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Subject: [oletrucks] Redoing seats
From: MarkNoakes@aol.com
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 22:43:03 EST
It's time for me to tackle getting my Suburban seats redone.  My plans are to 
powder coat the frames in a close to original color.  I also want to have two 
sets of covers made for the seats per a plan that we have  used with our home 
couch and love seat. . .nice standard conventionally installed upholstery as 
a base but with slip on, form fitting, zip to hold in place seat covers that 
go over the nice stuff for daily wear and tear.  The base is in upholstery 
fabric; the covers are upholstery grade denim.

I really ought to take the seats down to the springs and replace the padding.

Where can I get original style padding?  I've got most of the regular 
catalogs.  Many of them have upholstery kits, but I don't think that they 
show the burlap (jute?) style padding.   

Or should I not worry about trying for original?   Most shops these days just 
use foam, don't they?  

Any suggestions?

Mark Noakes
Knoxville, TN
58/56 Chevy Suburban, V8, 3speed + OD
59 GMC Suburban, V8/Hydramatic truck looking for the V8 and a NAPCO 
conversion kit
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