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So, if I send you my covers, you take those apart and use them as a pattern? I might have to find a pair of buckets first, so I can drive it while things are in process. Of course, I have been thinking about buckets and a console. So wishy washy.

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Just now, BeatCJ said:

So, if I send you my covers, you take those apart and use them as a pattern? I might have to find a pair of buckets first, so I can drive it while things are in process. Of course, I have been thinking about buckets and a console. So wishy washy.

Yeah that's what I would need to do. unless you want to wait until someone else sends me their fabric bench. it does occur to me that I might be abe to figure it out if you pm me some pictures. 

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I'm willing to be your guinea pig, no worries. I'm also willing to pay for it on a materials + labor basis, so you don't have to get upside down while you are figuring out if you can build them at a price point people won't cringe at. I have enough vehicle in my driveway that if it sits undriven for a couple of months, It doesn't hurt me. I just like driving the Comanche better than my DRW GMC.

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sweet. that's very nice of you. I think I need to get the truck buttoned up before I start doing this though. whitch should be only in a couple weeks most of the hard stuff is out of the way.

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3 hours ago, BeatCJ said:

My OEM seat is cloth, with vinyl around the sides. Can you do one like that?

does yours just have 1/3 vinyl 2/3 fabric on the top vinyl on the sides? or is it just full fabric?

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On 2/7/2021 at 8:49 PM, Jesse J said:

so it's complecated. I spend 9 hours on friday and 5 hours today working on them but a lot of that was head scratching.

total breakdown on cost for seat covers (I haven't started on visors yet but it will be considerably cheaper)

my fabric 89$ a yard +shipping (the standard vinyl is 79$)

a thing of piping 5$

4 yards of sew foam 30$

canvas for the back 15$

 

I would really like to make it worth my time but also keep costs low as possible. so I am kicking myself that materials are so expensive. need to look into buying whole sale or something. If anyone has any input on that.

 

for If I would need someones seat cover. Yes if they where cloth or the bench seats without a cuttout or was a 91/92 and had headrests. No if it looked like my bench. also It would be better to reuse the jclips off the old seat to keep costs down if that makes sense.

 

thoughts? opinions?

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Would definitely be interested in one of these, id pay 200 for a full set no problem!

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On 2/19/2021 at 9:14 AM, JStone said:

Would definitely be interested in one of these, id pay 200 for a full set no problem!

not going to be able to make them that cheap unfortunately :( 

 

In other news I bought a big chunk of high density foam to rebuild the bottom and that's coming along slowly and the top just looks better the longer I look at it. finshed the headliner and I am hoping to start the visors soon

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My 1987 Comanche Has Red Houndstooth pattern i got from a Cherokee,because my brother put bucket seats in it that were WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY to0 High! Light blue fabric would work..... there are no headrests. How much to ship to Columbus Ohio included with new cover?

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8 minutes ago, Commanche2 said:

My 1987 Comanche Has Red Houndstooth pattern i got from a Cherokee,because my brother put bucket seats in it that were WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY to0 High! Light blue fabric would work..... there are no headrests. How much to ship to Columbus Ohio included with new cover?

I don't know still need to figure out pricing that should be soon enough. gonna finish the second visor tonight. I just need to build my seat foam so I have a good product to show.

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My 1987 Comanche Has Red Houndstooth pattern i got from a Cherokee,because my brother put bucket seats in it that were WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY to0 High! Light blue fabric would work..... there are no headrests. How much to ship to Columbus Ohio included with new cover?

35 minutes ago, Jesse J said:

I don't know still need to figure out pricing that should be soon enough. gonna finish the second visor tonight. I just need to build my seat foam so I have a good product to show.

ok

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