company that seems to offer a percentage off. Id recommend getting their GM Truck catalog, you'll be impressed with how much they carry.
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:57 PM   #7
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Re: Bench Seat Cover Research - Prices - Sources - Vendors

I think all of those covers come from here:

http://www.acmeautoheadlining.com/19chstcabpif3.html

They are sold on ebay by all kinds of sellers also.

Very crappy cataloging by all of them to really see what you are getting. The colors don't seem to match the original interior colors very well at least for the cloth and vinyl mixed covers (silverado).
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These 2 were from LMC. They were nice quality covers
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This one was from Classic Industries. Very nice quality cover.
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I have recently talked to USA1 about covers. They will be the next place I'm going to try. They tell me that their covers are made there in NC

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Old 03-19-2017, 01:29 AM   #11
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Could not find one on their website so contacted their Customer Support, waiting to hear back.

These guys have excellent Customer Service, however they don't have much for our 73-87 trucks, they mostly have aftermarket universal junk, think floor mats, mud flaps, and do dads.
Classic industries has a bunch of covers. I did one seat already with one of their covers and I am getting ready to do 2 more seats, Black Vinyl Deluxe & Charcoal Vinyl Deluxe.

http://www.classicindustries.com/sho...ery/?&p=1&r=60
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Stock Interiors also has covers:

81-87
http://www.stockinteriors.com/items....e=&FilterBody=


73-80
http://www.stockinteriors.com/items....e=&FilterBody=
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http://www.ricksupholstery.com/?redirect=false

I have looked at this site for years but have yet to pull the trigger for a new seat cover.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:31 AM   #14
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I have to say I'm pretty impressed with what they offer. I've been able to find any interior part I've looked for. I found a link for what you're looking http://www.classicindustries.com/pro...027300328.html The keywords to search for were "Bench Seat Upholstery". The other thing with Classic industries is they are the only classic parts company that seems to offer a percentage off. Id recommend getting their GM Truck catalog, you'll be impressed with how much they carry.
Thank you for the link though I am not sure this is the one I need as it states it's for a Suburban/Crew Cab and mine is a standard cab truck, and I know the other vendors actually differentiate between truck seats and Suburban seats, I may be wrong, also mine folds.

W1027300328 - 1973-80 Suburban/Crew Cab Non-Folding Bench Seat Upholstery - Beige Vinyl

"This quality bench seat upholstery for 1973-80 Suburban and Crew Cab models with non-folding bench seats."
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:58 AM   #15
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I missed the part about your truck being a 74. Most of these are for the standard cab folding seat style 73-80

http://www.classicindustries.com/sho...its/?&p=1&r=60
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Looks awesome. Just like a 1st grader installed it.
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Looks awesome. Just like a 1st grader installed it.
That is exactly the reason why I will probably never try their covers. That is poor marketing on their part.
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Re: Bench Seat Cover Research - Prices - Sources - Vendors

Do you need the hogring tool to do these covers or can they be done without upholstery tools? My original vinyl seat is about shot.
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Do you need the hogring tool to do these covers or can they be done without upholstery tools? My original vinyl seat is about shot.
You'll need the hog ring pliers. They come with a small pair, but it is hard to use. I ended up getting a couple of good pair of pliers to do all the seats I have done. Check the link at the bottom of my page, you can see the seats I have done so far. I have started restoring seats as a hobby.
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Re: Bench Seat Cover Research - Prices - Sources - Vendors

I bought the cloth bench seat cover from LMC. Fit/look was fantastic! When I was done, could swear it was a brand new seat from GM. Problem is, the quality is just not there. My original seat cover took 25 years to rip, this LMC cover split at the seam between the side vinyl / cloth after two years. Seems the sun really faded it quickly as well......
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:50 PM   #21
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I bought the cloth bench seat cover from LMC. Fit/look was fantastic! When I was done, could swear it was a brand new seat from GM. Problem is, the quality is just not there. My original seat cover took 25 years to rip, this LMC cover split at the seam between the side vinyl / cloth after two years. Seems the sun really faded it quickly as well......
This is great. So hard to find reviews on products that have actually been used a while.
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If it's a plain vinyl seat with ribs you should be able to reproduce it in high quality Marine Vinyl and cloth backed foam. I've done Motorcycle, ATV, and Tractor/machinery seats in 32oz -20F rated Marine Vinyl that has far outlasted the originals.
A mid-century Singer 201, 319, or 501 will easily sew leather and high quality vinyl. I lean toward the 201 for straight plain stitching because it's a heavy simple mule and built like a Sherman tank. The bells and whistles on the fancy stitching machines like the 319 & 501 make them slightly less robust and harder to fix.
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