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Hi guys..
I bought some seat covers from a Year One a while ago and I finally got around to start installing them today..
I went to put the first one on and there were no "cords" or "piping" in the pockets. There should be something in there for the hog rings hold onto..
Is this normal? or did Year one send me defective product?



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Thats a bummer cause the old ones are a twisted cardboard type..
Id imagine it would be like trying to push rope
 

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You can make some new ones using welding rod or something similar.
Just make sure you bend the ends over, so they don't poke through the covers.
 

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I used clothes hangars in mine .
Bend the end into a teardrop shape and push em' on in!
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I ended up using #8 copper wire... The kind with no insulation that they use for ground wire.
It bends around the corners easy and seems strong.
 

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Problem would be that copper will "give" and not stay straight allowing cover to relax a little between hog rings.
Check with a local upholstry shop they should be able to at least tell you where to get some.

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i couldn't find anything like the twisted paper so i used clothes line. worked great.

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by pmullaly:
Problem would be that copper will "give" and not stay straight allowing cover to relax a little between hog rings.
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You would think that till you had seen what was in there....
The copper wire is a lot more stiff than the twisted paper...
I used the copper to replace the paper cording only. where the seat had wire I reused it...
Its in the rear seat only at this point.
 
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