View Full Version : New seat covers and carpet!

01-10-2003, 12:00 AM
I just added new seat covers, and carpet to my truck.

The seat covers are Wet Okole`s. Made of neoprene (same stuff as scuba suits). The are custom made to your vehicle`s seats, and have extra padding in cetrain areas. At first, i was a little curious about the padding, but after sitting on it, the padding was okay in my book.

The covers are also water proof, and smell proof. They come in all colors (only black border though)


I wanted new carpet becasue of this...


The truck has gone through numerous off-roading trails, and had just been really abused.

I got the carpet from lowes. It is Marine gradee carpet (notice what I said right above this) and it`s black. Cost $4.5x per sq. yard. Only cost 20 bucks vs. the 80+ ford would have wanted for the grey stuff.Get extra on all sides for lee way. I used 3M All Purpose Adhesive from Home Depot in the spray can.

Inorder to get the carpet in, I had to tear the old stuff out. Here`s how I did it.

1. Take off all door sills.

2. Take out the seats. Bolts are usually lok-tighted on (for obvious reasons) so they`re a B#%% to get unscrewed.

3. Take out center console. By now you will have noticed the french fries, money ect... that you sware you never dropped.

4. Check for wires. There is nothing like pulling a factory ground wire up ect...

5. Once that is done rip out the old carpet. Be careful around stuff like gear shifts, gas pedal ect...

6. Clean the mess that is left. You will want a clean floor pan for the new carpet.

7. Find the mid-point of the interior of your car, and the mid point of the carpet. Match the two, and make sure these two points stay together. Start at the console nearest the point (given it`s near the center). CAREFULLY cut the holes for the bolts, and bolt the console back on. This gives a point at which the carpet is fixed to the floor.

8.Start working your way out loose fitting the carpet. As you go, cut holes for the screws, and glue the carpet down.

9.Trim the edges oncece you are done.

10. Once you get done, you have new carpet! If you haven`t all ready, put all the seats back, and all other interior parts. Be sure to Lok-tight them for safety. No use in seat belts if the rattle loose!

10. Make sure everything is back in, ,and snug. Double tighten everything before the lok-tight cures.

This is how mine ended up.

01-10-2003, 12:01 AM
before... http://www.autopia.org/gallery/data/500/1863longshotold.jpg

after... http://www.autopia.org/gallery/data/500/1863seat_and_carpet_longshot_new.jpg


01-10-2003, 12:04 AM
just the seat covers. Best pic i could get. http://www.autopia.org/gallery/data/500/1863seat.jpg

Cost was about $45.00 after everything. Seat covers were a christmas present.

Do you like this better than the old? Think it could have been done better?

01-10-2003, 12:09 AM
From what I can see, it looks great! Im impressed!

01-10-2003, 12:34 AM
Awesome job. Gives it a sportier look and it`s more durable. One question though: how long did all that take? Seems very meticulously done. Ah, the autopian way;)

01-10-2003, 06:58 AM
bout 5 hours. Make 2 wrong cuts, one you can see in the pics (1st after pic next to the gas pedal) which you can`t see unless your looking for it.The other is infront of the stick, which only has about 1/2 inch before it goes into the dash. The two sides of the cut just blend together right there so that one can`t be seen.

01-10-2003, 09:05 AM
I have heard good things about the Wet Okole seats. I have thought about getting a set for my F150. They look awesome with your new carpet. :up

01-30-2003, 10:46 AM
Those particular seat covers go great with your truck. Good job :)

01-30-2003, 10:58 AM
Good job Sam!:up

Do I see a footprint gas pedal?:D

01-30-2003, 01:03 PM
One concern I have with these Neoprene covers is their thickness. I am fairly tall with long legs (36" inseam). Are the thick enough that the legroom and/or head room is affected in a standard cab pickup?

01-30-2003, 01:08 PM
Looks great...That barefoot gas pedal rocks.

Mine adds at least 5 additional HP to my Lexus. ;)


02-01-2003, 06:00 AM
Looks great. You did a first class job :xyxthumbs


Brad B
02-04-2003, 02:38 PM
Fantastic. Love the before/after shots. I have seen those seat covers. They are the best! :up