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JThw8
04-11-2012, 12:34 PM
The seat in my 2R is in pretty nice shape overall but there is a tear right under the driver's butt. Has anyone been able to find the proper material to match the vinyl in these trucks? I have a good upholstery shop here that could replace just the panel in the seat bottom if I could find the right vinyl, if not I guess I'll have to have the whole seat done which I don't mind from a cost perspective but the original vinyl is kind of unique and I'd like to keep it looking at original as possible.

2R5
04-11-2012, 01:02 PM
I think it is a pretty common type. I did my whole seat in my 50 truck and the stuff my upholster got was same as original, no idea what it was called but he had no problem matching it.

kmac530
04-11-2012, 01:03 PM
Personally, I would consider reupholstering the whole seat. Only because if one spot is cracked then it is likely dried out some, and you may repair that panel and then start to split seams on other spots. They have to pull off the cover, undo the seams, resew the new fabric in, I would guess you are looking at $150-200 just for that. I just had my entire seat done, new pad, all new cover for $350 including all the fabrics and materials. For me it would not be worth the $100-200 savings to not just do it all and be done with it for many years. BTIJM.

wolfie
04-11-2012, 01:10 PM
It was called transport vinyl in my upholsterers book. Steve

JThw8
04-11-2012, 01:20 PM
Thanks all! I probably will have the whole seat done I just didn't want to go with a plain vinyl if the original style pattern was available.

kmac530
04-11-2012, 01:34 PM
I am sure if you are doing the whole thing you can come close enough to appease most critics other than a concours show. Maybe not exact, but very close color and print pattern.

2R5
04-11-2012, 01:43 PM
This is what mine turned out like , the stuff is out there.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/Rsseat.jpg

JThw8
04-11-2012, 02:04 PM
I am sure if you are doing the whole thing you can come close enough to appease most critics other than a concours show. Maybe not exact, but very close color and print pattern.

Point taken, I'm not sure why I'm getting caught up on it, this won't be a concourse restoration :)


This is what mine turned out like , the stuff is out there.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/Rsseat.jpg

Looks good but the pattern is nothing like what is in my truck now, then again I need to stop being compulsive about it because I'd be proud to have a seat that looked that good.

Buck
04-11-2012, 07:10 PM
If you'll call Jim at 304 337 8693, I'm sure he has the same material.

ddub
04-12-2012, 12:32 AM
Looks like school bus upholstry.

Son O Lark
04-12-2012, 12:46 PM
Didn't they used to call that stuff oil-cloth? It was slicker and stiffer than vinyl.