1969 XR7 interior leather suppliers

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1969 XR7 interior leather suppliers

Post by rcode » 26 Feb 2018, 19:26

So, back in November, I requested the material necessary to re-upholster my front buckets to match my interior. To date I have received one sample that was not even close. Who is the best recommended in the opinion of the group? I will mention, I'm looking for concourse.

Thanks for your time in responding.

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Post by Blitz » 26 Feb 2018, 19:58

Who did you get the sample from? I was gonna suggest SMS Auto Fabrics, they have a huge selection and they claim to have all the correct stuff.

I found the page where you can get a leather sample, not sure which color you're after, but here's a link. No pics, unfortunately.
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Post by fordnutz » 26 Feb 2018, 20:22

I was speaking with Mark Kulwik yesterday afternoon and he is having a problem trying to get the correct leather seat patterns from SMS for his 68 G. They have the correct materials, but I guess they don't have the correct colour, or they don't want to create the proper patterns in the correct materials because it is a less popular colour and are worried about being able to recover whatever their investment would be from future sales.
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Post by rcode » 27 Feb 2018, 10:00

That is my exact issue. I paid 3 months ago and have received 1 sample that does not match. Extremely frustrating.
I was hoping there was more then one vendor. Not sure what course of action I'll take now.

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Post by Blitz » 27 Feb 2018, 12:28

They are not known for their customer service, that's for sure. Hopefully there's another source somewhere.
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Post by fordnutz » 27 Feb 2018, 12:53

If you find another source, let us know.
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Post by drcougar » 27 Feb 2018, 16:20

I would advise finding someone other than SMS for anything. They took 2 tries and 18 months to make a set of houndstooth seat covers for a project we were working on. Also took 3 tries to finally get the correct headliner material.
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Re: 1969 XR7 interior leather suppliers

Post by rcode » 28 Feb 2018, 19:59

Why is it these companies receive all kinds of kudo's forever, then when I place an order, it goes to hell in a hand basket? Gotta be me.

I sent an overnight sample as a last resort. I will keep everyone in the loop regarding the results. I think I can speak for most, that we don't mind spending our hard earned dollars but all we are asking for is honest results. That being said, when I receive a letter that states,"we have the EXACT factory leather in the EXACT factory color, I'm going to feel good about that. I placed my order on those claims. Well, here I am, 3 months later, at square 1.

As I stated, I'll keep ya'll in the loop. I'm still optimistic, but this case should be for or against particular suppliers for the benefit of all. Off the soap box.

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