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I've enjoyed a couple recommendations from "trimacar" on this forum, and am seeking additional referrals and references.  

 

Has anyone experience with Al Prueitt and Sons in Glenn Rock, PA?

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Thy ar good people, been in the business for two generations, Although I know them, and have dealt with them in the past, I am NOT a customer. They do great work. You won’t be disappointed. Ed Minnie.

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Ken, you might want to talk with Doug Seybold in Westlake (Cleveland area) , Ohio - "THE 40 BUICK GUY" -

ELEGANT WORK, IN MY OPINION, AND FAIR PRICING BY A 1940 BUICK SPECIALIST

440-835-1193

40BuickGuy@GMAIL.COM

 

https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hcc/2009/12/Doug-Seybold/2487571.html

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On 1/21/2018 at 2:23 PM, Marty Roth said:

Ken, you might want to talk with Doug Seybold in Westlake (Cleveland area) , Ohio - "THE 40 BUICK GUY" -

ELEGANT WORK, IN MY OPINION, AND FAIR PRICING BY A 1940 BUICK SPECIALIST

440-835-1193

40BuickGuy@GMAIL.COM

 

https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hcc/2009/12/Doug-Seybold/2487571.html

I am definitely aware of Doug, thank you for reminding me of his presence.  I visited his shop about ten years ago, taking a friend on his last road trip before his medical condition declined any further.  It was certainly a memorable trip and visit with Doug.  I've also been talking to his son who appears to be taking a more active roll in parts sales.

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2 hours ago, aestorrs said:

Hi-

Also try Jenkins Interior of N. Wikesboro NC. ,They sell interior kits for your Buick and Cadillac.

 

Hope this  helps.

Al Storrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Al, I've also been talking to Hill about his work and availability.  I have seen some of the impressive work that his dad had done in the past.

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Here in southern Ohio I am a big fan of an Amish gentleman named Steven Stutzman. His business is called Community Carriage & Leather. He just completed a beautiful restoration of my 1923 Hupp touring upholstery. I couldn't believe what a great job he did of replacing my original interior in authentic, old-world-style craftsmanship. Attached are some photos, before and after: 

 

Mr Stutzman has been restoring horse-drawn buggies and Amish hearses for many years. He is very skilled with leather. He has not yet done many cars of the 1960's and up. He is more focused on hand sewing leather or cloth the old fashioned way. 

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One cool feature that Mr Stutzman did for my old Hupp was the robe rail in the back seat. I mentioned to him that my dad had always been paranoid about folks grabbing that rail to pull themselves out of the back seat; especially people who were older and over weight. As a little boy, I was forbidden to grab that rail at all, ever, because dad knew the original straps were old and weak , and wouldn't hold up under much strain. (The straps were made of old-timey fake leather). Yet, when one is trying to slide forward from that deep back seat and descend down to the running board WITHOUT leaning on the door, it's natural to want to grab that handy rail for support. 

 

Upon hearing me tell that story, Mr Stutzman made new straps from strong, thick leather (and another material sewn inside it, I think). He told me to go right ahead and use that rail as much as we like. Cool, eh?  

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Steven Stutzman is indeed Amish, and as such, does not have a phone inside his home. When he hears a phone call, he must dash outside to the phone mounted on a pole. But he will return your call. I am not related in any way, and I will not get any commission or any other benefit if someone has him do an interior. I'm just passing along the word to fellow collectors. 

 

By the way, I found Steven through this same forum. Member Tom Muth gave me his contact info a little over a year ago. Thanks, Tom! 

 

Contact: 

Community Carriage & Leather

1195 Duffey Rd

Peebles, Ohiio

45660

937-386-3368

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25 minutes ago, 13CADDY said:

Lump, is this the Stutzman that does the wood spoke wheels ?   Tom

I'm not sure, honestly. I have some photos of several cool old-style craftsmanship projects that he was working on during my visit, but I don't recall any mention of wood spokes.

 

Wait a minute...I think that MIGHT be his father, who lives next door and works on wood. I'll ask. 

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He is about an hour from me in an Amish community that has the greatest bakery around(Millers).  I talked to him last summer about doing the car.  If I don't do it he will be doing it.

Thanks Jan

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On 1/22/2018 at 11:49 AM, Restorer32 said:

Relevant words being "in the past".

 

Roger that.........bob

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If you are doing a Buick, LeBaron Bonney has many kits for various makes and models - very nice and turns out to be very cost effective too.

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