Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Easley, SC (10 miles west of Greenville, SC)
Thanks for the additional tips and advice, appreciated as usual. For starters, I intend to do both seats, though the passenger seat is usable as is, I wouldn't want two different colors/material seats in a two seater car, much too OCD by nature, couldn't handle that.
So far, other than custom, you are right, no one seems to make my original color. That's ok also. I could go black, being the car is in its original metallic black paint, but then the dash and all the rest is in shades of tan (sorry, very color blind, so no telling what I am really seeing).
I think I will go with the vinyl for the reasons mentioned above, and to help eliminate future moisture issues, if any, i.e. leaks around windows or top. So will probably choose some variation of tan. More important to me to make sure that whatever I use, mimics the original in design.
200 for labor sounds high, but I have little experience with any kind of upholstery work. Sure that both seats would have to be taken out of the car to do this, and so far, none that I have seen are slip over covers. All require that the original material be removed entirely. Good time to replace any bad foam, and if needed, to repair/pain the seat frames.
If any one has used a particular vendor or brand with good results, please share this info with me.
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