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    Hi There,
    I am restoring a 63 R2 Avanti. I am looking for upholstery tips. I was going to get a kit from southeastern studebaker but cannot find them now. I have the orange interior and I want to stay stock. Does anyone know where I can get a kit. I am also looking for the orange and black carpet and fawn headliner. thanks for your help.

  • #2
    Originally posted by 1stuhess View Post
    >>>I was going to get a kit from southeastern studebaker but cannot find them now.<<<thanks for your help.
    Try looking here:

    Southeast Studebaker, LLC
    309 E. Anderson Ave.
    Knoxville, TN 37917
    southeaststude@bellsouth.net
    www.southeaststudebaker.com
    865.525.6151

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    • #3
      The headliner is available from several sources.

      I bought a kit and took it to our local high-end custom car upholstry shop for installlation. They said they could have made me a better set for the same price.
      If there is a very good shop near you, you might ask them about it. The basic seat covers aren't rocket science.
      63 Avanti R1 2788
      1914 Stutz Bearcat
      (George Barris replica)

      Washington State

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      • #4
        Carpet! Who has got a set of new Black carpets for a '63 Avanti?
        edp/NC
        \'63 Avanti
        \'66 Commander

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        • #5
          To: edpjr,----Weren't all '63 Avanti carpets various 'salt & pepper' shades?

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          • #6
            Apparently not. I've seen several style combinations listed. Black carpet with Turquoise interior is definitely listed.
            edp/NC
            \'63 Avanti
            \'66 Commander

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            • #7
              Weren't all-black carpets offered in 64?
              So they could have been offered on late 63s.
              The documentation is pretty clear, when new, most 63s had salt & pepper.
              http://www.theavanti.net/combinations.html

              Could all black have been a special order? Maybe. Dd Studebaker cut its own carpet? If so, they could have done it.
              If done by an outside contractor, it would have taken more work/coordination.

              A lot of 63s have black carpets...including mine that had an otherwise original interior.
              Long story short, over almost 50 years carpet was often replaced and salt & pepper appearently wasn't available for a long time.
              Last edited by JBOYLE; 10-12-2012, 10:47 AM.
              63 Avanti R1 2788
              1914 Stutz Bearcat
              (George Barris replica)

              Washington State

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