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Old 02-15-2010, 07:56 PM
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Default 55/45 bench seat covers

Hello all. I thought I'd pass along some seat cover news for those of you looking for options. I was wanting to retain my split bench seat, but was doing a color change on my interior. The seat covers were original to the car/truck, but were that dark claret/maroon/oxblood and the drivers seat was showing its age, so I started looking around. Several forums mentioned a company called PUI, so I looked their site up. After seeing they didn't offer anything for my application, I sent them an email. I got a reply saying they didn't make them but if I would be willing to send them mine, and if they were in good enough shape, they would use them to make a pattern from. Long story short, I just recieved the prototype set and they are now available. I want to get a professional to install them, and after I get them back I'll offer a review along with some pics.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:57 PM
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Maybe I should clarify-these are 5th gen seats.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:31 AM
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John:
Glad to hear you got covers and PUI got the mock up N/C. Wish you had called us, we deal with a company that already made them in OE pattern. Next time you are looking for hard to find parts call or E-Mail us if we don't have we most of the time know were to get it.
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:00 AM
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I was unaware, Rich. Live and learn, but in this case the covers were free. Hard to beat a deal like that.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:18 AM
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John:
Glad to hear you got covers and PUI got the mock up N/C. Wish you had called us, we deal with a company that already made them in OE pattern. Next time you are looking for hard to find parts call or E-Mail us if we don't have we most of the time know were to get it.
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Bet you do wish he had contacted you first!
But a little competition never hurt anyone and PUI does make a good product and will stand behind it!
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:50 PM
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Good job following up on the seat cover search! I went to the PUI site last week and noticed nothing for my 1986 also. PUI does a great job on their parts for the most part. Be sure to let us know how they turn out.
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If you have the split bench seat Yeast1, they have a pattern now. Contact their sales dept. and ask for Ron.
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OK, I got the covers on and they look great with 1 exception. The passenger side lole for the seatbelt has a reinforcement sewn in around the hole. For reasons unknown it is white. The seats are black. Go figure. At any rate, the upholstery guy added 1/2 inch of foam and the seats look really good. Posted a few pics on my photobucket page, follow the link in my sig.
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Nice work John!
Your car looks great......and I must confess.....whenever I look at your photos.....I WANT that TA cover on your differential!!! I have no clue why.....but I want it.
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Thanks, that's a GN 8.5 rear.
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I also want replace my seat covers with OE Pattern covers for my 86. I have a few questions. How can I tell if mine are 60/40 or 55/45? I measured, but calculating itís very close either way. I found a nearby Upholstery guy that does beautiful work, but he wants my first-born male child to do the job. This is my every day ride, and I'm not looking to spend a fortune, so I plan on doing it myself. Where can I find OE Velour & Vinyl 60/40 or 55/45 Reproduction Covers, good quality at a reasonable price. The El Camino Store has them, but Iíve been advised not to buy from them. Iíve looked all over and donít see them anywhere else. Iím also replacing the carpet while I have the seats out.
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Mike,

look on the back of the Glovebox door for the Service parts Identification label (RPO CODES)
Look for code AM6 - That's the code for the 55/45 cloth front seat

it looks like this

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For carpet I've used Stock Interiors, Seneca, SC. they will send you samples up to five for free. I've used them twice and the price was cheaper than local shops wanted. Before I put the carpet down I used some GT Mat sound deadner very good product from Hutto, Texas. I'll be doing my seats early next year.
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