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Custom Upholstery Kits Combine Original Patterns, Stitch Styles, and the Custom Fabrics of Your Dreams

It’s usually easy to find automotive restoration upholstery kits that have an original appearance. However, what if you want an awesome and ready to install upholstery kit that uses the same patterns, stitch styles and assembly techniques of the original upholstery, but is made with custom fabrics? You know; upholstery that fits just like the original, but uses fabrics the factory never dreamed of? You might be thinking; “Wouldn’t that be cool? Now what? Where do I go? This is going to cost an arm and a leg isn’t it?” Relax, LeBaron Bonney has got you covered. We’ll produce a complete and ready to install (by you or an upholstery shop) custom upholstery kit for your vehicle using the same factory original patterns, stitch styles, and production techniques that we use for our concours winning restoration interiors. Only we’ll produce it with the custom fabrics of your Kustom Dreams. You.. Read More

With EZ Boy Daily Driver Series Interiors, it’s the Fabrics that Make the Difference

Our EZ Boy Daily Driver Series Interiors were developed for individuals who want exacting fit, high quality, and a lower price point, but don’t need exacting original type materials. They’re more than happy with materials that look like those original from the factory, yet are more appropriate for casual use rather than a concours winning restoration. Let’s step back and ponder the words “lower price point”. That’s a phrase everyone likes. Who doesn’t like to save money? I know I do. But what’s the catch? There has got to be one – especially when seemingly contradictory words like “excellent fit” and “high quality” are thrown into the mix. “Lower price point” is often associated with “shortcuts”, and “I would like to return this item for a full refund”. However, sometimes with “lower price point” you can have your cake and eat it too. By the way, I also like cake… Read More

Gerald and Sons Restorations Trusts LeBaron Bonney for Quality and Fit

Gerald and Sons Restorations, in Nappanee, Indiana, is a LeBaron Bonney Authorized Installer. We spent time with company owner Gerald Hochstetler discussing his business. Q: How long have you been in business? A: Since 1981 Q: What services does your shop offer? A: We offer “ground up” restoration services, primarily for Model A’s and ’32 Fords Q: How did you get into this business? A: It started as a hobby – I always liked antique cars. I bought my first Model A in 1979 or 1980, and did restoration work on it. Now I do restorations for other people. Q: What do you like most about your business? A: I like that I can work at home with my family – my son and I do the restoration work. It’s a labor of love. I like that we can fulfill customer needs, and it’s very rewarding when we finish the project.. Read More