Leather seat covers

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  1. Mr Sunshine

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    Does anyone know where I can buy leather seat covers for my 78?
    Wanting basically same as stock, but leather material.
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  2. Twisted_Metal

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    For real quality, your best bet would be to take your current covers to a custom upholstery shop and have them duplicated in leather.

    I did find a place that make them for the later 2nd gen years deluxe seats. (Seems pretty reasonable, pricewise.)
    I think you could use them with the Deluxe foam on your current seat frames.

    https://www.lseat.com/products/1979-1981-chevrolet-camaro-custom-real-leather-seat-covers-front.html

    Scroll down that page and they list some for the earlier 2nd gen Camaros but the pattern isn't even close. (If their pics are correct.)

    What they show looks exactly the same as the ones they list for Firebirds.

    They might fit a Camaro seat but it's not the factory pattern.

    They also say they can make custom leather seat covers for other cars but I have no idea what the quality is actually like.
     
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    Thanks Twisted_Metal, I checked Lseat out and the price is reasonable, but I agree that they are not a match to the original 78 Camaro pattern. At least it is an option.
    I'm also searching local sources and have 1-quote so far.
     
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    Getting off topic, but I'm kind of curious why you want leather? We've had a couple cars with leather over the years, much prefer any type of cloth over leather, and for sure, vinyl. Leather does smell good though.
     
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    I have leather seats that were made by a shop in Northern MI, Great Lake Motor Works, when my car was there in 1998. That shop closed, the guys opened Classic Gauges and seem to be doing okay :) The seats still look great 22 years later. They did the seats in leather and covered all the interior plastic (upper door, lower door, sail panels, side panels in back) and door panels in matching vinyl that you'd have a hard time telling the difference from the original sandalwood. Was $5000 back then, not sure what current equivalent would be. If you find a very good local shop I am sure they can do the same. Front Seats.JPG Rear Seats.JPG
     
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    I bet any good local upholstery shop could get some leather that has a similar grain and just stitch in some new fronts into the seats you have as the lowest cost option. My guess is that they could do both front seats for about $300 each including the black leather. I would recommend to order some good seat foams and take them to the shop with the seats.
     
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    Legendary sells them or did. Take you heart medicine before you call.
     

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