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Old 06-09-2021, 01:40 PM   #1
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I have a 1995 Nissan XE Hardbody truck, I would like to purchase seatcovers for it (gray interior) that are not universal but are made for my truck.

Does anyone know where I can purchase them? I am in the Idaho Washington border area around Spokane.

Thank you, Jim.
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Old 06-09-2021, 01:49 PM   #2
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I havnt found any decent ones that are specifically made for the D21. I got my dad some Carhartt ones for his truck (F250) a few years back. They are holding up excellent but I don't think they made any for the D21.
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I have a 1995 Nissan XE Hardbody truck, I would like to purchase seatcovers for it (gray interior) that are not universal but are made for my truck.

Does anyone know where I can purchase them? I am in the Idaho Washington border area around Spokane.

Thank you, Jim.
Buckets or bench?

I have a new, OEM bench seat cover somewhere. There used to be a site that was selling everything for cheap to unload their inventory on these old trucks. I think I got mine for $50. I'm not sure where I put it, but I bet you I can find it if you want to buy it.
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If it has a bench seat, I wouldn't bother with a cover. Just get some bucket seats and a console from the wrecking yard...and then toss some cheap seat covers on them.

Putting a seat cover on a bench seat is like waxing the pig, as the say. My wife and I did a cleaning business (now partially retired) for over twenty years. When we saw a house that would still be a crap house even if we scrubbed it from ceiling to baseboards, we called it 'Waxing the Pig'.

You make up codes in that business, so customers don't know what you are talking about. For example, 'Pulp Fiction Cleaning' is when you know it's hopeless and just do a surface cleaning for a minimal rate. (We seldom did this because we didn't take customers with trashy homes.) But that phrase comes from the movie Pulp Fiction, when The Wolf tells Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta, "At first glance, the car (house) will appear to be normal (clean)..." You know if you take that cleaning to the top level, it isn't going to do much good anyway. So you just skim over it, like what those guys did to all the blood and brain matter in the back of the car.

The difference between 'Waxing the Pig' and 'Pulp Fiction Cleaning' is that when you wax the pig, you do a very thorough job, even though you know it's a waste of everyone's time. In Pulp Fiction Cleaning, you don't bother doing that.
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If it has a bench seat, I wouldn't bother with a cover. Just get some bucket seats and a console from the wrecking yard...and then toss some cheap seat covers on them.
Some of us prefer the bench seat.

Also, with the regular cab, there is less leg room with bucket seats.

The bench seat cover that I mentioned earlier is the actual cover that Nissan used to go over the bench seat frame, and not a waxed pig solution, as you put it.
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Putting a seat cover on a bench seat is like waxing the pig, as the say. My wife and I did a cleaning business (now partially retired) for over twenty years. When we saw a house that would still be a crap house even if we scrubbed it from ceiling to baseboards, we called it 'Waxing the Pig'.
I know of it as "putting lipstick on a pig". WIKI has a good read on it...
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What he is saying is the aerodynamics of a D21 is a brick in the wind.
Probably at least as bad as a Jeep so worse than a cow.
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I can't imagine why someone would prefer a bench seat over a nice bucket, but okay...

Every truck I've had with a bench, that bench eventually came out for a number of reasons. For example, your passenger doesn't have to get out of the truck if you need something behind the seat.

You can pull out the passenger side bucket if you really need the cargo space for something special. (I had to do this to get all the gear in for the Eclipse trip in 2017.)

If you sell the truck, hardly anybody gets excited when they see the bench seat as opposed to buckets.

You (probably) have a better chance of less injury in a good bucket if you take a hit from the side.

Better back support in most cases.

They generally make you look cooler. Sort of like Fonzie, but without the hair grease.
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Bench seats are fine if you don't get stupid and Armor All them.
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