Silver Seat Cushions

Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:32 pm

So, I'm close to finishing my winter repair work on the 59 Loboy and am thinking about replacing the seat. I bought a black seat last year from the guy in Wauseon OH for a different machine & was pleased with it. My real question here - what years were the silver factory colors? I see in my parts manual it says no longer available but can't see when that occurred. I think it would look nice with the red piping but like to stay with original look. Can anyone give me some advice? Thanks

Re: Silver Seat Cushions

Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:37 am

The remnant of original fabric in the lip of my 1949 Cub pan was silver.

Re: Silver Seat Cushions

Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:53 am

Steve, I found a good firm strong silver canvas for redoing the seat. Found it at I thnk it is UV and rain resistant--kind of like Sunbrella but a different manufacturer. Ask Matt at Sailrite to lead you to it. They will send out samples for you to consider--just a buck or two or so. Used this canvas here, have it on the tractor and like it. Too bad I wasn't a better worker on making it wrinkle free. But my behind ain't complaining. The step-by-step instructions here on the forum are good. I had to add the brass grommet per my design, and that worked out okay.

Re: Silver Seat Cushions

Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:07 am

I guess we will learn what really was original. Pretty sure it was the silver duck .. but this latest find will probably prove it:


Rare International Harvester Farmall Cub 1948? Upholstered Seat Instructions

Lately I have been finding manuals for things one would not believe needed a manual, but .... they are there. Going for good prices though and this is the first one I was able to snag.

Re: Silver Seat Cushions

Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:25 pm

Thanks for the input gentlemen,nice find Rudi!