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1954 Caribbean interior questions - light blue leather?
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Postwar...uncharted territory for me - asking for a friend - any suggestions on a source for the light blue and off-white leather? Anybody have comments/experience in doing a 54 Caribbean interior?

Posted on: 2020/4/28 22:16
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Re: 1954 Caribbean interior questions - light blue leather?
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I used them for interiors of my 400 and my Caribbean.
Very satisfied.
I used two different local interior people to sew up the material.

Posted on: 2020/4/28 23:30
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Re: 1954 Caribbean interior questions - light blue leather?
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SMS is an interesting resource. Will review, thank you.
anybody else have a suggestion for basically baby blue leather? Not much in fashion...

Posted on: 2020/5/2 13:52
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Re: 1954 Caribbean interior questions - light blue leather?
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Re: 1954 Caribbean interior questions - light blue leather?
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flackmaster wrote:
Postwar...uncharted territory for me - asking for a friend - any suggestions on a source for the light blue and off-white leather? Anybody have comments/experience in doing a 54 Caribbean interior?


Original leather for this Packard was supplied by Lackawanna Leather Co. which I believe is no longer with us. Mistake people seem to make in recent years is trying to use vat-dyed leather rather than color-coated leather. The two types have a very different look and feel. Original stuff was NOT vat-dyed and gave a plusher, thicker look and feel.

In the end, what you do is to locate a commercial automotive leather supplier and simply have the (non-vat-dyed) leather tinted the right shade to meet your needs. Not cheap, but that's how you do it.

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Re: 1954 Caribbean interior questions - light blue leather?
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My experience confirms Leeedy is correct.
Good luck

Posted on: 2020/5/2 21:14
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