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no, he ordered them separatly. $22 from legendary.

I may have a full set of "loose" ones now after having redone a few for people. I'll have to count them up. I know i wound up with 2 or 3 originals from this set.
We may have enough to do your two seats.

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fukin 65 chevelle seats. Kicked my ass... Mega nasty teardown... Found out one donor seat WASNT the same... had to order repop springs... then found repop springs didn't fit... then ripped one of the covers.... then ripped it AGAIN after fixing... God damn i'm glad to be done with these.

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The final repair i had to make to the pass side bucket seatback cover after ripping it during installation... Then after i ripped the first repair trying to install it again. Ugh.

The guy is putting these in a car he's going to flip, so I offered him either a $75 discount off the install, or I'd order new covers and finish at the regular rate... He opted for the discount, which makes my life easier- but still hurts the pocket book...

Next up I get to do a 67 impala bench seat next. Should be a walk in the park compared to these bastards.



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They look good Ben...

So how are you going to handle doing another set of seats like that?

Refuse? Charge more? Or is there a way to reinforce that area before install?



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Kevin R wrote:

They look good Ben...

So how are you going to handle doing another set of seats like that?

Refuse? Charge more? Or is there a way to reinforce that area before install?


 I actually have a guy with a 65 impala convertible, buckets & back seat booked for the middle of April, so it will be the same thing again, so I guess we'll find out.

Honestly, this was the 2nd set of this style seat that I have done... the first set went on w/o ripping- the first seatback for THIS set went on w/o ripping-

I think to do it again, i will make sure i have an assistant handy to help with this part- and i will use my heat gun on the top part of the seatcover vinyl to get it extra hot again before attempting the pull. I think with those extra measures it should be ok.

In retrospect... had I just left the cover ON and finished the install when it first ripped, I could have stiched it up in place from the outside (like i did in the end) and it wouldn't have been visible after installing the chrome- because the rip was a lot smaller the first time.

Taking it off, and repairing, and doing it again is what caused the rip to get bigger the 2nd time around, and then it was big enough to be visible after the chrome was installed.

Live and learn. This was my 20th set of seats since I did my buckets 3 years ago... And its only the 2nd time i've ripped something- and both times i was able to repair it... so overall i'm still pretty confident of my skills- but sometimes there is just no substitute for an extra set of hands.

 



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My guy at Bates with the 64 Impala will be doing business with you
he was talking about your CL ad today....said that was my pal Ben.

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My brother wants you to do his 57 seats, though he may need a new front bench

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woot! I really appreciate the recomendations guys. I can't tell you how much.

I'm hoping by the end of this year I can quit running the CL ads, slow down production a little more, and just get work by word of mouth....

i'm due to get a good raise in july this year for my regular job... assuming all goes well with that, the seat work may be able return to the back burner as a means to raise hobby funds, instead of for family needs like right now...



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bigblock70 wrote:

My brother wants you to do his 57 seats, though he may need a new front bench


 Does he want it to be done like original, or hot rod style?

If he wants hotrod style, he can just get any seat out of a mid 60s or 70's full size GM car and we can order covers from EZBoy & Do them up.

If he wants original, unfortunatly he'll have to locate an original tri-5 gm seat... Luckily i think the olds, buick & pontiac seats are all the same, so one of those might be easier to locate.

 



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He wants the original style, I think we payed $450 for the front seat 10 years ago and it is pretty much trash!

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bigblock70 wrote:

He wants the original style, I think we payed $450 for the front seat 10 years ago and it is pretty much trash!


What about that '57 you posted a picture of in Chelan way up on the rocks on FB, I wonder if it has a front bench seat?  Just an idea.



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Lol its a four door, wouldnt have a split bench. Might be good for parts? I really need to check that thing out

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I know nothing about those cars(tri fives), absolutely nothing, lol. Makes sense though about the split bench.

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they make damn near everything for those tri-5s now, it woduln't surprise me if they are making the seat frame & spring assemblies... may be worth looking into.


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They do, he is looking at that option too

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What I've been doing the last 4 months... (besides my regular job, being a husband, raising a 4 year old, having a new baby girl, and trying to work on MY car ) biggrin

 

 

 

 

 



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Looks damn good Ben.



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You're a pro now.

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set of 69 firebird seats


70 chevelle buckets & rear coming up next

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Starting to make lots of side money!

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Hey Ben, what are the chances of you doing some boat interior work? Might buy back a boat I built that still needs new upholstery.

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