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Old February 10th, 2010, 10:11 PM   #1
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i have a cover over my seat in my truck now but consantly have to tuck it in and such and i saw lmc has some decent new seat skins im wondering how hard it would be to re apolster it
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Old February 10th, 2010, 10:29 PM   #2
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I've seen it done on one of those shade tree shows. Get a good pair of hog ring pliers and follow the directions. It seems pretty straight forward.

Have you checked out the condition of the seat frame? Make sure it's worth your time.

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Old February 10th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #3
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It's not a too hard to reupholster a bench seat. Take your time and follow the directions and you shouldn't have any problems. If your foam is damaged it needs to be repaired first or the cover will never be right.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 10:31 PM   #4
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I do custom interiors for a living, this is real basic stuff.
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foam seems to be in good condish but id have to take the cover off i guess any clue how much they charge to put one of theese covers on a seat out of the cab ?
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If the seat was out and brought into my shop, and with no foam repair needed I would charge $45. Basically an hours labor to remove old cover and install new one.
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i like this style but this is for a 86 and mine is an 88 the vinyl and cloth black bench
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I believe the frame is the same, should work.
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Here are a couple of seats I did from scratch for trucks.
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Just checked, the frame is the same from 1980 to 1991 so the LMC cover you like will work on your seat.
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If you decide to do it yourself harbor freight has a set of ring pliers + rings for pretty cheap and good enough for at least a couple uses. I've repaired a Ford bench seat and a set of toyota buckets a while back and it was easy enough.

I had a bottle of mobil 1 with a pinhole leak all over the back seat of my superduty so Ive got a similar project staring me in the face when it warms up a bit Im thinking my seat foam is going to be ruined too though.
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Here are a couple of seats I did from scratch for trucks.
those r really nice thanks for all the input i wanna get it done before dreamscruise season i plan on cleaning my truck up before then
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