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Old 09-14-2020, 11:18 PM   #1
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Bench seat upholstery?

Wondering what's out there upholstery-wise? With some luck I'll need a refreshed seat next year paint prison Came across this seat recently (1st image), which apparently was reupholstered. That looks nice to me, anyone familiar with it?

My truck had a black seat originally (2nd image). The maker over is ochre/white deluxe, and other than that it's heavily black. Real tempting to put a white seat in there, perhaps leather.
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:34 PM   #2
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Re: Bench seat upholstery?

Here's my before and after. Had someone locally redo it. Just went with vinyl and houndstooth instead of real leather. Looks good.


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Old 09-15-2020, 01:49 AM   #3
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Re: Bench seat upholstery?

[QUOTE=d4hartley;8808279]Here's my before and after. Had someone locally redo it. Just went with vinyl and houndstooth instead of real leather. Looks good.

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Old 09-15-2020, 09:51 AM   #4
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Re: Bench seat upholstery?

Not hard to do yourself I did my 72. USA1 cover and foam from summit as they only charged $20 oversized freight . Saved big bucks on shipping
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:15 PM   #5
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Not hard to do yourself I did my 72. USA1 cover and foam from summit as they only charged $20 oversized freight . Saved big bucks on shipping
Wow—— This looks super!
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:23 PM   #6
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Thanks . I've done a few and what I've found is letting the sun heat up the skins prior to install helps I also use plastic sheeting to slide the cover over the foam keeps it from dragging. When it's where I want it I pull out the plastic. Heat gun also helps with wrinkles. Wish i had a steamer to do it .
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:26 PM   #7
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Re: Bench seat upholstery?

I need the seat covered in my truck, and am trying to sell the wife on parchment as a color, as the original black brocade vinyl is as hot as Satan's skillet when the truck is sitting in the sun. I don't care that much about original, at this point.
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Not hard to do yourself I did my 72. USA1 cover and foam from summit as they only charged $20 oversized freight . Saved big bucks on shipping
That does look very nice, what was the total cost? Are you happy with the quality, thickness of material?
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:29 AM   #9
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Agree


Wholly seat covers, check these out https://www.ebay.com/i/274242291728?...xoC8CsQAvD_BwE

Don't know how long this link is good, if you can't get to the item click "original listing" and scroll down. Nice seats, but more than that you will appreciate his shop https://www.ebay.com/itm/67-72-Chevy...p2047675.l2557
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72 Cheyenne Super, C20, 402/400TH, A/C. Donor, hauler & fun. Luxuries such as gauges, heat, wipers, & headlights don't work, just how I like it.

How is it frame-off when the frame is the last thing left Tony

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Old 09-16-2020, 06:53 AM   #10
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Re: Bench seat upholstery?

I've been buying parts from Ebay member jlfab118 for a while now , He's close . Has free shipping and everything I bought was shipped fast . His windshield and rear window gaskets are Precision brand I just bought a rear large window with trim gasket to cut down for my small window 67 and it was $42.95 shipped . He has some good prices


"Don't know how long this link is good, if you can't get to the item click "original listing" and scroll down. Nice seats, but more than that you will appreciate his shop" https://www.ebay.com/itm/67-72-Chevy...p2047675.l2557
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That does look very nice, what was the total cost? Are you happy with the quality, thickness of material?
Total cost was around $400 but I'm sure the prices have gone up in 2 years . The cover was top notch and is holding up well I've put 25k on the truck since install . The foam is a little stiff even after 2 years not uncomfortable but raised me up to where I had to lower the seat . Took me about 3 to 4 hours to recover the seat
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Re: Bench seat upholstery?

I had a local upholstery shop make new covers, repair a football sized area of the seat foam, and hog-ring the coverings on. The estimate was not much more than buying new repop coverings. AND, I got to get away from the vinyl. I went with tweed, but stuck pretty close to the original patterns. I'm not going concourse correct so the savings was well worth it and saving my wrists from the hog-ring pliers is a good thing. I expect to pay about $400. Here's a sneak peek as they are almost done with the job...I'l be picking it up this week. Leather was an option, but outside my budget.
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Old 09-19-2020, 06:25 PM   #13
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I've been buying parts from Ebay member jlfab118 for a while now , He's close . Has free shipping and everything I bought was shipped fast . His windshield and rear window gaskets are Precision brand I just bought a rear large window with trim gasket to cut down for my small window 67 and it was $42.95 shipped . He has some good prices


"Don't know how long this link is good, if you can't get to the item click "original listing" and scroll down. Nice seats, but more than that you will appreciate his shop" https://www.ebay.com/itm/67-72-Chevy...p2047675.l2557
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72 Cheyenne Super, C20, 402/400TH, A/C. Donor, hauler & fun. Luxuries such as gauges, heat, wipers, & headlights don't work, just how I like it.

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I've been buying parts from Ebay member jlfab118 for a while now , He's close . Has free shipping and everything I bought was shipped fast . His windshield and rear window gaskets are Precision brand I just bought a rear large window with trim gasket to cut down for my small window 67 and it was $42.95 shipped . He has some good prices


"Don't know how long this link is good, if you can't get to the item click "original listing" and scroll down. Nice seats, but more than that you will appreciate his shop" https://www.ebay.com/itm/67-72-Chevy...p2047675.l2557
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72 Cheyenne Super, C20, 402/400TH, A/C. Donor, hauler & fun. Luxuries such as gauges, heat, wipers, & headlights don't work, just how I like it.

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