Factory 94 seats?

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  1. 98chevy2500SS

    98chevy2500SS Bowtie 'Til I Die

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    Was at a j/y a couple weeks ago and found this '94 Chevy Burb with factory looking captains chairs. Are these actually factory or not? They aren't in bad shape for being leather. There is a little tear in the driver's seat, as usual. The Burb was maroon with the side skirting, so that kinda leads me to believe they aren't factory, but maybe they are.

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    Aftermarket. Made by a Co. called 'Flexsteel'. Most of the conversion trucks got 'em. Same with the custom vans. Class-C motorhomes got 'em too.
    Most were fabric or vinyl covered. Leather ones were available, but they're few & far between.
    They're seats themselves are just O.K. They may look good from the outside, but the frames, recline mechanisms, springs & foam are production-line-cheap.
    I've recovered/repaired/rebuilt many, m-a-n-y of them over the years, if that tells you anything.
     
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    98chevy2500SS Bowtie 'Til I Die

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    Ah ok, I thought they didn't look factory. I agree with the materials to build them are cheap, my granpda's 97 K1500 QC conversion has custom seats (not sure if they are flexsteel) and the driver's seat foam/springs are already worn out and it only has around 110k miles on it.

    It's probably a good thing I didn't ask how much they wanted for them, I don't want vinyl in my 97 haha, that's the last thing I want - super sweaty back.
     
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    It looks like they were a $1600 option on the 94 model Suburbans. From what sewlow said, it sounds like they outsourced it with mixed results.

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    The trucks got them as well for 94 as part of the “Silverado LT” package but only in beige. With a $6000 option price, I doubt they were a big seller. I see them from time to time. They had black manual mirrors instead of the silver.

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    98chevy2500SS Bowtie 'Til I Die

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    Nice! Didn't know the leather seats were a $1600 option back then, and I also didn't know they started the LT package back in 94. That's some great info!

    Man, do I have a soft spot for the beige interiors in these trucks, they just look so damn good.
     
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