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Post by Bret Mullikin on Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:15 pm

How come no one offers dark blue upholstery for 1974?
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Post by dynchel on Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:57 pm

If i had to guess is would say not enough demand for it. Remember our cars are just recently getting the recognition they deserve. It would probably not be profitable for them.
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Post by alleyball4 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:06 pm

I am assuming since your car is a 74 chevelle, that it is the medium blue ... the el camino store would have the replacement cover for at least the front seat.
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Post by Bret Mullikin on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:12 pm

Thanks, I'll check it out. The build sheet calls it midnight blue. It looks like dark blue to me.
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Post by dynchel on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:15 pm

If it makes you feel any better years ago a buddy was restoring a'71 olds 442. (A much more popular car) It had a orange interior, and he had to have covers made custom since they were not available.
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Post by Bret Mullikin on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:18 pm

The El Camino Store upholstery isn't dark enough. The fabric doesn't match, either, but that's not a huge deal.
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Post by alleyball4 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:33 pm

I had some seat covers custom made for my 73. I found someone local, and it cost a grand.

I found out after the fact, about a company in California, where you send them your old covers, and they custom make them in whatever color you want. I could have almost been able to get leather for the price I had my vinyl ones done.

The downside to them is, you will still have to redo your foam, and then hog-ring the new covers on.

Here's the phone number of the company in Cali ... I think they are still in business 714-701-3620 good luck
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Post by dynchel on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:40 pm

Bret Mullikin wrote:The El Camino Store upholstery isn't dark enough. The fabric doesn't match, either, but that's not a huge deal.
are you sure yours aren't just faded?
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Post by Bret Mullikin on Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:58 pm

Yea. Mine's darker. Thanks, Alleyball. I'll call.
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Post by 77mali on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:13 pm

Was there a difference from 74 to 76? Are you talking vinyl or vinyl/velour?

There is a dark blue listed for 1976 here
http://www.goldeagleclassics.com/assets/2012-2013A-BodyCatalog/pg052.pdf
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Post by Bret Mullikin on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:21 pm

I don't know how much of a difference there is. My seats are fabric on the tops and faces with vinyl on the sides, headrests, and arm rest.
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Post by 77mali on Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:09 pm

Some of these company's have access to bulk "NOS" fabrics & vinyls.

Call them up hopefully they can tell for sure. I'm not sure that Chevelle & Monte bench seats had the same pattern with the buttons for all years. Sounds like you have a combo set. They're a bit more expensive but the prices on that site seem reasonable.
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Post by pila on Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:25 pm

My seat upholstery came from NPD, and it's made by PUI. NPD also has the vinyl yardage, in 54 X 76 inch rolls. Don't see any dark blue for seat upholstery, but they show dark blue in the bulk rolls, for the '76 model year.

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