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emdoller

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How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« on: December 09, 2021, 02:31:39 PM »
Hi

Is there an easy way to determine if the interior on my ‘69 is original?

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Re: How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2021, 02:50:46 PM »
post some photos

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Re: How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2021, 03:11:54 PM »

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Re: How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2021, 03:24:00 PM »
Take a picture of the whole door panel.
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Re: How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2021, 03:32:57 PM »

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Re: How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2021, 03:42:03 PM »
I had a very small rip on the seat seam and took it to an upholstery shop. The guy said, “do you realize these are the original seat covers”?  Hence my question.

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Re: How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2021, 04:24:36 PM »
On the backside of original seat covers is an ink stamped mfg and date...
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Re: How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2021, 06:07:44 PM »
That must be what they saw when they fixed it. Car was purchased from original owner so I’m guessing the seats and door panels might be original. Hard to a believe a white 53 year old interior is original.

I was hoping someone could tell by looking at the pictures.

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Re: How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2021, 07:08:20 PM »
Standard door panels have vinyl on the top and leatherette paper on the bottoms. There is a break at the trim at the top of the panel.
original raised areas are built up of blocks of cardboard.
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Re: How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2021, 07:26:08 PM »
At a recent cars and coffee, someone mentioned that my driver door panel looked original primarily because it had the molding and hole for the remote mirror. He said he wanted to add one when he rebuilt his ‘69 but couldn’t find a repro door panel that had it.

Any truth to that?

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Re: How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2021, 08:59:32 PM »
A remote mirror is a fairly rare option [7,771] so no surprise they didn't want to tool up for it.

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Re: How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2021, 09:48:35 PM »
Original interiors from the '50's and 60's generally ONLY lasted if the cars were built with all tinted glass or were garaged, or both...
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Re: How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2021, 10:03:07 PM »
Sure makes sense. This car has factory tinted glass (A0) and was certainly garaged.

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Re: How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2021, 11:19:42 PM »
I don't think the door panels are original.  Look like PUI gold version.

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Re: How to tell if interior is original ‘69
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2021, 12:05:45 AM »
Agree. I think those panels are "too white" to be original.
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