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Carhartt Seat Covers Enhance the Interior of Our ’09-’14 Ford F-150

We install the Covercraft signature covers to update the filthy factory seats.

May 6, 2020
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If you've been following along with the latest Truckin project, this 2010 Ford F-150 SuperCrew XLT, you know that we're getting close to calling it done for now. We started with a well-used but definitely not beat-up version in silver and proceeded to give it a budget-friendly makeover, with many areas of the truck receiving simple but effective upgrades that will make it fun to drive and look good doing it.

We started out by installing a Readylift SST lift kit along with EBC Brakes rotors and pads, followed by the Fuel Vector 18-inch wheels and Fuel Gripper A/T tires. Then we ditched all the exterior chrome for a mix of parts that included a Raptor-like front bumper and grille, a factory Raptor rear bumper, and a killer set of flush-mounted side steps from Addictive Desert Designs. After that, we added a BedRug cover to the bed and checked off another major improvement to the SuperCrew.

Photo 2/21   |   The Carhartt seat cover sets are sold separately as front and rear kits, and since most trucks come in several different seat configurations, there is an easy-to-decipher form on the Covercraft website to help you get the right covers ordered. You also get to choose between Carhartt's two signature colors: brown or gravel. Of course, the same super strong duck weave material and triple main stitching that we all know and love from the Carhartt jackets and pants is used exclusively here, too. When our package arrived, we laid everything out in the correct spot in relation to the truck and tackled it one piece at a time, just like Johnny Cash told us to do!

One area that we didn't really have the time or the budget for, yet needed some serious attention, was the F-150's interior. It was definitely not the worst we've ever seen, but it was pretty filthy, and there was a pretty good hole growing in the usual spot where the driver slides out of the truck every day. In continuing with our simple but effective theme, we contacted Covercraft for a complete set of their Carhartt Seat Saver custom seat covers. They offer these in Carhartt Brown or Carhartt Gravel (we chose Gravel), and if you're wondering if this is the same Duck Weave fabric with triple-stitched main seams that Carhartt used for their jeans, jackets, and overalls, then you wondered correctly. They were the perfect solution for this build.

We continued on at the MotorTrend Group tech center and had the complete set of Carhartt covers installed in just a couple hours. We were in the home stretch of this build, one step away from calling this F-150 transformation done. Stay tuned—we have a couple more surprises left before the big reveal!

Photo 3/21   |   Here's what we were dealing with inside the truck. Years of dirt, sweat, and sliding out of the truck until the telltale hole appeared. Soon the inside of this F-150 SuperCrew would have a whole different look.
Photo 4/21   |   We began the install with the front passenger seat. We removed the headrest and slid the seatback section on first.
Photo 5/21   |   Once we got the back section pulled down nice and straight, we moved around to the front.
Photo 6/21   |   Then we got the front side pulled down to match.
Photo 7/21   |   A flap with a strap and clip slips through where the seat back and bottom meet and it's pulled snug.
Photo 8/21   |   Now the seat bottom cover is stretched into place. Shown is the small pillow that, once in place, locks the material down in place behind the plastic.
Photo 9/21   |   The front edge of the cover is slipped down, and the strap with the other end of the clip is mated to the back and pulled tight. A little pushing and pulling to make sure the cover was on straight, and the first of our seats was done.
Photo 10/21   |   Our front headrests were next. They slip over with an extremely snug fit and Velcro together out of sight across the bottom seam.
Photo 11/21   |   We reinstalled the first headrest and admired our work before tackling the next section.
Photo 12/21   |   The center console comes in two pieces, and with a little trickery, we got the bottom cushion covered without removing the fold-down brackets or anything else.
Photo 13/21   |   Next we slipped the top section in place and maneuvered it into place.
Photo 14/21   |   We pulled the section back tight and locked the Velcro in place.
Photo 15/21   |   F-150 rear seat backs do not fold down and don't come off without unbolting, so Covercraft crated a backless cover that tucks behind the seat.
Photo 16/21   |   Then the Velcro strap comes around the hinge and back through to hold the seat back down tight. The seat bottom is a separate piece, but it attaches with a strap just as the fronts did.
Photo 17/21   |   The larger, left side seat bottom was slipped into place next.
Photo 18/21   |   Since these seats flip up, we can get a worm's-eye view of the clever strap system that pulls the cover tight from six points.
Photo 19/21   |   Immediately, the truck felt a lot newer and cleaner inside. And the Duck Weave fabric was pretty comfortable, too.
Photo 20/21   |   Out in the light, the Carhartt Seat Saver covers looked even better. The few wrinkles that were left smoothed themselves out pretty quick.
Photo 21/21   |   The rear covers looked great, too. Check out Covercraft's website to see all of the different seat cover option for your truck. And stay tuned right here for the final installment of our 2010 F-150 buildup!

Source Box:

Carhartt by Covercraft
800-274-7006
covercraft.com

Sources

Covercraft
800-274-7006
http://www.covercraft.com

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