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    Van seat

    Hello all. I just got a used van and it has cloth seats. I am having a problem with my pants being pulled down when I transfer. My old van had leather seats. My question is this, have any of you encountered this problem and if so, how did you solve it? Thanks.

    Jeff

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    oh yah, learned that long ago. you can take to upholstery shop and they can cover in leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    oh yah, learned that long ago. you can take to upholstery shop and they can cover in leather.
    John, I called around and got quotes over a thousand, so I went with vinyl. What did you spend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nonoise View Post
    John, I called around and got quotes over a thousand, so I went with vinyl. What did you spend?
    ive had leather since my 2nd vehicle. if cost to cover is to high could buy a leather seat on ebay cheap likely
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    ive had leather since my 2nd vehicle. if cost to cover is to high could buy a leather seat on ebay cheap likely
    No leather a year ago on ebay.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonoise View Post
    John, I called around and got quotes over a thousand, so I went with vinyl. What did you spend?
    $500 to rebuild cushions and install new leather including decorative stitching and piping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by August West View Post
    $500 to rebuild cushions and install new leather including decorative stitching and piping.
    We don't have talent here that will work on the cheap. I wonder if I could get just the covers made "while I wait". Come to think of it years ago I was at the Orange county flea Saturday flea market and ordered cloth seat covers for my old van. They said they had the patterns for all the seats and I could pick up the covers the following week, which I did. I wonder if I could go to So Cal and get it done somewhere.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonoise View Post
    We don't have talent here that will work on the cheap. I wonder if I could get just the covers made "while I wait". Come to think of it years ago I was at the Orange county flea Saturday flea market and ordered cloth seat covers for my old van. They said they had the patterns for all the seats and I could pick up the covers the following week, which I did. I wonder if I could go to So Cal and get it done somewhere.
    When you say "on the cheap" I think substandard. If you saw this work, you'd like it. The price is low because this guy has low overhead (no rent). He subs his work to brick and mortar shops who double the price.

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    I have done the same, switched cloth upholstery to vinyl. I then use Pledge on the vinyl seat for easy sliding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientgimp View Post
    I have done the same, switched cloth upholstery to vinyl. I then use Pledge on the vinyl seat for easy sliding.
    I put vinyl over my cloth seats thinking they would be slippery, but no. My Rollx caravan has vinyl which I slip just fine on, but the installer said that brand had been discontinued.

    Doesn't the Pledge make your clothes dirty? My wife drives my van too. I'm not sure she would want to sit on the Pledge. Doesn't it rub off onto your clothes?
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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