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Fabric of the Week – Bedford Cord






Bedford Cord is one of the most popular fabrics here at LeBaron Bonney. The fabric’s namesake is Bedford England, where the fabric was first produced. Bedford Cord looks much like corduroy – but has softer lengthwise ridges rather than the well-defined wales of corduroy. In other words there aren’t spaces between the wales like traditional corduroy.    The fabric is strong and long lasting, and due to its rigid construction is frequently used for upholstery, or clothing that doesn’t necessitate draping. Pants made of Bedford Cord are often referred to as “Bedford Cords”. As they were durable, economical, and attractive wool Bedford Cords were often used for automotive upholstery from the 1920’s through the 1950’s. LeBaron Bonney makes available fine wool Bedford Cords that are the same original type used in most cars during this period. Two rib types from narrow to wide are offered in a variety of colors… Read More

Upholstering the Trunk of a ’32 Ford Highboy






The EZ Way To Do Upholstery Written by Carroll Hamilton Now You See it Now You Don’t A few years back we upholstered our ’32 Ford highboy using an EZ Boy upholstery kit by LeBaron Bonney. Since it was a driver we never bothered to upholster the trunk. The idea was we could just throw our tools, chairs, and spare tire in the trunk and not worry about tearing up the upholstery. Recently we updated the car with new paint, chrome wheels, and wide whites. Since the EZ Boy interior was still in great shape, we only replaced the carpet. However, tiring of everyone looking in the trunk when we opened it only to see a stack of “stuff”, we decided to upholster the trunk as part of the overhaul. The key issue was where to go with all of the stuff. After some thought, and a few sketches, a.. Read More

Installing Seat Upholstery in a 1951 Ford Custom






For the Seat of Your Pants By Jefferson Bryant When my 1951 Ford 2-door Custom rolled off the assembly line sixty-three years ago, everything was shiny and new, and the upholstery was clean and crisp. [ read more ] FIND A RESTORATION INTERIOR KIT FOR YOUR VEHICLE AT: https://www.lebaronbonney.com/cart/comp_kits.php Article is reprinted with permission from Street Tech Magazine. Article, photo and logo © all rights reserved Street Tech Magazine.

Restoration Tech – Building Concours-Quality Door Panels






Restoration Tech- Building Concours-Quality Door Panels By Jefferson Bryant When it comes to upholstery, there are lots of options. If you are just building a car to cruise and enjoy, it does not have to be 100% correct, you have some leeway. You can [ read more ] FIND RESTORATION DOOR PANEL KITS FOR YOUR VEHICLE AT: https://www.lebaronbonney.com/cart/comp_kits.php Article is reprinted with permission from Street Tech Magazine. Article, photo and logo © all rights reserved Street Tech Magazine.  

Find a LeBaron Bonney Company Authorized Installer Near You






Each Authorized Installer has been reviewed and approved by LeBaron Bonney based on their previous work with our kits, their reputation and integrity. For a complete list of LeBaron Bonney Authorized Installers in your area including contact information, please visit our Authorized Installers page. Have you installed LeBaron Bonney Kits? You can apply online by following the link above to become one of our Authorized Installers!

Reproduce Your Interior with the LeBaron Bonney Design Service!






Reproduce Your Interior with the LeBaron Bonney Design Service! For over 55 years LeBaron Bonney Company has been manufacturing national award winning automotive restoration interior kits. Currently offering restoration correct interior kits for 1928-1962 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles as well as 1916-1957 GM, and 1939-1941 Plymouth models, LeBaron Bonney has expertise duplicating original interior patterns as well as sourcing fabrics that replicate those originally used by auto manufacturers. If you are having difficulty finding seat upholstery, door panels, headliners, or carpeting for your classic or near classic vehicle, the LeBaron Bonney Design Service can reproduce them as high quality kits that are complete and ready to install by you or an upholstery shop. Interiors can be produced as restoration correct, similar to factory, or custom, and at price levels to suit your budget. LeBaron Bonney makes it quick and easy to get what you need for your car or.. Read More