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Michael Paceskoski
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Username: forever_elegant

Post Number: 1
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 11 October, 2005 - 14:28:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

hi fella's

this question might be a bit stupid but ill ask it anyway. im wondering if the the front and rear seats of a 1967 shadow will be the same or fit into a 1958 cloud 1. OR
can the leather be stripped off the shadow and put on the cloud.

any help and information will be great

Cheers

Michael
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John Shostrom
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Username: silvawraith2

Post Number: 27
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 11 October, 2005 - 16:41:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hello Michael. No, on both counts. The seat widths and sizes are different and so Shadow seats will not fit into a Cloud. Also, they are of a completely different design, and not really suited to the Cloud. You cannot strip the leather from the Shadow seats and use in the Cloud, as the patterns are also different. To do the job right, you must reupholster correctly. As you might know, Connolly's are no longer in business, and besides, their "Vaumol" hide as used in Clouds and Shadows, was discontinued twenty or so years ago. Occasionally you can find the odd guy around who has a few hides of old Vaumol, but if not, then Bridge of Weir will match. Good luck.
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Michael Paceskoski
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Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 11 October, 2005 - 22:26:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thank you for your reply John. Im not quite familiar with the shadows interior.
would you be able to recomend an upholsterer in sydney that has retrimed a cloud. Doesnt have to be the most expensive one. hehe. or is there any club member that enjoys upholsering in their spare time.

Cheers
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John Shostrom
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Username: silvawraith2

Post Number: 28
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 12 October, 2005 - 18:59:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Michael, I cannot recommend an upholsterer as I am not in Australia. All I can say is that these cars deserve proper care and servicing from the outset, and those in need of interior/exterior restoration be done so correctly. Otherwise, you will simply be putting good money after bad. Not having the Cloud in question reupholstered properly will simply render, at best, disappointing results. You might have satisfactory results by finding a car that is being dismantled, but has a good interior, and purchasing all the seats etc and fitting them into your car. Good luck.
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Michael Paceskoski
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Username: forever_elegant

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Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Thursday, 13 October, 2005 - 20:36:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

thanks John for your prompt reply. would there be other members of this forum be able to to guide me in the right direction of retriming a clouds interior and a panel beater will come in handy too
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 518
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Tuesday, 18 October, 2005 - 13:15:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Michael,

Suggest you contact NSW Branch member David Peterson of Peterson's Smash Repairs at Kirrawee [away from home base and do not have my archives available to give contact details]. David has a Cloud and will be able to help you with your needs.
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 519
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, 19 October, 2005 - 11:55:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Michael,

More details from L&D re Peterson's Smash Repairs:

Peterson's

Regards David

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