Upholstery for 1949 Hudson

Trevor JTrevor J Posts: 338

I am purchasing a new head lining for my 1949 Hudson super coupe. I thought I would also get new material for the front and rear seats at the same time.  The rear seat does not have the arm rest.  Anyone brought seating material lately I was just wondering how many yards is needed for the job. Thanks Trevor NZ


  • ernie28ernie28 Posts: 479
    Trevor, I bought 8 yards from SMS four years ago when they had the reproduction of the Pacemaker material. Just got the car back from the upholsters a couple of weeks ago. There was enough left over to do the door inserts with the material rather than blue vinyl so it has been "deluxed" to a degree.
  • 50C8DAN50C8DAN Posts: 1,746
    Looks just like my '50 Commodore upholstery, blue/gray ribcord!  Nice job.
  • cpr3333cpr3333 Posts: 213
    edited April 2018
    That fabric looks awfully familiar.  :) 

    Long story short, SMS did not have the correct fabric for a 1950 Pacemaker when I originally contacted them, but they knew what it was and were willing to make it for me.  It took almost two years which may or may not be typical but I think the results were worth it.  

    Luckily, they made enough that Alistair was able to get some for his car too.

    To answer your question, I got 10 yards because I wanted some extra just in case.  It was more than enough to do the seats and the door panels.

  • Trevor JTrevor J Posts: 338

    Hi there.

    Thanks for all the help.


  • syddthekiddsyddthekidd Posts: 221
    Alistair, you must have reversed the negative on the picture......the steering wheel is on the wrong side..........
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 3,526
    The stee3rng wheel is on the right side!
  • ernie28ernie28 Posts: 479
    Indeed it is Geoff ?
  • RichardDRichardD Posts: 591
    If reversed the numbers would be reversed and they are not, lol?
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