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General Upholstery Questions and Comments => General Discussion => Topic started by: Boyde on February 21, 2018, 03:16:36 PM

Title: Help identifying hardware
Post by: Boyde on February 21, 2018, 03:16:36 PM
Help identifying hardware.

I am new on this forum, please excuse me if I do something inappropriate.

I am planning to reupholster some Golf Cart bucket seats.  The bucket seats are molded metal base.  There are two types of clips used to fasten  the material to the metal base.  I have not been able to put a name to these clips, which makes it difficult to find a source.
I am uploading a couple of pictures, can someone help me identify these clips?
Thanks
Boyde.

http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/Boyde2/media/BE638759-A87B-4156-BA80-3D5FB8585685_zpsguka5fyx.jpeg.html?o=3

http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/Boyde2/media/4DB30AED-484D-4316-8382-6669A1C6309A_zpsfv9b6svm.jpeg.html?o=2
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: brmax on February 21, 2018, 03:29:15 PM
Thats why I dont use photo bucket, the advertisements on the sides or background that are forced on others.



Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: Boyde on February 21, 2018, 04:27:38 PM
I tried to upload from my computer, but i was having difficulty getting the pics to upload, first too big, then after I resized them, the forum could not link to my drive.  So I read the how to use this forum and it suggested that we should use photobucket.  i agree it is a real pain, seems to work better on an Ipad than a laptop.

Anyway can you help me identify those items?  Is there a name you can give me?

Regards
Boyde
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: sofadoc on February 21, 2018, 04:45:44 PM
So I read the how to use this forum and it suggested that we should use photobucket. 
Those instructions were written several years ago when Photobucket wasn't such a pain. I tried to click on your links, and got ads stacked on top of other ads.

We're having better luck right now linking pics to google photos.
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: brmax on February 21, 2018, 06:34:56 PM
Boyde: I have did some searching but as of now, havent seen any crimp type fasteners like that.  I will keep an eye on anything found.

Good day
Floyd
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: Boyde on February 21, 2018, 08:10:22 PM
I am trying to post the pictures again.  Any help in identifying these items will be greatly appreciated.

Boyde

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NXkHgUhYvDTYSq2d2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FZ8XjUwSzhZbGLTF2
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: kodydog on February 21, 2018, 08:24:35 PM
Welcome to the forum Boyde. I have never seen anything like your clips. But then I'm a furniture guy. Hopefully one of the folks more familiar with this can help.
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: MinUph on February 21, 2018, 09:31:24 PM
Boyde,
  Post a pic of the frame itself where these ferrell's attach.
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: sofadoc on February 22, 2018, 05:00:33 PM
I don't suppose you could string together a bunch of these clips?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YRi5tgXHvjDLT5V92
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: Boyde on February 22, 2018, 06:45:45 PM
I shall post a picture of the bucket seat and a close up of the edge/frame where the clips hold the stretched fabric secure.  I expect to do this tomorrow, please stayed tuned.

Thanks for your help so far.  Please do not stop.

Boyde
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: Boyde on February 23, 2018, 09:23:11 AM
Here is a link to a series of photos (I hope) that might help you visualize how the clips are used.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/o25kmV3FVKfhvdLE3
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: sofadoc on February 23, 2018, 10:39:27 AM
Here's a couple of clips that I have.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dqZ8hUtXblf9bD7i1
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: MinUph on February 23, 2018, 01:57:49 PM
Here is a link to a series of photos (I hope) that might help you visualize how the clips are used.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/o25kmV3FVKfhvdLE3

The chair clips that Dennis shows in his latest post might just do the trick. They are used in automobiles and office chairs. If the size works you may have something that works. Other than those I was thinking of glue. Contact cement will also work if it is workable.
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: kodydog on February 23, 2018, 09:11:31 PM
I just got to thinking, I worked for a bus conversion company for a short period of time. We had to recover some overhead metal components with vinyl. This was done with heavy duty contact cement. It wrapped around the frame and was glued to the inside, like your seats. Just a thought if you cannot find clips.
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: 65Buick on February 23, 2018, 10:19:14 PM
I'm inclined to agree with the glue. Since nobody else can identify them, I imagine they were made specifically for this purpose/job. And contact cement is seriously strong stuff.
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: Boyde on February 24, 2018, 06:44:58 AM
Here's a couple of clips that I have.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dqZ8hUtXblf9bD7i1

These clips look like they might work, and the glue idea is a good one.  I shall try to locate those clips from the information printed on the box in the pic.  If not successful I shall be back and ask for more assistance

Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.

Boyde
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: sofadoc on February 24, 2018, 08:21:49 AM
Here are some other Au-ve-co part #'s

https://photos.app.goo.gl/exug74o7Jmsmr2tW2
Title: Re: Help identifying hardware
Post by: Darren Henry on February 24, 2018, 11:06:05 AM
On seats like that you can also use tacking strip and staple the covers on. tacking strip is a hard rubber 1/2" wide by 1/4" thick by the yard that is used on convertible tops by the auto guys. I've riveted it onto several motorcycle pans, tractor seats etc...

I ran out on the last tractor seat I had to do so used 1/4" plywood to finish. It was tedious cutting a 1/2" wide piece of plywood the shape of the seat---but it works.