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« on: February 01, 2012, 12:16:31 AM »

OK guys.  I need some help.   I have an oriignal '69 Z28/RS in orange/orange/orange..   it has original hounstooth upholstery, most of which is in great condition, except for the driver's seat which shows 'dirt', wear', and tears.   I want to keep my car in 'original unrestored' condition, hopefully to show it in that class one day at the nationals, but the driver's seat upsets me..  I'm HOPING that someone has restored such an interior, and has their OLD original upholstery, enough of which is in decent condition that it could be used to repair my driver's seat.   If you are out there, and able to help me out, I will pay well for usable material (factory original, not old repro)..
Attached is a photo of my rear seat, to give an idea of how nice most of it is, along with a phot of the driver's seat for contrast.
Any help you can provide is VERY much appreciated.

my back seat and passenger seat are like this:


My front seat is here:


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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 06:10:02 AM »

Interesting combo - are you sure that interior is original?  Thought the orange houndstooth was only an option on pace cars?  Also noticed you have standard seat belts but a deluxe interior? 
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 07:32:57 AM »

Orange houndstooth was a late production option in coupes only. It was required for Z11.

Custom seat belts were not included with or required for a custom interior. Seperate option.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 07:42:42 AM »

Gary - I would contact Steve (aka paceme) before touching that seat. He has certified several Vintage Camaro's at the Nationals and I'm sure he can offer sound advice. Congrats...sounds like an incredible car!
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 01:10:50 PM »

Hi Marty,  yes, I'm sure it's original.   I've owned the car since 1976; it hasn't been driven since 1980 (stored in my homegarage 'waiting' on me...)..   I've talked to Steve previuosly, in fact, I think he has a similarly optioned car.   Maybe he will pipe in as I've never had a car judged in thecamaro organizations, but I have attended a couple of them recently in trying to learn about the organizations.   I don't want to install reproduction materials in/on the car, but I think if I had an 'original seat cover' in better shape than what I have on  my driver's seat, it would be advantageous to me in judging (and also I'd feel better about the car), so that's why I'm looking and hoping someone who has replaced their interior, but kept the original stuff, can help me.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012, 01:18:36 PM »

Just curious.  For judging purposes does "original" mean on a specific car VIN XXXX from the factory, i.e. born with, or any equipment/option that had originally been on the car?
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012, 04:21:34 PM »

"Original" means untouched since it left the factory, except for minor maintenance..
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2012, 04:58:25 PM »

Barret/Jackson will soon have that changed too.
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2012, 04:59:33 PM »

A car is only original once. After that it's restored or ?? They do require maint. It's nice to see one that nobody has messed with. The older the car, the harder it is to keep it from restoration.

I have the same problem with a yellow interior. Good luck...Joe
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2012, 05:19:55 PM »

Gary - I have never been fortunate enough to attend the Camaro Nationals either. Not exactly a hop in the car kind of trip for me...~1880miles. I guess that's part of the reason I'm always on some sort of fact finding mission. I do hope to attend some day and I'd hate to drive that far just to find out my "nut" is out of place... Grin

I found this link. Might help finding out more info on the Nationals Vintage program...good luck!
http://americancamaro.org/2007vintage.php
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2012, 05:20:13 PM »

I know this isn't really what you are asking,but I think if it were mine I would find other seats and have them reupholstered with repro covers to drive it. I love the yellow and orange houndstooth both. Your covers don't look that bad in pics, but I'd be afraid of them splitting out with use. I also applaude you for keeping the car as unmolested as possible.
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2012, 01:25:22 PM »

I might do that - buy another seat and reupholster it - for the driver's seat..  Does anyone have a single '69 Seat that could be used for that?   If so, let me know and what your price is.    What is the most accurate of the reproduction seat covers?   PUI?  or ??   and best source to purchase?   I'm also needing to replace the vacuum hoses for the RS system; anyone recommend a 'best' source for those?  If all are the same, I'll find the best price, but if some are not up to par, I'd love to know that before purchase...
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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2012, 12:48:52 PM »

Gary I had samples sent to me for seat covers and I used Legendary. Hands down best on door panels too.
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2012, 10:34:37 PM »

Daniel,
Deluxe or standard door panels?
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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2012, 09:44:52 AM »

Standard
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