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Sheepskin Seat Cover added to Weber Captain-side Seat

Sometime ago I acquired a pair of Weber pilot seats which came with the correct Boeing diamond-pattern, grey honeycomb seat covers.  However, one of the seat covers was slightly damaged.  The lower cover was also a tad on the small side and kept popping off the rear section of the lower cushion when you sat on it.  Not a major problem, but it was slowly becoming irritating having to repeatedly attach the cover back on the cushion.

The small size was probably caused by the previous owner washing the seat cover;  Boeing covers are renowned to shrink substantially when washed in hot water!  To rectify these minor problems, I decided to have the captain’s side upgraded to a sheepskin seat cover.

A friend of mine has access to high quality Boeing-style sheepskins and being a wizard at sewing, agreed to retrofit the cover for me.

It should be noted that sheepskin covers are not attached to the seat like you would do on an automobile.  Rather, the sheepskin is sewn directly onto the existing fabric of the original seat cover.  Colour varies somewhat depending upon the manufacturer awarded the Boeing contract, but in general they are grey to tan in colour.

I think you will agree, that the final outcome looks, and certainly feels, much better than the original damaged and too small seat cover.

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Reader Comments (2)

Hello, great repair job on the seat covers. I have a set of B727 seats with seat covers in rare shape. Do you think you could set me up with your friend to see if he or she would be interested in fixing the seat covers for me? (for compensation of course)

Thank You!

September 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCurd Zechmeister

Hi Curd - I have sent you an e-mail. Cheers, F2A

September 3, 2013 | Registered CommenterFLAPS 2 APPROACH
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