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- Mike -
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I'd like to see that Challenger...



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he sent me this pic of the car after i sent him the completed front seats photo....

Said its less than a month out of the bodyshop & he's still reassembling the car.



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- Mike -
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Sweet, love the Sublime Green.  About 5 houses down a guy has a Challenger that's Plum Crazy Purple and looks to be mostly disassembled but I haven't seen him working on it in a few years....I saw it last week when the garage door was open with a ton of crap piled on top of it, have thought about going over there to ask.



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Ben, I love the CL ad and the website! Looks pro!

http://www.seat-guy.com/

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/2726875155.html



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Brettd85 wrote:

Ben, I love the CL ad and the website! Looks pro!

http://www.seat-guy.com/

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/2726875155.html


 Yeah, real nice! I like the 2 tone fawn interior for 66 chevelle. I should do mine in that color.



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Thanks- Did the website a few months back.. The updated cl ad was today.. force of necessity since it keeps getting flagged and you have to change a high percentage of content to be able to repost again quickly after being flagged.
Figures too, I haven't run my ad in nearly 2 months, now that I'd like the extra work I can't get the ad to stay up for more than a few hours.

With the image files containing the text, i can get my message accross, and still be able to change the meaningless keyword content at the bottom each time and pass the filter system requirements.









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LostNFound66 wrote:
Brettd85 wrote:

Ben, I love the CL ad and the website! Looks pro!

http://www.seat-guy.com/

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/2726875155.html


 Yeah, real nice! I like the 2 tone fawn interior for 66 chevelle. I should do mine in that color.


 Shouldn't you be installing carpet or door panels or something?

whip



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-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

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I need to bring My rear seat to You, I'll be gutting the interior soon, so I'll call You.

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- Jason -
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Hi Ben

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Remember looking at my decrepit seats in my 69 at Hoss' place? Sorry I don't have any pics handy.

I would like to know where to start looking for prices on covers, trim, foam and such? You mentioned possibly making one good seat from the two given the bad springs on driver side. Would it be to my advantage to start with a better set to rebuild or should I just have one done at a time to split up the cost? I also don't have any headrests, any hints/help finding some would be appreciated.

Soon I may have the $$ and may want to drop them off with ya.

Your expert help would be great, thanks.

Jason



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Hey jason-
I'll throw a few ideas at you at once.. so appologies if its too muhc. May be easier to just call me (425)765-3023 and talk it out.

Honestly I only vaugely remember looking at the seats at Hoss's, but unless the springs are horribly rusted, then Repairing your seats won't be a problem. I've got 2 extra sets of used bucket seat spring assemblies I can canabalize (or use whole) as well as a roll of new spring material that i bend & splice in to repair stuff as needed. No problems. Almost every bucket seat i do needs at least one spring or edge wire repaired.

Head rests are a bit of a problem. you will have a very hard time finding decent ones used. They are reproduced, but are pretty pricy.
Personally i prefer the look of the seats w/o headrests, and its easy enough to leave them off.

But if you really want headrests- your best bets would be to- buy the repops for $$$ -or- Buy another set of 69-72 buckets that already have decent headrests to recover, then re-sell the seats in your car now afterwords.

The "covers" for bucket seat headrests don't fit worth a damn, and there isn't much that can be done to get them to fit well, so look for a set w/o visible cracks.

If it were me, i'd just redo the seats you have, leaving out the head rests (you can always add them later) and save that money for something else.

For Covers- Distinctive & PUI are about the same quality and price. They are decent covers, but for 1969 & 1970 covers, the ribs in the seat pattern are not puffed up as much as they should, instead they are rather flat.

Legendary makes the 69 & 70 covers right and they have that extra "puffyness" - but they are almost double the price. Soo... Its up to you. Depends on how bad you want it to be exact.

Biscay's out of olympia Sells PUI brand covers, and the good ACI brand Seat buns. They will most likley have black 69 bucket & rear covers in stock all the time.
National Parts Depot sells both Disctinctive & Legendary brand covers (they call the legendary "Concourse quality") and the ACI brand seat buns. Make sure you specify the brand covers you want, and the brand foam you want- (i think they also sell an ECONOMY version of the foam that sucks so specify ACI).

Biscays & NPD will both sell all the trim & anything else you need to go with them as well... Just a matter of grabbing a catalog and parusing. I think pricing works out about the same, biscays might be a tiny be more expensive.

Evergreen sells PUI brand covers, but sells the cheaper sucky foam- not sure why he doesn't offer the good stuff, the company is actually local...

Anyway... So yeah.






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Thanks for the info Ben, I'll do some pricing and get back to you.

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Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454



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When do You have time to do the rear seats outta Mine? Gonna start the interior tear down, and I'll get it to You.

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if you've got the covers, then just bring it down and drop it off whenever you have time- I can fit it in somewhere. easier to do if its already sitting here.

if you don't have the covers, get em, then bring it all


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I got cover's, I'll call You, and figure it out.

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Wrapping up a month long rebuild on a 66 Chevelle Interior...

Ugly as sin before hand homemade covers- I kid you not, it had Denim Jean material out of someones old pants sewn on the bottom for attaching cloth!

New Legendary Covers, & the guy bought a seat heater to have me put in the drivers seat.

Still have to finish the passenger seat, and finish blasting & painting the metal sides & back panels before he can pick them up this weekend....

 

 



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Nice work Ben! Do you have your own blasting cabinet?

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79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

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yup- just got it a couple weeks ago. Sure is handy!


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It is really nice being able to just blast all those little parts clean ain't it.

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Uber expensive side & back chrome showed up today ($85 for all the peices) Got them installed... Looks awesome.
Panels were beadblasted in the new cabinet, paint is SEM Trim Black.





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Did the trim come with the bullet ends?

 



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