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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
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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
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1945 WC 63 needs restoration
1967 M36 Long wheel base duece
1951 M135 GMC Fire truck conversion

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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

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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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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?

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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