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LT7A 09-22-2021 03:12 AM

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It's small consolation, but it offers you the chance to add a nickname.. want us to help you come up with one?

Gregski 09-22-2021 03:28 AM

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It's small consolation, but it offers you the chance to add a nickname.. want us to help you come up with one?

ha ha, go for it!

LT7A 09-22-2021 03:40 AM

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Aimless Express

Seatcover Rover

Nomadic Saddle

Phony Express

F'ed Ex

Vinyl Vagabond

Road Worrier

Extra points if you can recognize which song contributed to some of the names.

Gregski 09-24-2021 10:52 AM

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Aimless Express

Seatcover Rover

Nomadic Saddle

Phony Express

F'ed Ex I think that's my fave!

Vinyl Vagabond

Road Worrier

Extra points if you can recognize which song contributed to some of the names.

is it Wherever I May Foam? ha ha

and here's actual footage of my seat cover being delivered cross country

hatzie 09-24-2021 02:01 PM

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is it Wherever I May Foam? ha ha

and here's actual footage of my seat cover being delivered cross country

Shesh. They didn't even spring for the Pony Express. :lol::lol::lol::lol:

Gregski 09-24-2021 02:15 PM

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Shesh. They didn't even spring for the Pony Express. :lol::lol::lol::lol:

lol, must have been an additional $12.50 :haha:

LT7A 09-24-2021 04:39 PM

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is it Wherever I May Foam? ha ha

Yes that is the song. And I see what you did there, even if it took me a minute, haha.

Gregski 09-24-2021 05:28 PM

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Yes that is the song. And I see what you did there, even if it took me a minute, haha.

I was also moved by hits such as:
Of Wool and Men
Saddle but True
Don't Tear on Me
Nothing Else Rattles
The Rod That Failed
and
The Struggle with Trim
... and don't even get me started on Master of Flat Tappets

Gregski 09-25-2021 11:06 AM

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I kid you not, they are less than 20 miles away and it will take them 2 days to get here???

first it was supposed to be here on Monday

I checked last night and it literally said today aka Saturday

and now this morning it says next Monday

Rickysnickers 09-25-2021 02:29 PM

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That's because it has to go by way of New York and then back to CA :)

Gregski 09-25-2021 02:46 PM

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That's because it has to go by way of New York and then back to CA :)

LOL, don't even joke like that mate!

Gregski 09-25-2021 03:04 PM

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What? Already, that was fast! Not

guys n gals, this thing feels really nice

hatzie 09-25-2021 03:47 PM

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I kid you not, they are less than 20 miles away and it will take them 2 days to get here???

first it was supposed to be here on Monday

I checked last night and it literally said today aka Saturday

and now this morning it says next Monday

Do they have local pickup? It'd be faster than courier the way things are going now.

FedEx has air and ground hubs in Sacramento but that doesn't preclude the idiots doing thier logistics from routing packages through Oakland or Fresno or Reno NV or Portland OR ...

The USPS ships letters I mail to Woodsville from the Wentworth Post Office to Nashua and back to Woodsville. Nashua is an hour and a half South of here right across the border from Lowell Massachusetts. Why not send the bloody letter to Boston and back or round trip it to Providence RI or Hartford Ct or Rutland Vt or NYC. Small wonder they're in financial difficulty.

LT7A 09-25-2021 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 8975725)
I was also moved by hits such as:
Of Wool and Men
Saddle but True
Don't Tear on Me
Nothing Else Rattles
The Rod That Failed
and
The Struggle with Trim
... and don't even get me started on Master of Flat Tappets

Hahaha, well done.

The seat cover looks good! I'm waiting patiently for the next step.

Gregski 09-26-2021 10:03 AM

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Hahaha, well done.

The seat cover looks good! I'm waiting patiently for the next step.

thanks, well what I like to do is allow it to sun bathe for a while to soften up the pleather allowing it to acclimate to it's new surroundings like a gold fish, while you attend a friends BBQ/pool party!

Ad Cam 09-26-2021 11:55 AM

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How long did it take USA1 to make your seat cover? I inquired a long time ago about some bucket seat covers and they said it would be an 8 week turnaround. Curious if that's how long it took for yours.

Gregski 09-26-2021 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Ad Cam (Post 8976430)
How long did it take USA1 to make your seat cover? I inquired a long time ago about some bucket seat covers and they said it would be an 8 week turnaround. Curious if that's how long it took for yours.

3.5 weeks

ha ha, I guess you missed the ordeal I went through in the last dozen posts, no problem, here it is in a nutshell

Ordered the seat on September 1st

heard nothing for two weeks so emailed them and they said, exactly what they told you, the seat will be 8 to 10 weeks out

then couple days later I got a Shipping confirmation with a Tracking number (WTH ?)

and it miandered all across the country for about a week and a half and I just got it yesterday September 25th

Gregski 09-27-2021 09:28 PM

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Mandatory Stare and Compare

Note: the old seat cover is on the left :haha:

TKCR 09-27-2021 09:52 PM

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Very Nice! Canít wait to see the seat after you get the cover installed.

Gregski 09-27-2021 09:56 PM

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Very Nice! Can’t wait to see the seat after you get the cover installed.

ah glad you chimed in T, me too, but I seem to be too busy ordering the wrong size hog rings at the moment, LOL

Blue GMC 09-28-2021 08:04 AM

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That cover will look great and totally change the look of the cab. Can’t wait to see it in

Rich84 09-28-2021 08:38 AM

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You probably could have gotten a couple more miles out of the old one.

Gregski 09-28-2021 09:23 AM

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That cover will look great and totally change the look of the cab. Canít wait to see it in

thank you, me too

Gregski 09-28-2021 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Rich84 (Post 8977376)
You probably could have gotten a couple more miles out of the old one.

bwhaaa haaa ha, now that's my kinda humor! [reads it while his morning coffee shoots out his nose]

blazer2007 09-28-2021 10:07 AM

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I got mine from Fastenal if there still around, hog rings

TKCR 09-28-2021 10:07 AM

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ah glad you chimed in T, me too, but I seem to be too busy ordering the wrong size hog rings at the moment, LOL

I get mine from CJ Pony

Gregski 09-28-2021 10:25 AM

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thank you all, I have these BLUE HAWKs from when I did the seats on my '71 and swore I would never do another set again, ha ha, these suck cause you don't place the ring in the very tip, so it's impossible to push it in deep enough through the material unless you are doing the edges only

Gregski 09-28-2021 10:29 AM

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so I got these on AMAZON couple days ago, just waiting on them to get here

TKCR 09-28-2021 12:57 PM

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That one works good for most of the seat back. The other set I showed, works the best on the seat bottom. It helps to pull the cover. Iíll try and find a video to explain better.

Gregski 09-28-2021 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by TKCR (Post 8977498)
That one works good for most of the seat back. The other set I showed, works the best on the seat bottom. It helps to pull the cover. Iíll try and find a video to explain better.

yes please, I am not sure how hard to yank and pull on the cover and how snug to make it when I hog ring it, much appreciated

TKCR 09-28-2021 05:27 PM

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yes please, I am not sure how hard to yank and pull on the cover and how snug to make it when I hog ring it, much appreciated

I have looked and looked. I canít seem to find a video that shows how the curved hog ring pliers work. I guess I can make my own video.

Gregski 09-28-2021 09:16 PM

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alright we got an update, the right sized stainless steel zip ties arrived today (third try mind you)

blazer2007 09-28-2021 09:17 PM

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I started in the center and worked out ,left and right ,sorta like welding a panel. Make sure when you do the other seat bottom or top that the sewing lines match to the the other. I didn,t and had to remove some hog rings and pull and tug to get it to match.

Gregski 09-28-2021 09:20 PM

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so being too excited and not a patient man instead of waiting on the new hog ring pliers to arrive tomorrow I decided to mod ours, so I ground about 1/4 inch off the nubs, I swear these things were completely useless otherwise, see how far back the ring sits in there it needs to be at the very tip

Gregski 09-28-2021 09:24 PM

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so when I bought my new foam I snagged this tarp like backing, I like it cause it keeps the springs from digging in to the foam, so I hog tied it in a few places to the frame first to prevent slipage

Gregski 09-28-2021 09:28 PM

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then I placed the new foam on top of that black backing and boy it fit like a glove

then I had the idea of using the pillow case technique in order to slip on the cover, you know you turn it inside out, align the two corners and fold it over back on itself, but there was no need, there was also no need for the slippery garbage bag trick as the cover is just loose enough to slip right over the foam snug but effortless

Gregski 09-28-2021 09:30 PM

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I started in the center and worked out ,left and right ,sorta like welding a panel.

Yes Sir, did just that! Good point.

Gregski 09-28-2021 09:32 PM

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Oh O! TKCR Help, what am I supposed to do with these tails?

Of course the seat in this LMC video does not have these loose ends How to Install a Seat Upholstery Kit | Kevin Tetz with LMC Truck

Gregski 09-28-2021 09:34 PM

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Well other than those silly loose ends I think it looks great!

Gregski 09-28-2021 09:46 PM

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alright I think I found what to do with these loose ends in this 1967-72 Chevy & GMC Truck Seat Cover replacement! #5 of 6! video

good thing I left them loose, I was tempted to tuck them under and hog clip those rat tails to the seat back frame, ha ha


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