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Would like advice/opinions on seat color

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Stout, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Feb 13, 2011
    Stout

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    I'm restoring my '59 and trying to keep it as authentic as possible. The paint/trip tag is missing so I have absolutely no idea what color the seats were originally. I believe the red paint on the body is the original color and it will be that color again.

    It looks like the seats were two-toned, red on the sides with white surface. If I have them redone, I can keep that color scheme -- assuming it is original to the Jeep but there is no way to know for sure.

    The red/white upholstery seems kine of cheesy to me. What do you think?

    Here is a picture of the Jeep prior to restoration, you can see the driver's seat.
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  2. Feb 14, 2011
    waynaferd

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    kaiserwillys.com has some canvas seats in different colors, which I think would go pretty well....I can't find them on the site but in their print catalog they have them....I think in tan, black, red, and olive.

    I sold/gave/lended my 55 CJ to my father, but I gotta put it all back together and do the body work for him ( I gots the mad skillz yo :D ) I like the color red you got, and want something just like it, with seats and wheels done in a creme or sand color. Looks good in my head, anyhow :D Mine came with the exact same tires, too.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2011
    wheelie

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    I'd go with yer basic black.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2011
    timgr

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    I'm skeptical that these seats are original to the Jeep. Usually they were black or buff (beige, putty) color.

    Hopefully someone will tune in (Ken?) that has some definitive info about the trim codes from that year.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2011
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Per the '59 parts manual seats were available in the following-

    Code
    2 Slate Gray fabric, Colonial grain, Vinylite Coated
    12 Olive Drab
    13 Red Barcelona fabric
    Y-33 Light Gray Toned print Vinyl, Colt Hide grain
    62 Dark Gray Toned print Vinyl
    Y-58 Light gray Toned print Vinyl and Granada Green vinyl facing
    Y-59 Light Gray Toned print Vinyl and Gulf Blue vinyl facing
    y-60 Light Gray Toned print Vinyl and President Red vinyl facing
    H-87 Dark Gray Vinyl
    Y-93 Two toned Dark Gray Cordoba print Vinyl and Granada Green vinyl facing
    Y-94 Two toned Dark Gray Cordoba print Vinyl and Gulf Blue vinyl facing
    Y-95 Two toned Dark Gray Cordoba print Vinyl and President Red vinyl facing
    Y-96 Two toned Dark Gray Cordoba print Vinyl

    H.

    p.s.- trim stickers didn't make an appearance till sometime in the 60's.
     
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  6. Feb 14, 2011
    Jake

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    Those seats are the same as my originals on the '57, except they are green with light (grey? cream?) panels to go with the poly green paint. They have the vertical stitching on the back panel, but not the seat. The panel on the back of the seat is also light.

    BTW, I vote for the red & white.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2011
    4XFool

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    My 1960 had one seat that looked just like yours. I went with black though 'cause light colors and me just don't go well together. ;)
     
  8. Feb 15, 2011
    Stout

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    Interesting, black wasn't even an option. I'm wondering if my seats were the y-60 Light Gray Toned print Vinyl and President Red vinyl facing. It sounds ugly but it would be cool to have it authentic (at least appear authentic.)
     
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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Not as ugly as the green or the blue but hey, it was the 50's. 8)

    H.
     
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    I don't see anything on the list w/ a white or gray facing as your picture shows. Still questioning if they are original to the JEEP. Surprised black wasn't an option. Still learning...
     
  11. Feb 15, 2011
    Stout

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    Yeah probably not original, the passenger's seat was all gray and not even the same style so the seats were probably changed out at some point. But I like the idea of having the reupholstered to some sort of "period correct" fashion.
     
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    wheelie

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    Yup, period correct is cool.
     
  13. Feb 15, 2011
    CJ5aTim

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    X2!jeep toss
     
  14. Feb 16, 2011
    4XFool

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    It seems to me, and others may disagree, that what they are referring to as "facing" may actually be the sides/rear and that the light gray is very light, almost a dirty white and that is the seating surface. When I had my seats redone I was thinking about going white/red since I had that same seat in mine. I just thought that after 50 years the white was so abused and filthy that it looked the way it did. Gray makes more sense now though.
     
  15. Feb 16, 2011
    Stout

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    Interestingly, someone posted this in the eBay/Craigslist forum. This picture shows a '60 with the apparently the same fabric that was on my seats, except mine are buckets and these are 60/40. I think I will have mine reupholstered in these colors.
    http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/2210326268.html
     
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    wheelie

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    Yea, they look alright. I was wondering, too, if I had the terms reversed. Facing seems to me like it would be the top and front of the cushions but it might be just the opposite. Sure seems that way.
     
  17. Feb 17, 2011
    waynaferd

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    Wish it was bigger but found this and brown looks good!!

    [​IMG]
     
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    ojgrsoi

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    This is what came on my 65. I plan to use the same look but hope to go with a fabric instead of vinyl.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Feb 17, 2011
    LarryD

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    Black with red piping.
     

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