the never ending project. 71 super build

Yak about stuff. Just stuff.
User avatar
Super_Randy
Get off my lawn.
Posts: 1435
Joined: June 11th, 2017, 10:41 pm
Location: lurking behind you

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

alright im looking for everyone's .02 cents.
im planning ahead, the seats are the last part of the interior i need to finish (well aside from wanting to redo the headliner do to crappy install) and i got some color samples form TMI. i know the seats will be #90 smooth Saddle vinyl. but i want an insert in the seats, which leads to this question. which color? iv narrowed it down to 2 with a questionable third. im not giving my opinion, but using these pic's, what combo would you pic?
left to right. #74 Sand Tweed, R5 Brown/Beige Velour, #54 Beige Velour. i snapped some pic's in sunlight and shade for comparison. moving square is the #90 Saddle vinyl.
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

and cause options and angles are always good when it comes to color here they are on #90 Saddle door panel
Image
Image
you never learn nothin by mistake if you're to careful
User avatar
schwim
Site Admin
Posts: 1475
Joined: November 6th, 2013, 4:16 pm
Location: Coastal VA, US
Contact:

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

#2 and then #1 are my faves.
User avatar
Maddel
Posts: 1434
Joined: June 29th, 2017, 8:30 am

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

I'm totally NOT into Velour so I opt for #74 Sand Tweed.
I also like the color combo #90 Saddle / #74 Sand best.
User avatar
Super_Randy
Get off my lawn.
Posts: 1435
Joined: June 11th, 2017, 10:41 pm
Location: lurking behind you

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

i actually like the #54 Beige Velour with the Saddle vinyl best. but im a bad back and butt sweater and always seem to be dirty so im not sure how well that Beige would hold up. it would probably wind up smudged, stained and/or discolored in no time flat. it's a driver not a show car so durability means more than looks (at least to a point) so im 90% sure going with the #90 Saddle vinyl with #74 Sand Tweed insert.

anyone have any experience with velour interiors? Maddel im looking your direction sense you seem to have an opinion on the material :P the only thing iv been able to find was a post on the samba where someone said they had a velour interior back in the day and it wore out fast and the seams got dirty. but didn't mention how long it lasted.
you never learn nothin by mistake if you're to careful
User avatar
Maddel
Posts: 1434
Joined: June 29th, 2017, 8:30 am

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

Super_Randy wrote: May 8th, 2023, 8:05 pm... anyone have any experience with velour interiors? Maddel im looking your direction sense you seem to have an opinion on the material :P the only thing iv been able to find was a post on the samba where someone said they had a velour interior back in the day and it wore out fast and the seams got dirty. but didn't mention how long it lasted.
I was kid in the '70s you know... Over here it was common to wear corduroy trousers and velour shirts back then. :?
I hated it :evil: and made desperate efforts to convince my parents to buy me a pair of jeans (plus a jacket of course). :D
So I'm prejudiced against velour (may be even traumatized) and never had a car with such an interior. :lol:

Below a pic of the velour interior of a Mercedes-Benz 600. Not my cup of tea but must be durable stuff if they chose this material...

Image
User avatar
schwim
Site Admin
Posts: 1475
Joined: November 6th, 2013, 4:16 pm
Location: Coastal VA, US
Contact:

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

You'd break into cold sweats if you had to sit in the El Camino :)

Image
User avatar
Super_Randy
Get off my lawn.
Posts: 1435
Joined: June 11th, 2017, 10:41 pm
Location: lurking behind you

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

that pic reinforces my thinking that velour will get dirty/stained. that drives seat looks filthy and i bet it won't clean well.
you never learn nothin by mistake if you're to careful
User avatar
schwim
Site Admin
Posts: 1475
Joined: November 6th, 2013, 4:16 pm
Location: Coastal VA, US
Contact:

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

Super_Randy wrote: May 9th, 2023, 9:27 pm that pic reinforces my thinking that velour will get dirty/stained. that drives seat looks filthy and i bet it won't clean well.
I'm no fan of it but that being said, I don't know of a lot of fabrics that will stand up to 35+ years of dirty asses. The hard vinyl steering wheel is filthier than the seats. The vinyl/cloth seats in my Bronco are ruined as well.
User avatar
Super_Randy
Get off my lawn.
Posts: 1435
Joined: June 11th, 2017, 10:41 pm
Location: lurking behind you

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

well i broke down Sunday and ordered a front disc brake kit and chamber bolts. they came today. so iv got plans this weekend 8-)
you never learn nothin by mistake if you're to careful
User avatar
Super_Randy
Get off my lawn.
Posts: 1435
Joined: June 11th, 2017, 10:41 pm
Location: lurking behind you

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

sense the passenger side is the one leaking i figured id start on the drivers side :P that's as far as i got today. installing the bearing races in the disc took longer than expected. and fought me more than i expected. :x
Image
you never learn nothin by mistake if you're to careful
Post Reply