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    Just wondering whether many 1964 Cruisers would have come with Broadcloth Upholstery?

    Was it a good choice or was the Vinyl better?

    Maybe I can find a car with Powershift and Broadcloth?

    Keeping on saving and dreaming and planning for it



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

  • #2
    John; "WAS" would be the key word here! In 1964 the the Vinyl was without a doubt what most everyone wanted, it was washable, it was beautiful, durable AND it was very much in style! Needless to say you rarely ever find a Cruiser with broadcloth and no other models offered it.

    Now-days most people lean toward the various kinds of Cloth as newer fabrics are more durable than the old ones, we have Scotchguard and they like the warm in Winter and Cool in summer thing. The climate you are in, may have something to do with your preferences.

    If you find a 44 year old Cruiser either the Broadcloth is shot and you can replace it, or more likely you find a Vinyl one with good but not perfect Vinyl and you just put Broadcloth in it! [^]

    quote:Originally posted by avantilover

    Just wondering whether many 1964 Cruisers would have come with Broadcloth Upholstery?
    Was it a good choice or was the Vinyl better?
    StudeRich
    Studebakers Northwest
    Ferndale, WA
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      John; "WAS" would be the key word here! In 1964 the the Vinyl was without a doubt what most everyone wanted, it was washable, it was beautiful, durable AND it was very much in style! Needless to say you rarely ever find a Cruiser with broadcloth and no other models offered it.

      Now-days most people lean toward the various kinds of Cloth as newer fabrics are more durable than the old ones, we have Scotchguard and they like the warm in Winter and Cool in summer thing. The climate you are in, may have something to do with your preferences.

      If you find a 44 year old Cruiser either the Broadcloth is shot and you can replace it, or more likely you find a Vinyl one with good but not perfect Vinyl and you just put Broadcloth in it! [^]

      quote:Originally posted by avantilover

      Just wondering whether many 1964 Cruisers would have come with Broadcloth Upholstery?
      Was it a good choice or was the Vinyl better?
      StudeRich
      Studebakers Northwest
      Ferndale, WA
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        The standard Cruiser interior was cloth. The vinyl option was $31.74 and the broadcloth option was $72.

        Jim Bradley
        Lewistown PA
        '64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
        Jim Bradley
        Lake Monticello, VA
        '78 Avanti II
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        • #5
          The standard Cruiser interior was cloth. The vinyl option was $31.74 and the broadcloth option was $72.

          Jim Bradley
          Lewistown PA
          '64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
          Jim Bradley
          Lake Monticello, VA
          '78 Avanti II
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          • #6
            Thanks Rich, I had the dealer album (since sold to a club member) and noticed it there. Our climate is Mediterranean and like California (fires and all Arsonists too I'm afraid), but we have mild winters with no snow, so the concept of storing a car for the winter never arises.
            I really don't care what it comes with as long as its drivable - I'd do a restoration one day but to drive a Studebaker will be a buzz (smile).

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

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            • #7
              Thanks Rich, I had the dealer album (since sold to a club member) and noticed it there. Our climate is Mediterranean and like California (fires and all Arsonists too I'm afraid), but we have mild winters with no snow, so the concept of storing a car for the winter never arises.
              I really don't care what it comes with as long as its drivable - I'd do a restoration one day but to drive a Studebaker will be a buzz (smile).

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

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              • #8
                Thanks Jim,

                Sounds cheap now but $72 was a lot of money in 1964.

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

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                • #9
                  Thanks Jim,

                  Sounds cheap now but $72 was a lot of money in 1964.

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

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                  • #10
                    Here is the broadcloth from the 1964 Paint & upholstery book.



                    Leonard Shepherd
                    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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                    • #11
                      Here is the broadcloth from the 1964 Paint & upholstery book.



                      Leonard Shepherd
                      http://leonardshepherd.com/

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by avantilover


                        Was it a good choice or was the Vinyl better?
                        One thing about broadcloth is that it soils VERY easily! It was probably the nicest and richest looking material, but it also showed every little stain as I recall.

                        Craig

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by avantilover


                          Was it a good choice or was the Vinyl better?
                          One thing about broadcloth is that it soils VERY easily! It was probably the nicest and richest looking material, but it also showed every little stain as I recall.

                          Craig

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                          • #14
                            The dealer from whom I bought my '64 Wagonaire had a '63 Cruiser in stock with a broadcloth interior. It was gold with the red interior- stunning car. It was also a R-1, HD Flight-o-Matic, disc brakes...


                            [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
                            '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
                            '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
                            '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
                            Museum R-4 engine
                            Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                            '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                            • #15
                              The dealer from whom I bought my '64 Wagonaire had a '63 Cruiser in stock with a broadcloth interior. It was gold with the red interior- stunning car. It was also a R-1, HD Flight-o-Matic, disc brakes...


                              [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
                              '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
                              '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
                              '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
                              Museum R-4 engine
                              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                              '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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