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#1 5spot

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:56 AM

I found a company that's willing to reproduce the pattern/texture of the vinyl seat fabric for my '73 510. I'm pretty sure the pattern/texture of the '73 is different than earlier years. He's quoted me approx. $100/yard. I'm guessing 3 or 4 yards for the 510. This seems reasonable considering he has to make some expensive tooling. He currently reproduces a lot of other vinyl patterns (mostly American cars), and owns the equipment to do it. Basically the vinyl, under heat and pressure, is embossed/pressed with a roller that has the texture in it. Easier said than done.

The initial run for me would be black, but I assume any color can be done. I'm pretty sure the '73 came stock with either white or brown. I'm converting mine to black.

Is anyone else interested? The more people, the lower the $$.

Here are pics of what the pattern looks like on my '73 seats:

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https://farm5.static...ad67ca348_h.jpg

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#2 Draker

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:57 AM

Can you post a picture of your seats now?


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#3 5spot

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:38 PM

Yes, if I can figure out how to post a pic.  When I click on the "Image" icon it asks me for a URL.  So not sure what to do.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:32 PM

download imgur on ur phone. when you get your pictures uploaded, copy the BBcode
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#5 MikeRL411

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:59 PM

Have you checked with Evans Upholstery in Gardena?  Corner of Artesia and Youkon.  They have a ton of reupholstery materials.  They even matched my 1967 RL411 pattern many many years ago.  It was "Wallaby" as in Kangaroo and was an exact match to the factory vinyl fabric,



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:58 PM

Angela found a place that matched her 510 wagon upholstery as well.

Half Pint ('71 510 Goon) http://community.rat...agon/p?=1269361

 

Audrey ('69 Roadster 1600) http://community.rat...rey-the-ratster

 

Tiny Havok ('85 720 DIY built Crewcab 4x4) http://community.rat...ache/?p=1395455

 

720 Shenanigans http://community.rat...20-shenanigans/