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Offline amcfool1

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Re: Removing front seats
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2015, 04:34:12 PM »
hey john B, how did you like the seat covers you got? what style and price point. worth the money? fabric holding up a few months later? thanks gz

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Re: Removing front seats
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2015, 07:15:23 PM »
gz,

I got my seat covers from Seat Covers Unlimited, in the fabric they call 'Madrid': http://www.seatcoversunlimited.com/Madrid-p-16174.html.  They offer two styles, Custom ($148) and Full Custom ($168), the difference being that the cheaper version uses some kind of stretch polyester for the backs instead of continuing the fabric from the front.  I got the Full Custom in their 'tan' color.



I'm pretty happy with them.  The 'Madrid' fabric is very comfortable, with a soft feel like velour.  They're warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and they're not showing any wear yet.  I liked the fabric so much that I went back and purchased a few extra yards from them to redo my headliner and to cover that rounded plywood barrier you can see right behind the seat.

The barrier is a piece of 1/2 inch plywood that I shaped and attached at right angles to the back of the bench seat, at the top edge.  With the bench seat down, it forms a barrier so that my elderly 3-legged dog doesn't get thrown onto the floor if I have to brake suddenly.  With the bench seat up, it lays on top of the rear wheel wells out of the way, and gives you a moderately-hidden storage space underneath it.  Works pretty well, but looks a little 'rustic', what with the varnished plywood and all.  I figured I'd cover it with the Madrid fabric to match the front seats and headliner.

JB

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Re: Removing front seats
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2015, 02:00:54 AM »
cool! look good, I may get some. thanks, gz

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Re: Removing front seats
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2018, 10:14:24 PM »
Out of curiosity, how are the seats fairing after these 3 years?

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Re: Removing front seats
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2018, 12:08:43 AM »
hi, well, don't know about three years, but I purchased a set myself, same fabric, but in blue, a little over a year ago, for my 84 Sedan, and I love 'em! comfortable, good looking, near perfect fit, and so far showing no signs of wear. Liked 'em so much even got a set, same fabric, for my wife's car, 02 Mercury Sable. to cover her once pristine, but now aging, leather seats. She no longer burns the back of her legs on a hot summer day, so, I highly recommend these covers. You get what you pay for, no more auto parts store cheapies, that fall apart in three months, for us! good luck, gz

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Re: Removing front seats
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2018, 11:50:50 AM »
My covers are also looking good, with no appreciable wear.  And the fabric made a very plush headliner also!  http://forums.amceaglesden.com/index.php?topic=45734.msg354298#msg354298.

I will also add that the company (Seat Covers Unlimited) was very easy to deal with, with intelligent salespeople manning the phones.

JB
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Re: Removing front seats
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2018, 08:26:39 PM »
yup, just to add to that, They email you back after every inquiry, a real email, not those "do not respond " types, and work with you. Trying to get a Hornet set made now, for which they have no pattern, but they are trying. Money well spent. later, gz

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Re: Removing front seats
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2018, 11:38:24 AM »
Just wondering....I was on their website, and they only show a "highback"....is that what you ordered?
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Re: Removing front seats
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2018, 02:51:53 PM »
drock87,

I think so... I can't find my original invoice to be sure, but 'highback' sounds right.  They don't have a fully-customized template for the Eagle seat (because they don't have one to measure),  but the 'highback' worked pretty well on my seats.

JB
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258 - 6 cyl
5-speed !