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sigtauenus
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posted 08-02-2001 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have 69 low back seats in my car, the ones with headrests. When I go to reupholster the seats, will 68 upholstry fit? Looks to me like they use the same frame and the same cushions, so the only mod I'll have to make is to cut the top for the headrest to go it, but just want to be sure before I go that route. I like having the headrests, and have been unable to find some original 68 headrest kits in black.

The other option would be to just not reupholster the seats and get some nice late model seats from the parts yard.

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mellowyellow
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posted 08-02-2001 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or you could simply order 69 standard seats, pay a little more, and get fresh vinyl on the headrests, also. I have 69 seats in my 68 cv. Other than the rests, they're the same.

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sigtauenus
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posted 08-02-2001 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mellow, are you saying the seats themselves are the same, or the upholstry pattern also. In the catalog (NPD) it actually looks like the same upholstry, ie, the 69 upholstry looks just like 68 except it has the headrest on it.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-02-2001 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think if you check with NPD, they can custom make seat covers for you.

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mellowyellow
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posted 08-02-2001 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They don't have to custom make those.-they're already made. The pattern, size and shape of the 68 and standard 69 are identical except for the headrests.

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