'72 FJ40 Seats Reborn... (1 Viewer)

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Absolutely no point to this post other than the fact it makes me tingle when I see how nicely (IMO) my seats turned out. Stripped them down, sandblasted, powdercoated, and reupholstered (front using SOR kit, rear jumps were custom made covers / cushions). Not earth shattering stuff, I know, but progress none-the-less! :flipoff2:

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The seat backs are the nicest I have ever seen!!

great looking carpet, how durable?

Great job!

Shane
 
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Carpet is a home depot special, I ride dirt bikes and tinker with things like '72 FJ40's that tend to leak stuff frequently, so i replace it every year or so. Very durable and it's nice to be able to walk into the garage with bare feet, makes it cozy i suppose. I can cover my 20x20 garage for pretty cheap, I want to say less than a $100 but it's been a while since I replaced it. So worst case when you dump your entire oil pan, you don't have to break the bank to replace it. I also have the epoxy coating stuff they sell at HD underneath, great product as well.
 
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Great job! I have seat envy. I just picked up some used, stock front seats that need to be restored. Couple questions:

How much to powdercoat?
What's that color called?

I would really love to see a picture of them mounted up when you get to it. Thanks!
 
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Thanks guys....you're making me blush :bounce::bounce2:

Cost to sandblast and powder coat all seat parts / frames, license plate holder, door parts, etc. was $208. I admit I sometimes lose track of the value of a dollar (especially when it's toy related and i want it) but I thought it was one hell of a deal.

I think the color they used is called silver metallic. As an aside, the parts store sells "Dupli-Color Auto Spray" in "silver metallic" and it matches perfectly as best i can tell for parts you can't powder coat or touch up stuff.

I'm a ways from installing seats (see pics taken about an hour ago), but I will keep you updated when I do get them in.

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Nice

Nice Job!

Now wrap them in plastic and get them well out of the work area away from sharp things, sparks, and overspray eh?

Still got my softop in a bag I'd die if I messed it up!:eek::eek:
 
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Roger that, they are wrapped and in our spare bedroom - wife loves it :)
 
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Seats look great. Glad to see more people using the classic Cruiser seats. Inspiring for the rest of us to redo our seats.
 
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Those must be Post 9-72 seats correct?
My 3-72 has a center that doesn't fold, instead the passenger seat folds similarly like the drivers.
 
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My production date is 12/71, which tells me the PO most likley pulled these from another 40, but who knows. Close enough to stock for me.
 
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Actually without going into the EPC, you're most likely correct.
Them 72's were mixed up and changed many a times in that one year.
Great seats!
 

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