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Cobra Grain roof material

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Now that LeBaron-Bonney has closed can anyone recommend a supplier for Ford, "Cobra Grain" roof material in 66" width for a 46-48 Ford Station Wagon? I'm waiting for a reply from Cartouche, but have been informed they don't offer Station Wagon kits at this time.

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Cobra Grain vinyl is used in many cars... so getting a hold of the fabric should be pretty easy, as long as you can make your own pattern/ pieces.

 

finding someone that can make exactly what you need, is another story.

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There are several places I can get it in 60" width, however '41-'48 Ford Station Wagons need 66" wide. The material available from Mac's and other T and A suppliers is 60" wide. 

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Thanks, BearsFan, ironically I called Ecklers yesterday and was told "someone would get back to me", but you beat them to the punch.

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Wow Tom, that's a tough one. I've never seen it in brown. Once again, with LeBarron Boney gone, finding things that were once "off the shelf" is over. There were several roof materials in brown that you probably could have used, but now? I believe a gentleman that frequents this site was or is in the auto upholstery business might be able to help.

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I echo what 46 woodie stated, I have never seen brown top material on a woodie in all the years I have been in the hobby ( since 1963) . I have always liked woodies a lot and for over 25 years owned a 1941 Packard "120" woodie wagon I restored and put a lot of miles on.

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I have no idea whether they have it or not, but as a fellow Ford wagon owner, I can appreciate your quest. I'd suggest you talk to SMS in the pacific northwest, if you haven't already. Portland, OR, I believe. Sorry no link.

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You can dye it brown if it must be brown. I worked on an original early '28 blind back with brown cobra top material. Don't know if it had ever been replaced.

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Well, it looks like I'm back to square one. I just got an E-Mail from Ecklers telling me that they do not have the material in 66" widths.

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You may want to shoot trimacar a PM and see if he can point you in the right direction.

David has done many, many prewar and classic car interiors and tops.

I think he is at Pebble Beach this week so it may take him a little while to get back to you.

 

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Try Classtique Model A Interiors. They recently sent us 66" wide black Cobra for a Briggs Steelback Sedan we are restoring.

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Thanks Restorer 32, In their catalog, Classtique has it in 64 and 1/2" width about an inch and a half too narrow. I'll send an E-Mail to them and see if they can provide it in the 66" width. Thanks.

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