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PostSubject: Bench to bucket mod   Sun May 24, 2009 7:22 am

I helped the Iceman cut his bench down to make way for his 6-speed conversion. He purchased a passenger side seat cover to do this mod, and it worked perfectly. The hard part of the day was getting the little rings off and on that held the cover to the cushin.

Getting started

Upper and lower seperated

Cutting and grinding welds.

Welding up wire tabs to match the other side out of the leftover portion I cut off.

Both sides now are the same and ready for the bucket seat cover

Outer side of seat.

Inner side of seat

Cutting the foam

Lower is now back together

Putting the seat back together.

Finished product.

Back in the car and done.

So we went from this.

To this

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PostSubject: Re: Bench to bucket mod   Sun May 24, 2009 7:24 am

Looks good! Smile

Looks like you spent a good deal more time on it than I did. But the end result was definately worth it! Nice job!

Bill "The Verb" Crovo - Resident Car Slut & Unicorn Hunter

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PostSubject: Re: Bench to bucket mod   Sun May 24, 2009 10:44 am

well damn man ,that turn out super nice, didnt look like it was that hard to do,definatly food for thought.. btw could use the top lid parts on the center piece
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PostSubject: Re: Bench to bucket mod   Sun May 24, 2009 11:05 am

Thanks guys. I guess I got Skillz. Cool

The arm rest is going to be reinstalled on a new custom made center console, that I will hopefully be building, after the coversion is finished. I may be taking a chapter out of the Uniquekind hand book to build a full length console with wood on top and either carpet, or leather sides.
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PostSubject: bench to bucket mod.   Sun May 24, 2009 1:09 pm

the only help i did was stay out of the way. hes a working machine. i helped drink his soda. and took the pics. those clips that hold seat to cushion were a bit-h. and yes sir. if you want you can build the console. ill pm you about what we need. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bench to bucket mod   Sun May 24, 2009 1:37 pm

Looks like Billy found a new job. And he can work under the table to gain the lovely tax break Wink
So do you have business hours or is it by appointment only? How far in advance do we need to schedule an appointment because guys like Foose have a waiting list years long.
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PostSubject: Re: Bench to bucket mod   Mon May 25, 2009 2:10 pm

Nice job on those seats they look great!!
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