1973 Model Year Seat Upholstery

Paint, body preparation and modification, interior work and electrical
Post Reply
Posts: 22
Joined: 24 Oct 2012 13:55
Location: So Cal

1973 Model Year Seat Upholstery

Post by 5spot » 15 Sep 2017 08:04

I've been searching for over a year for vinyl fabric that matches the pattern/texture of my 73 seats. No luck. There are a couple that kinda look like it, but not really. Since I'm doing an OEM restoration I'd like it to look almost exact. I found a company (here in the states) that is willing to produce it. It requires specialized equipment and tooling (embosses the vinyl under heat and pressure). They have reproduced a lot of mostly American car patterns in the past. They quoted me apporx $100/yd which seems reasonable to me as I would only need 3 or 4 yards.

Below are pics of my '73 seats and what the pattern looks like. I'm pretty sure earlier year 510's were different than the '73. If anyone is interested in this fabric, please let me know. It could reduce the price a bit too. I haven't given them the go ahead yet as I wanted to see how much interest there is in it.
Front seat 1.jpg
Front seat 1.jpg (373.99 KiB) Viewed 802 times
Front seat 2.jpg
Front seat 2.jpg (349.36 KiB) Viewed 802 times
Back seat.jpg
Back seat.jpg (301.5 KiB) Viewed 802 times

Post Reply