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Just got my Okoles today --

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by erics_bruisers, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. erics_bruisers

    erics_bruisers

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    I just got my Okole seat-covers today -- here's a photo of the install in progress, with the driver seat covered and the passenger seat next -- all I can say is WOW -- these people know what they're doing -- color matches PERFECT and this doesn't look like a K-mart kit!

    eric  :D :D :D

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  2. T Y L E R

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    They look great Eric ! Two questions ...

    1 ) What is the colour exactly / name or # ?

    2 ) Did your fronts come with access holes to the seat controls ?

    Thanks ,

    Tyler
     
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    Hey Tyler --

    The color on them is Tan #17. They originally sent them to me with black on the sides, and tan inserted in the middle -- something didn't look right about them at all, so I returned them (again, great people), and ordered #17 tan on the outside and inside -- you have to pay $40 more for tan fluting to get this option, but it was worth it to me.

    Also, there are no cut-outs for electronic controls -- I have manual seats -- though I have seen a pic on their wesbite with cut-outs on an 80 shown, so it's worth giving them a call --

    eric
     
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    did you get them direct from Okole? whats the cost for the pair?
     
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    yup, i got them direct -- i found the phone-ordering much better than their website, which is about as general as can be when ordering (AT or MT trans?) --

    eric

    ps -- they were $280 for the fronts -- not cheap, but i really think you get what you pay for with this stuff -- esp. the color and fit/finish
     
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    Eric,
    Am I remembering correctly.....???

    Your cruiser came with manual cloth seats, right?

    You just spent a bundle installing leather seats, right?

    And now, you covered the leather with neoprene?

    Do you have a plan here that I just can't follow?

    ???

    -B-
     
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    hey B ---

    I like the leathers almost TOO much -- they feel like doe-leather --

    -- I just got the covers for everyday use -- I was gonna cancel them, but I really like the wear and tear aspect of them -- especially with camping season coming up --

    -- I know, it's a bit odd in all, but my cruiser's becoming perfect (to me!) --

    -- eric
     
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    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    -B-,

    &nbsp:Don't worry....He's got some leather ones ordered to cover up the Okoles........ :eek:
     
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    haha -- i think i'm DONE! :D

    I did get two side-by-side crates for the back, though, and the 3rd row seat hardware works like a DREAM for tie-down anchors!

    I'm-done-spending-money-on-my-80--I'm-done-spending-money-on-my-80--I'm-done-spending-money-on-my-80--I'm-done-spending-money-on-my-80--

    -- honest!
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    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Eric,

    You lie likea rug!................Did you solve your ventilation issue?........BTW we have 3 rescues at the house now.
     
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    I've stil got to do the breathers, Dan -- I hope they're just overfilled -- I'm waiting for my orange-whatever cleaner to come in the mail so i can de-grease --

    -- also, my foster/adoptee Precious is in heat -- ! She's a peach -- here's her in her undies --

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    Plus, we're flying Buster up from Louisiana next week for a forever-home in CT -- poor thing was used as a fighting bait dog because he wasn't "game" enough --

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    Eric,
    I've heard you can throw some sheepskins over the neoprene to make them softer. Then put some clear plastic over the sheepskins to keep them clean, then ....
    :D

    -B-
     
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    hmm, B -- clear-plastic sounds classy... ::)

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    Wrench One Bashed Up 80

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    *Noticing how Beo quietly referenced his preference for bagies again* .. As subtle as it may have been , it still came thru uloud and clear ;)

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    The BIG OLD PLASTIC BAGGIE KING, he is. You should see him on the trail when he's all suited up 8)
     
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    someone's GOT to give us some history here... :-/

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    I'll let him do it......It's better in Beonese....... :D

    I can't compete............ :D
     
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    Well you could at least make sense of Beonese , if you too were half in the bag and a little hypoxic .. hehe . Plastic , that is , not the brown type . :D Of course getting bagged sucks at the best of times , but sharing a baggie in the Arizona heat might be all she wrote ... no beans , not sharp objects .. no flamable products . POOF , you're a bag of - - - - ! All in the name of decoding Beonese ... no thanx ;) :p

    Tyler ( who only wrote this to do an indepth analysis of any post post cookie changes ... gotta find a way to hack out a God-level status , so I can finally get ahead of Wench .. or is it Wrench ?? 8) )
     
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    OK,OK,OK already....He's gonna kill me......

     He went to one of those home depot type places and got a bunch of that pallat shrink wrap.....Then he ran it down the sides and up on the hood, true story. Then he ran a real brushy trail for a day. Except for the big old rock that wanted his rr door flare pretty bad, he came out "Pristine" at the other end.......It was a hoot at Mcdonalds when some gal asked him if it was new and when was he gonna un-wrap it :D