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Old 05-15-2018, 04:37 PM   #21
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Neil, I have contacted you in the past regarding my 82-A cab....I am now getting things going and this thread thankfully stopped me in my tracks before ordering seat cover materials.....
Would you consider as Tom mentioned in post #12 that Classtique makes a closer to original set of covers????

Have contacted them but they have no images available showing there finished product... Any help appreciated Thanks, Mike

The covers need to have a cord sewn around the bottom of the skirts so that they can be crimped into the channel around the lower edge of the springs. This is the way Ford did the installation. I used a local shop to make the covers and installed them my self. The result was not great for this first attempt.


Attached is a photo showing an installed cover. I will send your the photo folder if you email neil@aafords.com.



Vendors simply install the covers by wrapping them under the spring and use hog rings to hold them in place.


With a corded cover, the skirt must be the correct length to allow the spring to be compressed while the cord is crimped into the channel.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:44 PM   #22
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Have you figured out how to crimp the bead into the bottom channel so the metal channel looks smooth when done? I have seen some so so crimping jobs. Marco did Dave Lopes Henry awarded 28 phaeton and it look real good. I ask him once how he did it, but I either didn't get a reply or I forgot what he said.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:33 AM   #23
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Have you figured out how to crimp the bead into the bottom channel so the metal channel looks smooth when done? I have seen some so so crimping jobs. Marco did Dave Lopes Henry awarded 28 phaeton and it look real good. I ask him once how he did it, but I either didn't get a reply or I forgot what he said.
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I made a crimping tool (pliers with 2-1/2" wide surface). I crimped the channel a little at a time. Original crimped channels don't look that great.
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