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Offline Mark Ascher

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URGENT - Bucket Seat Foam Info Needed
« on: July 20, 2014, 05:16:05 PM »
Looking for info on where to get the best, or I should say, best fitting bucket seat foam.
I bought the really expensive set from Legendary I believe, and it appears these are not even close to a fit.

Need some help quick, these need to be on their way to Loren tomorrow.
THANKS!

Mark
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Re: URGENT - Bucket Seat Foam Info Needed
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 08:10:21 PM »
American Cushion Industries (ACI) are supposedly the best. Did they send you the right ones? 64 is different than 65 which is different than 66-up.
I would think Legendary and Ames would be the most knowledgeable sellers out there.
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Re: URGENT - Bucket Seat Foam Info Needed
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 08:47:37 PM »
Hi Walt,

I got the ACI foam from Legendary for 65. They are not right. Loren just ordered these;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-1965-GM-A-Body-Seat-Foam-Set-/190734147759?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A1965|Make%3ABuick|Model%3ASkylark&hash=item2c68a420af&vxp=mtr

I hope they are it...
The GTO foam is supposed to be different that Buick, and maybe the other a-bodies. I didn't check the Fusick catalog.

Mark
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Re: URGENT - Bucket Seat Foam Info Needed
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 04:26:00 PM »
Hey all,

I did my post car with Legendary and seems to fit fine other than begin nch or so taller in the seat, but i also replaced my springs as well

I had someone else install them but he didn't report any issues.

Good luck I know installing the covers is trick.

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Jim

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Re: URGENT - Bucket Seat Foam Info Needed
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 07:09:52 AM »
I used the "good ones" from Legendary. with new springs they are too think about an inch as previousouly stated.  I did them myself and they were a pain to get on.  They were thick enough I used wire to pull the pleats down into the foam to get them atached.  I plan on taking them apart to remove some of the foam from the underside of the cushion as my head is to close to the roof and its a tight fit under the column. 
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Re: URGENT - Bucket Seat Foam Info Needed
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2014, 03:09:30 PM »
I just had my front seats done. The guy that did them reused the original seatback foam and re enforced the bottom springs with a thick wire. He used the Legendary "good" bottoms and they turned out great. He was a big believer in using as much of the original stuff as possible to get the correct look. I love them.

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Re: URGENT - Bucket Seat Foam Info Needed
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 12:45:33 PM »
I also like to reuse as much original as possible.
But when the foam is rock hard and crumbles , no way.  Also I prefer to install one  new layer of cotton batting. It helps smooth the final cover out better.

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