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    Are these people still in existance?...www.phantomstudebakers.com

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    I believe all their stuff went to Starlight Studebaker.....I'm waiting on some NOS interior stuff from them now...

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    • #3
      Southeast Studebaker LLC seems to be the survivor Co. they are in Turning Wheels.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        Does anybody do "Show Quality" interiors...such as Phantom did?...

        Well, upon further digging at the Southeast Studebaker Web Site, it appears that Starlight WAS the original Phantom Auto Works...DOH! There was a gentleman a few years back who also did Studebaker interiors...Historic Automotive. Is he still around? Actually, I could use a list of ALL the Studebaker upholstery makers. Any help here?...
        Last edited by 345 DeSoto; 07-25-2013, 11:07 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 345 DeSoto View Post
          Does anybody do "Show Quality" interiors...such as Phantom did?...
          As someone else said, contact Southeast Studebaker LLC. They were the original Phantom, who sold out to the other Phantom, but quietly continued to make interiors, in much less volume. Now that the other Phantom has gone out of business, the original Phantom is now once again the monopoly for "Show Quality", i.e. "factory correct" interiors for Studebaker. Though there are other, quality interior makers around, Phantom remains the gold standard in the Studebaker world.

          Problem with the original Phantom before was, it took 1+ years to fill an order. However, I ordered a set of GT carper from them a couple of years ago, and got it in a week or so. But I understand much of their work is now outsourced. If outsourced, that's OK with me, since the carpet I received was per their usual, high standard of excellence.

          I just hope the order-ship time does not go through the roof again, now that they are once again the monopoly.

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          • #6
            There is Jim Lawrence @ FBN Upholstery he's in West Virginia. Here are a couple of photos of the work he did on my '63 Crusier.

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            Mike

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            • #7
              have you tried slick street stuff.. they have an ad in turning wheels. rene was once the owner of phantom ...I believe they do original
              type studebaker upholstery...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 345 DeSoto View Post
                There was a gentleman a few years back who also did Studebaker interiors...Historic Automotive. Is he still around?
                Yes he's still around, but I don't think he's in business anymore.
                We know him as 'JDP' here on the Forum.




                StudeDave '57
                StudeDave '57
                US Navy (retired)

                3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                SDC Member since 1985

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                • #9
                  I'm also now looking for upholstery, and if I can find original type, that would be fantastic! I'm not scared of spending $1k either.
                  www.spannerbird.com
                  Coral/Beige 1953 Studebaker Commander Starlight.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Spannerbird View Post
                    I'm also now looking for upholstery, and if I can find original type, that would be fantastic! I'm not scared of spending $1k either.
                    Are you still planning on hot rodding it? Or will it now be a stocker?

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                    • #11
                      Trying to do more stock, something to keep the value high. That is unless I go mad, and want more power. hehehehe
                      www.spannerbird.com
                      Coral/Beige 1953 Studebaker Commander Starlight.

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                      • #12
                        1000.00 wil go a long way across the border in ole' Mehico. Good luck on a fine interior here for 1000 in the USA.
                        sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Spannerbird View Post
                          I'm also now looking for upholstery, and if I can find original type, that would be fantastic! I'm not scared of spending $1k either.
                          At current Phantom prices, $1000 may get you a set of seat covers. The last set of 56J seat covers I bought from Phantom was $850, about 11 years ago, and he wanted about $2600 for a complete interior kit. The last GT Hawkcarpet set around 2 years ago, was about $400.

                          Depending on you Stude model, figure on $2000-3000 for a complete interior set, or more if it is a Golden Hawk or Speedster.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 53 stude mod View Post
                            have you tried slick street stuff.. they have an ad in turning wheels. rene was once the owner of phantom ...I believe they do original
                            type studebaker upholstery...
                            Slick Street Stuff is one & the same as Southeast Studebaker LLC.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by M15 Trucker View Post
                              There is Jim Lawrence @ FBN Upholstery he's in West Virginia. Here are a couple of photos of the work he did on my '63 Crusier.

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                              Mike
                              Wow, that looks great (and "correct"). Looks like Southeast Studebaker may be about to encounter some serious competition!

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