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Old 10-25-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Another gaucho restoration question

The foam on both the gauchos in our '66 TW seems short (side to side). it doesn't cover the whole sliding wood deck. Is this how it should be or should the foam cover the whole deck end to end? Anyone with accurate measurements for the foam? Also I am considering some high grade leather look vinyl for the reupholstery. Anyone else use this type material? Will we regret it? Too slick, too hot, too cold, too faux?????????
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:05 PM   #2
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The foam on both the gauchos in our '66 TW seems short (side to side). it doesn't cover the whole sliding wood deck. Is this how it should be or should the foam cover the whole deck end to end? Anyone with accurate measurements for the foam? Also I am considering some high grade leather look vinyl for the reupholstery. Anyone else use this type material? Will we regret it? Too slick, too hot, too cold, too faux?????????
Better to take some photos so someone can help, previous owner may have replaced them with what they could get, might have been midgets didn't need a long bed, my bad

ON material, depends on what you prefer for all the same reasons you mentioned.

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Old 10-25-2010, 11:17 PM   #3
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Been there done that on my 72 TW. The Gaugho is actually two cushions connected and sewn together. in the back it hinges. Replaced original foan with new 6" foam cushion I bought from an upholstery supplier here in Houston. Also I added a 1/4 masonite panel to support the back section. New fabric was "Naughahide" or fake leather. There's a thread out there somewhere on how much fabric it took to do the whole deal. Took it to an auto/boat upholstery shop and paid $225 to have it made including the arm rest. The naughahide holds up well and is comfortable and good in hot and cold.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:40 PM   #4
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Richhog -The man in your pic sure LOOKS comfortable.

I'll try to post some pics soon.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:39 PM   #5
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Hippychick,
I made the side gaucho ( not the pants or the cowboy) cushions the same length as the plywood slider. The front gaucho was changed into a dinette.
You gotta read Johnny Bock"s " A Bus Will Take You There" It's about a man from Oshkosh who has driven and lived in his 62 splitty for over 40 years. Check out the lawn chair seats, ice fishing trapdoor and the engine rope starter.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:27 PM   #6
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Comfortable after all the work that went into that trailer. Gaucho was the first thing we tackled.
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Hi Hippiechick,
here is a link to our gaucho restoration. buried in this link is the cushions sizes, how I sewed the covers... etc.

Air Streaming Dreaming: upholstery

If you do a search on the forums for gaucho measurements you should also find at least one thread with the measurements.
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Tim, Sounds like a book I would enjoy!!

Nicki, Thanks for the info. I really did search the forums first but I guess not hard enough.
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Nicki, Thanks for the info. I really did search the forums first but I guess not hard enough.
No biggie. I found it easily the first time then when I went back to find it the second time it took some time. I couldn't remember what I had used to search for it.
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This thread was really helpful, although I think I am missing a piece from the side gaucho of my 1968 Trade Winds. Does anyone have pictures of the bed folded out and folded up? My side Gaucho has two pieces and I think it should be three!
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