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Old 12-04-2014, 12:20 AM   #101
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Re: Let See Seats On Your 55-59 Truck

Thanks guys.
Unfortunately for me, my upholstery guy just retired. He's in his mid 70's so he deserves to quit and I'm happy for him.
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:50 PM   #102
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Re: Let See Seats On Your 55-59 Truck

Here's a few shoots of the seat in my 58,I believe the seat is from an early 90's chevy truck.They did the seat,head liner and doors in a grey tweed
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Old 01-31-2015, 10:54 AM   #103
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Another thread from the dead worthy of being kept alive.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:07 PM   #104
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Wise Guys seat frame covered in leather.....
That looks really nice! I mean awesome.
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:14 PM   #105
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That looks really nice! I mean awesome.
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Another thread from the dead worthy of being kept alive.
This rhyme reminds me of the one I use with my brother-in-law, "We're brothers from other mothers of other colors"!

Anyway, my seat is being done now. My interior will look very similar to these pics except the body color showing through the door panels will be my dark red and I'm planning to use stock armrests with this color and the bottoms painted body color also. I'll post photos when it happens.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:07 AM   #106
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basically I set the seat in with the base between the two raised portions and bolted it in.Some guys cut a wedge out of the base to lean the seat back but so far the stock has worked for me.
Same here, a seat from an '89 standard cab Chevy fits like it was made for a '58...

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Old 09-11-2017, 12:25 PM   #107
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It's good timing for me that someone brought this thread backup. I just got my truck back and having the seat redone is on my to-do list. I;m thinking something like the white one or the tan one but mine will be in blue. My truck has the BBW now and I'm up in the air about having the back lowered or not. I'm not sure if I want to do it.
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:52 PM   #108
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"Back lowered"?

Do you mean lowering the seat back so it won't show through the big back window? By sectioning the frame or by cutting the mounts somehow to lower it?

If this is about the seat not showing through the back window I can tell you for sure you want to do it if only because the Sun will absolutely COOK the seat. The originally seat on my truck had been redone in a chocolate vinyl at some point and it was so brittle it would literally snap like a potato chip on the top edge from the Sun.
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:52 PM   #109
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All modern standard cab trucks since 1970something have a big back window. Yet when we talk about classics people worry about the seat back showing through the window? You would have to take a lot of seat height out to avoid sun damage. Never heard of anyone wanting to cut the seat on their modern truck because they could see it through the window... To each his own. I'm tinting my windows and leaving the seat back alone.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:16 AM   #110
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The last small window cab for Chevrolet was in 1967 as far as I know. This conversely makes the small windows more desireable where the big back windows were considered more desireable to some before. They were to me so I went searching for a big bac window '55.2 but now I kinda like the small window because they look vintage, old timey.

Anyway, I too will dark tint my back window because it get HOT in the cab AND to save the upholstery.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:02 PM   #111
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I have read enough here on the forum to know that I definitely will have the window tinted. Someone posted that they were on the road somewhere and it was so bad that they found a tint shop and had it tinted there. Even the small back window in a TF will let in enough sun to heat you up when you are driving eastward in the afternoon.
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I have read enough here on the forum to know that I definitely will have the window tinted. Someone posted that they were on the road somewhere and it was so bad that they found a tint shop and had it tinted there. Even the small back window in a TF will let in enough sun to heat you up when you are driving eastward in the afternoon.
^^^Agree^^^

I don't want limo tint but one level lighter - and I'll hope that'll be enough without looking black.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:21 PM   #113
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I opted for green tinted glass for a more traditional look. For some reason it looks darker in the picture than it actually is...


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