First off.....I was not trying to trick anyone here with their opinion and thank your guys for your honest thoughts. This was an experiment showing my 68 original deluxe seats of which I have been looking for a OEM seat bottom for many years. The original drivers seat bottom was spit/ripped by an overweight guy at a car show who I caught sitting in my car at a car show. He got out and gave me a dumb look like "WHAT" and I was furious but kept my cool.
During the time trying to find a OEM new or good used drivers seat bottom, I purchased a few seat covers from various manufacturers who state things like High Quality and Original Equipment Style and/or Direct Replacement of original seating. Funny or sad thing is that Ray Charles could tell the difference between the OEM and what these companies professed as what I typed above....simply like the originals. I would be ashamed to say something like that if I were these manufacturers.
During the years I kept one set I bought off Ebay where again they were poor quality, but a complete set for cheap. I was told car was stolen and so he did not need the interior kit anymore. After the season ended last year, I removed the seat, and purchased a "Just Like OEM " seat set again pictured on their website because it looked great and I was assured by the sales staff it was by far the best on the market and matched an original interior.It was garbage and I shipped it back the next day. So ..I decided to put the Ebay bottom on my drivers seat and try to get my torn original bottom fixed. No luck of getting it fixed.
I tried getting to the bottom of this and sent emails to Legendary Interiors of which I never got a return reply (even to this day) so I called them as asked for a sample of the seat material and pleating. He said they were too busy to return my emails and would send a sample to me. ...about 8 weeks ago, way before the pandemic. Never sent me anything. I sent a email to Legendary Motorcars asking them who they feel who makes the best interiors. They told me its Legendary Interiors. I ordered a set of front deluxe covers (will not sell one seat or just the bottom) The end result is in the pictures I posted.
I played a trick and reversed the images to get an honest view of what the thoughts were and was happy with the replies. Figuring it would be telltale if the drivers seat bottom was replaced. Trying to match something newly made to a 50 plus year interior is hard to do, but I think that " Made In The U.S.A " Legendary Interiors has done just that.Thanks guys on your opinions. Ed, could not fool you but you had positive opinion that made me fell the seat cover replacement will fool most lookers
BTW.. I did fool you on the reversed images.
Dennis...thanks as your opinion was also valued as with Ed's years of experience of the Camaro. I did fool you but its your honest opinion and pictures are deceiving. As state above only the drivers seat bottom (passenger side in photos reversed ) has been changed. All other seat covers and headrests are original. Glad it was hard to tell the originals from the aftermarket covers. John...heck, your posts on how nice my original deluxe interior told me that I made the right choice in keeping the interior even with the replaced seat bottom. Pics below of correct seat positions.