February 12, 2012 at 2:00 am #7306
Just purchased a 63 F85 for a father/son project. Are there after market seat covers and door panels, or do I have to have something custom made?February 28, 2012 at 6:53 am #7319macf85Participant
If you want to match the original style interior you won’t find any pre-made seat covers. There are plenty of aftermarket sources for the 1964 thru 1972 F-85/Cutlass but really none for the 1961 thru 1963 models. If you have a multi-clored interior it will be even more difficult. I had to have an upholstery shop make new seat covers using my originals as patterns. I purchased the vinyl seat material from SMS Auto Fabrics. They also have door panels for quite a few different cars and may have them for your car. You might want to try contacting them. Their website is smsautofabrics.com. A word of warning though….I had good luck with them 3 years ago but another member of this website had trouble with them. See the thread in this forum titled Upholstery Material. I’m not promoting them by any means but they are the only decent source I’ve found for material. They will send free samples for your review. All you need to do is give them your trim code. This is on the VIN tag located on the firewall near the windshield wiper motor. It will be a 3 number code located between the words “trim” and “paint” on the tag. This code will tell them the style and color of your particular interior. The material I got from them matched perfectly. I was lucky in that my door panels were in good condition but discolored so I dyed them to match the seat material.
Good luck with your project!February 28, 2012 at 8:56 am #7321
Being a new 1963 F 85 owner, it did not take long to realize that our cars are not getting the love they so deserve!
John1963August 30, 2012 at 4:17 am #7494macf85Participant
Original Parts Group now has front and rear seat upholstery for the 1963 Jetfire/Cutlass bucket seat interior with the correct horizontal pleated pattern in solid color vinyl. beige, black, blue,red, saddle and white…sold without the foam. Never thought I’d see the day. complete set is listed for $574.95. Maybe they’ll do something for the 61s & 62s one of these days with the proper two-tone and pattern.August 30, 2012 at 6:12 am #7495
Thanks for sharing this info.
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