June 17, 2013


Fitting Instructions – Design Methodology

General Fitting Overview for a Bucket Seat Cover -
The green area is deliberately left loose. This allows drivers of different sizes and shapes to fit snugly into the seat. On some seats we use three panels on the backrest face for an exact and very neat fit. This is only necessary for looks and does add to the manufacturing cost. This is a low pressure area so wear to both the canvas and original trim underneath is minimal. The driver will iron the canvas into the shape of the seat without any canvas pressure wrinkles.

The yellow area is very slightly loose to prevent bum numbness! It is a high wear area so movement between the canvas and trim must be minimised.

The red area area is very high wear and must not move. If it moves the canvas will wear the seat trim below. Any pressure wrinkles in the canvas will wear through the canvas very quickly. This area is kept tight by the two main tensioning buckles behind the backrest.
The red arrows arrows show the cushion tensioning direction.

The orange arrows arrows shows how the tensioning straps redirect the pull up to the backrest. This feature eliminates the cushion creep forward and/or wrinkle problems that are common with non-Dingo seat covers.

The blue arrows arrows show where this tension is spread over the large area of the backrest top.
The green arrows arrows show our unique positive tension locking buckles. Note how our buckles are covered by the lower backrest section. This eliminates accidental buckle release by rear passenger's feet.

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