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Re: Randy Berger's 1956 Caribbean
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Good guess Kev. The hardtop has different rear seats.

Posted on: 2011/3/29 23:34
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Re: Randy Berger's 1956 Caribbean
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Previously, in my post in the 350+ scans of original upholstery-carpet-top cards thread, I referred to the Trim Set number as the parent number of the collection of specific trim assemblies for a given vehicle, but I feel now that I need to modify my position on that.

After further review of the trim information in the front matter of parts book, I have found some Trim Sets that are actually common to entirely different body styles and models. For example, the 1955 trim sets:

6 - LIGHT GREEN GENUINE LEATHER AND DARK GREEN GENUINE LEATHER
7 - LIGHT BLUE GENUINE LEATHER AND DARK BLUE GENUINE LEATHER

...are common to the following models:

5562 - CLIPPER CUSTOM SEDAN
5567 - CLIPPER CUSTOM CONSTELLATION HARD TOP
5582 - PATRICIAN SEDAN
5587 - FOUR HUNDRED HARD TOP

Not only are many of the finished soft trim assemblies dimensioned differently between body styles (sedan vs. hardtop), but some are likely cut/sewn differently between Jr. and Sr. cars - even with same body style. However, all still use the same bulk materials.

So, I would now say that the Trim Set number reperesents only the collection of bulk materials required for a specific interior trim combination.

In the case of the '56 Caribbeans, the rear seat and rear quarter trim assemblies are different between convertible and hardtop models, but they use the same upholstery materials. I would say that the different trim set numbers using same color schemes is the result of differences in materials used between open and closed versions - that is headliner vs. folding top material. Also, unlike some earlier years, the top materials for the 55-56 convertibles are "keyed" to the interior colors - due to the colored lining.

Posted on: 2011/3/30 9:20
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Yes,my Clipper Custom has this trim code 6

Posted on: 2011/4/5 1:56
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Re: Randy Berger's 1956 Caribbean
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The gentleman doing my interior has had a mild heart problem, so that is being held up till he fully regains his health.
Two steps forward, three...

Posted on: 2011/8/9 20:50
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Re: Randy Berger's 1956 Caribbean
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Geez, it has been a long time since I posted anything, but I had some good news today. My interior guy needed a certain piece out of my trunk trim kit so after I found it (out in the shed), I drove over to his house and he rummaged thru the kit and removed the piece that he needed. Thank you Ms. Ray!
Then he gave me the rear seat cushions to take with.
Here they are - the first two cushions. He does nice work!

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Posted on: 2012/6/7 14:37
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Very nice! I'd be tempted to find some mean pit bulls to guard the doors of the shed -- or wherever you wind up putting them. If the seats were mine, they'd probably wind up in the middle of the living room where I could admire them.

Posted on: 2012/6/7 15:09
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ACOlds can verify there is no space available in the living room!

Posted on: 2012/6/7 15:55
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Wow. Those seats are beautiful! I love the color/material combos of the '50s Packards.

PS. Invest in a weed eater, Randy. It's getting almost as tall as my weeds!

Posted on: 2012/6/7 16:38
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Re: Randy Berger's 1956 Caribbean
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I just bought one. It don't work worth a damn!
Then my neighbor came over to help me. He pulled on a rope and that damn thing made a hell of a racket??

Posted on: 2012/6/7 16:48
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Wow, looks great Randy!

Posted on: 2012/6/7 17:04
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