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    1968 deville interior question

    i have a 68 sedan deville with white leather interior. the back seat was recovered before i got the car. i brought it to a few upholstery shops and they said they dont think they can make a new cover up and if they could it would be over a thousand dollars for one seat. i have found coupe deville rear seats and new seat covers in white. i know that the cdv has the speaker in the rear seat.

    other than that is there a size difference between the sdv and cdv rear seats? i dont mind a speaker in the seat or can maybe even have the shop modify the cdv cover to fit my frame. i cant find one sdv with white leather anywhere and i have been looking for months and months. thank you in advance

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    Re: 1968 deville interior question

    Have you tried SMS? They should be able to supply you with the material to recover your seat correctly. And if you're using leather, $2000 for both seats isn't all that unreasonable. You can lower your cost by going with vinyl.

    As far as coupe vs. sedan seats, I think they're the same width.

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    Re: 1968 deville interior question

    Have not heard of sms. Is the factory material "real" leather or something different?

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    Re: 1968 deville interior question

    It's real leather on the seating surfaces. Balance is vinyl.

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    Re: 1968 deville interior question

    Ohhh ok. What is sms?

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    Re: 1968 deville interior question

    OPGI has the complete set (front and back) in full leather for about $1400. Half for only front or back.
    Vinyl is about half that price.

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    Re: 1968 deville interior question

    There are some subtle differences between a Coupe DeVille and DeVille Convertible, that make it a bit of a challenge. The rear seat on the convertible is sculpted differently not just for the radio speaker but also a different height/depth/width to clear the top mechanism of the day. One reason why Cadillac made such a stink about the inward folding "scissor top" on the 71-76 Eldorado, in fact, was because it allowed the rear seat cushions to be the same as the Coupe.

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    Re: 1968 deville interior question

    Quote Originally Posted by DouglasJRizzo View Post
    There are some subtle differences between a Coupe DeVille and DeVille Convertible, that make it a bit of a challenge. The rear seat on the convertible is sculpted differently not just for the radio speaker but also a different height/depth/width to clear the top mechanism of the day. One reason why Cadillac made such a stink about the inward folding "scissor top" on the 71-76 Eldorado, in fact, was because it allowed the rear seat cushions to be the same as the Coupe.
    so would a non convertible coupe deville rear seat fit my sedan? they wrecked all the foam and stuff under it when the covered it. thats why im trying to find a whole white seat set up. its in the air right now getting a mild rest. nothing crazy because i love driving it and if the weather is good i drive it daily.

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