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#401353 - 01/07/18 02:08 PM Protect Original Seat Covers
Rusty 37 Master Offline
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After a great season of using my '37 Master Coupe as a daily driver (about 1000 miles) I have started working on my winter "to do" list.

I would appreciate suggestions for some type cover or ideas about how to protect/ preserve the original seat covers.



It would be great if there was some type of throw cover that could be in the car for daily use but easy to remove when I go to car events.

Thanks for the help!
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#401363 - 01/07/18 03:38 PM Re: Protect Original Seat Covers [Re: Rusty 37 Master]
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
My father always used these tacky hard plaid seat covers in his NEW cars in 70's and 80's so he would not cause any wear with his 120 pounds. They almost appeared to be hardboard covered in thin foam and fabric. One piece for your butt and one for your back with a fabric "hinge" in the middle. It folded up so you could toss in the trunk.

They looked like this but firm: https://www.thegreattasteofthegrove.com/...nfant-car-seat/

You almost need something to spread out your weight like rigid foam with a cushioned seat cover over it.



Edited by canadiantim (01/07/18 03:43 PM)
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#401366 - 01/07/18 04:20 PM Re: Protect Original Seat Covers [Re: canadiantim]
Rusty 37 Master Offline
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Hi Tim,

Interesting idea and definitely worth considering.

A friend and I were able to remove the seat covers to replace all the padding and burlap which had seen better days. He got the materials at a local upholstery shop. One thing we added which really made a difference was a layer of 1/2" closed cell foam. We were pleasantly surprised that we were able to re-install the covers. I expected them to just fall apart when we stretched and stapled them to the wood frame.

I had only planned to do the seat base but it felt and looked so good we did the back also.
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#401380 - 01/07/18 07:53 PM Re: Protect Original Seat Covers [Re: Rusty 37 Master]
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Just about any type of blanket or sheet works fine, I used a bed sheet in my '39 and it stuck to the mohair fine and stayed in place. Also easier to slide on than mohair.
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#401414 - 01/08/18 12:21 PM Re: Protect Original Seat Covers [Re: Chev Nut]
Rusty 37 Master Offline
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Thanks Gene!
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#401450 - 01/08/18 08:22 PM Re: Protect Original Seat Covers [Re: Rusty 37 Master]
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Large bath towels or beach towels might do the job also. Choice of colors and designs are endless

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