I'm just learning about the Acadians differences from Novas. Does this upholstery look like original 62 Acadian? It's in a convertible and looks to be in very good shape,.
Indian wrote:lol car wasn't equipped with kids either, somehow they got added too lol
lol car wasn't equipped with kids either, somehow they got added too lol
Was equipped with back seat.That's probably how the kids got there. Looks orig to me even the pattern but it is 53 yrs old, if not someone did a damn fine job of recovering. How many miles on it? Could look at pedal and armrest wear for a clue.
BobinBC wrote:I'm just learning about the Acadians differences from Novas. Does this upholstery look like original 62 Acadian? It's in a convertible and looks to be in very good shape,. -- Edited by BobinBC on Wednesday 14th of January 2015 09:47:57 PM
-- Edited by BobinBC on Wednesday 14th of January 2015 09:47:57 PM
I was lead to believe that all GM convertible seats were always vynil and not cloth,true?
Thanks for the brochure Carl. Looks like it is kind of similar but does not match the Beaumont material(or Invader) Here is the only pic I have of the drivers area, you can just see the brake pedal. Here is one of the back seat as well, could this be Nova repop interior? What do you think about the door panels?
They are certainly different from the brochure, but they look great (era correct).
Prince Edward Island'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.
I know this is old but I can offer my insight. The 63 door panels should be a solid color. All convertibles had vinyl seat covers. I don't believe the seat covers are Nova due to the center vinyl insert. I believe the Nova covers in cloth were all cloth pattern.
My opinion is someone did a custom job to look like original.
1951 Chevy Styleline -- Gasser
1966 Chevy Biscayne -- Sleeper
original lit says monaco blue coated fabric
1963 Acadian Beaumont Sport Deluxehttp://www.63acadian.com/
Lefty that insert says "all vinyl interiors". Then below the picture it refers to coated fabric, that is one I have never heard before.
i know, never really seen one, but helped me decide to use a fabric insert in mine because i could not find vinyl withe that fine a pattern
forespeed wrote:Lefty that insert says "all vinyl interiors". Then below the picture it refers to coated fabric, that is one I have never heard before.
Colour aside, my 1962 Acadian Beaumont convertible vinyl uhpolstery looks like forespeed's 1962 Acadian wagon uhpolstery.In your picture of the rear seat, your rm rest side panel by the window crank matches the design pattern of the arm rest side panel design pattern in my convertible.
Also the door panels in your picture of your front seat match the door panel design in forespeed's pictures and my convertible.If you look at the door panel in forespeed's March 2014 car of the month, you can see the same panel design pattern in one of his pictures.http://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t56884795/march-2014-feature-car/
I think your seats have been redone.
seats and door panels are newseats were patterned after originaldoor panels etc are Nova SSif you want them to look original they need to be flipped upside down
check the pattern out on the original and re-done
I see the original door panel has "Mylar" tape in the middle. At least that is what I have always known it to be called and I think my spelling is correct. Your replacements have a 3rd stainless door panel retainer in place of the tape. I think I still have several of those retainers as they came in several different lengths.