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Old 06-02-2017, 08:44 PM   #76
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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   #77
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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   #78
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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   #79
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Here's a few more that I have done recently.
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:52 PM   #80
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Re: Bench Seat, Having it Reupholstered

I'd like to know if you get more into the 71 & 72 bench seats. I'm interested and I have a decent core.
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:11 AM   #81
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I'd like to know if you get more into the 71 & 72 bench seats. I'm interested and I have a decent core.
I don't see them at all. The one I did, had to be scrapped, it was rusted too bad.
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:15 AM   #82
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Another stock pile.
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:19 AM   #83
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More restored seats.
Medium Blue Deluxe Velour
Black Vinyl Deluxe
Saddle Tan Deluxe Velour
Burgundy/Maroon Deluxe Velour
Medium Blue Vinyl Non-Tilt Poor Mans
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Old 12-02-2017, 03:05 PM   #84
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Got some more seats. I had to get a storage unit to house all my Salvaged Saets.
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Old 12-02-2017, 03:09 PM   #85
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Did a seat today for someone. This is a Black Velour/Black Vinyl Deluxe
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Got some more seats. I had to get a storage unit to house all my Salvaged Saets.
Holy cow! Thatís a lot of seat pads.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:36 PM   #87
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Holy cow! Thatís a lot of seat pads.
I got my frames & tracks in there too. When I get home with the seats I saved from the Salvage Yards, I strip them completely down. Make any necessary repairs, like replace broken springs. If the frames aren't to rusty, I'll sandblast them myself or I'll take them to have them sandblasted by a guy who have a lot bigger sandblaster!! Then they get repainted.

I do all the tracks and hardware in my own cabinet. And then they too, get repainted.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:48 PM   #88
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Any seat foam that needs repaired, will get repaired.

In some cases, a new seat bottom foam will be used. Rebuilt kits are also used.
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Have a friend at work that asks me to do his GTO Bucket seats. He has already bought everything. New covers, trim parts, springs, and foam. He just needed someone to tear them down and rebuild them. So I am going to sandblast his frames & tracks before rebuilding them. These seats were nothing but Giant mice nests!! Got everything torn down
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Started sandblasting today. The ball bearings were rusted, so tracks didnít even slide. They do now!!
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Wow those are gonna be nice
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Wow those are gonna be nice
Thanks!! I hope so, I'm really nervous about working on something I'm not familiar with.
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You weren’t familiar with the bench seat the first time you tackled that either.
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:13 PM   #94
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You werenít familiar with the bench seat the first time you tackled that either.
Your right, I wasn't. I know I need to try something different, I get asked a lot.
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:32 PM   #95
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Got the tracks done. They were seized up bad, couldn't even get them to move. Well they do now!!

Tried to load a video, showing how easy the tracks slide. Not sure how that works, loading a video.
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Old 12-24-2017, 01:14 PM   #96
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Went on a little road trip to Kentucky. Picked up a few bench seats. Got to get them torn down and ready for restoration. 6 total.

3 1977-1980 Tilt
2 1981-1987 Tilt
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Did a Mahogany Tweed Deluxe. Sold already, going to Texas
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