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Unread 10-31-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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How many yards?

I have already searched in the forum but I have found nothing....
This is the question:
I'll purchase the Haartz Material (tan and blue denim) from Collins Bros;
please, someone can tell me about yards to order?
I need to make all seats in the car (front seats are low back).
Thanx

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Unread 10-31-2013, 11:12 AM   #2
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Call an upholstery shop...
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Unread 10-31-2013, 11:23 AM   #3
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Or you might try to get a hold of CJLaredo (George) on eBay. He makes skins for Laredo seats, and probably has a very good idea how much material is needed to make a complete skin.

Here's his ebay site: http://www.ebay.com/usr/cjlaredo
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Unread 11-01-2013, 05:13 AM   #4
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Thanks 2Xtreme,

I tell You something. Here in Italy You have no idea how an upholstery shop works.... I explain You.
Excluding only some pros (very few), everyone is capable to work on a Fiat 500 or a Ferrari, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Bentley etc.
If You ask them about Jeep CJ they look at you as a visionary (!!!).
'Do You want redo the seats in a Renegade?' They say.

(Hey, do not say this to anybody!: here in Italy we are not yet accustomed to restore Jeep CJ to their original appearance. For some years now luckily, however, something is moving.)

At the end the solution is this: I must purchase overseas a specific material for my seats. At the upholstery shop I don't want have any sort of surprise about insufficient amount....... Only this.

Thanx
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Or you might try to get a hold of CJLaredo (George) on eBay. He makes skins for Laredo seats, and probably has a very good idea how much material is needed to make a complete skin.

Here's his ebay site: http://www.ebay.com/usr/cjlaredo
Hey walker, do you have a link to George's seat skins?

I looked, but couldn't find them.

Matt
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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:31 AM   #6
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-CJ-NOS-...-/360463539915
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Thanks Lugnut!

HOLY CRAP!! George is mighty proud of those things. $1348 for a set? Not in this lifetime.

I think I'll stick with my Bestop seat covers.

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Unread 11-01-2013, 07:59 AM   #8
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Matt - he was away for a while so all of his listings were offline unless, like lug, you had them saved.

I know it sounds like a lot, but in my opinion they are totally worth it. I just went with the lower skins, which he sells separately, and even those were in the $500 range for the fronts only. Complete sets for $1350 (he'll give you a discount if you call direct, too) are a virtual bargain. The material and his willingness to make them will only last so much longer. Also, for a restoration, it's near impossible to find a good condition driver side skin anywhere. As far as a seller, he's one of the few who actually does restorations and his home brew products are to restoration standards. If it won't work for his CJs, he won't sell them to you.

And Homer, send him an email, he's always been very willing to talk and help where he can.
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Walker,

Yeah, I guess the guy hoping to for a Barret Jackson type restoration may pay that.

I'm wondering if he'd cut me a discount on just a basic black set. They would have to be easier to make then the Laredo style. I may give him a call....

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Call an upholstery shop...
^Ditto^

There is a shop I use here in Denver (Hutches Auto Upholstery) that does excellent work. They charge about $250/seat for materials and labor (you have to bring in the seats). Last time they had my seats ready in 3 days, and they looked like they came out of the factory.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 08:53 AM   #11
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^Ditto^

There is a shop I use here in Denver (Hutches Auto Upholstery) that does excellent work. They charge about $250/seat for materials and labor (you have to bring in the seats). Last time they had my seats ready in 3 days, and they looked like they came out of the factory.
Now that's more like it. And they are local!! Perfect.

Thanks for the reference, Spieg!!

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Unread 11-02-2013, 04:36 AM   #12
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.....And Homer, send him an email, he's always been very willing to talk and help where he can.
Thanx Walker. I know George, I bought something from him some time ago, He is an helpful and trained person.
I'll send him an email about my necessity.
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