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Beechwood Canvas Works new set of M37 seat covers

Postby 808morgan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:36 am

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I have a brand new set of seat covers, OD green, smelly. My wife won't go near them so if I have any hopes of her getting in this truck, I have to have some non military canvas made.... So she washed them in a big tub and scrubbed them, I told her it would do nothing, it in fact did nothing. I also have the map pocket that hangs from under the seat in front of the bench. So they are new and I have to get rid of them, she put them out in storage away from us, from the smell haha. So I would rather have one of you guys take them, I just want some reasonable offers and you can do me a favor! I don't think shipping would be very much, I'm not really concerned with that, I just want someone who wants them to enjoy them and for my wife to never see them again.

I think PM-ing me gives me an email response, so that might be better in case I get busy and don't check this. I am in the North Bay Area.

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Re: Beechwood Canvas Works new set of M37 seat covers

Postby just me » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:48 am

Send them to me. I'll duplicate them in Sunbrella Heritage Leaf for you. They won't stink, won't fade and will last years outside. The color is just a bit lighter than OD7.
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Re: Beechwood Canvas Works new set of M37 seat covers

Postby Marmalute » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:08 pm

After making tops and seat covers for hmvs for many, many years, I can say that sunbrella makes a reasonable bikini type top, but is no where near as abrasion resistant as mil-spec canvas. Yes it is uv resistant and won’t shrink the way cotton canvas does. There is a nice Naugahyde that has a grain to make it look appropriate for hmvs, and comes in colors that match too (od and grey and black, etc). Also, consider leather! Yes it is not so weather resistant and makes an inadequate “stepping surface”, but hey, to many people the smell of od canvas is part of the “charm”, if your not one of those people, no sweat, sit on a material that suits your needs. Life is too short, ask your sweetie what she’d prefer and make a reasonable compromise (or buy her a Mercedes convertible).
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Re: Beechwood Canvas Works new set of M37 seat covers

Postby 808morgan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:23 pm

Marmalute wrote:After making tops and seat covers for hmvs for many, many years, I can say that sunbrella makes a reasonable bikini type top, but is no where near as abrasion resistant as mil-spec canvas. Yes it is uv resistant and won’t shrink the way cotton canvas does. There is a nice Naugahyde that has a grain to make it look appropriate for hmvs, and comes in colors that match too (od and grey and black, etc). Also, consider leather! Yes it is not so weather resistant and makes an inadequate “stepping surface”, but hey, to many people the smell of od canvas is part of the “charm”, if your not one of those people, no sweat, sit on a material that suits your needs. Life is too short, ask your sweetie what she’d prefer and make a reasonable compromise (or buy her a Mercedes convertible).
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Well I don't mind it so much, I'm a Marine, but other people have to come in the vehicle so it's not just for me. She doesn't even know how to drive, she took public transit in Japan for years, we might teach her but not in the M37 haha.
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Re: Beechwood Canvas Works new set of M37 seat covers

Postby 808morgan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:24 pm

just me wrote:Send them to me. I'll duplicate them in Sunbrella Heritage Leaf for you. They won't stink, won't fade and will last years outside. The color is just a bit lighter than OD7.


How much to duplicate them? You want to keep the set? Let me know if you are serious and what you might want to do.

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Re: Beechwood Canvas Works new set of M37 seat covers

Postby just me » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:05 am

I'd swap your canvac for duplicated Sunbrella. (I am collecting original patterns for my own projects)
I made my seats, chain covers, headlight covers and spare tire cover in Sunbrella several years ago. Holding up fine in an outdoor stored Arizona daily driver.
After receiving yours, I would copy them in the Heritage Leaf and send them to you. Although it won't take more than a few days of actual work to do, it will take me some time right now to get to it. I found my 91 year old father unconscious and unresponsive 2 weeks ago and after hospital have been commuting back and forth to where he lives for care. We are in process of moving him locally right now and that is eating all my free time for the next few weeks.
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Re: Beechwood Canvas Works new set of M37 seat covers

Postby 808morgan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:18 pm

just me wrote:I'd swap your canvac for duplicated Sunbrella. (I am collecting original patterns for my own projects)
I made my seats, chain covers, headlight covers and spare tire cover in Sunbrella several years ago. Holding up fine in an outdoor stored Arizona daily driver.
After receiving yours, I would copy them in the Heritage Leaf and send them to you. Although it won't take more than a few days of actual work to do, it will take me some time right now to get to it. I found my 91 year old father unconscious and unresponsive 2 weeks ago and after hospital have been commuting back and forth to where he lives for care. We are in process of moving him locally right now and that is eating all my free time for the next few weeks.


I'm not in a hurry, I was just looking for a solution. We are going to paint the truck soon so we have a few weeks of various things to do before I worry about seats or anything. You can PM me if you want and I can ship you the covers. Let me know what you want to do, no rush if you are busy, I understand.

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Re: Beechwood Canvas Works new set of M37 seat covers

Postby NAM VET » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:28 am

Did a skunk get into them or something?

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Re: Beechwood Canvas Works new set of M37 seat covers

Postby rickf » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:38 am

Canvas smell is a love it or hate it thing. Most military guys love it and most wives hate it. I do know one military guy that will have flashbacks if he gets near it though. Not good!
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Re: Beechwood Canvas Works new set of M37 seat covers

Postby 808morgan » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:19 am

rickf wrote:Canvas smell is a love it or hate it thing. Most military guys love it and most wives hate it. I do know one military guy that will have flashbacks if he gets near it though. Not good!


I was just thinking the top is fairly new and probably smells a bit anyway. But I hope at least not sitting on them will cut it down a bit. I don't care myself but it is annoying that it rubs off on yer clothes.
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Re: Beechwood Canvas Works new set of M37 seat covers

Postby jim lee » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:13 am

I've not been in the military but I still love the smell of canvas. Reminds me of camping, camp fires & the mountains. Wife grew up at a summer camp, so she's fine with it as well. I had no idea that there were people that hated the smell.

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Re: Beechwood Canvas Works new set of M37 seat covers

Postby Cal_Gary » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:26 am

Nothing like a military show/swap meet to fill the air with the canvas scent....
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