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Old 09-29-2019, 12:56 PM   #1
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Wrapping a console?

I feel like Ive seen one on the board before. Wrapped with vinyl seat upholstery. Is this something a board member has done, or was it done by some pro shop?

If an amateur could do it is it possible to obtain just the vinyl to do it with? Its pretty easy to come up with stock style aftermarket seat covers these days, but can we purchase the same material to use as a console wrap?
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Old 09-29-2019, 02:22 PM   #2
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Re: Wrapping a console?

I have seen some websites that sell period correct material for cars, but very little for trucks on this era.
Question; Are you wrapping a console or seats, or both.

I you need new seat covers for a bench seat, it is a little expensive to have it done.
But if you have some seat time in front of sewing machine, the pattern is the hardest as you must pay close attention to the exact measurements, plus a "Margin" for sewing two pieces together, adding listing wire for hog rings and other important stitching or attachment.
May I suggest a youtube search of "sail rite" as they did a bench seat from a 60's something Ford truck bench. Using the majority of the OEM material for making a new pattern, they go step by step.
Multiple panels must be exact width and length and cut this way as well, or it won't look right of line-up with seat back to bottom cushion.

If you are doing a console, either out of another vehicle, store bought or custom made, it comes down to the material it's make of if you are wrapping it.
Generally, cleaning with thinner / acetone, then scuffing it, applying glue to both sided using "Weld Wood" contact cement works best, unless you want the "Weld Wood Landau Top and Trim HHR" sprayable which is thinned down version of the previous. If you want to get a spray can of 3M-90, it works, but will not handle interior heat of a vehicle in the summer.

More popular, is CPVC board sold at Home Depot and others. It is worked like wood, yet impervious to water. When heated gently, can be bend to create curves, router to round over sharp edges, angled where it meets the floor and drilled and screwed from side to side, with planing of what you want. Most all have a wood-grain pattern on one side, while smooth on the other.

Whether vinyl or leather, it can be glued like above, but stapled on the back side as well. Your imagination is the limit. Just un-sure of what advice you want.

Lots of good info on youtube for sewing yourself, starting with a silent master called Cesar Cechaflo who wraps dashes, knobs, door panels, designs, pattern help for seats and types of stitches for steering wheels. The sky is the limit.

Best of luck!
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Old 09-29-2019, 04:19 PM   #3
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Re: Wrapping a console?

Go to an Auto Upholstery shop near you, they can help you out.
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Old 09-29-2019, 04:25 PM   #4
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Re: Wrapping a console?

I have new seat covers. I know I saw a wrapped console or two in the past here on the board and I remember it looking real nice compared to factory painted version. If its something that I would have to have professionally done at a high cost Ill just paint it.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:12 PM   #5
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Re: Wrapping a console?

When I saw your question it reminded me of the one in the link below because I always liked it and it looks GOOD IMO.
And its a good way to use a console with a surface too rough to paint.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...hlight=wrapped
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Re: Wrapping a console?

Here was one of them you probably remember
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:04 AM   #7
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Re: Wrapping a console?

I'd consider these consoles to be upholstered or covered. When I see "wrap" used I think of the vinyl wrap jobs done by sign shops. That's what I pictured when I read the title. This is much better! Classy
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:26 AM   #8
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Re: Wrapping a console?

I think the black and the white ones must have been the ones I saw, both look really nice ... Wrapped, covered, and upholstered =)
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:49 PM   #9
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Re: Wrapping a console?

I bought one upholstered like the one in the photo years ago from a board member. Just don’t remember who
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:59 PM   #10
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Re: Wrapping a console?

Old for sale links. Looks like he's not active though.

https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/...d.php?t=568670

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Re: Wrapping a console?

...https://smsautofabrics.com/collectio...e-super-pickup... SMS auto upholstery has our stuff by the yard... https://smsautofabrics.com/collectio...-custom-pickup
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