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71MachOne
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From: Barnhart, MO, USA
Registered: May 2000

posted 04-20-2001 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71MachOne   Click Here to Email 71MachOne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello Gang!

Well, after close to (I'm almost embarassed to even say this ) 11 years of little to no progress on my 71 Mach1, I've started to revive my "Frankenstein"! (YEAH!!!) I'm sure you are all going to get tired of hearing me ask, "What's the best way to do this?" or "What's the best way to do that?" but here goes the first question (Ok, maybe the second...).

Is there anyway or anywhere to find 71 deluxe seat upholstery that contains genuine "Comfort Weave" material? I've been told by a local shop that even if a fellow found an NOS set that it would probably be so dry-rotted by now that it wouldn't be useable. What are a fellows options to bring back the Comfort Weave texture to seats that need to be reworked?

One last interior related Q. What about headliners? Any recommendations out there for concourse (Ok, who are we fooling here? Let's call it "almost concourse" ) accurate headliner providers?

Thanks Gang. On a serious note, this is truely "the best" places I have found anywhere for Mustang related info. You guys do an AWESOME job here and I hope the great work continues! The NPD spots have been very interesting and informative.

Thanks for all you do!!

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Michael Botkin
71 Mach 1/351C
Faithful to Ford til the end!!!

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 04-20-2001 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Michael, have you checked into the ComfortWeave seat covers National Parts Depot lists?

I have a Sprint, and it has white vinyl, blue ComfortWeave, and vermilion piping. Try to find those!

Fortunately I know a guy that owns an upholstery shop, and this summer I will he dropping off my seat to him. He then will see if he can find a cloth as close to it as possible and custom make my seat covers.

He also said the Comfortweave/Lambeth cloth is a thing of the past. But he seems confident he can get me a close match.

If it makes more sense financially, I'll buy two sets {I bet that will make Rick from NPD happy! } of upholstery, white and blue, have them disassembled and then reassembled with the vermilion piping. That will not be cheap!

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-20-2001 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also, for headliners, NPD has real nice sets for $27-29 or so. Remember, the '71 takes Tier grain, not Moonskin.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
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Scott302
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From: Livonia, MI, USA
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posted 04-20-2001 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Remember back a bunch of years ago there was an earthquake and flood (tidalwave?) that destroyed several coastal towns in Japan? Among the casualties was the only remaining plant that produced the true comfortweave vinyls. Currently the replacement comfortweaves are pressed into the vinyl as opposed to the expensive and correct woven pattern. Only minimal stocks remain of the Mustang style comfortweave vinyls and those are of the least used colors.
Finding original vinyl on a roll might yield good vinyl. It really depends on how and where it was stored. If you find good NOS or the last of the correct comfortweave buy it while you can. It won't last forever!

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Scott302
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posted 04-20-2001 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,
We can do the Sprint style upholstery using the blue comfortweave and vermillion piping. Just let us know. We have to special order it, so it would require a commitment to purchase and 2-3 weeks to produce.

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Scott302
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posted 04-20-2001 02:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Darn it! I keep forgetting to hit the show signiture box!!!

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Scott Halseth
National Parts Depot
65 Convt
66 Coupe

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-20-2001 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Scott302:
Steve,
We can do the Sprint style upholstery using the blue comfortweave and vermillion piping. Just let us know. We have to special order it, so it would require a commitment to purchase and 2-3 weeks to produce.

Really? Would that be the woven type, or pressed?

If it's woven, consider a set sold!

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
"Keep your driveway all Ford!"

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Scott302
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posted 04-20-2001 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, blue is pressed

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Scott Halseth
National Parts Depot
65 Convt
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-20-2001 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bummer!

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
"Keep your driveway all Ford!"

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Scott302
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posted 04-20-2001 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, at least you know we can do it if you ever want them.

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Scott Halseth
National Parts Depot
65 Convt
66 Coupe

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Scott302
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posted 04-20-2001 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
71MachOne,
By the way my 65 convt has been torn apart for 14 years this July. Don't be embarassed!

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Scott Halseth
National Parts Depot
65 Convt
66 Coupe

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-20-2001 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Scott302:
Well, at least you know we can do it if you ever want them.

Yes, that's true. Thanks.

In fact, I may still go that way if the alternate plan is too expensive.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
"Keep your driveway all Ford!"

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TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 04-20-2001 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
neat info Scott!! thanks

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mustangs68
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From: Buckroe Beach Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
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posted 04-21-2001 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for making me feel god this Am..

5 years on my Fastback..
Shoot I'm still changing my mind each week

I like that response Scott302..looking out for the "Big Guy" makes points with me ..
Next order is yours!

sam

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Rich Pajzer
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From: Newton, New Hampshire Boss 351
Registered: Jun 99

posted 05-01-2001 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rich Pajzer   Click Here to Email Rich Pajzer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Boss 351's been down since 1976, I did get it partially back together to the point were I was able to finally drive it just for 1 week in 93 to try it out!! What did I win??

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 05-01-2001 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Total of 11 years for my current 68 cvt. I have had it for 2. Hoping for finale by Dec.

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