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#1 vintagestang

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:30 AM

I am making a model of my dad's '57 Chevy and it had button tuck interior. I have fount a couple tutorials but none like I want. Where do I get leather and what do I use for the buttons? What else would I need to do? If I remember right it was door panels, front buckets, rear bench, and I'm not sure about the rear deck.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:58 AM

I have used the cosmetic pads that have the diamond shape on them, glued them to the seats, painted them the color I wanted and then painted pins with the flat head"like sewing pins" and drilled small holes in the creases of the diamonds for the buttons. I will try to find the seats that I did and post a pic

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:08 AM

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this is a Lindberg 1948 Lincoln that was in my "get to it later pile" but shows the start of my button tufted interior.
I glued the cosmetic pads and painted them, just had not put in the buttons as of yet
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Hope this may help you.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:05 AM

or maby you could carve up the custom interior from the amt 62 catalina kit?thats how ive been doing my 57 fairlane.just a idea.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:23 AM

I would preffer it to be real leather or vynil.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:40 AM

for leather or "pleather" go to tandy leather. they have alot of deals on remnant leather hides.
http://www.tandyleat.../home/home.aspx