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Seat Covers - ARRRGH!!!!

So, tonight I'm putting on the last of the bucket seat covers, using Brian's idea about zip ties to make it easier to "catch" the bolsters and it's working like a charm. Folding the bottom edge of the cover back down over the seat foam, stretching as I go... RRRIIIIIIIP!!!!!!! right down the seam.

[email protected]#$%^&*()_ cheap Chinese CRAP!!!!!

So, who makes decent repro seat covers - recommendations?

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So, tonight I'm putting on the last of the bucket seat covers, using Brian's idea about zip ties to make it easier to "catch" the bolsters and it's working like a charm. Folding the bottom edge of the cover back down over the seat foam, stretching as I go... RRRIIIIIIIP!!!!!!! right down the seam.

[email protected]#$%^&*()_ cheap Chinese CRAP!!!!!

So, who makes decent repro seat covers - recommendations?

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legendary are considered the best but also the most expensive. pui second. wouldnt uae any others.
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I installed the legendary because I read they were better than the pui's. They are nice but they are just vinal and thread. Anything can be screwed up!! crap happens even with the best stuff.

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Bear i used the new PUI covers and was very happy with them, they have new dies and are sharp and dimensional , stitching and fit was all top notch and material thick and consistent with the originals.
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I don't know what burns me more... having to spend the money or having to wait for them to come in. I had planned to be done with the seats and the headliner this weekend. So far I've only found one source that lists a single cover, everyone else seems to sell them in pairs only. Anyone know of a source that will sell PUI or Legendary singles? (69 GTO - Black)

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If it honestly wasn't your fault, contact the manufacturer and they may send a replacement. What color is it, some of us may have some laying around.

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I'd be hard pressed to prove it wasn't my fault -- I was pulling on it pretty good to get it stretched tight and flat. Doggone it... well, I guess I could choose to look at it as a good thing. If I just bite the bullet and order another pair of good covers I won't have to decide later whether or not to re-do the passenger side seat after Brian's zip tie trick works as well as it looks like it's going to.

Now would be a good time for all of you to invest in a hog ring company. I'm burning through them at a pretty good clip here

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Is it possible you tightened the zip ties too much? I don't know, I have a set of seat covers I havent' installed yet, so just trying to learn. Also had a jeep I took the top off of, and it never went back on, shrunk like anything.

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Don't think so, Jet --- any "looser" and I'd never have been able to catch the listing wires from the bottom with the hog rings. I was working on the seat bottom, left hand holding onto the back rear bottom corner of the cover and working it down over the side of the seat foam - holding tension on it with my left hand while working it down over the seat edge with my right. The seam split where I was holding it with my left hand and separated along the side towards the front of the seat. I didn't think I was pulling on it THAT hard, but maybe I was....

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Here is a video that makes it look pretty easy. Obviously the video is sped up. I thought it was cool to watch. It's a PUI video I found on youtube. This guy makes it look easy. If you watch some of the other videos, he has a special pneumatic hog ring gun that looks pretty sweet.

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