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studeclunker
03-03-2007, 02:02 PM
Does anyone know where I can get the black patterned vinyl upholstry material that was used in my '56 Parkview? I took the whole interior apart to do a switch (Back material to front) and decided that the back seat will stay undamaged. It's a shame to ruin a perfect fifty year old seat. So that leaves me with fixing the front seat. Any ideas?

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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

avantilover
03-03-2007, 02:28 PM
Have you tried Phantom Auto Works? That name crops up frequently when upholstery is mentioned. They advertise in TW.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
03-03-2007, 02:28 PM
Have you tried Phantom Auto Works? That name crops up frequently when upholstery is mentioned. They advertise in TW.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

StudeRich
03-03-2007, 02:31 PM
Ron; to get the right stuff, you probably need to snipe a small piece underneath the seat or get good photos of the material to send to the big classic car material warehouses. I do not know their contact info, but I've heard good things about the one in Portland,OR and another one somewhere called Stitts.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-03-2007, 02:31 PM
Ron; to get the right stuff, you probably need to snipe a small piece underneath the seat or get good photos of the material to send to the big classic car material warehouses. I do not know their contact info, but I've heard good things about the one in Portland,OR and another one somewhere called Stitts.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

JBOYLE
03-03-2007, 05:00 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

....but I've heard good things about the one in Portland,OR.....
StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA


This topic came up at one of our local chapter meetings and several members (including myself) had good things to say about SMC in Oregon.
They run ads in Hemmings and other places.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
03-03-2007, 05:00 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

....but I've heard good things about the one in Portland,OR.....
StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA


This topic came up at one of our local chapter meetings and several members (including myself) had good things to say about SMC in Oregon.
They run ads in Hemmings and other places.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

ST2DE5
03-03-2007, 06:51 PM
Hey Studeclunker does your Parkview have naghahide [spelling] upholstry on the headliner. Mine does. Little holes everywhere

48-7G-Q1 49-2R12 51-10G-F5 56-56B-F2 56-56B-D4
SAND SPRINGS, OK.

ST2DE5
03-03-2007, 06:51 PM
Hey Studeclunker does your Parkview have naghahide [spelling] upholstry on the headliner. Mine does. Little holes everywhere

48-7G-Q1 49-2R12 51-10G-F5 56-56B-F2 56-56B-D4
SAND SPRINGS, OK.

54-61-62
03-03-2007, 07:38 PM
Forget Phantom unless you want to spend as much on seat covers as your wagon cost. Seriously, they have great stuff but out of the price range for a beater.

Kent

54-61-62
03-03-2007, 07:38 PM
Forget Phantom unless you want to spend as much on seat covers as your wagon cost. Seriously, they have great stuff but out of the price range for a beater.

Kent

studeclunker
03-03-2007, 09:11 PM
Those of you who mentioned Hemmings, could you do me the service of getting the info? It isn't available here in the village and Weaverville doesn't have a vendour that I know about. Currently, at 3.10 a gallon for gas, driving to Redding is out of the question.

All I'm looking for is yardage. Not the finished product. I can fix it, all I need is the materails.

The headliner is perforated white vinyl. It could use replacing, no money for it, so, for right now I just sewed up the holes. The job turned out pretty well. The only one that stands out is the big hole, but I expected that as it's about the size of a twenty pound note.

By the by, I left messages with both Historic, and Phantom on Thursday. They have yet to get back to me.

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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
03-03-2007, 09:11 PM
Those of you who mentioned Hemmings, could you do me the service of getting the info? It isn't available here in the village and Weaverville doesn't have a vendour that I know about. Currently, at 3.10 a gallon for gas, driving to Redding is out of the question.

All I'm looking for is yardage. Not the finished product. I can fix it, all I need is the materails.

The headliner is perforated white vinyl. It could use replacing, no money for it, so, for right now I just sewed up the holes. The job turned out pretty well. The only one that stands out is the big hole, but I expected that as it's about the size of a twenty pound note.

By the by, I left messages with both Historic, and Phantom on Thursday. They have yet to get back to me.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

58PackardWagon
03-04-2007, 01:22 AM
Please go to the below link. They are absolutely outstanding. SMS has more selections than anyone. You can either complete their form online, call them or send in a sample of what you are looking for. I have done all three and while the last option takes an extra week or two, it is well worth it for the best match. They have tons of Studebaker/Packard fabric selector books and that works well for the fabric and pattern, but for the vinyl, I highly suggest sending in a sample. Best of luck !

http://www.smsautofabrics.com/index.html

58 Packard Wagon (Parade Red)
58 Packard Wagon (Park Green)
58 Packard Hardtop
58 Packard Sedan
57 Packard Wagon
62 Daytona
63 Lark Custom 2 Door Sedan R2

58PackardWagon
03-04-2007, 01:22 AM
Please go to the below link. They are absolutely outstanding. SMS has more selections than anyone. You can either complete their form online, call them or send in a sample of what you are looking for. I have done all three and while the last option takes an extra week or two, it is well worth it for the best match. They have tons of Studebaker/Packard fabric selector books and that works well for the fabric and pattern, but for the vinyl, I highly suggest sending in a sample. Best of luck !

http://www.smsautofabrics.com/index.html

58 Packard Wagon (Parade Red)
58 Packard Wagon (Park Green)
58 Packard Hardtop
58 Packard Sedan
57 Packard Wagon
62 Daytona
63 Lark Custom 2 Door Sedan R2

bradnree
03-04-2007, 07:31 AM
SMS for sure. Call them on the phone first, and then send a sample.......................Brad

bradnree
03-04-2007, 07:31 AM
SMS for sure. Call them on the phone first, and then send a sample.......................Brad

N8N
03-04-2007, 07:37 AM
Ron,

I doubt Historic will be able to help you with an exact fabric match, but Phantom might. I wouldn't be concerned about not getting a return call because both JDP and Rene were at York Friday AM when I got there. I second the recommendation to call SMS.

nate

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N8N
03-04-2007, 07:37 AM
Ron,

I doubt Historic will be able to help you with an exact fabric match, but Phantom might. I wouldn't be concerned about not getting a return call because both JDP and Rene were at York Friday AM when I got there. I second the recommendation to call SMS.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

studeclunker
03-04-2007, 07:59 PM
Yeah, well, that's what I figured. After all, in the kind of business that Historic and Phantom are in, they have to go out and beat the drum sometimes!:D

Thanks for the link to SMS! Gotta run for church, so I'll check it out tonight! Thanks folks!!:D

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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
03-04-2007, 07:59 PM
Yeah, well, that's what I figured. After all, in the kind of business that Historic and Phantom are in, they have to go out and beat the drum sometimes!:D

Thanks for the link to SMS! Gotta run for church, so I'll check it out tonight! Thanks folks!!:D

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

JDP
03-04-2007, 08:05 PM
I'm the guy that supplies the "driver" cover in modern vinyl and cloth for under $300, Phantom and SMS have the closer to show correct stuff if you have the money. I know Phantom can even have a custom interior rewoven from scratch, for 3-4K.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
03-04-2007, 08:05 PM
I'm the guy that supplies the "driver" cover in modern vinyl and cloth for under $300, Phantom and SMS have the closer to show correct stuff if you have the money. I know Phantom can even have a custom interior rewoven from scratch, for 3-4K.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

studeclunker
03-05-2007, 12:04 AM
Thanks anyway, John. I wouldn't be looking for a show quality cover, the car's just a driver. I can't afford anything else. No, all I need is the vinyl to replace the piece that has come apart. I'm going to resew the original upholstry and call it done. The white vinyl edges are in excellent shape. As are the backs. It's just the black centre section on the bench that's come apart along with much of the stitching. The rest of the problems are just where stitching has come apart. If I have to sew the silly thing by hand I'll do it. In the meantime, I've got the front seat from my '52 in it. Can't use the back seat, but that's ok. There's just Nana and I anyway.

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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
03-05-2007, 12:04 AM
Thanks anyway, John. I wouldn't be looking for a show quality cover, the car's just a driver. I can't afford anything else. No, all I need is the vinyl to replace the piece that has come apart. I'm going to resew the original upholstry and call it done. The white vinyl edges are in excellent shape. As are the backs. It's just the black centre section on the bench that's come apart along with much of the stitching. The rest of the problems are just where stitching has come apart. If I have to sew the silly thing by hand I'll do it. In the meantime, I've got the front seat from my '52 in it. Can't use the back seat, but that's ok. There's just Nana and I anyway.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

skyway
03-05-2007, 12:02 PM
I'd call SASCO and ask if they still have all those "mix and match" upholstery peices. Some were sewn covers, others were cut but unsewn sections. A lot of it was that mid '50's thru early '60's cloth with the metallic thread woven in. Seems like there was always a big stack that you could look through during the spring swap meet, and whenever the National was in South Bend. I can't remember if that has still been the case since they've moved across the street, but if they had the one you needed the price was always great.

skyway
03-05-2007, 12:02 PM
I'd call SASCO and ask if they still have all those "mix and match" upholstery peices. Some were sewn covers, others were cut but unsewn sections. A lot of it was that mid '50's thru early '60's cloth with the metallic thread woven in. Seems like there was always a big stack that you could look through during the spring swap meet, and whenever the National was in South Bend. I can't remember if that has still been the case since they've moved across the street, but if they had the one you needed the price was always great.

studeclunker
03-05-2007, 01:47 PM
That's the thing about SASCO, I'm told, one has to be able to go through the piles themselves. Having never been there, I wouldn't know. I did call them first of all. They were adamant that there was nothing for any fifties cars in stock (upholstry wise).[8]

Doug Pollock answered my e-mail on the upholstry material. He requested a scan and to send a scrap by snail as well. Can do, Douggie!:D

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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
03-05-2007, 01:47 PM
That's the thing about SASCO, I'm told, one has to be able to go through the piles themselves. Having never been there, I wouldn't know. I did call them first of all. They were adamant that there was nothing for any fifties cars in stock (upholstry wise).[8]

Doug Pollock answered my e-mail on the upholstry material. He requested a scan and to send a scrap by snail as well. Can do, Douggie!:D

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
03-12-2007, 01:35 PM
Well, SMS has it. It's (gulp) $85 a yard. They don't have black and want a three week lead time on it. It's a little over two hundred dollars for the materail I need. [8]

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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
03-12-2007, 01:35 PM
Well, SMS has it. It's (gulp) $85 a yard. They don't have black and want a three week lead time on it. It's a little over two hundred dollars for the materail I need. [8]

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?