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Why would bucket seat upholstery be different in the convertible?


For 1969, looking at the Classic Industries catalog, they have a different section with different part numbers for hard top vs convertible when it comes to bucket seat upholstery.

I guess I could envision some difference in the rear seat, but what would be different about the front bucket seat upholstery in a convertible?



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It doesn't make any sense to me. Are you looking at the Impala catalog?

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With 30 years experience selling both Legendary and PUI interiors,  both hardtop and convertible use the came bucket seat pattern. If they are offering the seat covers as a front & rear set than the part # will be different as the convertible rear is smaller.  

Dale @ NOS



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It's not a set though... which is why it's confusing to me!

Dale, what do you think is the highest quality reproduction brand for our cars (Impala stuff)? I need it in red, and am not sure what brand Classic Industries sells.

I also will likely need door panels, unless I can refinish my own.

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1969 Parisienne bucket seat car has the same seats as the 69 Impala; both seats and door panels. When buying the door panels  i would suggest the pre assembled door panels. 

Take them out of the box and install. With the un assembled panel you must re install the top rail and the existing window felt from your old panel.

Legendary a bit more detail but more $$. We probably sold 4 or 5 PUI seats to every Legendary. I believe Classic sell PUI but I would question them  as they may have changed. You may want to consider front arm rest pads and rear arm rest covers for a complete match.

hope that helps; Dale @ NOS



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Does this mean you bought the 69 427 4 speed ragtop Dave?

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I made an offer, just getting a little ahead of myself Always fun to start the planning!

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Hi all just reading this thread are there any suppliers that have new door panels for a 68 Parisienne RHD export vehicle to Australia? This I have always believed has the Impala interior/dash but I did not think that anyone made new ones, I hope I am wrong.

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I hope I'm not stating the obvious but my experience in the earlier Acadians is Station Wagon and Convertibles have vinyl seats.  All other models have cloth inserts.  Could this be the difference?



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converts NEVER came with cloth

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davepl wrote:

It's not a set though... which is why it's confusing to me!

Dale, what do you think is the highest quality reproduction brand for our cars (Impala stuff)? I need it in red, and am not sure what brand Classic Industries sells.

I also will likely need door panels, unless I can refinish my own.


When I looked it up on their website, for each item it states: "Sold as a set only, which includes the front and rear seat upholstery." 

That would explain it, as I couldn't see where they were selling the front bucket upholstery separately.  I might have missed it, though.



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That would explain it, but my old print catalog didn't say that (though it does use the word 'set' and not 'pair')... but if that means the $449 price is for the entire set, all the better I suppose.

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I just installed (myself) a set of front bucket covers for my friend on his 69 2+2 convertible made by PUI. Unlike the American Pontiac seats of that era that used heat pressed seams the Impala seats had stitched seams so the pleating effect was good on the PUI covers. (on heat pressed seams the PUI seat covers usually look awful because they don't pleat and come off as way too too flat).

His springs and foam were quite good but the new covers are too loose. That is because the covers are almost 1/2" wider and taller than the factory seat covers, I've run into this problem before with PUI vs Legendary. You can compensate by adding padding but I don't like the look or feel of overstuffed seats. I recently did the lower front cushion seatcovers on my 69 GTO hardtop and they were made by Legendary, they were much closer dimensionally and the material seamed thicker as well and therefore fit much snugger on the original foam and springs.

That being said the PUI ones are very acceptable for anything but a high buck resto.

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