GTE Front Seat Upholstery

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Re: GTE Front Seat Upholstery

Post by bmwhd1 » 01 Feb 2017, 05:27

I look forward to seeing the final outcome. I wanted to use SMS for mine but as a non-concours resto I couldn't justify the cost. I have heard that others have had some issues with the full rolls of material from SMS not matching the samples due to storage marks/stains but that's likely only a problem with the lighter colors. Still, I'd ask about their return policy.
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Re: GTE Front Seat Upholstery

Post by 427XR7 » 02 Feb 2017, 17:43

I'd be worried that someone else will mess it up and you'll have to buy it twice. You'll never regret a masterful job and you'll get over the pain in the wallet.

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Re: GTE Front Seat Upholstery

Post by akfordman » 20 Feb 2017, 14:24

Well, Don warned me about "don't expect good service or retuned calls" from SMS. So far, true to form. They were happy to charge my Credit Card ASAP, but not so much for status reports, or any news whatsoever. I'm making myself a nuisance with once a week calls to the new-order-desk (the check-about-existing-order, voice-mail just says to send them an email, from which I've never gotten a reply). 3 weeks and counting for a bone-fide update.

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Re: GTE Front Seat Upholstery

Post by akfordman » 24 Feb 2017, 19:50

The seat vinyl's and comfort weave finally showed up to and is now in the hands of the upholstery dude. Can't wait. We're gonna fire the 427 for the first time tomorrow. :-). Wish we could get it all together for the MACC 50th anniversary in Tulsa in April. Not likely tho

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Re: GTE Front Seat Upholstery

Post by bmwhd1 » 25 Feb 2017, 12:41

akfordman wrote:
24 Feb 2017, 19:50
The seat vinyl's and comfort weave finally showed up to and is now in the hands of the upholstery dude. Can't wait. We're gonna fire the 427 for the first time tomorrow. :-). Wish we could get it all together for the MACC 50th anniversary in Tulsa in April. Not likely tho
Good news! Please post pics when you can. And as for Tulsa, drag it there on a trailer in whatever condition it's in at the time. We want to see it!
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Re: GTE Front Seat Upholstery

Post by akfordman » 01 Jul 2017, 19:27

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Re: GTE Front Seat Upholstery

Post by akfordman » 01 Jul 2017, 19:57

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Glass in driver's side. Slow but steady wins the race...right?
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Re: GTE Front Seat Upholstery

Post by 68PUMA » 02 Jul 2017, 18:25

WOW, those seats look remarkable and you're right, steady wins the race.
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Re: GTE Front Seat Upholstery

Post by Royce » 03 Jul 2017, 12:09

Wow that looks fantastic.
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Re: GTE Front Seat Upholstery

Post by ClawIt » 03 Jul 2017, 12:12

I haven't seen seats like that before. What is the pad at the back bottom for?

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