For a number of years now I've been battling keeping a sheepskin up on the seat back of our 15 roadster. I'd prop it up and jump in and it would soon slip down. Well last week I got the idea to try a bungee cord run though the middle of the folded in half whole sheepskin from top iron bracket to top iron bracket on both sides of the car. The sheepskin is held entirely in place on the seat by the cord running across the top. This T is my daily driver and so far it has keep the sheepskin in place on the set as I jump in and out on errands.
Here's a few photos.
The thick leather disks in the last two photos are temporary until I find another way to address the cord chaffing the edge of the upholstery.
Mine is somewhat smaller, just big enough for me to sit on.
Jay - How about a short length of that dark gray or black foam rubber pipe insulation? The smallest size would probably fit around the bungee cord okay, and if you don't think it's thick enough, you could just double up and slip the same length of the next larger diameter foam pipe insulation around the first one, maybe staggering the splits 180 deg. from each other. Just a thought,.....harold
We raise black sheep for their wool for handspinners. Part of the enterprise was the tanning of sheepskins, before the EPA equivalent forced the tannery to close.
I have had a custom fitted black sheepskin cover on the seat base of my 1920 roadster for nearly 25 years. Being black, it is hardly ever noticed. It is a much shorter pile than Jay's white skin. If I had that length on the backrest, the steering wheel would get even closer!!
It sure makes for more comfortable driving, especially in hot weather.
Allan from down under.
Thanks for the suggestion Harold.
Allan, Yes the white sheep skin makes for a much more comfortable seat in the blazing California summer.
The doubling up of the folded full sheepskin makes for a deep pile an is a pleasure to sit on.
I also found a Mini-me size oriental rug for the floor of the cab to add a touch of home.