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Old 03-02-2004, 11:09 AM
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Protect your uphostery with slip covers

Since I don't have a lift in my garage I spend a lot of time sliding under my car and generally getting myself filthy. Quite often I then need to slip behind the wheel to start the car or make other adjustments - making a huge potential mess of my ultraleather. It doesn't take long to get real tired of either a) trying to clean yourself off every time or b) battling with blankets or towels hung over the seats to protect the upholstery.

So yesterday I finally decided to put an end to the problem...with slip covers. The photos here (also in my gallery) show the result which I call my Butt Ugly Butt Buffers.

The first shot shows the finished product installed on the driver side seat. Not purdy - but not meant to be. Hopefully you folks will be the only people to ever see them.



This next shot shows the pattern pieces being cut and laid out. I made one long (about 6 foot) piece which is the width of the seat and runs from the bottom of the back to the bottom of the front of the seat. Then each side has two pieces, one runs horizontal along the side of the seat and one vertical up the back rest.



The final shot shows the pieces being assembled. I just went around with a heavy duty office type staple gun and attached the pieces to one another after snugging them up a bit. Once everything was stapled in place I took the covers inside and sewed them together running all the stitching on the inside (seat cover side) of the staples and tried to keep the stitching about 1/2 inch from the staples themselves. Once everything was sewn in place I just cut off all the excess material - including the staples. Then just turn everything inside out and install over the seats. You can just make out the joints and staples in this picture.




Ugly and simple....just like me.

Dewey

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Old 03-04-2004, 04:01 PM
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Hahaha!!! My dad has always kept towels on his seats to protect them.

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Old 03-04-2004, 06:13 PM
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That's what I had been using - towels or blankets - but every time I got in or out they would slide all over the place, and usually ended up on the floor or half way out the door.
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Old 03-04-2004, 07:46 PM
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Way to go, bro'!

THAT'S takin' care of business.

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