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Username Post: 67 Biscayne new to me        (Topic#354068)
BelAirBub 
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11-26-18 07:08 AM - Post#2752395    

I just got this Biscayne. Has a lopey idle '65 or '66 396 and a turbo 400 that needs some shifting help. I think my first order of business is polishing, proper trim rings or stock rims with dog dish caps, and doing something with the interior. Are there sources for original 67 Biscayne interior or do I have to go custom?

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1961 Bel Air Bubbletop
1967 Biscayne 2dr 396


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9Teen67Biscayne 
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9Teen67Biscayne
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11-26-18 12:00 PM - Post#2752435    
    In response to BelAirBub

67 Biscayne especially... interior aftermarket support is nil. if we had Bel Air's or Impala's yes..Biscaynes... we are the little sister they keep in the attic. I got mine from that place in Ohio? that does the fabrics - had a local guy duplicate it as new... so - either that or custom are the options! ( jealous of that car!!) Love it

Tim Saepe Expertus- Semper Fidelis- Fratres Aeterni

"He must be the stupidest sonofabitch alive - but he sure is fast." - F. Gump


 
toro455 
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11-26-18 03:34 PM - Post#2752453    
    In response to 9Teen67Biscayne

Beautiful Biscayne! I cannot see much of the seating area except the rip on the driver side front but from what I can see a lot of it looks like even the interior may be very good condition. You could first see if an interior person could find a match for the fabric. If they could I suspect you might be able to remove the bottom and backrest seat cover and then repair the original. Is the only issue the tear in the driver's seat area?

Scott



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BelAirBub 
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11-27-18 07:07 AM - Post#2752507    
    In response to toro455

The interior was completely redone in the 80's or early 90's. Not a stitch of the original left. The color is awful, the fabric is too stretchy and coarse, and the headliner is almost like a velvet. I might save the seat covers with some replacement of the fabric, add a vinyl panel on the outside, and a redye (black?). It's actually a quality vinyl and sew job. Just bad color and fabric.

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1961 Bel Air Bubbletop
1967 Biscayne 2dr 396


 
BelAirBub 
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11-27-18 12:52 PM - Post#2752550    
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Major project discovery! The original door cards are under the 90's overstuffed tweed. I can make these look good!


1961 Bel Air Bubbletop
1967 Biscayne 2dr 396


 
toro455 
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11-27-18 07:47 PM - Post#2752596    
    In response to BelAirBub

Wow good news on the door cards. For the seats the vinyl looks very good as far as how crisp the shape is. I wonder if you can find a material which looks similar enough to the original that it would be tasteful. Possibly someone experienced with sewing interior seat covers could change just the fabric; not certain.

Scott



 
mjc1 
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11-28-18 06:03 AM - Post#2752631    
    In response to BelAirBub

Great find on the 67! You must be thrilled!
As far as the door panels go, I'm going through the same thing with my 65. I thought my door panels "Cards"? were toast, but I was able to bring at least the lower sections back up with some Star Brite brand Marine Vinyl cleaner/conditioner using gentle action with a toothbrush. A quick wipe with 3M marine Vinyl protectant and the bottoms look presentable. I'll deal with my trim stripe and replace the top vinyl when the time comes. Cheers and good luck with the 67!

Left - cleaned, right - as found,


1967 Grande Parisienne 4DR HT
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BelAirBub 
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11-28-18 06:39 AM - Post#2752637    
    In response to mjc1

mjc1, We are on the same page! I started with 'Goo Gone' last night. That worked but it was pretty slow going. Then I tried 'Goof Off'! That works almost too good. My paper towel is a little blue when using the Goof Off so I have to be careful.

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1961 Bel Air Bubbletop
1967 Biscayne 2dr 396


 
mjc1 
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11-28-18 07:54 AM - Post#2752642    
    In response to BelAirBub

Wow!
I guess you best go easy on the goo gone!
One thing about the Star Brite cleaner is it seems to soften the vinyl somewhat. No blue came off with the cleaner. Maybe a little bit of stripping might be good? Actually restore the colour?
Is your panel coming up to match the original hidden by the door handle?

1967 Grande Parisienne 4DR HT
My Flickr page



 
BelAirBub 
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11-28-18 10:14 AM - Post#2752664    
    In response to mjc1

mj,

The panel still has some color differences from where it was covered by the armrest bases, etc. The front panel seems lighter than the back one where I have uncovered it which makes sense because the rear one would have been behind the seat bottom. This morning the fine depressions in the graining of the vinyl were white. I hit them with some vinyl conditioner. I'll take a look at lunch and see what they look like now. I probably shouldn't put any conditioner on them as I think I want to dye them black.

Also, I'm researching how to make the panels flat again. I've only read success stories and it sounds pretty straight forward. Make the cardboard-like backing damp and keep it that way in a plastic bag or keep a damp towel next to it. Then, press it between concrete and/or plywood with ALOT of pressure on it for a day or two.

1961 Bel Air Bubbletop
1967 Biscayne 2dr 396


 
mjc1 
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11-28-18 10:27 AM - Post#2752666    
    In response to BelAirBub

I have to do the exact thing to mine, as one corner is pretty distorted. Thanks for the tip!

1967 Grande Parisienne 4DR HT
My Flickr page



 
BelAirBub 
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12-03-18 10:00 PM - Post#2753290    
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SMS Auto Fabrics in Canby Oregon says they can make an entire correct interior for my biscayne. Seats and even door panels! Anyone used them for seats and door panels? Can anyone confirm this is a correct 67 biscayne interior?? I've never seen one in all the eBay cars and show queens. They are always in a plain style but this photo SMS sent me looks like it is believably correct.

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1961 Bel Air Bubbletop
1967 Biscayne 2dr 396


 
Howmac 
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12-04-18 04:45 AM - Post#2753300    
    In response to BelAirBub

I had them do my 69 Biscayne door panels and also they supplied the material for my seats and headliner . They are an exact match . You must supply the upper steel door panel rails.
*** Note ...they do take a long time to get the panels made , so plan well in advance . You can expect the job to take at least 6 months to a year .

68 - 69 B Body enthusiast



 
9Teen67Biscayne 
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12-04-18 06:57 AM - Post#2753310    
    In response to Howmac

You got off easy - I had the "Fleet" ( Ultra cheap) interior in Fawn... no carpet. and yup SMS is great - slow but only game around I hear. Door panels are heat embossed - I was impatient and had my guy duplicate w light stitching.

Tim Saepe Expertus- Semper Fidelis- Fratres Aeterni

"He must be the stupidest sonofabitch alive - but he sure is fast." - F. Gump


 
df0rster 
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12-04-18 07:23 AM - Post#2753319    
    In response to BelAirBub

Great find there! I like the body style of the '67 Biscayne.



 
BelAirBub 
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12-04-18 10:58 AM - Post#2753344    
    In response to BelAirBub

Well damn. SMS insisted on the ORIGINAL seat covers to use as a pattern to make their new covers from. The custom ones I have would not do. Since the originals for my car do not exist, I'm back to some sort of custom work at a local shop. I was quoted $1000 labor just to replace the 4 cloth pieces on these existing seats that I don't like the color of anyway. Argh!

1961 Bel Air Bubbletop
1967 Biscayne 2dr 396


 
BigDogSS 
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12-04-18 11:12 AM - Post#2753345    
    In response to BelAirBub

For the seats, give https://carsinc.com/ a call. They are large producer of interiors and sheet metal for full-size Chevrolets. They do reproduce Biscayne seat covers. They probably have what you are looking for. Or they can custom make you a set in some other material. Call the main Michigan facility.

    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible 327 - Ermine White C1 - VCCA Senior Award
    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe 396 - Marina Blue FF - personal "barn-find" lol



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