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Projects Ox Blood leather ?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by flatnasty, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. flatnasty
    Joined: Apr 16, 2010
    Posts: 306

    from Vancouver

    Hey fellas

    I'm looking to put an ox blood leather seat in my roadster does anyone have a good hook up for leather?

    Thanks Brad
  2. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 2,465


    try searching your local craigslist for used couches. I bought a dark green leather couch for 40 bucks and it was enough to do the seat in my roadster. Plus it had all the great wear marks I was looking for!
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2013
  3. KRB52
    Joined: Jul 9, 2011
    Posts: 1,066

    from Conneticut

    Check to see if there is a Tandy store in your area. They sell all sorts of leather craft items, including full skins, some of which are dyed. Also, if there is a decent sized fabric store in your area, check with them as well.
  4. Bill Hirsh advertises in all Hemmings issues,,,He has best prices on leather and color choices,,grab the latest issue at your local news stand

  5. hawleywood1
    Joined: Nov 7, 2010
    Posts: 87


    Call Sid Chavers. I'm sure he has a few pieces laying around. He did a car for me with oxblood earlier in the year. Great guy too!!!
  6. dsiddons
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,488

    from Indiana

    Google hides. Few places out there sell distressed ox blood that looks amazing.

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  7. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,191

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    A lot of leather couches these days use very poor quality "bonded " leather, thin ,cheap and hardly worth your effort.

    And if you are not careful you can bring home a serious case of bedbugs.

    Better off looking for a source of new good quality leather.
  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,187


    There are automotive leather stores that sell the leather by the Hyde in any color you want. Be prepared to spend big bucks though.

    You might see what these guys have.

    They aren't that far from you but there should be similar upholstery material suppliers closer that handle leather goods. I'd think that especially with the yacht builders up there you would have some suppliers.

    Or what looks to be more strictly automotive,
  9. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,173

    Kiwi 4d

  10. bondolero
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
    Posts: 562


    Just a suggestion from someone who has had both.
    If you are interested in an "worn distressed look" have a look at the Symphony Vintage Faux Leather. One of the upholsterers on the site uses alot of it and looks distressed when stretched, creating a "worn" appearance. Also stretches so it remains taught and is more comfortable to sit on that real hides, IMO.
    Also comes in darker colors and for the difference in price, you can buy a whole box of leather smell spray.
  11. Cerberus
    Joined: May 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,390


    I purchased burgundy colored leather from High quality leather! A cow side is about $189.00 (22-25 sq ft). I will do business again with them when the need arises.
  12. flatnasty
    Joined: Apr 16, 2010
    Posts: 306

    from Vancouver

    Thanks for some good tips fella's I'll check them out.

  13. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326


    Having dealt with bedbugs when I lived in Ok. you couldn't give me a free leather couch. Still makes my skin crawl to think about. I eventually won but it was a fight.
  14. john walker
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,122

    john walker

    another vote for perfect fit- mcdonald in tukwila wa
    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    Posts: 659
    from KS

  16. KillerB
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 7


    Hey Flat,
    We put Oxblood interior in my wifes 31 A, Look up " Interiors by Thomas" in Auburn Indiana. They would have what you need.
    Ask for Tom.

  17. Musta been a calf hide, as most hides are 46 -52 sq ft
  18. fortynut
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,038


    The MidSouth is home to a lot of furniture makers. One thing I know for sure, COUCH LEATHER does not work for CAR SEATS. My brother can tell you what happens when you use it. It stretches out of shape almost immediately. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
  19. Cerberus
    Joined: May 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,390


    I stated a cow side not a whole cow hide. I don't know where they get the cow sides.

  20. My bad, old eyes ya know!
    Thought it said hide.
  21. mr.chevrolet
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
    Posts: 7,915


    just read the posts about NOT using couch leather, well i guess i ruined a very expensive living room set. i'm gonna try it anyway, as my first attempt at doing upholstery.
  22. wallyzhere
    Joined: Oct 21, 2013
    Posts: 4

    from Jane Mo

    I purchased a leather chair about ten years ago online from a company called Mitchell Gold, The chair was fantastic, I sold it a few years back when I was outta work and needed to make house payment . When I was having the chair made I had a choice of thirty color leather variations they could offer, not sure they have the red your looking for But the quality of the leather was top notch. They had a weathered green I thought would look great in a early jaguar. If I was going to have something custom done, and I wanted it to look Rat original, I would look them up for a hide. They sell very expensive furniture these days!

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