88-98 Bucket seat alternatives

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  1. ameadows7

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    sorry just sold them today for 300
     
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    TXDevilDog OBS Enthusiast

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    Not sure where he lives. I live in Dallas /Fort Worth and there are smog checks here.... For vehicles under 25 years old. Mine is a 1993 GMC K1500 (27 years old)... Let's just say the exhaust is free of restrictions.
     
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    So I have the Bucket seats in my 93 GMC 3500, is the a place I can get the factory seat covers for them, the driver seat is ok but the arm rest is torn up and a big hole in it, but if I could buy the original seat covers I would replace both front bucket seat coverings.
     
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    Wild Guess: No such thing as "new" seat covers. I bet GM discontinued them years and years ago. Too many varieties--colors, patterns, textures, seat shapes--for the aftermarket to deal with. Call your local gm dealer and see.

    The maroon leather driver's seat cover of my '97 K2500 had a HUGE hole in the seat bottom. Typical slide-into-the-seat-with-tools-in-your-ass-pocket wear. The seam between the seat and the side pieces was still intact, but the material on either side of the sewn seam had holes big enough to push a cat through. Leather on the seat, leather or maybe vinyl (advertised as "Leather seating surfaces"--but the sides and rear of the seatback may not be leather) on the side panel, color matched.

    I removed the seat (rusted bolts, broke two of the four, had to drill the broken pieces out of the weld nuts, then re-thread the reinforcement (welded nut) in the floorpan.)

    Hauled it to the local auto upholstery shop in the early afternoon, had it back by the next day. They'd inspected it previously and ordered new leather in matching color, so they were ready to go when I showed up with the seat.

    They built-up the sun-damaged foam while they were in there. I can't tell it was ever damaged except for a couple of spot-repairs they made in a third leather panel that had minimal damage--too minor to replace the entire panel. The color match was exact on the new material, the texture on the spot repairs isn't perfect...but overall it's a thousand times better than it was.

    I think it cost me $150-ish. It would have been higher if they'd had to charge billable hours for dicking with the rusted bolts.
     
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    I have seen upholstery that's similar to the 89-94 upholstery but not an exact copy. The original I think was bonded to the foam padding to get the pleats in it. I think the repop stuff is stitched into pleats. I cant be 100% sure but I think LMC carried it. I was looking for something for my 60/40 bench but they didnt have it. Classic industries does have it, and it's pretty dreadful looking. I now remember why I didnt get it besides it looking dreadful, I couldent get just a 60/40 front seat, they made it available but with rear seat, not without.

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  7. df2x4

    df2x4 Domestics only.

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    Not sure about the earlier style interior, but some of the '95+ GM seat covers are still available new. Most are discontinued though.

    For anyone interested, looking through the diagrams on this site should give you an idea of which ones are still around.

    https://www.wholesalegmpartsonline.com/
     
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    Whew, trying to do my homework but reading thru 65 pages is time consuming!! Anyone tell me if buckets and console from a 2005 GMC Yukon SLT Sport will bolt into my 1997 Chevy Suburban 60/40 ? I can post pics if that will help
     

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