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Re: [oletrucks] 54 1/2 ton truck seat back

To: blamme@worldnet.att.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 54 1/2 ton truck seat back
From: EEHodges@aol.com
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 19:31:22 EST
I just had exactly the same problem with my seat cover kit. I used 2" foam 
then burlap over the springs then one layer of polyester "batting" that I 
doubled on the seat edges to fill the gap. (Instructions say to put the 
burlap directly over the springs but I had to use 2 pieces of foam with a 
center seam so I wanted the burlap to maintain the seam tight.)
For the back I finally smoothed it out and pulled (hard) the cover just over 
the edge of the frame. Then used the hog rings almost like S-hooks to clip 
over the inside edge of the frame. (Be careful to have an extra layer behind 
the covering to avoid the hog ring puncturing the outside of the material.)

I suspect that 1" foam would have worked better on the back with the 2" on 
the seat. But I'm done now and pleased with the outcome.

BTW - my cover came from Obsolete Chevrolet although I suspect many vendors 
have common suppliers.

Good luck

Emory Hodges
48 Chevy 3/4 ton "Rack"

In a message dated 11/10/1999 11:25:15 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
blamme@worldnet.att.net writes:

<< Hi,
 I have a strange problem.  I bought original style seat covers for my 54 1/2
 ton chevy.  I installed the bottom with no problems, but the one the back
 does not seem to fit correctly.  The seat cover seems to be 1 -2 inches
 short.  I called the supply house and they even sent me another one just in
 case this one was cut wrong.  I still have the same problem.
 My question is - Is it possible to have a seat back from another truck or
 another year truck that would be very close to the same size, but actually
 would be larger?  My seat measures 52.5 inches across.
 Thanks in advance for any information you may have.
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