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Color for seats/ cushions for a 56 CC Sedan cruiser.

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Color for seats/ cushions for a 56 CC Sedan cruiser.

Post by Tmalko » Sun Dec 17, 2023 1:44 am

Looking for current color and material for a 1956 CC Sedan Cruiser.with flying bridge. 27ft. The delivery card says “Flame” as the color of the cushions or seats. Was this cloth or leather. What color was Flame? I assume red. Please provide any information or recommendation.

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Re: Color for seats/ cushions for a 56 CC Sedan cruiser.

Post by drrot » Sun Dec 17, 2023 9:56 am

My guess would be red Naugahyde.
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Re: Color for seats/ cushions for a 56 CC Sedan cruiser.

Post by Tmalko » Sun Dec 17, 2023 10:18 am

Thanks Jim. If anyone has any original pix or drawing I would appreciate that. Someone also mentioned that flame was more of a Salmon color. A little unsure. I guess if judges see something close to a red flame color that would be good enough. Thanks again.

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Post by Captain Nemo » Sun Dec 17, 2023 9:21 pm

Hi, My ‘56 has the original upholstery in flame as the hull card says. It is more of a yellow color Naugahyde.
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Post by Tmalko » Mon Dec 18, 2023 12:25 pm

Wow. Yellow or gold , A far stretch from a red color. Very key info including your original seats. Can you send me a copy of your Hull card? I just want to use that as a reference when challenged. Greatly appreciated.
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Post by Captain Nemo » Mon Dec 18, 2023 6:36 pm

Judging from the condition, I believe the upholstery to be original.
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Post by Tmalko » Mon Dec 18, 2023 7:44 pm

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Attached is my hull card. It says flame as well but can you explain the “straw”. I assume it would be naugahide as well ? Thank you sir. You have been greatly helpful in solving the mystery.

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Re: Color for seats/ cushions for a 56 CC Sedan cruiser.

Post by Tmalko » Mon Dec 18, 2023 7:48 pm

Also, Tolex is:
Tolex is a trade name for a flexible, waterproof, vinyl material used as a cover material for books, upholstery, guitar amplifiers, cases, and other products.

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Re: Color for seats/ cushions for a 56 CC Sedan cruiser.

Post by maritimeclassics » Tue Dec 19, 2023 8:23 am

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Re: Color for seats/ cushions for a 56 CC Sedan cruiser.

Post by Captain Nemo » Tue Dec 19, 2023 1:04 pm

I was hoping someone would come up with the old samples. 🙂
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Re: Color for seats/ cushions for a 56 CC Sedan cruiser.

Post by Tmalko » Wed Dec 20, 2023 1:20 am

Excellent info and photos! Amazing that this was created and saved. Thanks very much. Do you have any idea where to get straw-flame fabric ?

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Post by maritimeclassics » Wed Dec 20, 2023 8:52 am

You could call Woodies Restoration and see if they have it or can get it made.
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