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Old 08-21-2021, 08:56 AM   #26
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Re: 73-75 Low Back Bucket Seats & Console Restoration

Got the Medallions all polished up.
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Old 08-21-2021, 06:38 PM   #27
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Frames were sandblasted, rust inhibitor and the repainted. Also dropped those broken brackets off to my welder.
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Old 08-23-2021, 11:14 AM   #28
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Got the covers off today, and the Medallions. Iím not going to need foam, these are perfectly fine. Going to hit the bottom of the frame with the sandblaster and repaint. Now itís a matter of waiting for covers to be made.
Are you getting them from USA1Industries? I've looked high and low and they're pretty much the only game in town for these seat covers.
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Old 08-23-2021, 01:24 PM   #29
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Are you getting them from USA1Industries? I've looked high and low and they're pretty much the only game in town for these seat covers.
Yes most likely.
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Old 08-24-2021, 07:15 AM   #30
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I think the plan is too get Tan covers. Keep them the same as the console.
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Old 09-09-2021, 07:52 PM   #31
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Received a new little shiny piece for the console.
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Old 10-06-2021, 01:48 PM   #32
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Any progress ?
Getting ready to start on these seats for my 84.
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Old 10-06-2021, 07:28 PM   #33
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Any progress ?
Getting ready to start on these seats for my 84.
No progress, waiting on the covers. But even if they had come, Iíve just been busy with the other seats and seatbelts.
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Old 10-07-2021, 03:10 PM   #34
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Re: 73-75 Low Back Bucket Seats & Console Restoration

TKCR, will follow along just to see the transformation! your work is excellent & very detailed. I just wish I was closer to have you do some things for me. I might still have you do my seatbelts... almost at that point.
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Old 10-07-2021, 07:51 PM   #35
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TKCR, will follow along just to see the transformation! your work is excellent & very detailed. I just wish I was closer to have you do some things for me. I might still have you do my seatbelts... almost at that point.
Sounds good.
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Old 11-14-2021, 02:21 PM   #36
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I got some of the brackets back from my welder. He got them cleaned up and all welded back up. Should have the other 2 back in a few weeks.
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Old 11-27-2021, 01:46 AM   #37
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Re: 73-75 Low Back Bucket Seats & Console Restoration

Came across these guys yesterday while looking for low back bucket options. They claim that they do OE reproduction covers, however the photos for the 73-75 buckets look wrong:

http://distinctiveindustries.com/cat...-k5-upholstery
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Old 11-27-2021, 02:00 AM   #38
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Came across these guys yesterday while looking for low back bucket options. They claim that they do OE reproduction covers, however the photos for the 73-75 buckets look wrong:

http://distinctiveindustries.com/cat...-k5-upholstery
No, they look correct. 73-75 had rounded top corners and that style cover.
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Old 11-27-2021, 02:04 AM   #39
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Here is a pair of original 73-75 seats that I have, you can see the pattern is identical
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Old 11-27-2021, 02:16 AM   #40
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Here is a pair of original 73-75 seats that I have, you can see the pattern is identical
Oh interesting! So the early seats didnít have a medallion on the seat back then? And did they come with a separate color for the inserts then, like distinctlve industry photo?

Iím putting together a Ď75 Gentleman Jim, which was missing the original buckets, so been going off of photos on the net. So far everything Iíve seen looks more like what TKCR has.
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Old 11-27-2021, 03:05 AM   #41
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Oh interesting! So the early seats didn’t have a medallion on the seat back then? And did they come with a separate color for the inserts then, like distinctlve industry photo?

I’m putting together a ‘75 Gentleman Jim, which was missing the original buckets, so been going off of photos on the net. So far everything I’ve seen looks more like what TKCR has.
Yea the 76-77 square tops are much more common and used the square medallions. The earlier style didn’t always come with medallions but when they did they were the longer, thin, vertical type. I have no idea about the two tone fabric though.
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Old 11-27-2021, 10:21 AM   #42
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Re: 73-75 Low Back Bucket Seats & Console Restoration

I ordered distinctive ind. seat covers in Aug. they are supposed to be here next week. I have both types of bucket frames at my shop (round top and later sq top). I will post some pics when the covers come in.

Side note ....it was a real mess getting them ordered two tone. And Iím still not sure they will come in that way
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Iím putting together a Ď75 Gentleman Jim, which was missing the original buckets, so been going off of photos on the net. So far everything Iíve seen looks more like what TKCR has.
Dude! Can we see?
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Old 11-27-2021, 12:51 PM   #44
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Dude! Can we see?
Don't want to thread hijack, but I started a build thread.
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Old 11-27-2021, 07:39 PM   #45
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Don't want to thread hijack, but I started a build thread.
Cool, I have enjoyed your other truck builds.

Sorry TKCR, we will take this conversation elsewhere. Back to the buckets!
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Old 12-02-2021, 06:54 PM   #46
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Got the other brackets done. He did a great job on them.
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Old 12-03-2021, 11:40 AM   #47
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Those look fantastic !
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Old 12-03-2021, 11:57 PM   #48
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All the 73-74 bucket seats I have or have seen there is no factory tutone vinyl just they use the same color in two different types of vinyls. Elk grain is the outer bolsters and I believe Madrid vinyl is the inset vinyl. I think they show the tutone colors as an optional look to a solid color and it does look nice.
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