Old OEM seat covers.

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  1. Jay33089

    Jay33089 OBSessed

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    Does anyone have their old original seat covers off of a set of buckets for 95-98? I’m gonna make me some new custom ones. My seats were recovered by a half ass upholstery shop. They don’t fit that well. I just need a set of OEM’s for patterns. Doesn’t matter the condition. As long as they are good enough to take apart and trace for my new ones. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Restoguy

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    Fyi, the cloth ones are glued to the foam so they dont come off. I think the leather can be removed though. Im planning to reupholster my diesel seats when the paint is done. (Its what i used to do)
     
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    deadbeat Centurion Crew Cab

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    My upholstery guy recovered my cloth ones and said it was a pain to get the glued cloth off, he did that and then glued the new ones on.
     
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    Eveready I'm Awesome

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    Have you checked with @sewlow ? If anyone has some ideas it would be him.
     
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  5. sewlow

    sewlow Bitchin' Stitchin'

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    I have one factory bucket seat cover & it's a driver side.
    I did my buckets years ago, using the passenger as the pattern, of course.
    I've kept that pattern but as I've moved 3 or 4x since, all that is in a box...somewhere. Sooo...I'd like to maybe hang on to that driver's cover until I can find that passenger side pattern, (Which as you know will be in pieces. All there? Hmmm...) I'd be willing to send that driver side to you. But it is a 'driver side', and typically, not in the best of shape.
    I do have the covers I made on the seats, so that's another kinda-sorta pattern I have.
    I say kinda because those damn seats fought me every stitch of the way. I see mistakes. Too many distractions while doing them. Trying to do paying jobs & sneaking my stuff in too. Not concentrating on one job at a time.
    The factory patterns are always the best.
    In a hurry? I'm swamped in the shop. Long hours right now. (Spring's coming! Guys want their rides done!) Like I said. The cover is here s-o-m-e-w-h-e-r-e.
    My open-pit filing system leaves a bit to be desired.

    Oh yea. Better make sure the patterns I have are the same as the ones you need. There are at least 2 different styles that I know of that were made for the '95+ buckets. ...and 1 syle has 2 slight variations in the patterning resulting in a different stitching procedure between each.

    This was the factory cover on mine. '99 Escalade.
    After 2 scrubiings! Truck had been sunk in a 6' deep water-filled ditch, then left in the owner's backyard for a year. With the windows up! Mold city.
    I swear I saw them pulsating a bit when I first opened the door.
    Shoulda been wearing a HazMat suit when I pulled 'em.
    The covers were/are...aaahhh...kinda groaty. Stinky. Crispy.
    If you don't want to deal with all that, I wouldn't blame ya!

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    +1 for this. My upholstery guy said when you do this it helps the leather stand up to wear. He explained it to me a while back, I don't remember the exact details anymore, but my seats still look like new!
     

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