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Seat upholstery

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Ppilotmike, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. Dec 23, 2004
    Grumpy58

    Grumpy58 New Member

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    Thanks Mike...I zipped him an e-mail.
     
  2. Dec 24, 2004
    James P. Enderwies

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    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. :(
     
  3. Dec 24, 2004
    speedbuggy

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    Brian-

    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!
     
  4. Dec 24, 2004
    Boyink

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    Just keep in mind these aren't traditional "seat covers", but rather new skins that need a bit more installation time.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2004
    Chris Insull

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    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...
     
  6. Jan 19, 2005
    shoeman

    shoeman Tune for maximum smoke

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    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.

    Geoff

     
  7. Jan 27, 2005
    org1970cj5

    org1970cj5 New Member

    Poplarville, MS
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    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.
    http://www.printroom.com/ViewAlbum.asp?userid=bluesman2a&album_id=113646
    Robert
    70 CJ5 RI
    77 CJ7 wife's project
    84 CJ7 trail rig
     

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