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    All I can think of is how bad the rust becomes in these cars a few years later:(.
     
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    Gary Reynolds post on Sure-Fit seat covers from a few weeks ago:
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    The Howard Zink Corp., Sure Fit Seat Covers, the world's largest manufacturer of auto tops and seat covers…


    Hello,

    Back in 1958-65, we were connected to this unusual business located about a mile away from our old high school in Long Beach. The Long Beach branch of the Howard Zink Corporation, Sure Fit Seat Cover dealership was located here. We went to school with the daughters of the owners and that was really fun.

    For our new, 1958 Impala, it had red plaid, stock seat inserts and needed to stay clean during our drag racing days at Lions Dragstrip. So, my brother wanted something to protect the seats from the ever dirty Levis when working on and entering the seating areas. We found these clear covers at the Sure Fit Dealer and they were very flexible and the clarity was outstanding. It did not feel like sitting on some crackling hard plastic. There was plenty of give and take. Of course, there was no smoking in the car for fear of any melting plastic.
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    By the fall of 1964, I was planning on selling the 58 Impala to buy a new 65 red El Camino for college transportation. When a friend said that he would buy my 58 as is, for whatever cost, I was amazed. We made a deal and he said as neat as the clear plastic seat covers were, they had to come off. When we gently unhooked the metal clips and slipped off those clear covers, my friend was totally amazed. He now had a brand new, “6 years of use,” red interior without any scratches or fading.


    He said that I obviously took care of my car and remembers the times when we both cruised around in it. Now, it was his new car with a new-old-stock (NOS) interior and a fast 58 Impala, C&O hydro, 4:56 gears, and all. He was very happy. But, where is it now?

    Jnaki

    As soon as I made the Impala deal, the next week, my 65 rolled into the local Chevy dealer, with red seats on the red El Camino. I immediately drove to the Sure Fit dealer for another installation of clear plastic seat covers. When the dealer/installer remembered our 58 Impala, he gave us a deal on the new covers for the El Camino. We now needed it for keeping the seats clean during our desert/motocross/racing days and those long days at the local surf spots.

    8 years later when I sold the 65 El Camino, the new buyer was also amazed that he had a NOS red interior that still smelled like a brand new upholstery from the factory. The clear plastic was softer and more flexible, but lasted through those long drives, desert climates, dirt, wind, mud, and sandy beaches to stay perfectly clean.

    Yes, the clear plastic seat covers were a little warm during the summer months. But, we used those wire/air flow/seat back cushions, wind wings and lower vents open. That was free, built in A/C without any horsepower loss from the multiple length belts.


    “SureFit "41st Anniversary Celebration" give-away was announced jointly by J. D. Zink, president of the Howard Zink Corp. Zink, national manager of the Sure- Fit Division, Long Beach. In a drawing held at the home office of the Howard Zink Corp.”

    Long Beach Press Telegram Newspaper.
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    Kalo Chevrolet 57 chevies

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    Larry's Drive In Grants Pass Oregon


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    Load of New Ford's

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    brewster bodied ford over on the side lot?
     
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    [​IMG] I want to know How they got the rear end up on those jack stands?
     
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    What City is this, Mexico
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    PEMEX Gas Station
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    I worked with a lift like that at a Gulf service station in the mid 60's . There are actually 2 lifts, one for the front of the car and one for the back. They were handy for some jobs that left the middle of the car open for work. The rear part of the one I worked on did not lock in the upright position and would slowly leak down. If you were called away to work the gas pumps, you might forget about the car on the lift, and they often nearly fell off. We did not get to excited, and just added air to the lift and raised it back up when we saw it had sagged. Today I would really get excited if something like that happened.

    John
     
  13. Gary Reynolds
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    Yep, finally closed in the mid 70's.
    Was at Otis Junction, the split of North / South for the 101 where it veered inland from Lincoln City.
    Never really did well, the crappy coast weather was probably the problem.
    Our family always ate at the Pixie Kitchen when in the area! I LOVED it as a kid!
    http://www.thepixiekitchen.com/
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    Great colors, real chrome and wide whites. How sweet is that?
     
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    Yep the black over red looks great on that Buick Eight!
     
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    Deer park Wa. -Alan Jones.
    WHAT A GREAT PHOTO!- 1962
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    from New Jersey

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    View attachment 3828561

    The Surfers... Tom Jobe leaning over the engine... Ez to tell by the scoop, no belt tensioner and 55 Chev push car....
     
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    You put the car up on a twin post hoist, insert jack stands then lower the rear post. Did it for 20 years or more myself. That way you can lower the rear axle down out of the way if needed. Or lower the axle right out of the car if that's what you want.
     

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