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    Can someone help me. I have a 1950 Champ 4-door. Working on the interior and I am at a loss as how to cover the back of the front bench seat. Can anyone provide pictures? I see no place for a panel and there are a few old staple holes but not enough to guide me into how the cloth was drawn across the frame. I did a search and found nothing on covering fixed bench seats.

  • #2
    I would have to see pics of what you are dealing with. The seat should come apart. There is either a tack strip or a hog ring rail on the bottom. All the seats I have done use hog rings but have had a few with tack strips on the bottom of the backs.

    PROUDLY MADE IN AMERICA

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    • #3
      I can take some pictures but basically the fame, not the seat needs covered. Looks like there is a tack strip at the top, but no tack strip or hogring rail at the bottom. Just trying to get some visuals. You know, no one ever takes pictures of the back of the seats

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      • #4
        I have a 49 maybe they are the same I can go out and take pictures for you

        Mabel 1949 Champion
        Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
        Gus 1958 Transtar
        The Prez 1955 President State
        Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
        Daisy 1954 Commander Regal Coupe
        Fresno,Ca
        Mabel 1949 Champion
        Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
        Gus 1958 Transtar
        The Prez 1955 President State
        Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
        Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
        Fresno,Ca

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        • #5
          I don't have a digital pic I can post, but reviewing my restoration pics I verified what I was thinking from memory.

          Across the bottom of the back, even with the 'top' of the seat bottom, is a straight bar which is metal. The seat back cover is sewn to the side panels and then you slip the whole 'bag' down over the frame and padding. I think the bottom tuck is attached by hog rings up and inside of that straight bar. With the frame disassembled, and upsidedown for the process, it is not hard to do. Just lots of tucking and straightening as you go.

          '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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          • #6
            Here's some pics of the front seat of my '50 two door which still has the original interior in it. I know the front seat is different in a 4 door but hopefully these will help you out a little. Good luck....



















            1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

            1949 Studebaker 2R5 half ton pickup...

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            • #7
              Marc,

              Dave's pics are exactly like mine with the obvious exception of the folding framework and associated upholstery. The outside ends and bottom are exactly what you want.

              '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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              • #8
                Thank you, those pictures are very helpful.

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