Re: [FWDLK] 59 Coronet Interior
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Re: [FWDLK] 59 Coronet Interior

On 10/30/16 02:20, Larry Ashbaugh wrote:
I have been working on the exterior of my 59 Coronet 4dr sedan, and
still need to fix the brakes (lost all the fluid somehow when sitting)
and complete the rewiring of the ignition as I race against colder weather.
However, I have been thinking about the interior.  The current interior
is pretty worn and all of the foam in the seats have crystallized into a
hard substance that falls apart at touch.  I have been thinking of
replacing the seats with original fabric from Original Auto Interiors or
one of the other suppliers of OEM materials.  But, today I thought about
a full leather interior (front buckets and rear seats) from a Chrysler
300M which I have, and wondered if it might fit.  I haven't measured
yet, but wondered if anyone has used other seating arrangements from
full-sized Mopars to update their Forward Look interiors for comfort and
If so, please let me (and the list if you wish) know what you used and
any issues you encountered.  I'm not sure which way I want to go (still
have three other Forward Look cars to take back to original), but
thought some might have ideas and "lessons learned" from similar
updates.  For example, will the original generator supply enough power
to use the power driver's bucket seat?  I'm not looking for a lot of
upgrades, just the comfort of using bucket leather seats I already have,
vice the cost of OEM fabric, foam and labor to restore.
Larry (Akron)

If I recall rightly, there is a One-off 60 or 61 300 Wagon, home made with a stunning interior from a late model 300.


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it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
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