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Old 01-13-2019, 02:17 PM
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Beechwood/Plaid interior anyone???

LOL...Sunday Funday with Photoshop.

So I'm talking with Princess at Lethal Interiors about some seat covers. I know I'm going to go with my factory 89 seats and stitching, and I know I'm opting for the beechwood leather bolsters and headrests etc. etc. ...but instead of the factory tweed inserts, I'm looking at other options that would still match and look good, but would also be a little different. My car is nothing if not a nod to everything "stock" that GM did on these cars, but not actually quite the same as they did it. i may end up with factory tweed, but in the meantime, I'm looking at options.

I've always loved the almost tongue in cheek look of plaid in the older cars. If I'm not mistaken, it has its roots in old European racing. Could be wrong. Anyhow, there is NO WAY I'm actually going to do this in my car. -and even if I wanted to, I don't think Princess has the material. If she does, it's certainly not something we've discussed. I set up a photoshop file to play with some ideas and thought this would be fun.

This isn't MY car of course, as it's a vert, but it IS the leather beechwood on red, which is what mine is. I was just using this pic to help me play with ideas. It's Sunday, it's freezing raining outside, my Giants are out of the playoffs, might as well have some fun. .....actually my Giants have been out for a few weeks, but who's counting. .....actually they've been out since about week 5. So what! Jeez. Nit-picky Cowboy's fans.

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Old 01-13-2019, 02:49 PM
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Re: Beechwood/Plaid interior anyone???

Call me crazy, but I like it
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OK - you're CRAZY !!
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Re: Beechwood/Plaid interior anyone???

It's not the worst thing I've ever seen. Looks sort of '75 Nova-ish.

Instead of plaid, is there a tan houndstooth option, ala 1st gen?



And to answer my own question...there IS tan houndstooth material.

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Instead of plaid, is there a tan houndstooth option, ala 1st gen?
Why yes sir there is a tan houndstooth option..... .....and that's all I'm gonna say about THAT! wink wink.
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I think it looks nice. I'm currently considering beechwood covers with black inserts for mine.
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Drew, I see beyond your meme. I can hear you screaming out. You WANT plaid, but you know it's MY idea....
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Kinda cool..............
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Reminds me of the 70's. "Let's just upholster the interior in Levi Straus."





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Reminds me of the 70's. "Let's just upholster the interior in Levi Straus."



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Plaid stocks are going through the ROOF!
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Love that Gremlin X!
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I saw these plaid-tan seats the other day while browsing thru the website....... The image has haunted my thoughts ever since. THE HORROR --- MAKE IT STOP !!!



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Awwww come on! ....I think it's awesome. As I said, I never actually considered it for my Iroc, but I think it's cool none the less. If I had an old Porsche you couldn't keep plaid OUT of it!!!!!!!! ....or even an old truck or something. Agree 100% it doesn't belong on our cars, but I still think it's cool. Oh well.....different strokes! Either way though, I posted just for fun, to see what responses I'd get. You guys didn't disappoint!
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.....I gotta work on a photoshop of JEANS in there!
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The interior is fine, as long as you get the matching suit.

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Who says I don't already have it!?

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Not as appalling as I thought it would be.
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