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Saddle Blanket Seat Covers
#1334358 Tue Nov 19 2019 06:09 PM
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I'm looking for 2 piece Saddle Blanket seat covers for my 1954 Chev 3100 truck.
I have looked at several truck parts catalogs and Amazon. All seat covers I see are 1 piece.
I had these on my previous 1954 truck, but cannot find them now.

Anybody know where I can find the 2 piece saddle blanket seat covers?
I want to be able to remove the bench seat for access to the underneath without removing the seat cover.
Thanks

Re: Saddle Blanket Seat Covers
darthintel #1334420 Wed Nov 20 2019 02:05 AM
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After I got a local quote of $650 for a reupholstered seat, I too searched for saddlemans. Rock Auto said they had some that would fit a '48 Chev.

There's no slot for a shotgun along the front but they do have the pouches for change and a parking pass.

Fit? They hung over in both directions and were 1-piece. And they were much thinner than my 25-year old saddlemans. I decided to buck it up and modified them.

I cut them length-wise, keeping the tightening loops with the back portion. I put grommets across the rear of the bottom section. I had painted the location of the grommet with contact cement to make the material stronger for the grommets.

I put the excess material of the seat on the passenger side and grommeted it too.

After stretching it all, it looks and sits real fine but I wonder how long they will last.

(I should take a pic of the passenger side to show how that looks.)


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Last edited by Wally / Montana; Wed Nov 20 2019 02:09 AM.

1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet [sandeace.com]

28 Years of Daily Driving but now on hiatus. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
Re: Saddle Blanket Seat Covers
darthintel #1334634 Thu Nov 21 2019 05:15 PM
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That doesn't look bad at all Wally. Good on you for making something work.

Nearly 30 years ago I made a 1-piece discount store seat cover work on my 55-1st seat. Like you I used the string ties to attach the upper section to the back cushion. I cut some slits for the hooks that go over the top rail (pipe) of the seat frame. I put the upper cushion in place and attached the bottom section of the cover to the bottom cushion with the attached ties. Then I took a length of clothesline rope and stretched it taut in the crack at the rear between the back and bottom cushions, and tied off each end. That held the cover in place. I could tilt the back cushion forward, but not remove it. Less than ideal, but it worked, and didn't look too bad.


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Re: Saddle Blanket Seat Covers
darthintel #1345220 Thu Feb 06 2020 05:30 AM
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Try Walmart. They have 2-piece saddle blanket covers.

Re: Saddle Blanket Seat Covers
darthintel #1347053 Tue Feb 18 2020 06:35 PM
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Bought from Walmart and installed the 2 piece covers.

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Re: Saddle Blanket Seat Covers
darthintel #1348023 Wed Feb 26 2020 11:34 PM
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Very nice! I wish I knew about Walmart's. I went to ours, though, and they didn't have those. If I find them at Walmart somewhere, I might just buy them because mine are thin and I don't know how long they'll last.


1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet [sandeace.com]

28 Years of Daily Driving but now on hiatus. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.

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