Late series MB seats by Nick Hopper

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Late series MB seats by Nick Hopper

Post by Thunderbird712 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:36 am

If your not aware Nick Hopper at http://aamfgcw.com/ produces very accurate seat cushions for your MB and GPW to include the late series MB seat cushions. I just recieved back my restored original seat cushions for my 45 MB and I just have to say I am very happy with the cushions. Unfortuanlty my drivers side bottom was to far gone to use so I got one of his reproduction. Its indisgusable to the original passenger side. The passenger side bottom and rear seat springs needed springs replaced and you cant tell. Here are some pictures to show the quality of his work. If your looking for seat cushions for any year MB or GPW check out his website!

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Re: Late series MB seats by Nick Hopper

Post by 70th Division » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:19 pm

Hello TJ,

What a fantastic resource for American made original spec WW2 Jeep seats !!
Thank you for posting it, it looks like a real bonanza for us all :D :D :D

I didn't see the 3 tab front upper seat cushions with springs listed on his site.
I will send him an email to see if those are offered.


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Re: Late series MB seats by Nick Hopper

Post by Farrell Fox » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:18 am

Can't wait to get a set made for my MZ-2, those came out great!
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Re: Late series MB seats by Nick Hopper

Post by hopps1945 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:26 pm

Thanks TJ!

I hope you enjoy them. Cannot wait to see them in your jeep. Wish I could be at the convention to see it in person.... :( :(
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I didn't see the 3 tab front upper seat cushions with springs listed on his site.
I will send him an email to see if those are offered.
Ray. Everything but the late war GPW are available. On the wesbite, select which type (GPW or MB). Once you select which manufacturer, it will take you to an order form with drop down options. Select the one correct for your month/year of jeep.

Sadly this is not a full time business for me so I have to fit it in between the full time job and other life requirements of me. Typically the winter months I have more time to sew as for spring/summer, I'm busy working on the property so sewing is at a minimum.

I'm about 3-4 months out at the moment. I do not take payment until the order is complete. By filling out the order form, it will get you on the list. I try to update people when I get close to their order.

It has been a few years of research to get where I am. I'm still learning and always doing what I can to make the product better each and every time.
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Re: Late series MB seats by Nick Hopper

Post by 70th Division » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:14 pm

Hello,

Thanks for that update Nick !!
You have created a beautiful masterpiece !!
Original seats, that I thought would not ever be available here in America !

I will place an order and get on the list, thank you for all your efforts and craftsmanship !!!

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Re: Late series MB seats by Nick Hopper

Post by Bart1015 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:04 am

Hey Nick,

Any idea when you would start making the late war GPW seats?

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Re: Late series MB seats by Nick Hopper

Post by hopps1945 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:03 pm

Bart1015 wrote:Hey Nick,

Any idea when you would start making the late war GPW seats?

Brett
Hey Brett. I would like to start work on them soon but too busy with the current list of orders I'm working on. It is something I probably should do look at doing soon as there seems to be a demand for them.

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Re: Late series MB seats by Nick Hopper

Post by Bart1015 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:25 pm

Nick,

Sounds great. I am about a year from needing them still

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Re: Late series MB seats by Nick Hopper

Post by OldPappy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:55 am

I assume the MB Type 3 is like those pictured at top of the thread (S springs), and the MB Type 4 is coil springs. Is this assumption correct?

I have already went the route of using coil springs from a M38 A1 in the bottom cushions for my MB project, and am already on the waiting list for another supplier for the front seat covers, but the seat cushions shown above sure look good, and I would have been very tempted had I seen this 6 months ago.

Are these only sold as a set, or are individual cushions available?

The reason I ask is I haven't started on my back seat yet, and figured I would use foam, but I would prefer spring cushions, and the only rear springs I have found so far are NOS for M38 which are too long for a MB rear seat.
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Re: Late series MB seats by Nick Hopper

Post by Thunderbird712 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:04 am

That is not correct. Coils were not used during the war. What is pictured is the last series of springs used. The front cushions were original to my March 45 MB.
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Re: Late series MB seats by Nick Hopper

Post by hopps1945 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:30 pm


OldPappy wrote:I assume the MB Type 3 is like those pictured at top of the thread (S springs), and the MB Type 4 is coil springs. Is this assumption correct?
From the factory, no coil springs were used on either the MBs or GPW. There are example of deport and/or post war made coil spring sets. Willys used the S springs throughout production and into the early M38s and CJ lines. I k ow Willys did use S springs into the M38a1s so not sure where the coil springs fit into all the post war stuff. Ford start with the same S springs but changed to a different type of S spring for their late series seats.

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Re: Late series MB seats by Nick Hopper

Post by OldPappy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:29 am

Thanks for the correction, so the type 3 and 4 are just different types of S springs.

The last Jeep I restored, about 30 years ago, was a M38, and that may be where I got the idea that they went from S springs to coil. Memories can get dusty after that many years in storage.
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