Performance & Hotrod Business - December '14

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December 2014 n Performance & Hotrod Business n 77 She suggested the seat frame, foam kit and adapter bracketry to keep it easy. A lot of aftermarket seats have some very poor-quality foam and not much thought into the design aspects of the mechanicals. Glide definitely excels there. The brackets are meant to mount onto a stock seat riser and a great feature is a flip- forward seat base to accommodate storage or as an accessory mounting area. Setting the seat in, I climbed inside and sat down. For my personal taste, I will raise the seat about an inch. A rough measure shows just shy of 8 inches between my head and the cab ceiling. I'm figuring losing less than 2 inches for my headliner. I guess I'm figuring I can still comfortably chop the top 3-1/2 to 4 inches and still retain my posture for comfort. Time will tell. Progress may be slow, but it is still progress nonetheless. It seems more often than not, the two steps forward and one step back method prevails. I am not doing this article to edify myself or the shop's capabilities. The setbacks are just as impor- tant as the accomplishments. So if the project you are on feels like it's kicking your butt, you are not alone. Just keep walking forward. What's in a Name? What do I name this build? Anyone else out there want to get involved on some evening garage time with us? The name chosen will be placed some- where on the truck and I will acknowledge you in the article. Please email your sugges- tions to Ace Eckleberry is the owner of ACE Custom Upholstery & Rod Shop in Fairfield, Ill. For more information, visit www. Email Ace Eckleberry at If the project you are on feels like it's kicking your butt, you are not alone. Just keep walk- ing forward. Plenty of leg- room. Comfort is key is this one. Two steps forward; one step back. Bare seat placement to measure for head clearance on the chop.

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