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Looking for correct fabric for my 41 Cabriolet

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After 77 years  of fun and sun ,  my  cabriolet seats are now in sad shape. This winter I am having the seat cushions redone ; 

hopefully in the original blue leather and broadcloth. Anyone know of a source for this?

Attached picture is from the early 90's

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Thank you Ryan . I will look into that lead  . I was truly looking for more responses  as a LOT of newly restored 41's are appearing at shows.

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I have used SMS for sidewall cloth on my 40 Merc and have a piece of original type nylon fabric for my 53 Lincoln, that the previous owner purchased from them to replace the seat cushion fabric where someone burned a hole with a cigarette. I will pass it on to the next owner as I do not want to destroy the originality of the car.

 

The quality of both pieces is just like the original, the service was good for the piece that I bought and the price was higher than other vendors that said they had the correct material.

 

I picked them, because they sent a couple of samples and had one that matched the sample on the original sample sheet from 1940. Others wanted me to send them a sample.

 

Lebaron Bonney  is another source. I would check with the upholsterer that you are going to use as he may have a source with the quality that you are looking for and that he is familiar with.

 

I thought that all of the convertibles in 1941 either had all leather or  whipcord and leather. I was surprised that you wanted broadcloth as it is not as durable as the leather or whipcord. Is your interior original or was it redone?

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Thanks Tom - I found the original production card - It IS blue leather and blue whipcord.

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The blue leather and grey whipcord is a very nice combination and I am sure that you will be happy with it. I hope that someone has the material for you.

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The whipcord actually is blue but appears grey due to extreme sun fading. I'll remove a seat cushion and take a picture of the unexposed fabric.

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Taylor made upholstery in new Philadelphia,Ohio  330-343-6835.  Jan Roll is the guy you want to talk to. He can source your leather and whipcord . He does stellar work, and I as well as many others had their 41 Continentals  upholstery done there to factory specs.

 

Tom

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Thanks to All who replied . I have since found an exact match in color and fabric from Bill Hirsch Automotive.  Hoping it will be done for the 2019 driving season.

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