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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 19, 5:19 PM Thread Starter
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Bucket seat chrome trim

ok been a while since I posted so go easy on me. I have read about Chevelle's not using the chrome trim but its to late already bought it. The seats I bought to convert from bench to bucket were out of a GTO so they had chrome trim. I bought some at a swap meet from H&H actually seamed to be pretty good. Has glue already in moulding so maybe it will stay on. My question is How the heck do you crimp the end caps on ? kinda looks unfinished without them. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 19, 5:26 PM
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Re: Bucket seat chrome trim

What year are you working on? Most likely depending on the year of your car you will not need them. Meaning, they are not supposed to be there.


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Re: Bucket seat chrome trim

my car is a 1970 but the seats were out of a GTO not sure what year. I had recovered for Chevelle. They had chrome trim on them it was just dull and faded.
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66 and 67 cars came with the lower trim and caps. 68-72 did not have the lower trim or caps.


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Originals did not have the glue in them. I see many of these aftermarket pieces on seats having the glue oozing out of them and all over the seat panels. What a mess. This could happen to you.


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From Ames; Correct trim and the price reflects it.

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Re: Bucket seat chrome trim

does anyone know how to put the GM bucket seat chrome trim end caps on ?
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If you have the right size trim, you gently squeeze them to grip the trim. If you use a pliers be sure to wrap the pliers with a little bit of masking tape. That is so that you do not damage the caps.


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my car is a 1970 but the seats were out of a GTO not sure what year. I had recovered for Chevelle. They had chrome trim on them it was just dull and faded.

Steel seat backs and lower skirts are thinner material than the plastic ones and use a different chrome trim (with metal end cap bullets) than the plastic seat backs.



The Plastic seat backs and skirts are thicker material than the steel ones and are formed with the trim terminating bullets and do not REQUIRE the metal end cap bullets but I have seen them used anyway.
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I should still have some good used caps of the correct style for 68-72 seat panels that I could sell. PM me if interested and I will dig them out.


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66 and 67 cars came with the lower trim and caps. 68-72 did not have the lower trim or caps.

Been discussed to death before, but just in case someone reads this and not the 1000 other threads, 66-67 Chevrolets (including Chevelles) got interior colored trim on the lower side panels, not chrome. The chrome was only on the seatbacks. The only possible exception is some Framingham 67's may have had chrome on the lowers as well (since that was primarily a Pontiac plant and apparently they used some Pontiac interior parts here and there in the Chevelles they built).
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Thank you Jeff
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Re: Bucket seat chrome trim

I got a s et of the non chrome skirt trim pieces from a 66 impala with buckets, cleaned them and colored to match my interior. Upper chrome trim from Ames. Lower chrome trim still in the box if anyone needs them.


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