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06-04-2010, 02:41 PM
Can anyone suggest a good quality/price place to get interior parts.

Not really thrilled with what i've seen so far.

06-04-2010, 03:45 PM
Depends on the model and what level of detail or quality you're looking for.
There are 3-4 Stude specialist dealers (plus outfits like SMC who sell more than just Stude items) who sell the items...and I've never noted a clear concensus here as to who is really the best other than the obvious that often, the more expensive stuff, is better.
I bought a seat cover kit from a Stude specialist and my local installation shop was only semi-impressed with the quality (but having said that they said it was miles ahead of the usual Chevy kits they get)..but they made it work and it looks great. Of course everyone is goiing to have different experiences and another installation shop might have been thrilled with the quality of the kit.

To an extent, it comes down to who you choose to believe.
I know that helps alot...:)

06-04-2010, 10:14 PM
Got a complete interior for my 1964 Daytona 4-door from Phantom Auto works. Other than the material they used for the sunvisors, I was really impressed. Hard to tell from factory interior. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for!


06-04-2010, 10:28 PM
JDP (Historic Automotive) sells decent quality seat covers, but some patterns are more correct than others. For a driver, they're the ticket.

If you need door panels too, Jim Lawrence in WV does a nice job. I think he pretty much hand-sews everything himself; again, not show correct but very nice work. He does seats, kick panels, dashpads, etc. if you are looking for one stop shopping but don't want to pay Phantom prices.



06-04-2010, 10:34 PM
I don't make door panels, but can do the 61 Hawk seats with the correct silver Mylar bead for $300, headliner is $160, carpet is $260. I've even done 61 seats in all leather for a few customers, but that's $1000 or so.

06-05-2010, 08:54 AM
I purchased very nice seat covers from JDP for my 57 Champion. Went with a non stock material, but have received very positive comments from shows I have attended.

06-05-2010, 02:07 PM
Door panels should be bought from Starlight Studebaker. All nos and great people to work with! As for the rest......it depends if you are buying an interior for a daily driver or a show car. Daily driver I would go through Historic Automotive. Show car I would go through Starlight Studebaker. If they do not have them I would go through Phantom or SMS.