Anyone know where I can find this fabric?

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As you can see from the image, the fabric I'm looking for is kind of a golden color. It's like a cross between tan and gold somehow. There does appear to be a lighter brown color there too, but I'm talking about the pleats, the part that the driver would be sitting on.

I'm recovering my own bench seat, and I'm having a little trouble finding that fabric. I went to the local supply shop and they didn't have it. They were able to point me to the right sample book though. In the Detroit Auto Fabrics book, it's Empress 674.86 ... Guess the 86 is the year model, although my truck is an 87.

Anyone know who sells this? I found this place, but there's no image:


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See if they are willing to send a sample
 

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Try Chris Snowden, apparently he got his start in upholstery.
 

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Try Chris Snowden, apparently he got his start in upholstery.

lol any relation to edward?

Never heard of him, do you perhaps have a link to his work or his site?
 

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It seems he only deals with newer fabrics and non-factory seats. Nice stuff, but not what I'm looking for this time
 

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If SMS doesn't have it, it probably isn't available but be sitting down for the price.
 

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Found it here, I'd recommend them they're great! Very helpful and sent me a couple of extra samples just to make sure I found the right one. Hard to tell from the pic, but it matches the one on the left. Other was too gold, too, brown, and too light.


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I believe what you're looking for is called Saddle Tan, for 81-87. I bought the covers from USA1 Industries and they are beautiful and a perfect original match. My problem developed when they did not fit because I had swapped the original fixed seat for one with a tilting back and didn't realize it had come out of a 1980 model which is 4" wider. Too much time had gone by from the time of purchase to installation so I couldn't return them. Shipping costs are also pretty expensive. Check out their site: www.usa1industries.com.
 

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I hate to hijack a thread, but while we're on the topic does anyone know where to find seat covers for Suburban front seats? All the usual places I'd check (LMC, USA1, etc) seem to only have bench seats and blazer seats. The Suburban buckets had higher backs than Blazers (and armrests which whatever I could live without I suppose) for anyone wondering "why not just get blazer seat covers". My back seats and 3rd row seats are perfect, but the fronts are torn up from years of use.
 

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