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Old 05-15-2009, 12:36 PM
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I just took a closer look at the '58 doors. The only stiching is on the armrest and that is pretty straight. The rest of the seams are all covered by trim and not seen.

The only other possible obstacle would be in the case where the foam in the armrest was shot. Then you would need to sculpt a replacement.
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:52 PM
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http://picasaweb.google.com/astikenn...eat=directlink

ok...I took some pix of Coral's door and 1 of the seat
the indentations on the panels is going to be a question I'll be asking my aunt about tomorrow ( she has done marine upholstery for the boats my uncle has fiberglass repaired )

cutting the foam is not a big deal at all...
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:43 PM
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Your door looks substantially different from mine. More stitching, buttons, but nothing I could see that was stamped into it in the way of a pattern. So potentially reproducable by someone like yourself. What do you think?

Mine ('58) is simpler but has all those little ovals stamped into the lower part.

Guess we need to see a '60 to round things out.

Seats: the foam can be purchased. I remember paying alot of money just to have the foam replaced - independent of materials. Like over $100 per front seat.
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John, Coral is a '60

can you post a pic of your door?
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john , cathies door panel looks just like mine i think hers is a 60 maybe im wrong

cathie , we're gonna have to talk price and stuff i think

edit she beat me to it LOL
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LOL

I'm purdy quick sometimes!

before we get to price, we need to plan the best avenue for choosing color/material/shipping methods

I've checked on ebay for material just recently and its a wide open field....colors and material...
I'll be talking to my aunt tomorrow for further information.

Have not thought if the person ordering said seats or door panels would BUY the material and have it shipped to me, or if I would buy it....

I guess one can choose shipping by USPS, UPS or DHL depending on the best service and price.

the end result would be far cheaper than the previously posted prices....I'm not trying to make a living out of someone else's bill fold - I'm in the same spot myself!

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I will get a photo of my door later tonight...

sorry 'bout the wrong year on your car!! Guess we need a photo of a '59 then!

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GASP!

You haven't read my Coral's story!

LOL

Good deal on the pix...will be posting a coupla links to some material....so we can plan this out well....

Oh...Ray....Mike?
a 59 door panel and seat?

oh, wait...maybe not the car thats been in a museum and magazine...I might get stage fright...
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For those of you interested and so inclined, you may be able to make your own panels and have them upholstered at a shop or do that yourself too. Some time ago I had submitted a post to a thread similar to this one where I had somewhat explained and shown pics of how I had made repro panels for my '58. Go to http://www.fototime.com/inv/57F8EACECABB57D. One of the pics posted there is a series pic of the steps I had gone thru to fabricate the repro panels. I can offer further tutiliage if you want to direct email me to askhow@aol.com.
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HEY you redid your steering wheel?
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