Author Topic: Upholstery, Recover Assist straps, visors, and assist robe ropes.  (Read 203 times)

Offline gary griffin

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I am in the last lap of the race to finish my 1942-6719 ans a local upholsterer wants $800 plus materials to finish my Assist straps, robe rope, and sun visors.  I know they are special but is that a reasonable price?  Are there specialty shops that do things like this??
Gary Griffin

1940 LaSalle 5029 4 door convertible sedan
1942 Cadillac 6719 restoration almost complete?
1942 Cadillac 6719 (parts car) (Gone)
1957 Cadillac 60-special (Needs a little TLC)

Offline Fred Pennington 25635

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Re: Upholstery, Recover Assist straps, visors, and assist robe ropes.
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 05:33:59 PM »
Gary, contact LeBaron Bonney.
lebaronbonney.com    800-221-5408

It does sound a bit high to me but LB has the fabric and patterns in house.
They also have some visors and assist handles as stock items.

Good luck.
Fred Pennington, CLC 25635
1940, LaSalle 5019 x2

Offline Brad Ipsen CLC #737

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Re: Upholstery, Recover Assist straps, visors, and assist robe ropes.
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 08:59:17 PM »
LeBaron Bonney does a fabulous job on the visors.  It was a bargain but I guess they found they were losing money on them and raised the price.  The last ones I did was two years ago and they were in the $250 range for the pair.  This is about double of what it had been for years.  Don't know the price today.  They have the machine to do these right.  I would be very surprised if a local upholstery shop has the machine for this.
Brad Ipsen
1940 Cadillac 60S
1938 Cadillac 9039
1940 Cadillac 6267
1940 LaSalle 5227
1949 Cadillac 6237X

Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Upholstery, Recover Assist straps, visors, and assist robe ropes.
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 02:42:59 AM »
Your right Brad. I have done many visors over the past 40 with a variety of industrial sewing machines I have owned but I have to tell people that it will never look just like the factory. It obviously takes a very particular machine to stitch that fine bead edge. I have never even seen one.  At least over the years, the chrome end Finials have become available.
Steve

Offline Brad Ipsen CLC #737

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Re: Upholstery, Recover Assist straps, visors, and assist robe ropes.
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 08:10:01 PM »
Here is a sample of their work.
Brad Ipsen
1940 Cadillac 60S
1938 Cadillac 9039
1940 Cadillac 6267
1940 LaSalle 5227
1949 Cadillac 6237X