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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2012, 04:27:08 AM »
Wow, that's been a long time coming. I hate the puffy look of the repro std door panels....
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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2012, 03:08:57 PM »
One of my long-time cronies in the hobby has been a trimmer his entire life; a vanishing breed. I was trying to help Gary out with his seats so I paid a visit to his shop and learned some stuff. Repro stuff looks like it does because the only vinyl available today is 'expanded' vinyl. There is a thin layer of foam between the vinyl and the substrate. '60s vinyl didn't have the foam layer.

I was there to see if he still had any of the entire roll of OE orange houndstooth he bought in the '70s. Mostly gone but he thought it was still available. He looked it up; all colors except black & white have just been discontiuned.

So if you are in need of orange or yellow houndstooth repro covers now is a good time to order.

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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2012, 04:08:07 PM »
Wow, that's been a long time coming. I hate the puffy look of the repro std door panels....
Thx.

These door panels are flat as a flitter. The guy that's working on my car was very surprised of how much difference there is in these compared to the other repops. We did a test fit and they actually fit too. I'll get a picture today although they are back off the doors you can see the contour.
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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2012, 10:22:58 PM »
I just spoke to Elliot @ Al Knoch & he has orange vinyl & orange/black houndstooth. It is the correct 48 oz vinyl.
He is at 1-800-880-8080. Tell him Joe told you to call
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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2012, 01:52:31 AM »
These aren't the best pictures but I think you can get an idea of what they look like. My batteries went dead in my camera.
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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2012, 04:56:08 AM »
Joe,

thanks for the tip.  I looked thru Knoch's website, but didn't find any good info.  I will call them tomorrow.... and tell Elliot that Joe told me to call..  :)

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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2012, 06:10:14 AM »
I talked to D&R today...  they sell PUI covers and do have the orange and yellow available;  Rick's Camaro also handles PUI materials. 

I also called Al Knoch and spoke with Elliot.   He told me that they make their own vinyl and do not use foreign made material.   He assured me that it matched the original but I haven't seen it (although he said he would send a sample).   he also said they would produce it as long as there was demand. 

Legendary also shows that they have both orange and yellow houndstooth available, but their website is not totally complete for ordering the necessary pieces for a coupe.    The Lengendary and Al Knoch covers are considerably more expensive than the PUI covers, but may be worth the difference if they are more orginal and more accurate...

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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2012, 02:16:46 PM »
Quote: The Lengendary and Al Knoch covers are considerably more expensive than the PUI covers, but may be worth the difference if they are more orginal and more accurate...

I can only go by the quality of my 68 houndshooth seats. Heavy weight, correct grain, houndstooth was smooth not scratchy & yes thet were quite a bit more money but quality usually is. Al Knoch builds more NCRS approved interiors than anybody else. Camaro was something that Elliot wanted to get into....Joe
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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2012, 02:24:43 PM »
Gary I looked at a set of PUI covers and door panels on another car. I wouldn't put either covers or door panels on my car. Not bashing just stating my opinion.
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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2012, 04:34:19 PM »
Something we should not forget, in addition to the quality of the material itself, is the 'quality of the installer'... sometimes when we view a recently restored interior, it is the installation quality that is most apparent to our eye.
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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2012, 04:51:07 PM »
Another vote of "NO" for PUI seat covers. I had them put on by a professional interior shop and they could not get them to fit close to my satisfaction. The covers looked good off of the seat but once they were installed they were crooked. I had the shop redo the seats by reusing some of my original pieces and now I have a mix and match of original and PUI. It fits and looks good.

Al Knoch would get my business next time.

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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2012, 05:38:55 PM »
If I have to give up on my 'goal' of finding a good 'used, but factory original' cover for my driver's seat, then I'm leaning heavily toward Al Knoch..  I've used them before for Corvette upholstery, but this is my firstr experience of chasing down the various Camaro suppliers...

PS.  I need a source for 'orange vinyl' paint to recolor the section of the door panel (the portion around the release handle is very faded)..  and also my driver's door panel has a small 'split' on the airm rest portion that I believe can be repaired with a 'vinyl repair'..   Has anyone else did these to the orange interior panels (deluxe door panel)..

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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2012, 08:02:55 PM »
Gary I don't know about any color but the Dark Green. I used and it was a great match. It's OER brand in a spray bomb.
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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2012, 10:34:55 PM »
Thanks Daniel!   I'll check out. the OER materials..
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Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery?
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2012, 06:55:29 PM »
And thanks Daniel for the door panel pics. Those look just like they should, other than that strange bulge. :)
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