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Old 03-03-2018, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Howard Prout View Post
I have attached a picture of the back side of the cover and all the seams look to be properly sewn.
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Did you note in your photo, the listing rod pocket appears to be seperated from the pleated panel(right panel, upper left) ? This has to be repaired to facilitate pulling the pleated panel against the backrest and forming the bolsters.

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Old 03-08-2018, 09:16 AM
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After further consultations with some forum members and exchanges with Mac's, I have now been advised by Mac's (Eckler's) to send the backrest cover to the "Vendor" - Thunderbird Headquarters! I asked if I could return it to Lockport and was not given permission to do so. As a result I will be shipping the cover to Thunderbird Headquarters in California. It appears that at least for some items Eckler's just acts as a distributor for items from other vendors.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:23 PM
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I have posted this in the past, but will again post my experience with seat covers and foam. I purchased the preformed foam from TB Headquarters and the seat covers from Larry's which makes their own covers. When I took it all to an upholstery shop for installation, they needed to reshape most of the foams and make modifications to the seat covers for it all to work. It ended up costing me a lot more, after the alterations, than if I had just let a good upholstery shop do the entire job start to finish. It was an expensive lesson learned.
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Old 03-09-2018, 03:51 AM
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When I was having the interior done on Rose, my interior guy asked me how much it cost me for the new seat foams and the seat covers. So I told him, and he wrote down on a piece of paper and handed to me as to what he would have charged me if I had asked him to do them himself. It would have been a nice savings... As it was, he had to trim the seat foams considerably to get the seat covers installed....

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Old 04-21-2018, 09:52 AM
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I sent the backrest cover to Thunderbird Headquarters and my guess it then went to the manufacturer. Anyway, Thunderbird Headquarters sent me a replacement backrest cover. It appears to be the proper size but I won't know for sure until I can get the car back to the upholsterer which will probably be another couple of weeks. I had to pay the shipping cost to TH but once Mac's (Eckler's) were advised that a replacement cover had been issued, they (Eckler's) reimbursed me for the shipping costs. This process took eight months!
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