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PostPosted: September 23, 2017, 8:11 pm 
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Looking for idea on where to buy seat cover and what color, not to many places have Green , inside of cab is the cream color so I was thinking Green or grey or black, what do you think. Thanks Tom

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PostPosted: September 24, 2017, 7:44 am 
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Depending on what color the sun visors are, would be kind of appropriate I think. Choices of seat covers are limited in these trucks. Personally, I would go with a seat in the 70's as those are much better for comfort. You also get a better choice of upholstery. Nicer styles. Seats bolt right in up to 79 I think. some have used even late seats, but I am not a big fan of those. I would suggest you would be happier the comfort and lower back support of later seats. Of course, that means finding one in good condition to start with as far as foam etc. are concerned. to get one done right at a shop can be expensive, but well worth the extra cost on a nice truck. Buying an off the shelf seat cover from any of a number of places would be about one third of custom though. Also, there were two different grades of seats in our trucks, but neither had good low back support. As to color, and style nearly all the vendors have some but I cannot recommend one over another. Brown would go with green but not all that well unless your sun visors were brown. I like the idea of grey, but green should be available. Dennis Carpenter, Carolina Classics, NPD, LMC, Macs, all have covers. There are other suppliers as well. Most are on the internet. I recently got an add from Macs/Dearborn/Ecklers for 15% off their Cartouche brand. I feel that green is available from at least one of those. I will say that the Upholstery choices for our trucks leave a whole lot to be desired. Few of the seats had really nice looking covers, and I have yet to see any of what I would think desirable in standard offerings from vendors. I've gone to bucket seats on my trucks as the Mustang seats mimic the original Ranger seats, and give the driver more room between the belly and steering wheel. We won't go into why that is important to me, but the great big steering wheel is part of the reason. Incidentally, the 14 inch wheels sold on Evilbay are to small.


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Your color choice looks great!
No info on the seat cover, I but I can tell you that the forest green carpet, in the tight loop from
Stock_ interiors on ebay,
number 390919559175,
is a nice looking molded carpet . Make sure you order the one for your trans hump size, you will have to trim to fit.

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You will probably laugh, but I always liked the looks of the old generic aftermarket horse blanket type covers. Almost every truck I was in as a kid had one.. ;)


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You will probably laugh, but I always liked the looks of the old generic aftermarket horse blanket type covers. Almost every truck I was in as a kid had one.. ;)
I like the blanket type to. Ifound one at NAPA. It was an old box and didn't last long.

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I picked up some seats on Craigslist today for free and it's about the right width and depth, I'm going to try and make it work. Tom

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Nice score! Were they rear seats?


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Yes, rear, I had to take all 3 but I only wanted one. Tom

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What I learned was to take the feet off the original bench seat, bolt them where they belong.
Take one inch square tubing make a rectangle that will fit the seat and feet,
weld frame to feet, and tabs to adjusting rails on seat.

Now I don't think the seat you posted adjusts so you may have to separate the original seat sliders with the feet so you can adjust your seat.

Either way that's the easiest way to get low enough without headaches matching the floor contour.

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PostPosted: October 3, 2017, 7:53 pm 
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Well it kinda fits, not on adjusters yet

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