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TKCR 09-28-2021 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 8977501)
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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Originally Posted by blazer2007 (Post 8977641)
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

TKCR 09-28-2021 10:08 PM

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You must have a Non-tilt seat. Thats what those are for, to cover the hinge once the seatback is installed on the bottom.

Gregski 09-28-2021 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by TKCR (Post 8977681)
You must have a Non-tilt seat. Thats what those are for, to cover the hinge once the seatback is installed on the bottom.

Yep, thank you.

Gregski 09-29-2021 11:26 PM

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Ha, I knew I shouldn't wait on 'em pliers

Gregski 09-30-2021 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by TKCR (Post 8964066)
I had to find some pictures to duplicate and edit, to show how and where these tracks bolt to the bottom of the seat frames. Now had GM had the weld nuts in all these locations, then the frames could have been used with both the 73-76 AND 77-80 tracks.
1st pic is the 73-76 and their bolt locations.

Thanks TKCR do you have a pic of the passenger side rail and spring for the 73-76 please?

Gregski 09-30-2021 11:00 PM

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how hard can this be?

Gregski 09-30-2021 11:03 PM

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my goodness these new springs are sturdy you can so tell the difference, I feel like I can pick the seat up by a couple springs in each hand they are that firm and strong

and check out the support spring on the driver side edge, yup that's how us Semi Pros do it!

Gregski 09-30-2021 11:06 PM

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and just like with the back rest, we first throw down that black thingie (actual technical term we Semi Pros like to throw around at the make believe shop)

Gregski 09-30-2021 11:08 PM

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and once again Everybody wanna be Gangstah, unitl it's time to do some Gangstah stuff! am I right fellas?

these be the holes for them roller blades

Gregski 09-30-2021 11:12 PM

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and the foamie foam goes on next

Gregski 09-30-2021 11:15 PM

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show us the back side, hold on a second, jeez

not too shabby if I do say so myself

Gregski 09-30-2021 11:20 PM

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next we used our finger to locate the holes for the back rest, then marked them with a silver Sharpie and used our Hole Puncher 3000 to pierce and cauterize 'em

Gregski 09-30-2021 11:22 PM

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and the rails go on

Gregski 09-30-2021 11:25 PM

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and here is the finished product, our son was home from college so he helped me bolt on the back, it's really a two person job if you don't want to tear the pleather

Gregski 09-30-2021 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by blazer2007 (Post 8977641)
Make sure when you do the other seat bottom or top that the sewing lines match to the the other.

Thanks for the heads up, your comment was in the back of my head as I was doing the bottom, and I checked the lines a couple times to make sure they matched. I think I did alright

Gregski 09-30-2021 11:36 PM

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and our daughter helped me carry the seat to the truck and put it in, also a two person job if you don't want to scratch your newly painted floors

man oh man! what a ride, what a difference, ladies and gentlemen please treat yourselves and move this upgrade to the top of your project list


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