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Offline Bandit one

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Interior parts
« on: October 10, 2007, 08:41:40 PM »
Where is the best place to buy factory original seat covers and carpet for my 81 turbo trans am? The car is all original with only 50000 kms but the seats are faded and a mouse chewed one so it important they look original. The seats have vertical lines in them and are dark blue as the carpet. thanks for the help.....
1978 Trans am Special Edition W72 4-speed (Original)(489 built)
1981 Turbo Trans am (Original)
1979 Firebird Esprit (Original)
1979 Trans am (drag car, 502 chevy)
1979 Trans am (403 project)
1978 Firebird Formula (Parts car)
1981 Firebird (267chev)

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Re: Interior parts
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2007, 09:58:47 PM »
Right now, you are pretty much out of luck on the 1981 seats.  The only places that I can think of is SMS or Fryer's both located on the West Coast.  The carpet you can get from ost suppliers and matches the original pretty darn well.
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Re: Interior parts
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2007, 12:49:32 AM »
Oh man! Of course the 81 seats would be the hard to find ones...Does the '80 t/a have the same type of seat? The 81's have vertical lines. What supplier has the best quality of carpet? thanks
1978 Trans am Special Edition W72 4-speed (Original)(489 built)
1981 Turbo Trans am (Original)
1979 Firebird Esprit (Original)
1979 Trans am (drag car, 502 chevy)
1979 Trans am (403 project)
1978 Firebird Formula (Parts car)
1981 Firebird (267chev)

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Re: Interior parts
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007, 12:52:39 AM »
Also i never heard of those two companys and can't find them on the internet, do you have thier website address?
1978 Trans am Special Edition W72 4-speed (Original)(489 built)
1981 Turbo Trans am (Original)
1979 Firebird Esprit (Original)
1979 Trans am (drag car, 502 chevy)
1979 Trans am (403 project)
1978 Firebird Formula (Parts car)
1981 Firebird (267chev)

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Re: Interior parts
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2007, 08:34:05 AM »
The 1980 TA has a different kind of seat.  1981 was a one off year for those seats.  It was the only year they made that type of material.  For the carpet, get ACC carpet.  Here is the links for the other two companies:

http://www.autoupholsterykits.com/

http://www.smsautofabrics.com/
Brett Campbell
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Re: Interior parts
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2007, 12:14:15 AM »
Here are pics of the original detroit samples.   Yes they were a 1981 only seat fabric.   they are VERY difficult to find.   See all the X's next to the samples?   Those are the ones that are next to impossible to find.  I am sure they are still out there in some old shop somewhere, but good luck.   The other pic is of the trimout.   If you get into a really big bind and need replacement seat covers, you might find a "similar" fabric by looking through some old detroit books at your local auto upholstery shop.






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