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  • 1951 Commander interior fabric

    I was just wondering. It seems almost of the Stock 51 Commanders I have seen all have fabric interiors. I have a 51 Regal state coupe and the interior is a very heavy gauge Black vinyl. Has it been redone in the past? Comments and input please.
    Patrick Sammon

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    i just checked my '51 brochure - it appears the only nylon or leatherette upholstery was available on the '51 Commander State Convertible.
    Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

    '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

    '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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    • #3
      I wouldn't think that your upholstery is stock. The material doesn't look quite right and the outside corners of the seat backs are rounded on a stock seat. Lots of upholsters added stuffing to the corner of the seat to make replacement covers fit.
      "In the heart of Arkansas."
      Searcy, Arkansas
      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
      1952 2R pickup

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      • #4
        This is one of those quicky upholstery jobs that people have done when they
        a) cannot find the correct fabric
        b) there is not enough of the original interior to copy
        c) just don't care about originality
        d) it's just an old car and they want to drive it
        RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

        17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
        10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
        10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
        4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
        5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
        56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
        60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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        • #5
          Are those seat backs the later 1/3rd-2/3rd style or does the camera just make it look that way?

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