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  • Your new carpet sure does look nice, Cody.
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    • Originally posted by Cwcb08 View Post
      Original carpet was green, but we decided to do black in case we change the seat colours from green to black, black is easy to coordinate
      I agree. That color combination is not for everybody. I believe it's actually called Ivy Gold. I've had a couple of 66's with that color interior and it takes some getting used to.

      John
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      • Originally posted by jopizz View Post
        I agree. That color combination is not for everybody. I believe it's actually called Ivy Gold. I've had a couple of 66's with that color interior and it takes some getting used to.

        John
        It is ivy gold yes, ever seen vinyl seats with (what looks like yarn) overtop the vinyl in the center, none of the seat covers we have looked at have that option

        I like black and green so this combo works good for us haha
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        • Originally posted by Cwcb08 View Post
          It is ivy gold yes, ever seen vinyl seats with (what looks like yarn) overtop the vinyl in the center, none of the seat covers we have looked at have that option
          There was a vinyl/cloth option available but I don't think any of those seat cover combinations are being reproduced. They weren't that common that's for sure.

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          • Originally posted by Cwcb08 View Post
            ...ever seen vinyl seats with (what looks like yarn) overtop the vinyl in the center, none of the seat covers we have looked at have that option...
            My '64 had cloth and vinyl seats. Some sort of aluminum thread mixed into the weave to give it a sparkle. Here's a picture before my resto-mod, so they are badly faded. I do recall finding a vendor that had the material but I decided to go with leather instead.
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            • That's different than what we have, I'll take some pictures of the seats and post them tonight or 2moro
              2016 FORD F150 XLT 3.5 EB SPORT 302a - 2012 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2012 LEGEND DELUXE V-NOSE - 2008 KAWASAKI ZZR600 - 2008 FORD FOCUS SE - 2007 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2002 ARTIC CAT 500 - 1990 JOHN DEERE 265 - 1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD HARDTOP TOWN

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              • I'm supposed to be mowing the grass but it's raining here - gee thanks weather lady - you said it wouldn't rain today.

                Anyway - glad it is raining - browsing the forum and saw your thread (I'm usually over on the Squarebirds forum) - very interesting - read it from page 1.

                Car looks great -can't wait for the next step - thanks for all the pics - keep 'em coming.

                Eric

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                • 2016 FORD F150 XLT 3.5 EB SPORT 302a - 2012 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2012 LEGEND DELUXE V-NOSE - 2008 KAWASAKI ZZR600 - 2008 FORD FOCUS SE - 2007 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2002 ARTIC CAT 500 - 1990 JOHN DEERE 265 - 1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD HARDTOP TOWN

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                  • I see you have the fancy-pants reclining passenger seat.

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                    • The seat pattern was changed in '66 which is why Yadkin's original '64 seats look different. There was probably a very low percentage of '66's that had them which is why they aren't being reproduced.

                      John
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                      • Shouldn't the back and front match tho?



                        Not cutting holes for the lights yet, I don't know if we are replacing the door cards

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                        • Originally posted by Cwcb08 View Post
                          Shouldn't the back and front match tho?
                          It appears that someone did a switcheroo either in the front or back. The data plate code on the door will tell you which is correct. To me the rear seats look more original than the fronts. I don't think they had parchment seats with an ivy gold interior.

                          John
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                          • Originally posted by jopizz View Post
                            It appears that someone did a switcheroo either in the front or back. The data plate code on the door will tell you which is correct. To me the rear seats look more original than the fronts. I don't think they had parchment seats with an ivy gold interior.

                            John
                            I'm pretty sure the plate says 58 which is ivy gold, but I can't check from work.

                            That fabric is called "parchment"? I your right, I don't see parchment/ivy gold on the data plate decoder as an option
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                            • My '66 Hardtop Town Build

                              Here is what Automotive Mile Posts has to say regarding the interiors that were OEM and available for the 1966 Flairbird... 58, Ivy Gold, is an appropriate Interior Trim code for a 1966 Flairbird.

                              http://automotivemileposts.com/tbird...eriortrim.html

                              As you can see for All Vinyl Bolsters & Inserts, B8/K8 was Parchment (Light Beige) with Ivy Gold appointments.

                              For All Leather Bolsters & Inserts L8 was Parchment (Light Beige) with Ivy Gold.

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                              • The only cloth options were black, dark blue and parchment w/beige.

                                Trim code 58 is Ivy Gold all vinyl.

                                John
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