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mikeg103 #1422200 Sat Aug 28 2021 09:54 PM
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Mike 103 I haven't been able to do pictures yet,have learned to do those seats up fairly cheap you can get new generic springs at your upholestry shop just put in where you need them.

mikeg103 #1422212 Sat Aug 28 2021 11:55 PM
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thanks guys i got it done by a local guy he did a beautiful job , stripped it all down painted the frames and put pleats in it added extra foam , they are more comfortable than my wifes new car !

Rabaut #1422213 Sat Aug 28 2021 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Rabaut
Did you ever find the track springs??

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no never did at this point i dont think ill need them the seats gonna stay all the way back anyway

fixite7 #1422214 Sat Aug 28 2021 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Rabaut
Did you ever find the track springs??

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no never did at this point i dont think ill need them the seats gonna stay all the way back anyway
Originally Posted by fixite7
mike 103 I go get kinda stiff canvas material ,my wife sews up covers I put in strategic springs pad it clip em on there,head for the woods. That is on a beater !! Also make a cardboard headliner,about every 5 years
thanks for the help !

Gray_Ghost #1436995 Wed Jan 12 2022 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Gray_Ghost
In the pic, you can see the cover wrapped around the frame and a spring clip holding it in place to the left. Additionally, you can see the bends in the fabric where the permanent clips were installed into the frame, holding the fabric cover in place. The third pic shows a close up of the clip, in place.

How did you snap those clips (the ones that kinda look like an omega shape) on to the upholstery material? They are much too small to snap in with fingers and pliers will ruin the material.


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JoeDude #1437021 Wed Jan 12 2022 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by JoeDude
How did you snap those clips (the ones that kinda look like an omega shape) on to the upholstery material? They are much too small to snap in with fingers and pliers will ruin the material.
The pliers should contact the metal frame behind the fabric and the clip. I haven't done that job yet, but am thinking about getting a cheap pair of pliers without sharp teeth and modifying them to hold the clip (maybe a semi-circular groove). Or maybe a pad on one side of the pliers so the material isn't damaged.


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JoeDude #1437025 Wed Jan 12 2022 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by JoeDude
How did you snap those clips (the ones that kinda look like an omega shape) on to the upholstery material? They are much too small to snap in with fingers and pliers will ruin the material.

We used to have a special set of pliers with rubber coated jaws for clips like that. For as few clips as there are on a single seat, you could probably get away with wrapping the jaws of your pliers in 5-6 layers of electrical tape to protect the fabric. Or if you wanted to be really fancy, grind the teeth smooth and dip it in that rubber stuff for making new handles on tools.


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mikeg103 #1437496 Sun Jan 16 2022 02:42 PM
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Mikeg103 I use heavy canvas from JoAnn fabrics,wife sews it so edge joints want to be an ell,then replace coils as needed, fix-up new padding. A beauty of AD trucks is you can take your covers on and off,adjust padding, on my beaters have even turned the cover inside out to wear-out the OK passenger side before changing it to fresh covers !!

JoeDude #1437497 Sun Jan 16 2022 02:50 PM
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Joe Dude Maybe your material is kinda thick,I think I took a short wooden stick to bump those on, Old ones will break when you take them off. Uphostery shop got me a box of those clips (25 yrs. ago) same thing. That canvas I mentioned above worked OK with those clips.

mikeg103 #1437540 Sun Jan 16 2022 09:43 PM
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I've used binder clips instead of the "proper" clips. They work great and allow adjustment after installation Just remove the "handles" after installation.

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