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miquelonbrad
Posted 2013-11-16 1:28 PM (#411031)
Subject: 1957 Chrysler Fabric Selector book



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I have had some requests for scans of the fabric selector book I picked up a while back...but the book is too big to fit on any of my scanners...so I will have to take it into town, and have the copy center do it on their large machine.

Anyway, here are a few pictures of the pages...hope they come out ok.



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hemidenis
Posted 2013-11-16 6:46 PM (#411068 - in reply to #411031)
Subject: Re: 1957 Chrysler Fabric Selector book



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Amazing, never saw one. Imagine yourself in 1957 with this selection in a Dealer, beautiful combos too.
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jimntempe
Posted 2013-11-16 8:13 PM (#411087 - in reply to #411031)
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Nowadays you usually get a choice of Black, Dark charcoal, charcoal, and Dark Black.
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d500neil
Posted 2013-11-16 9:03 PM (#411110 - in reply to #411031)
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I like the Windsor pattern 53-55.


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miquelonbrad
Posted 2013-11-16 9:14 PM (#411114 - in reply to #411087)
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jimntempe - 2013-11-16 6:13 PM

Nowadays you usually get a choice of Black, Dark charcoal, charcoal, and Dark Black.


LOL!! You forgot about gray...
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2013-11-17 1:41 AM (#411134 - in reply to #411114)
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I have used some of the more "atomic" auto fabrics to recover MCM furniture. The offerings
through typical upholstery sources is nowhere near as cool as what auto fabrics are out there.
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57burb
Posted 2013-11-18 12:14 PM (#411367 - in reply to #411134)
Subject: Re: 1957 Chrysler Fabric Selector book



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That is really neat to see! My Chrysler is coded 26 (Black Mosaic Jacquard & Lt. Gray Metallic Vinyl). The mosaic fabric in reality is much more interesting than that shown - there is quite a bit of Gold interlaced with the Silver. I didn't realize the vinyl was metallic until recently, and even then only in the parts where the sun did not shine into the car. It has the most weatherbeaten interior I have ever seen in an otherwise nice car.

Unfortunately the seat inserts were replaced at some point and the only place the original fabric lives is on the backside of the front seat. I'll try to get a picture.

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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2013-11-18 12:23 PM (#411370 - in reply to #411367)
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I agree, the 57 NY'er mosaic jacquard is quite "Googie", with random shapes in a silver against
a charcoal base (on my old NY'er coupe too). I am eyeballing that mauve as a potential for use
on a chair I need to recover. The turquoise would be good too.

As I recall, 59 NY'er also had a wing-ding cool fabric.
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57burb
Posted 2013-11-18 8:28 PM (#411485 - in reply to #411370)
Subject: Re: 1957 Chrysler Fabric Selector book



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Here is a ~3x2" piece I trimmed off. Don't worry, the fabric is so dry rotted that it is no longer usable. I'm going to keep this sample in an acid free slip in the folder I keep for the car.



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jimntempe
Posted 2013-11-18 9:08 PM (#411500 - in reply to #411031)
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Is that the front side? Looks like the back to me.
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soiouz
Posted 2013-11-18 9:51 PM (#411505 - in reply to #411031)
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My car's original upholstery was named "zodiac" and is pretty googie too. I can't wait to have the interior redone with it!




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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2013-11-19 1:23 AM (#411530 - in reply to #411500)
Subject: Re: 1957 Chrysler Fabric Selector book



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jimntempe - 2013-11-19 6:08 PM

Is that the front side? Looks like the back to me.


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Yes, that is the back side.
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57burb
Posted 2013-11-19 10:24 AM (#411560 - in reply to #411530)
Subject: Re: 1957 Chrysler Fabric Selector book



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No, that's not the back side. It's the front. You cannot make out the design from the back. But as you can see the book sample and my sample match up fairly well...

(I did have to rotate my photo 180* to orient it with the fabric sample)



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FIN ME
Posted 2013-11-19 11:36 AM (#411572 - in reply to #411031)
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Very nifty fabric, soiouz and 57burb!


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FIN ME
Posted 2013-11-19 11:39 AM (#411573 - in reply to #411031)
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Recently got this fabric which isn't suitable for upholstery but I'll find some car-related use for it.
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(darker in real life)
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firedome
Posted 2013-11-19 3:19 PM (#411631 - in reply to #411031)
Subject: Re: 1957 Chrysler Fabric Selector book



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Neat book, I'd love to find one for '58.

I posted on an earlier thread about 2 tones that it'd be neat to start a "Fabric" thread, here one is.
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