seat and upholstery (seat cover) removal

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Post by irowiki » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:32 pm

Wow, really? Did they have anything else?
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Post by dlb » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:34 pm

nice work, wow!

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Post by Mad_Marx » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:23 pm

No other Toyota upholstery, so I guess this could be the last known NOS blue plaid in existence... It took Two Years of hunting for this little box, and for what it cost I could have bought an entire car (don't ask). I think I must have called every upholstery shop in the lower 48.

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Post by Petros » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:07 pm

wow! that is amazing, good score! save it for that "show room" perfect restoration! almost enough for two cars too. Never would have thought you could find it.

I guess there is no end to what you might find in the pack-rat style of inventory storage of all the small shops all over the country might have tucked away. You never know what you might turn up. I wonder how many yards of that stuff ended up in the garbage bin thinking no one will ever want it. That is what happens to people that keep "neat" shops with current inventory, boring and no use to those those of us that spend time and money keeping our vintage cars in good condition.
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Post by Mad_Marx » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:53 pm

I hope it's enough. My plan is to use SR5 seats with the DLX door panels, and use plaid on the cloth inserts like the Sprinter Carib used. I'm still looking for more, and now that I have a pristine sample I'm looking into having cloth woven.

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Post by melzy » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:43 am

the blue plaid is so beautiful! Wish I had this in mine. So hard to find a Tercel in the UK let alone parts and interior upholstery! Send up updates when its all in :)

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Post by lucafusi » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:29 pm

Mad_Marx wrote:After two years of hunting a vintage upholstery broker found 5 yards of NOS Toyota Blue Plaid!
Congratulations, amazing score!
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Post by Mad_Marx » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:43 am

Just a quick update to this, I couldn't use the last known OEM upholstery and leave all the other enthusiasts with no supply. So I am currently working with a textile mill in Scotland to have the Blue Plaid brought back from the brink of extinction. A 2' section of this fabric was sent to the Textile Mill so their Tartan Design Expert could match Color, Weave, pattern, and Weight. I will let you all know when I get the first batch from the factory. If you're interested in purchasing some new fabric for your car send me a PM. Sorry, but it will not be cheap.

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Re: seat and upholstery (seat cover) removal

Post by Petros » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:42 pm

I might be interested, get us a price. I do not have a need right now, but it would be nice to have because almost certainly I will need some in the future. Will they run both colors, that kind of brown/gold, as well as the blue?
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Post by Mad_Marx » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:31 am

I only had the sample of the blue to send to the mill for matching. So at this time only the blue will be reproduced. I'll let you know when I have prices.

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Post by helipilot77 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:32 pm

I'd love to get a peice to patch the center panel on my drivers seat. Thanks for taking the lead on this.
. / TOYOTA
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Re: seat and upholstery (seat cover) removal

Post by Petros » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:45 pm

I want to make a nerdy matching vest out of it to wear while I am driving my Tercel around. if you drive a geeky car, you might as well go full nerd.
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Post by marlinh » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:59 pm

And a matching plaid hat!

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Post by helipilot77 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:56 am

Petros wrote:I want to make a nerdy matching vest out of it to wear while I am driving my Tercel around. if you drive a geeky car, you might as well go full nerd.
I love it! :lol:
. / TOYOTA
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Post by Mad_Marx » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:45 pm

Got some samples from Scotland today, the sample in the background was provided so I could compare the fabric weight, the other samples were for color. They don't have an exact match for Toyota colors, so I'm going to have to pay for custom dye. :/. The price keeps going up, but I'm making progress.

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