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R.E.Co.

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Halftrack top and seat cushions canvas
« on: October 17, 2019, 11:10:37 AM »
Ok so this is the material Beachwood is using for their canvas.
Tops and Tarps: Olive Drab 18-20 oz mildew and water resistant
Seats and cushions: Olive Drab 14-16 oz mildew and water resistant

Just the kit for the top canvas for my M2 would cost $2000 unassembled and uncut, just the materials for self assembly.   Theres no way it should cost that much.

Just the fabric alone is $53 a yard from them.

So, I looked for a better option. So I found a place in Chicago called Chicago canvas who has the same material for $9.95 A yard for a 72" wide.

I ordered a sample of the 16oz and 18oz. Ill let you all know how it looks and feels when I get it.

Jon
1941 White M2
1941 Chevrolet G506 Civilian Dash
1943 GMC G508 CCKW 353 Open Cab
1918 3 Ton Field Gun Trailer

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Re: Halftrack top and seat cushions canvas
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 03:02:51 PM »
Someone pointed me in that direction haven’t ordered any thing yet. Please keep us updated.

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Re: Halftrack top and seat cushions canvas
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 05:42:25 PM »
I had my seats built by this outfit. Small one man operation. He built them off an original I sent. I was very please with the work and the price.
http://aamfgcw.com/

Don G.
1941 M2A1 not restored
1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
1943 M3A1 Under restoration
1967 M51A2 Tractor
1945 WC 63 needs restoration
1967 M36 Long wheel base duece
1951 M135 GMC Fire truck conversion

R.E.Co.

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Re: Halftrack top and seat cushions canvas
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 06:57:34 PM »
Ok, the first set of canvas samples never got sent. Here is the color of the canvas I got from Chicago canvas supply. It is next to 33070 Olive drab paint. The canvas is alittle dark for me. Thoughts?
1941 White M2
1941 Chevrolet G506 Civilian Dash
1943 GMC G508 CCKW 353 Open Cab
1918 3 Ton Field Gun Trailer

8683jb

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Re: Halftrack top and seat cushions canvas
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 07:12:06 PM »
I got the same stuff for my seat backs. I wasn't too worried about the shade, or even if they all match - some of my covers are NOS and they're slightly different shades from each other. Different material lots, I suppose. It's just a matter of personal preference, I guess.

Jon
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Re: Halftrack top and seat cushions canvas
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2019, 07:14:56 PM »
wash the samples a few times and allow them to sit out in the sun for a while and see if that doesn't lighten it a bit.  For 5X the cost, you can let it fade until you get the desired color, then keep indoors..... just a thought.

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Re: Halftrack top and seat cushions canvas
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2020, 01:42:34 PM »
Well, I decided on khaki instead of olive drab because being a 1941 model, it would be most accurate. The shade is a little off from what I anticipated but its a little late now. Cost was super reasonable.  $8.25 a yard (10 yards), treated 1/2" plywood $25, cushion material free!! (From a free couch found locally). Total invested was only $108  with left over wood and canvas. I cut the cushions using a electric meat knife. It worked great!

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1941 White M2
1941 Chevrolet G506 Civilian Dash
1943 GMC G508 CCKW 353 Open Cab
1918 3 Ton Field Gun Trailer

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Re: Halftrack top and seat cushions canvas
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2020, 04:40:22 PM »
Looks good! Can you show a photo of the bottom of how you folded and attached the fabric to the plywood?

8683jb

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Re: Halftrack top and seat cushions canvas
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2020, 05:59:18 PM »
It looks nice Jon!
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Re: Halftrack top and seat cushions canvas
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2020, 06:47:08 PM »
Real nice!
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Re: Halftrack top and seat cushions canvas
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2020, 08:45:51 PM »
Looking good, I like the early war look