Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Re: A couple questions - 1966 Ford LTD
The material prices will vary widely, depending on what you want and what they have. SMS will send you samples based on your trim tag, or photos and description, while Original Auto Interiors will ask you you to send them pieces of your material for them to match up before they send you samples of what they've got. In '09 when I inquired about material for my seats the knitted vinyl was $95/yd @ SMS, so I expect it is more now. I should have bought it when our dollar was above par with the US buck, now I'd have multiply it by about 1.3. The material is the cheap part, the labour at a good upholstery shop to fabricate the covers is what costs. I was given an estimate of 10 hrs. labour to do my two bucket seats, so you can see why custom seats are more than off the shelf covers.
1970 XL, 351W originally 2V, now 4V
670 Street Avenger, Edlebrock Performer intake, Comp XE262H, Flowtech Headers