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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 00, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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While my Camaro is in the body shop, I thought I would get to work recovering the seats. Any opinions on who manufactures the best quality upholstery?? Carpet?? Thanks!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 00, 10:14 AM
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Year One makes great upolstry items. I purchase a delux interior for my 69 Camaro and an interior for my 57 Bel Air. Both look great.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 00, 12:34 PM
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I've had good luck with a kit manufactured by P.U.I. that I have installed in a '68 a few years ago. Firewheel Classics is a distributor for them. You can find them at: www.firewheelclassics.com
They sell 2 brands so be sure to specify.
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I believe Ground Up has PUI as well!

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*Almost all of the major suppliers sell PUI (Rick's, NPD, YR1, etc.). I have used PUI twice, once on a '69 SS396 Chevelle and once on a Corvette. Both times they fit real well with a little work. Make sure you get new foam also. I had a buddy who recovered old original foam with new covers and they looked like #$%^@&, too loose and many wrinkles. Also, lay the covers in the sun for a couple of hours, makes it much easier to work with.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 00, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies, I especially appreciate the feedback on PUI and on the new seat buns. I have had good luck ordering from Ground Up and they offer the PUI. One last question, this car is an RS/SS convt with a 396. I am restoring to original as much as posssible. The interior is black deluxe. I would like to keep everything black except to install the red deluxe seat covers with the black stripes for a little more sizzle. Am I crazy deviating from the original? THANKS again for all of the replies!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 00, 08:21 AM
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My opinion: cover them in the color you want. Seat covers can be easily and cheaply (relatively speaking) replaced.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 00, 08:19 AM
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If you have an odd cloth interior and can't find it at the Camaro outlets then call Vaughns Upholstery in North or South Carolina.
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