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Post by lettsride75 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:23 pm

Got mine back today
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Post by bakerjf » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:52 pm

I’ve been following this thread as I bought Dean’s covers about five years ago, before the custom cushions came out, and while my upholstery guy did a great job, my covers don’t have the “tuck” in the seat back or bottom cushion like they did when the car rolled out of Yokohama. I know that those are usually formed by crimping a rod sewn into a sleeve on the cover, to another rod imbedded in the foam in the cushion. Looking at Dean’s pictures of the cushions, I see what I think is a securing rod in the seat back, but not one in the bottom cushion. Looking at some of the members results, I see a little bit of a mix of results with the “tucks.”
Can someone better describe to me how the set achieves the OEM-type tuck? I’m not getting it from Dean’s pictures alone. Also, would my five year old Dean covers be compatible with the new foam cushions (i.e. Did the seat covers get redesigned to work with the new cushions?)?
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Post by david premo » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:32 am

John the seat back cushion from the factory has a slit in it for a rod to go through the cushion and a rod in the frame to secure it to. On the bottom seat cushion a rod goes on each side of the foam and are secured together and pinches the foam to get that line. Best I can remember it’s been 14 years since I did mine. I purchased mine from Les when he was still selling the upholstery package.
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bakerjf wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:52 pm
I’ve been following this thread as I bought Dean’s covers about five years ago, before the custom cushions came out, and while my upholstery guy did a great job, my covers don’t have the “tuck” in the seat back or bottom cushion like they did when the car rolled out of Yokohama. I know that those are usually formed by crimping a rod sewn into a sleeve on the cover, to another rod imbedded in the foam in the cushion. Looking at Dean’s pictures of the cushions, I see what I think is a securing rod in the seat back, but not one in the bottom cushion. Looking at some of the members results, I see a little bit of a mix of results with the “tucks.”
Can someone better describe to me how the set achieves the OEM-type tuck? I’m not getting it from Dean’s pictures alone. Also, would my five year old Dean covers be compatible with the new foam cushions (i.e. Did the seat covers get redesigned to work with the new cushions?)?
Thanks for any help.
The seat cover vinyl patterns could not be modified. Those patterns were digitized long ago and when doing this project I could not tell DI to change what they had been doing for years just because I wanted to do foam for their covers.
You can use your older purchase of seat covers with the new seat foam we had made. The foam mold was made then to fit around the DI pattern replicating the original foam sample front and back provided.
The seat cover vinyl are the same ones that Les sells.
You can't see in our picture the back side of the seat foam. It was duplicated to the original seat foam with all the necessary details for proper fitment.
I'll look for a picture.


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lettsride75 wrote:
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Got mine back today
This looks really good.

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Post by bakerjf » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:02 pm

So, an accurate reproduction would have a tuck in both the seat and seatback cushions. Do the new cushions support this? Can the older seat covers sold by Dean (five years back) be placed over the new cushions to achieve this look?
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Post by Datsunparts.comInc » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:50 pm

Yes the older patterns are the same .
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Post by mgmoreau » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:41 pm

Does anyone have picture of Deans seats covers over his new foam cushions that looks straight at the seats? I bought everything from Dean but I am having the seats and my new vinyl top installed by an auto upholstery shop. I want to print some good pictures that shows how pleats in the seats should look using the steel rods.

Thanks,
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Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:02 pm
So, an accurate reproduction would have a tuck in both the seat and seatback cushions. Do the new cushions support this? Can the older seat covers sold by Dean (five years back) be placed over the new cushions to achieve this look?
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Make sure they install new Pirelli Webbing straps. They should be a "tan" material with very little stretch, not the green stuff.
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mgmoreau wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:41 pm
Does anyone have picture of Deans seats covers over his new foam cushions that looks straight at the seats? I bought everything from Dean but I am having the seats and my new vinyl top installed by an auto upholstery shop. I want to print some good pictures that shows how pleats in the seats should look using the steel rods.

Thanks,
Marc

Marc, If memory serves me correct you bought the 68 - 70 seat cover set. The first photo at our part number is a straight on shot of that year
Look here:
www.datsunparts.com/1121

I may have a higher res photo on the other computer. Just ask,

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bakerjf wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:02 pm
So, an accurate reproduction would have a tuck in both the seat and seatback cushions. Do the new cushions support this? Can the older seat covers sold by Dean (five years back) be placed over the new cushions to achieve this look?
05C3F8FE-4DBB-4197-A289-2B3F1B8AE876.jpeg
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Post by bakerjf » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:31 pm

Looks like there is a rod in the foam in the back cushion, but not the butt cushion. So...I’m guessing one can’t achieve the factory “tuck” using that cushion?
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Post by mgmoreau » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:12 pm

bakerjf wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Looks like there is a rod in the foam in the back cushion, but not the butt cushion. So...I’m guessing one can’t achieve the factory “tuck” using that cushion?
The cushions are at the shop but I seem to recall they have a slots in the front of them for these metal rods put there are no rods in them.

Thanks for the feedback.

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Post by mgmoreau » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:15 pm

Datsunparts.comInc wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:24 pm
mgmoreau wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:41 pm
Does anyone have picture of Deans seats covers over his new foam cushions that looks straight at the seats? I bought everything from Dean but I am having the seats and my new vinyl top installed by an auto upholstery shop. I want to print some good pictures that shows how pleats in the seats should look using the steel rods.

Thanks,
Marc


Marc, If memory serves me correct you bought the 68 - 70 seat cover set. The first photo at our part number is a straight on shot of that year
Look here:
www.datsunparts.com/1121

I may have a higher res photo on the other computer. Just ask,

Dean


Hi Dean,

Thanks for the response. Would you mind sending me the higher resolution photo of the seat?

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Post by Datsunparts.comInc » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:56 pm

Sorry all my photos were made smaller for web-site use. This is the best I can do.


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Post by Datsunparts.comInc » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:22 pm

Left hand and right hand can be purchased individually now. Dean
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