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    Lucky Rita. now just need A Meter Maid sign like the Beetles song!
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    The pickup (with A.C.) is looking good and I'll bet a pleasure to drive. Congrats!
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    Just about getting the interior wrapped up. We got the seat recovered and is looks pretty good. Not sure what got missed in the translation but it's not quite what we showed him but I'm too nice to tell him to do it over. The top pic is what we sent him and the bottom pic is what we got. I still like it but I do like what we showed him a bit more. We used the black material that was used on the seat and covered the cardboard door panels with it. That made them much easier to clean. I'm going to order some lap belts for it and try to find some decent floor mats and that should be it for awhile.
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    Maybe it's me and old age, but if I specify something in particular then I expect to get what I paid for. In your case he'd either be doing it over or come down considerably on the price, his choice. I do like the other style better, but what he did is easier to do.
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    Easier is the thing I thought of too. I'm just going to let it go, our kids go to the same school, we both have adopted children that we share difficulties with each other and we talk about church stuff back and forth. I don't wan't to trade all that in for the seat thing and having awkward looks with avoiding eye contact when we meet each other at school and in town.
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    Sorry,but I will agree with Ken, the chap took the easy route without your permission and certainly hasn't achieved what you asked for with a photo for him to see. I wonder if he only had so much material to use and instead of ordering more, he spanned the tucks so that what he had on hand would work ? If that isn't the case or otherwise, yes, I would be either asking for a damn good discount or I personally, would be asking for him to do as you asked at his cost as you will never ever be happy with the trim shop in your heart.

    Just read your reply Seth so please disregard my thoughts as I understand the bigger picture now. You are a good man for taking others un wanted children into your home and giving them the love and kindness they need to become worth citizens and hopefully good Christians .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiplash23T View Post
    Sorry,but I will agree with Ken, the chap took the easy route without your permission and certainly hasn't achieved what you asked for with a photo for him to see. I wonder if he only had so much material to use and instead of ordering more, he spanned the tucks so that what he had on hand would work ? If that isn't the case or otherwise, yes, I would be either asking for a damn good discount or I personally, would be asking for him to do as you asked at his cost as you will never ever be happy with the trim shop in your heart.
    I didn't quite understand that either, he had more than enough black on the roll. I took the rest of the roll home to do the door panels. I do know that Ill have someone else do my Camaro when the time comes. Just read your edit , your right, there is a bigger picture. I'll just keep the Camaro info secret from him so all will be good.
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    I also get the "bigger picture" thing, but if he's willing to short change a "brother", what's he doing to others who don't share similar faith & values? If you don't at least have a conversation about it with him, then your sneaking around to get the Camaro seats done by someone else will potentially cause a bigger rift down the road. It's really none of my business but I find it quite annoying when supposed friends take advantage of a situation. He owes you an explanation, if nothing else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyr View Post
    I also get the "bigger picture" thing, but if he's willing to short change a "brother", what's he doing to others who don't share similar faith & values? If you don't at least have a conversation about it with him, then your sneaking around to get the Camaro seats done by someone else will potentially cause a bigger rift down the road. It's really none of my business but I find it quite annoying when supposed friends take advantage of a situation. He owes you an explanation, if nothing else.
    I honestly don't think that intentionally shorted me, I think I know him better than that. He was proud as a Peacock of it. He charged me $800 to cut and sew the carpet and install it, and recover the seat. The place I was going to bring it to first was $400 for the carpet and $1500 for the seat. I didn't go here because it was cheaper, I didn't even know what the bill was till I paid the bill but it was low enough where I'm not out a lot if I have the seat straightened out later. Maybe I'll talk to him and see what he says. If I give to him later this fall he can have it all winter as it's kind of his sideline job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    I honestly don't think that intentionally shorted me, I think I know him better than that. He was proud as a Peacock of it. He charged me $800 to cut and sew the carpet and install it, and recover the seat. The place I was going to bring it to first was $400 for the carpet and $1500 for the seat. I didn't go here because it was cheaper, I didn't even know what the bill was till I paid the bill but it was low enough where I'm not out a lot if I have the seat straightened out later. Maybe I'll talk to him and see what he says. If I give to him later this fall he can have it all winter as it's kind of his sideline job.
    That's great, Seth. Obviously, you know him way better than we do. It just sounded like you were kinda disappointed in the earlier post. We weren't privy to any of your conversations when placing the order. One thing I've learned about doing business with friends...detailed communication is key. I can't just assume they read my mind and will give me what I want. If every detail is covered then there's less chance of any misunderstandings. Your truck is looking great! Have a blast with it!!
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    If I am interpreting the pictures correctly, he made fatter grey pleats vs more narrow ones in the center sections? I would run by him that in the picture they had more narrow pleats and is there a way he could fix the covers he made to reflect that? I would not mention cost or paying for it, and just see how he responds. Let him decide the direction of the conversation and don't worry about conflict as if he truely missed this, he will want to make it correct. He might ask more money for the extra time it would take, or he might do it gratis as it was his mistake. One way or another he will be more carefull in the future, you won't harber any regrets, your friendship should not be questioned as you are not complaining or cutting down his work, just pointing out how the picture is what you wanted to start with, nothing more nothing less, and how you really liked the quality of his work and value his friendship. Honesty goes a long way to forming even better friendships.
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    The larger pleats are noticeable but the biggest thing is the square corners versus round corners. Round corners are more difficult and time consuming and friends or not I would never trust him again on anything.
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    Seth, the seat does look nice. I agree, I like the one you showed him better first. I feel your pain with the not wanting to cause any issues situation. Some things create more drama and issues than it is worth. But, maybe running it by him to make another cover this winter to suite your liking better will be an easy thing to agree on.
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    Perhaps I see what happened:

    He made the pleats match the ribbing on the door panels.
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    Also: my .02 based on what I learned about upholstery when I stitched my 74 Vega:

    The seat covers can be pulled off, seam ripped, and the center panels modified: then reassembled without needing to remake everything.
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