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Old 11-14-2019, 09:08 AM   #151
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Re: "Sweet Pea" 1975 Cheyenne 20

You have a upholstery guy in Petaluma...Blue line interiors...look him up on Facebook.....he dose nice work.....
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Old 11-14-2019, 12:58 PM   #152
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Re: "Sweet Pea" 1975 Cheyenne 20

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That’s great that your wife is into the truck. Must make ya smile to see her drive it.

My truck doesn’t have any evidence of the under-hood insulation and I’d quite forgotten that some trucks have it. Is there any performance advantage or just to keep a clean look?

I hear ya on the seats. Both of the trucks I’ve had had pretty minty seats except for the driver’s buttprint. I never did replace Earls’s cover, just living with the rough driver’s side. It’s only original once and all that. Earl had vintage-looking blanket seat covers over top and I’m considering something similar for the new Suburban. I like the repair idea for Sweet Pea but wonder if the original material has faded to the point it would be tough to color match material. Can you get a sample of the OEM material in your truck and see how it matches? Repair is mucho better than replace, and any upholstery shop should be able to sew in a new panel.

Have I mentioned I love this truck? I do. It’s perfect.
Yeah It's awesome to have the family support the hobby (addiction? obsession?) I hear guys gripe all the time about the "Ol Lady" not approving spending $ or time on the trucks, but my wife has been into it since day one. I think Sweet Pea really won her over because everything works on it! It's easy to drive, no crazy tips or tricks to get her running. Also its not lowered... she hates lowered stuff, especially trucks lol! And don't get me started with the kids, they love the truck more than I do!

I assumed all squares came with some insulation under the hood... Mine is just starting to look ratty. It's one of those things, when you run out of big ticket items to fix or upgrade, you start nit picking... Good problem to have I guess.

Yeah I hear ya on the seat issue. I was able to get a sample of the material from SMS fabrics in oregon, but it's such a small swath that its hard to tell if the color would be far off. Even if its not 100% though I think I may go for it anyway, it'll eventually fade to the same color. I think I'll hit up the local shop and ask how much material they think I'd need to do the repair.

And THANK YOU! I appreciate the love! Sweet Pea makes me smile every time I look at her, glad to know its not just me!
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:00 PM   #153
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You have a upholstery guy in Petaluma...Blue line interiors...look him up on Facebook.....he dose nice work.....
Thank you! I've met Ryan, he's a great guy, and you're right his work is top notch. I'll give him a ring. Thanks for the reminder!
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:33 PM   #154
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Re: "Sweet Pea" 1975 Cheyenne 20

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Thank you! I've met Ryan, he's a great guy, and you're right his work is top notch. I'll give him a ring. Thanks for the reminder!
I had a 69 Rambler as my first car (1976), we had owned it since it was new. My dad made 2 or 3 sets of seat covers for it the entire time we owned it. I sold it, like a dummy, in 1983 when i got my first new car. He used the old seat upholstery as the pattern. Cut the new fabric from the pattern and kept the old vinyl to re-use.

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Old 12-03-2019, 08:38 PM   #155
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Re: "Sweet Pea" 1975 Cheyenne 20

So I went and spoke with Ryan from Blue Line interiors, he said it'd be no problem to repair the single ripped panel. I just ordered up a yard of cloth and a yard of vinyl from SMS.





Should be here in a week or so! I'm excited for it. Its funny how the more you get your truck dialed in, the more the little things bug you... I'll be happy to not have a ripped up seat cover any more.

Also picked up an OEM factory woodgrain streering wheel from C10Unlimited on instagram. Really excited to get that thing in.
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Nice...can't wait to see how it looks....
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