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source for seat material by sledcaddie
Started on: 09-03-2013 08:56 PM
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Report this Post09-03-2013 08:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sledcaddieSend a Private Message to sledcaddieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have an 85 Fiero SE, Red, with saddle-colored cloth interior (dark brown/beige). The darker brown side of the seat has a worn spot. The local upholstery company said they could sew it in IF I could find matching material. Any one out there know of a source to try? Thanks.
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Report this Post09-04-2013 04:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think your best bet would be to buy an old Fiero seat cover in the Mall. Even if you could find the fabric, it would not be faded and would look different. If you have 2 seat covers, each with different problems, an upholstery shop can turn them into one good cover.
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Report this Post09-04-2013 04:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MacarchieClick Here to Email MacarchieSend a Private Message to MacarchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Can you use the fabric from the back of the seats? I purchased a set of seat covers from Mr. Mike's (excellent) and when I took the old covers off, I noticed that the seat backs were in great shape. I salvaged these pieces and use them to recover the center console around the shifter.

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Report this Post09-04-2013 06:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for lateFormulaSend a Private Message to lateFormulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Seek out a different upholstery shop. It's been my experience that any decent auto upholstery shop will either have on hand, or be able to get an exact or very very close match just by seeing a seat or door panel fabric.
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Report this Post09-04-2013 09:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sledcaddieSend a Private Message to sledcaddieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Macarchie:

Can you use the fabric from the back of the seats? I purchased a set of seat covers from Mr. Mike's (excellent) and when I took the old covers off, I noticed that the seat backs were in great shape. I salvaged these pieces and use them to recover the center console around the shifter.

good luck.

- Jimmy
This is a great idea, if I can't find some material. Someone else offered up SMS Auto Fabrics. Anyone heard of them?


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Report this Post09-05-2013 07:10 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Mr. Mike does have cloth fabric. I had him do a set in gray. He may have it in "tan" and may sell fabric.



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Report this Post09-05-2013 12:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for onesexyfieroClick Here to Email onesexyfieroSend a Private Message to onesexyfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I got a pair of seats with a parts car that the PO paid to have patched. They used the same color of the same material, but with fading, the replaced sections stuck out like a sore thumb. There's also a lot of piping, that's likely cracked over the years, and would need to be retained and/or replaced. They just left it out on these seats, and it looks even worse. PO was pretty upset with how much money he spent on seats that still looked lousy in the end. My recommendation would be to buy Mr. Mikes if you can afford them, or look for some decent used ones. They are still out there.
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Report this Post09-10-2013 10:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sledcaddieSend a Private Message to sledcaddieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I got some samples today in the mail from SMS Auto Fabrics. They say this material is an exact match to what my Fiero has. I took them out to compare, and it WAS! This Fiero doesn't have a sunroof, and the windows have always been tinted. So, maybe the material didn't fade. It's an 85 I've had since new. I'll order the material, and report back after the seat is done.
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Originally posted by sledcaddie:

I got some samples today in the mail from SMS Auto Fabrics. They say this material is an exact match to what my Fiero has. I took them out to compare, and it WAS! This Fiero doesn't have a sunroof, and the windows have always been tinted. So, maybe the material didn't fade. It's an 85 I've had since new. I'll order the material, and report back after the seat is done.


Any updates on a source for seat fabric?
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Originally posted by sledcaddie:

I got some samples today in the mail from SMS Auto Fabrics. They say this material is an exact match to what my Fiero has. I took them out to compare, and it WAS!



I wonder if they have INDY seat fabric.
Their website doesn't allow you to search, so they must spend a lot of time researching requests and sending out samples.

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