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Old 11-16-2014, 09:01 AM
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Upholstery Ideas

After spending the last couple months scouring ebay and craigslist, it seems a common theme that the late model Wagoneer's original upholstery is invariably trashed. Mine is no exception, and to be honest, I'm not impressed with the original styling.

I'm sure some of you guys and gals and changed your upholstery, can you please post some pics here so I can get some ideas.

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This is the interior of the Filson AEV Jeep Brute, they used their "Tin Cloth" for the inserts which is pretty much bullet proof. I wrote them to see if I could buy a few yards of it, but they didn't respond.

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Old 11-16-2014, 09:37 AM
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Lota places sell canvas. Either regular canvas or water resistant duck in various weights. I've had a couple old Chev truck benches reupholstered in canvas. Nothing leather trimmed fancy but really like canvas at least in a truck. Not too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter, wears well and easy to clean. Compared to fancy patterned vinyl it's a lot cheaper too. If Filson was willing to sell you material though I doubt it'll be cheap. Pretty expensive stuff. I've owned their tin pants, tin jacket a a few cruiser vests along with some of their duffle gear. Excellent quality but certainly not cheap. If you're considering canvas check with a canvas vendor or even a sail shop. No thoughts about it in a GW but looks and works great in a truck.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:54 AM
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Since you're in the Denver area, I recommend these guys. Rusty is the man's name.

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Old 11-16-2014, 10:04 AM
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I would like to use neoprene. I've had wet okle seat covers before and I loved em.
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:10 AM
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Lota places sell canvas. Either regular canvas or water resistant duck in various weights. I've had a couple old Chev truck benches reupholstered in canvas. Nothing leather trimmed fancy but really like canvas at least in a truck. Not too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter, wears well and easy to clean. Compared to fancy patterned vinyl it's a lot cheaper too. If Filson was willing to sell you material though I doubt it'll be cheap. Pretty expensive stuff. I've owned their tin pants, tin jacket a a few cruiser vests along with some of their duffle gear. Excellent quality but certainly not cheap. If you're considering canvas check with a canvas vendor or even a sail shop. No thoughts about it in a GW but looks and works great in a truck.

Nothing at Filson is inexpensive, although I've been to their outlet store in Burlington, WA. and didn't feel violated after I left the store.

If I could find something similar I'm probably going to go with the leather/canvas combo, I like the look and durability aspects.
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:11 AM
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Since you're in the Denver area, I recommend these guys. Rusty is the man's name.

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Thanks, I'll give them a call!
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:29 AM
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Reminds me of the Ford King Ranch.
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Old 11-16-2014, 11:18 AM
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Try here to check materials - Local Denver

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Old 11-16-2014, 01:24 PM
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personally I like the ram Longhorn leathers..

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Old 11-26-2014, 08:02 AM
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Look at EZ-boy interiors I think Bonney took them over. They have decent precut and fitted covers that come with the hog rings and pliers so you are able to reupholster your seats yourself.
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Old 11-27-2014, 05:38 AM
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Seabag Canvas and Burlap

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Old 11-27-2014, 05:46 AM
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It was cheap yet time consuming; Probably wouldn't last long for a daily driver but it smells good and gives it that old farm truck feel and look...whatever
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:00 AM
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I take it you don't wear shorts.
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Old 11-28-2014, 10:03 PM
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Shorts don't bother me so much but it's those darn backless hospital gowns I can't drive the work truck in anymore!
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:26 PM
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Look up men in black here at IFSJA. He does some side work at an upholstery shop.
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:09 PM
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That, my friend, is brilliant! I love it.

And ps...Shorts are for hippies...
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:27 PM
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Thanks it was a fun project happy with that look in a truck!
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Old 11-30-2014, 12:11 AM
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Good ride for a first date. If she's better looking than the seat and not scared off by it she's a keeper.
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Old 11-30-2014, 04:09 AM
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Mine was camo with pockets all along the edges and the back. It was for a bench seat and both my jtrucks are buckets so I let it go with my '82 C20 pickup.
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:54 PM
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Good ride for a first date. If she's better looking than the seat and not scared off by it she's a keeper.
First date with my girlfriend (now wife) was in my beater Cherokee with duct taped buckets. Took her off roading and almost got busted by the cops. She dug it. And is far better looking than it. So yea, I'd say she's a keeper lol
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