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Old 04-15-2013, 04:24 PM   #21
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Re: Newbie's 1972 E200

Oh its bad alright !! no offense taken. We are having a hard time picking out an automotive fabric, most upholstery joints dont have much to choose from, and have heard if we go with a furniture upholstery it'll fade way to fast. Want to stick with fabric, proly more comfortable as a bed heat wise ? Im in Temecula Ca.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:43 PM   #22
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I don't know but I sure like the way that ultra leather feels that SMB uses. Plus if you ever spill on it I would think it won't stain as easy.

BTW, I wonder what SMB would pay to have a fine rig like that in their showroom?
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:01 PM   #23
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Ya, this one was built in Andrews Indiana, no longer open. I'll have to give the ultra leather a look see.
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I would not change a thing.

What a great time capsule. Congrats on your incredible find.

I love the idea of having no computer parts in case of a sun flare or EMP attack and all the new vehicles
are not able to start.

Enjoy and hope to see it on the road......
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:04 PM   #25
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Beautiful inside and out. Looks in much better shape than my 89. The color scheme is much better too.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:46 AM   #26
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Why not make covers to slip over the old fabric and keep the historic part.After a really good steam cleaning that is.I don't know if you could match the Harvest Gold vinyl and it would be a terrible shame to take that down.Thanks for the pics.I know you will get lots of stares where ever you go.You never told us where you found the old girl.
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Way too cool!
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #28
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Thought some of you might enjoy some of the vintage SMB brochures that came with the '72. I'll try to attach - hope it works! Appreciate all the advice...I think the seat fabric will have to go (pretty faded and shabby looking). Slipcovers may be a thought tho...(is there anything more early 70's than Harvest Gold & Avocado Green?)

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Old 04-17-2013, 01:49 PM   #29
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Here's another one...brochure for our van. Talk about a time capsule!Some of the phrases are a real blast from the past..."on weekends a Sportsmobile is a ball!" "comfortable - you bet!"
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:19 AM   #30
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those were really cool to see, thanks for sharing!

i had no idea scotchguard has been around that long. and that surfvan? i guess im just not old enough to have ever enjoyed all those "luxury" features, lol.
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