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Old 06-02-2017, 01:13 PM   #76
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Re: Bench Seat, Having it Reupholstered

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I have a good seat with good foam. I just wanted this style (81-87) cover installed and wanted to know if it would work. The stitch pattern looks nicer to me than what is offered for the 73-80 seats...in my opinion. Any idea if the cover will fit without much hassle (understanding that the foam is slightly different)? Just looking for advise for someone with a lot of knowledge on these seats. I don't want to buy something that doesn't work. Thanks
No it won't fit. The seat bottom frame and foam are longer, I'm almost 100%. Give me some time and I'll actually try it out. I have a cover for a 73-80, that hasn't been installed onto a seat yet. I'll attempt to put it on a 81-87 frame and foam and see what happens. And then Monday I will have a 81-87 cover, and then I'll do the same, try to put it on a 73-80 frame and foam. And then I'll will post back with the results. That way, anyone with the same question will know.

But you do have another option, take your seat to an upholstery shop and have them custom make you a cover like the Deluxe style. It will be more costly. And if you don't care about your cover being model year specific, then this might be your only choice.

The 2 pics I'm attaching are the styles for the 73-80. Of course there are different color variations, and then if its all vinyl or vinyl/velour combo.
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:44 PM   #77
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Re: Bench Seat, Having it Reupholstered

Yep, the 73-80 seats are longer, by about 2 1/2" on the seat bottom. The upper is a tad taller than the 81-87.

I kind of figured that out, because I mainly get 81-87 seats from the salvage yards to restore, and the first time I picked up a 73-80 seat from somewhere, I couldn't get the tailgate to shut on the truck. I just have a 5ft bed on my Colorado. I can actually get the 81-87 seat in my 2001 CRV too, but again, not the 73-80 seats. When I get a bunch of seats at one time, I usually use the trailer.
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:53 AM   #78
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Re: Bench Seat, Having it Reupholstered

I was afraid you was going to say that. My upholstery guy said that is too much to make work. Guess I will have to order a cover that I don't care for too much. Oh well. Thanks for the info!!!
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Old 06-10-2017, 10:17 PM   #79
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Re: Bench Seat, Having it Reupholstered

Just finished up an 81-87 Saddle Tan Seat with NEW FOAM. This one is SOLD and will be on its way to Wyoming. The minor wrinkles will fade once it spends a day soaking up the hot sun.
First time using a new foam. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a good experience. Just like all the other seats I do, frame and tracks were sandblasted & repainted. Any broken springs are replaced with new. Hinge garnishes are new and painted to match the upholstery.
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:31 PM   #80
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Here's a few more that I have done recently.
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