View Full Version : I need an upholstery source ??

04-12-2006, 05:48 PM
Where do I find NOS or new that is close, cloth and vinyl, for a 2 door 1960 Lark, faded upholstery appears to be medium brown vinyl and tan mottled cloth flat and nothing fancy. I have an upholstery shop and I only need the yard goods...Thanks...BRAD

04-12-2006, 05:50 PM
I don't know about NOS, but Phantom Auto Works could probably get pretty close to it.

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04-12-2006, 06:00 PM
Try SMS Auto Fabrics (www.smsautofabrics.com) they have many NOS Studebaker cloths and vinyls. Also, Phantom Auto Works as mentioned can make you a new interior of reproduction or NOS materials. And their workmanship and quality is first class, I have heard. The consensus of those on this forum seems to be that Phantom is the best for accurate restorations, however I have also heard many good reviews of interior materials sold by member John Poulos at Stude.com.

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'60 Lark VIII
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04-12-2006, 06:10 PM
I only have modern fabrics and vinyls, some are close, but seldom just sell material since it's over half the cost of the covers done and ready to install. Here's a typical 60's Lark cover:


About $200-$225, raw material is $30 a running yard/54 inches wide.

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04-12-2006, 07:18 PM

Link didn't work here, John-Boy.


04-12-2006, 07:25 PM
Web site is down, trying to get it fixed.

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54 3R Pickup

04-17-2006, 06:20 PM
Those seats look good! I wish I had known about those when I did mine.

1961 Lark