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Posted By dieselsmoke Sunday, January 30, 2011 10:00 AM
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 Posted Sunday, January 30, 2011 10:00 AM
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One of my winter projects is to get the seats in my 359 reupholstered. I have found a reputable upholstery shop locally and before I call him I was wondering if anyone knows the company that supplied the vinyl upholstery to Peterbilt in the seventies. I'm looking for an exact match for the factory ox blood red. Has anyone else recovered there seats recently, what would you recomend?

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Fred Kuhn, St.albans, VT.
1974 Peterbilt 359 Detroit 12v71n @475 13spd

1972 Ford F250 4x2 390 4spd

1994 Ford F350 4x4 IH 7.3 Turbo 5spd
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 Posted Sunday, January 30, 2011 10:23 AM
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Just FYI; you might be able to buy replacement cushions as cheep as having them redone.  Are they bostrom?

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 Posted Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:06 PM
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Not sure if they are bostom, cant find a tag on them. I checked out there site, all I could find were modern stuff.

Fred Kuhn, St.albans, VT.
1974 Peterbilt 359 Detroit 12v71n @475 13spd

1972 Ford F250 4x2 390 4spd

1994 Ford F350 4x4 IH 7.3 Turbo 5spd
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 Posted Sunday, January 30, 2011 5:58 PM
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The place in Wash that did the Pete upholstry had some of the Oxblood, but I think they told me I got the last opf the correct one when I ha dsome seats done a couple years ago but give them a try.
 The Bostrom Ox didn't match very close.


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Any good shop should be able to find what you need... there are a lot of fabric sources out there with old/obsolete fabrics that cater to the old car crowd. Many will send samples, too.

http://www.autoupholsterysupply.com/





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Fred,

Like Cruiser said, lots and lots of sources out there for material.Using the original supplier ( which would be sourced to the seat builder, not Peterbilt ) might not be a big help, no gaurantee they havent switched dye suppliers over the years.If the upholstery guy is a real professional, then leave it up to him to track a source for matching material.

To find out who made the original seats get a copy of youre build sheet and order form from the archives.With those two things you will know pretty much everything about how youre truck was ordered and built.Good investment.

If you havent already, then try youre closest Pete dealer to see if they can still order replacement cushions.Dont know till you try, really suprising sometimes whats still on the shelf at the warehouse.Buying replacement cushions, instead of the whole seat, was a very common practice.Heck, still is up my way.If youre seats are one of the popular versions there could still be replacement cushions, wrapped in plastic bags and covered in dust, sitting in the warehouse.John
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 Posted Sunday, February 13, 2011 4:31 AM
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just a thought.. found these tags on the back of the interior panels, in the aerodyne I'm workin on.. Havent researched the initials for the company,, but maybe they did pete as well as kw,, or at least might have the material..



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 Posted Sunday, February 13, 2011 6:30 AM
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Fred, if you could post a picture of your seat especially the base we can probably identify the mfg. hope we can help. Wayne
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Kid,

Suppose it could have been these folks ?.  http://www.bwiofksinc.com/interior.html   doesnt mention truck interiors, but it wouldnt be a big streatch to think they might have done them in the past.John
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 Posted Sunday, February 13, 2011 5:34 PM
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Thanks guys,  I found a tag but its faded and I cant read it. Wayne , heres A few pics.

Fred Kuhn, St.albans, VT.
1974 Peterbilt 359 Detroit 12v71n @475 13spd

1972 Ford F250 4x2 390 4spd

1994 Ford F350 4x4 IH 7.3 Turbo 5spd
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