ForumsBasic TrainingOnline Maintenance ManualsThe M715 Zone Vin RegistryVPW's M715 Parts ListGalleriesLinks

Go Back   M715 Zone > General Tech > Stock Tech

Stock Tech Tech forums for Stock M715 series vehicles

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 21st, 2010, 07:36 PM
fishtail's Avatar
fishtail fishtail is offline
Sergeant
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Stevens Pointski, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,860
fishtail is a Soldier
Default Stock seat project

The stock tech column was getting a little thin lately, so I decided to rework my seats and post it for what its worth.

Got around to getting the seats out of the truck today and am going to recover them, keeping them stock. I WD-40'd the bolts a few weeks ago, and they turned right out. Took the seats into the shop and up on the workbench:



That's what I started with. Mouse nest in both seats, but old ones, not from my garage.



This is the pattern for the string, not sure if it is right. Other seat used speaker wire to hold the cover on. The one seat back with the fire extinguisher has the four bolts to hold the bracket on poking out and into the canvas cover. I'm going to reverse the bolts and have the heads to the canvas cover to minimize any chafing.

Removed all the horse-hair matting and spent some time straightening the spring packs and trimming all loose wire ends to minimize poke-thru. Replaced all the hinge bolts and washers with new ones. Used lock-nuts.

Taking the seats to work tomorrow and powerblast them clean.

More to follow.....
Scott
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old January 21st, 2010, 07:50 PM
brute4c's Avatar
brute4c brute4c is offline
Grand Poobah
 
Join Date: Sep 1998
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Posts: 11,319
brute4c is a Soldier
Default

Great thread starter!!

When I did my seas, I took the canvs off, handed t to my loving wife...she was able to copy what was there and make new covers though she did it with a grey material that held up really well...basically, they arent hard to make patterns from andake new covers...course you can buy new ones too these days...
__________________
Lord send your Holy Ghost into our hearts and make the desire of our hearts Your Will.

Pro-choice, that's a LIE, babies don't choose to die!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 21st, 2010, 08:11 PM
SHOOTER68's Avatar
SHOOTER68 SHOOTER68 is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Valley, Nebraska
Posts: 146
SHOOTER68 is a Soldier
Default

As it turns out I'm starting the same project. The only differance, I'll be using foam for padding. I will follow along as a student (so you can show me how to string the bottom). When I opened the package and the string fell out I said to my wife "This is why I have velcro shoes".
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 22nd, 2010, 12:56 PM
fishtail's Avatar
fishtail fishtail is offline
Sergeant
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Stevens Pointski, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,860
fishtail is a Soldier
Default

Here's what they look like cleaned up:



I ordered new covers from Surplus City Jeep Parts, to match the cab top I got from them last year. Should have them in a few days, they have the seat covers in stock.

You can see where the four bolts from the fire extinguisher penetrate into the lower seat back cushion (if it was there). I'm going to remove the brackets from both seats.

Scott
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 22nd, 2010, 03:20 PM
KYSAR725 KYSAR725 is offline
Basic Trainee
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: gilpin colorado
Posts: 40
KYSAR725 is a Soldier
Default

If anyone wants seats I have the pair from my 725 they are missing the back pads but are free if interested
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 23rd, 2010, 07:04 AM
kalikraven kalikraven is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 75
kalikraven is a Soldier
Default

I need seats but have the frames. I'll take them. Let me know what shipping is to 32696 and I'll pay you for shipping. I guess I'll have to track down some seat backs too.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old January 23rd, 2010, 09:01 AM
george walker's Avatar
george walker george walker is offline
Corporal
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: palm springs ca.
Posts: 643
george walker is a Soldier
Default

I want to use the OD leatherette from beachwood for my seats, its vinyl in od (which is required for the litters in ambulances) no smell, no staining clothes. And yes- dense foam for the padding makes a big difference, you just need to attach it to the springs some or it will shift over time under the cover.
__________________
68 M-715 MVPA #2710
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old January 23rd, 2010, 02:27 PM
Binford's Avatar
Binford Binford is offline
Moderator

 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Port Orchard, Wash.
Posts: 4,744
Binford is a Soldier
Default

My passenger seat (out of a duece) I redid with 4" upholstry foam in place of the springs and horsehair pads. I like that seat sooooo much better than the springy stock driver's seat. But I can't drive from the right seat so I'm stuck bouncing along.

Nice thread, fishtail. Did you re-tack the back panel to the top of the seat frame? Looks like someone did. I had to on mine. I also added a strip of 1" wide 1/8 thick strap for reinforcement.
__________________
-- Tim Taylor

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old January 23rd, 2010, 03:06 PM
fishtail's Avatar
fishtail fishtail is offline
Sergeant
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Stevens Pointski, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,860
fishtail is a Soldier
Default

It just looks like that in the photo, but its factory.

Scott
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old January 24th, 2010, 10:42 AM
SAC715's Avatar
SAC715 SAC715 is offline
Private 1st Class
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Burlington, Iowa
Posts: 305
SAC715 is a Soldier
Default

One question I was going to need to ask once I got around to the seats is.."are the metal panels on the back supposed to have a curve to them or are mine bent?" The spot welds on both of my seats are broke.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stock seat covers da mule Stock Tech 2 July 7th, 2009 08:34 AM
need seat backs johnny rezny Stock Tech 3 February 9th, 2008 03:36 PM
seat help willy Open Discussion 10 January 13th, 2008 09:28 PM
Headrest modification on stock seat Calpyro Modified Tech 4 August 27th, 2007 10:40 PM
Stock specs for stock axle, wheel, brake drums & tires brute4c Stock Tech Archives 0 May 31st, 2007 07:46 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:54 PM.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
1998 - 2018


This site is owned and operated by:
M715 Zone, LLC
President: Jon Schmidt, User ID=brute4c
If you have any suggestions, comments, problems or questions, contact:  brute4c@m715zone.com

Use of this site means you understand and agree to our TERMS OF USE

Copyright Notice:
This web site is subject to the protection of the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. Except for Personal Use Only, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information obtained from any part of the M715 Zone website without the prior written permission of M715 Zone, LLC.

Written permission can only be obtained by contacting
brute4c@m715zone.com

Copyright 1998-2018