Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Ppilotmike, Dec 21, 2004.
Thanks Mike...I zipped him an e-mail.
I think I'm going to get a set for my front flip-n-fold that I bought from a member. The foam is shot on the bolsters, but Jerry, my Hot Rod friend, said he would rebuild them and install the covers for 50 bucks. Sounded like a deal to me.
Only thing I don't like is the $25 flat rate shipping.
That works out well. I also used Mikes pics as a guide and it only took about an hour and a half from start to finish. Very happy with the results!
Just keep in mind these aren't traditional "seat covers", but rather new skins that need a bit more installation time.
I just bought mine from the guy off E-bay for $134 for all three seat covers. Should see them the first week of Jan... The only downside I've seen is the shipping charges. The quality of the fabrication looks excellent based on the E-bay photos and the final install photos on Boyink's link. Hope mine come out that good...
I'm 6'6" and I've got home fabbed frames that move the seats back a couple of inches, and the PO (also a tall guy) had fabbed some hardwood wedges that go under the seat and tilt it back further than stock. That alone made a HUGE difference to me. Now some of my thighs actually hit the seat not just the pointy bones in my a** and the top of the windshield frame is no longer directly in front of my eyes. With the bikini top on it I still have to scrunch down a bit to see traffic lights if I'm first in line, but I only run my rig in the summer so it's windshield down anyways.
I learned an interesting fact while researching my Renegade I. It seems that Jeeps were shipped to dealers with only a disposable drivers seat and dealers installed the seats and offered upholstery from local shops. My 70 RI came with gold trimed diamond tucked seats and several folks claimed these were not orginal. The orginal owner informed me he was able to order the upholstery when he ordered the Jeep and it was done locally in Atlanta. I'm not sure if this was a common practice but it's what was done on my Jeep. Here's a link to some pics.
70 CJ5 RI
77 CJ7 wife's project
84 CJ7 trail rig
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