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Old 03-21-2018, 08:28 AM   #126
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Beautiful work. Need a seat for my truck but as you mentioned....shipping can be a deal breaker. Wish I lived nearby. Those are really nice.
I'm going to check with Fastenal and see what their prices are.
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:23 PM   #127
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So I checked with Fastenal about shipping. For the quote, I used a seat that I had recently shipped to Alabama using FedEx. And the pic shows how the seat looks packed up to ship.
Fedex was $205.00. Fully insured. 3-5 days delivery.

Fastenal quote was $150.
It will take a little more on my end to use Fastenal. I don't have a local store, but the nearest is 25 miles. And to be insured, the seat needs to be on a pallet.
The only draw bag I can see using Fastenal, is the delivering time. There's really do guarantees on delivery time. The plus side, it is a bit cheaper!!!
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:35 PM   #128
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Thanks for checking. It may be a little while before I can work with the seat but always looking ahead. I have a decent bench seat now in that it works and it's not in to terrible condition. However, it's green vinyl and it doesn't fold forward so it isn't color matched to anything else in the truck and I need access to the small space behind the seat. I will be looking to get one that folds forward to replace the one I have.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:48 AM   #129
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Completed a couple of seats this weekend.

Black Velour/Black Vinyl
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:51 AM   #130
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Also picked a seat from a donor truck. It will be stripped down for restoration. Best part, was it was only 10 mins away and $20!!! I was happy about that.
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Old 04-09-2018, 05:52 PM   #131
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Sold the Black Vinyl Deluxe bench with New Foam to a local person, for his 86 GMC. He came up this weekend and we swapped the new seat in the truck. I took the old seat for a core, to be restored.
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:49 AM   #132
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Sold the Black Vinyl Deluxe bench with New Foam to a local person, for his 86 GMC. He came up this weekend and we swapped the new seat in the truck. I took the old seat for a core, to be restored.
Have you ever made any videos on your process, tips and tricks on sewing etc. I,m getting a little better on my sewing but always looking at better methods.
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:58 AM   #133
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Have you ever made any videos on your process, tips and tricks on sewing etc. I,m getting a little better on my sewing but always looking at better methods.
The only video I made was for the GTO Bucket seat tracks. They were so rusty and seized up. The video was after restoration of how easily they slid. I couldn't figure out how to post videos.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:09 AM   #134
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Went to a Swap Meet Friday, and came home with 8 benches, for restoration. And 3 new foams, for the seat bottoms, 81-87. I meet USA1 Industries there for my seat foam.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:12 AM   #135
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Also stopped at Summit Racing, the Tallmadge Ohio Store. We drive right by it when going to the Swap Meet.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:34 AM   #136
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That will Keep ya busy for a while
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:23 PM   #137
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:39 PM   #138
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How do you recommend material type? For example, is one more durable and more comfortable for a proposed daily driver? I'm sure location plays a part. Probably wouldn't want black vinyl in Arizona for a daily LOL. I realllllllly like that brown tweed bench..Do any customers send pics back to you of the installed seats to see how they mesh color wise?
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:56 PM   #139
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How do you recommend material type? For example, is one more durable and more comfortable for a proposed daily driver? I'm sure location plays a part. Probably wouldn't want black vinyl in Arizona for a daily LOL. I realllllllly like that brown tweed bench..Do any customers send pics back to you of the installed seats to see how they mesh color wise?
I don't recommend material type, people tell me what they want. Personally I prefer the Velour. The Tweed is nice, the color is actually Mahogany. They did send a pic after it was installed. And the 2nd pic is my seat, Charcoal.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:02 PM   #140
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This is one of the 1st seats I sold. LDO is a member here on the forum. He drove all the way up from Mississippi to pick it up. Black Vinyl Deluxe
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:49 PM   #141
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Saved some more seats from being trashed or crushed. Got a couple of 77-80 seats. One seat, in pic #3 & #4, is a 1967-1968 bench. Already have them stripped down and off to sandblasting.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:53 PM   #142
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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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Old 05-21-2018, 03:21 AM   #143
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They all look great, TK!
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Old 08-05-2018, 05:33 PM   #144
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Did this seat today for a customer in Dubai. 81-87 fully restored with new foam, in Burgandy.
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Old 08-05-2018, 05:35 PM   #145
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Did this seat today for a customer in Dubai. 81-87 fully restored with new foam, in Burgandy.
That is a great looking seat. That color and your work is top notch.
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:52 PM   #147
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That is a great looking seat. That color and your work is top notch.
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:22 AM   #148
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Wow. Very very nice.
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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.
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Here is the OE 1991 interior color.
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