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Driveway Seat Protection for Our 2nd Gen Dodge

Carhartt CoverCraft Seat Savers from Geno’s Garage

A few months back we rebuilt and re-covered the lower seats in our 1998 Dodge 2500 4x4. It was easy. This truck is a bit of a unicorn, built for half a year with the 12-valve Cummins diesel (the older engine) and the quad cab with half doors that open backwards allowing access to the rear seat. As a result we were able to get new seat cushions from Geno's Garage. Sadly, the upholstery of the replacement seat covers on the bottom of our seats doesn't match what's on the tops of the seats exactly. That could be because of time and age, reupholstery at some point, or because our not-so-common truck had some strange half-year only upholstery right from the factory. Either way, it really isn't a big deal. The seats are way more comfortable than before, and the truck isn't about looks. Function is vastly improved, and we also installed a set of seat heaters while we had the seats apart. But since our old truck has already gone 175,000 miles and would seem to be able to go at least another 150,000 to 200,000, we wanted to keep the new front seats looking and feeling as new as possible for as long as possible. With that we reached out to Geno's garage again for a pair of their CoverCraft Seat Savers made with Carhartt canvas.

Old Used Seats Won't Match New Material

You can see that the factory replacement seat covers we got from Geno's Garage don't match our trucks older upholstery. That could be because our truck is a half-year truck, and the quad cab (and thus the seats) were new during that half-year. Either way, the new seat cushions and covers are way better than what we had. But with dogs, tools, parts, and life, we wanted to keep all the upholstery nice, and the easiest way to do this is to add these CoverCraft Seat Savers from Geno's Garage. It's maybe slightly more difficult than putting a pillowcase on a pillow. You can do it.

CoverCraft Seat Savers

We started with the passenger side and with all the Velcro on the Seat Savers open we began by slipping the top of the seat cover over the passenger side seat. It went on like a glove. The hardest part is tucking the inside bottom flap between the side of the seat and the center seat. Once everything is well positioned, you can begin fastening the Velcro enclosing the seat in the cover. This includes the slot for the seatbelt and the rear towel bar.

Ten to 15 Minutes Later, and We Have Saved Our Seats

With the passenger-side seat covered we moved to the middle seat, which has two parts; the smaller cover goes over the fold-down top, and the larger cover covers the seat. Both were easy to install. We then set on installing the driver-side seat cover the same (but a mirror) of the passenger side seat. Both have a center strip of fabric that must be pulled between the upper and lower cushions and is attached on the edge of the seat frame at the back and rear of the seat.

Source:

Geno's Garage
800.755.1715
www.genosgarage.com