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Old 05-01-2021, 08:17 AM   #576
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And the the 67-68 seat frames, new foam, tracks and all the hardware being packed for safe travels to Texas.
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Old 05-02-2021, 11:38 AM   #577
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Who do you use to ship big packages like that?
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:07 PM   #578
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UPS or FedEx. Lately itís been UPS.
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:33 PM   #579
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Iíve had quite a few seat back frames that have been broken at the hinge, some on both sides! So I took them all to my welder friend, and he got them all welded back up for me.
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:40 PM   #580
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All the seat back frames are back together! All the foam had to be glued back together, where I had to peel them back so they could be welded. Also repainted the hinges, and frames.
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Old 05-31-2021, 10:12 AM   #581
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Do you have a source for OEM bucket seat covers for an 89 Suburban? Thanks,

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Old 05-31-2021, 08:57 PM   #582
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Do you have a source for OEM bucket seat covers for an 89 Suburban? Thanks,

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No I don’t. I don’t do much at all with bucket seats. Not seeing a picture of these bucket seats your asking about, but I’m pretty sure this is when they glued the cover onto the seat foam. They did this on the bench seats also. This is why it’s hard to find covers for that particular year of seat covers, 1988 and up. This is the info I usually see when it comes to the 88-90 something seat covers, this was copied & pasted:

Front Standard Bucket Seats. Includes Hog Rings, Hog Ring Pliers and Instructions.
The 1988 and newer models have some of the original seat upholstery heat laminated to the foam making it very difficult to remove the old upholstery. Our seat kits for these models do not require the removal of this laminated upholstery. Our sets will go right over the original and hog ring where the original seat cover is attached.

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Old 06-13-2021, 10:29 PM   #583
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Just completed a 79-80 Camel Tan Seat. Fully restored tilting seat. It is packed and heading to Florida.
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:11 PM   #584
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Early spring I built a couple of Burgundy seats for someoneís CrewCab. Today he sent pics, he has his interior all back together. Wow! It looks nice!
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:46 PM   #585
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Just put together a fully restored Blue Velour Deluxe BenchSeat. This will be packed and heading to Texas. Hereís a close up of the frame, springs, tracks and foam. Everything gets sandblasted of the surface rust and repainted. Tracks are chemical dipped to remove rust, then relubed. They slide, and look new! A good original foam is being used on this seat. Springs & grid are all tightened. All the plastics have been cleaned & restored also.
Thereís been some discussions on some of the FB Groups concerning seats being recovered. My thoughts are on the subject, if your going to pay out that kind of money, you should get more than just a pretty new cover. These seats have a lot of issues hiding under that cover, and I address them. One being the rust! I ask, would you take your truck to paint and just have them put a pretty new paint job on it, without fixing the rust? Well I would hope not, because the rust will just continue to grow. All that money & time is just going to go to waste.
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:49 PM   #586
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More pics of the Blue Velour
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Old 06-24-2021, 08:42 PM   #587
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The seat in the above post was delivered and installed. Owner sent some pics. Looks VERY nice!
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Old 06-29-2021, 04:37 PM   #588
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Black Velour Deluxe with New Foam, being picked up this week.
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Got caught up on getting some of the hinge garnishes & seatbelt bezels cleaned and restored.
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Old 07-17-2021, 02:41 PM   #590
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Yeah yeah, I know itís a Ford, but this was done for a good friend of mine. We worked together for years when we were at Honda, and we are both retired now. Him and his son are working on a 79 Ford together, and he asked if I would do the seat for him. And of course, for my former boss, I couldnít say no.
It got the normal treatment that I do to all my Chevy seats. The frame, tracks and all the hardware was restored. Also New Foam & New Cover.
Here are the Before pics.
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Old 07-17-2021, 02:45 PM   #591
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And then the After Pics.
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Yeah yeah, I know itís a Ford, but this was done for a good friend of mine. We worked together for years when we were at Honda, and we are both retired now. Him and his son are working on a 79 Ford together, and he asked if I would do the seat for him. And of course, for my former boss, I couldnít say no.
It got the normal treatment that I do to all my Chevy seats. The frame, tracks and all the hardware was restored. Also New Foam & New Cover.
Here are the Before pics.
Great Gesture, Looks Real good

Was you careful about cross-contamination?

You do Great work.









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Old 07-17-2021, 05:47 PM   #593
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Old 07-17-2021, 08:12 PM   #594
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Re: Bench Seats, Having them Reupholstered

The broad strokes of rehabbing bench seats are probably all fairly similar but the mild differences in hardware etc would slow the repair.

You'd run into similar mild differences between generations of GM light truck seats in Series 10-30 67-72, 73-80, 81-91, 88-94, & 95-01 GM seats.

Your main problem would be the fact that you likely don't have several Ford seats stripped down so when a part is damaged beyond repair you have to find a donor.
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Old 07-17-2021, 09:45 PM   #595
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The broad strokes of rehabbing bench seats are probably all fairly similar but the mild differences in hardware etc would slow the repair.

You'd run into similar mild differences between generations of GM light truck seats in Series 10-30 67-72, 73-80, 81-91, 88-94, & 95-01 GM seats.

Your main problem would be the fact that you likely don't have several Ford seats stripped down so when a part is damaged beyond repair you have to find a donor.
You are correct on this. That is why I mainly cater to just the 73-87/91 seats. And there are several different configurations and parts just in that range of years.
In the case of doing my friends Ford seat. He supplied the seat that was in the truck. The only thing that needed replaced with new, was the seat bottom foam, and course the cover. Thankfully nothing else needed replaced, or we would have been looking for a donor. This will most likely be the only Ford seat I will do, and I really only agreed to do it because he was a good friend, and a well respected/good boss. I will say this about the Ford seat. The cover was really easy to install compared to the 73-87 Chevy seats.
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Old 07-17-2021, 11:18 PM   #596
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Nice work. You could probably expand into S10 seats, we all know they need redone.
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Old 07-18-2021, 08:29 AM   #597
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Nice work. You could probably expand into S10 seats, we all know they need redone.
I have one. But I really canít expand, I just donít have the room. Between the seats and the seatbelts, Iím maxed out on room to store all the supplies & cores. And what I have pictured here, is just part of what I have in stock & supplies.
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Wow. I see what you mean.
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This 77-80 Black Velour is heading to Nebraska.
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What is the white cover that the foam is encased in, in the last picture of post number 597? I feel like I should know what it is because I have read all of your thread updates, but that picture got me curious.
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