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Seat cover question
#1239226 Sat Oct 14 2017 04:13 PM
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I am nearing the end of my restoration of my 53 5 window, and am having a problem getting the seat cover bottom and back. I'm looking for maroon and this has been on back order at Jim Carter since Christ was a child. I called them yesterday and they called their supplier to get a ETA and they told Jim Carter there is no ETA, in other words they could careless when the customer gets their order. Even though the lady at Jim Carter was very nice , she called me back and said they would not tell her when they will make it. I tried the filling station too and they do not stock it and it would have to be made from the same place Jim Carter gets theirs from. Is there any other places where a person can get this in the right shade of Maroon and made in the USA?
Thanks in advance,
Steve


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: Seat cover question
sstock #1239262 Sat Oct 14 2017 11:08 PM
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ace skiver
Classic Parts is worth a try, even though they are near to Jim Carter Truck Parts. Maybe the have a different source?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Seat cover question
sstock #1239268 Sat Oct 14 2017 11:30 PM
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Thanks Tim, I have bought a few things from them, I wonder about fit and so forth.


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: Seat cover question
sstock #1239282 Sun Oct 15 2017 12:05 AM
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why not take it to a real good shop and let them zip it up


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Re: Seat cover question
sstock #1239293 Sun Oct 15 2017 12:48 AM
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ace skiver
Originally Posted by sstock
Thanks Tim, I have bought a few things from them, I wonder about fit and so forth.


Maybe someone here has bought a set from Classic Parts, and maybe they will comment on "fit & finish".
I have never had a problem with anything bought from Classic Parts (3 restorations).

As you ponder over other vendors' quality (fit & finish), consider this:

Years ago, I bought an 8-piece ($$$) 1954 Suburban set from Jim Carter before I knew about 1954 Suburban seats/colors (I was told/assured that the color was correct for 1954). The set he sold/sells for 1954/55st is not correct (it is correct for 1953).

I also found out later that there are two different sizes of Suburban cushions for 47-55 Advance-Design Suburbans. The one set he sells was not correct for my year/size seat cushions.

A few years ago, JC assisted by allowing me to contact his local upholsterer to make a set with the correct colors/sizes (with me paying JC for the new, correct size/color set).


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Seat cover question
sstock #1239326 Sun Oct 15 2017 04:30 AM
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Thank you Tim for this account. I will be looking around and checking out some other alternatives.


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: Seat cover question
sstock #1239499 Mon Oct 16 2017 04:56 PM
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I bought a seat of seat covers for my 1950 3100 from Classic Parts this past summer. I am very pleased with my fit and finish. Buy most of my stuff from Classic and am always happy.

Re: Seat cover question
Jhyp #1239514 Mon Oct 16 2017 07:47 PM
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Could you snap a picture and send it to me at sstock6264@comcast.net

Thank you Steve


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: Seat cover question
Jhyp #1239573 Tue Oct 17 2017 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Jhyp
I bought a seat of seat covers for my 1950 3100 from Classic Parts this past summer. I am very pleased with my fit and finish. Buy most of my stuff from Classic and am always happy.

Does Classic Parts offer maroon?

Re: Seat cover question
sstock #1239596 Tue Oct 17 2017 02:46 AM
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Shop Shark


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
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