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Old 01/12/2006, 01:49 PM   #1
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My new interior kit arrived the other day, and Per Door tag, It had Ivy Gold interior, so the kit arrived with Kiwi inserts, Sierra green door panals, and Light Ivy Gold carpet. Light Dash pad to match the door panals. I remember the Original dash pad as having been Dark green, Dark door panals and dark green seat inserts, and dark green carpet(I still have a piece of the carpet). I talked to TMI interiors, and they told me what I received was correct per the ford book. I see some Lime Gold cars have the dark green combo I descibed above. Does anyone Know what is correct for the Highland Green GT/CS car with Ivy Gold Interior????? Does the 67 Ivy Gold seats have the Dark Green inserts? Is the carpet Moss Green, or Dark Green?
Any opinions or help is greatly appreciated. Mike

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Old 01/12/2006, 02:01 PM   #2
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I think this is a correct Ivy Gold interior.

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Old 01/12/2006, 02:12 PM   #3
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Thanks Arlie, The door panals in this picture are darker than what I received. And the carpet is a lot lighter than what mine originaly had. There was a screw still in place under the seat which had a lot of carpet still attached. It is Dark green. The dash pad I received is the same collor of the door panals, and this picture shows Dark Green pad, and the door panals are lighter than the dash pad, I'm beginning to wonder if Ford did what ever they wanted. I know what my car originaly had, but it doesn't agree with production specs. Should I replicate what it had, or should I go with production specs??????
I know it's my car, I am just asking for ideas. Remember this GT/CS is going concourse. Mike

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Old 01/12/2006, 03:06 PM   #4
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Old 01/12/2006, 06:17 PM   #5
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I thought the door panels, seat inserts, and dash pad were supposed to match and were supposed to be darker than the rest of the vinyl. With Ivy gold those items should be almost a dark green.

Here is TMI's color chart for '68.

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Old 01/13/2006, 11:19 AM   #6
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Here are some door panels I was bidding on but the more I looked at them the more I hoped someone would outbid me. The bothered me because they are not supposed to be all one color. The top portion is supposed to be darker.

I guess some of the suppliers just don't understand how these things are supposed to look. Also attached is a picture of Jason's interior showing how the panels should look.

Jason, who did you buy your door panels from?

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Old 01/13/2006, 02:53 PM   #7
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Not to confuse things further, but have you seen the CS for auction at Barrett-Jackson? Says its original Ivy gold interior- It looks like a saddle color carpet, light color door panels and seat inserts, dark dash.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/event....asp?id=181927

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Old 01/13/2006, 03:01 PM   #8
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Definitely a custom job on the seats and door panels
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Old 01/13/2006, 04:23 PM   #9
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Here are some door panels I was bidding on but the more I looked at them the more I hoped someone would outbid me. The bothered me because they are not supposed to be all one color. The top portion is supposed to be darker.

I guess some of the suppliers just don't understand how these things are supposed to look. Also attached is a picture of Jason's interior showing how the panels should look.

Jason, who did you buy your door panels from?
I got them from either NPD or John's Mustang. They are TMI panels (99% sure). I would say ask if the panels are 2 tone before buying to make sure.

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Old 01/13/2006, 04:29 PM   #10
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I agree with Sara..I noticed that the seat inserts and door panels were the wrong color on the Barrett-Jackson CS. Also the steering wheel is not correct.

Arlie's picture is correct. I still have my original dash pad and it is very dark green. It is far darker than my door panels. The carpet color is Moss Green, with the loop pile not cut pile.
My car is ivy gold metallic with the ivy interior. When I replaced my windlace years ago...that was the one item that I felt they had the color wrong on, but didn't look too bad. I hope the manufacturers have improved on the color of windlace by now!
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Thanks Arlie, The door panals in this picture are darker than what I received. And the carpet is a lot lighter than what mine originaly had. There was a screw still in place under the seat which had a lot of carpet still attached. It is Dark green. The dash pad I received is the same collor of the door panals, and this picture shows Dark Green pad, and the door panals are lighter than the dash pad, I'm beginning to wonder if Ford did what ever they wanted. I know what my car originaly had, but it doesn't agree with production specs. Should I replicate what it had, or should I go with production specs??????
I know it's my car, I am just asking for ideas. Remember this GT/CS is going concourse. Mike
I know if it was me I'd want it back to the way I remember it, not what someone else told me was the way it should be. It would haunt me knowing it wasn't right, unless of course the change was by choice because it improved something.

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Old 01/14/2006, 03:46 PM   #12
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Thank you Cory, Donna, Arlie, and anyone else I am forgeting. I KNOW the dash was Dark Green, I KNOW the carpet was dark Green, (Moss Green, thanks to Donna), and I KNOW the Door Panals were Dark Green. The seat inserts are a mystery, (EVERYONE TAKE YOUR PEPTO) the seats were re-done in Leopard skin. I checked under the leopard skin, but found no sample of green. It seems I've seen Darker inserts in the 67' upholstry kits. Anyone know this one? I am going to restore it to what I remember. I want this car to be as it was on 04-05-68, the day it was born. Mike

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Old 01/14/2006, 03:53 PM   #13
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Looking at the NPD catalog, and the TMI chart in the NPD, it looks like 69' standard bucket seats offer a Dark Ivy Gold upholstry kit. Does anyone know if it uses the same outer bolster, with the Dark Ivy insert? I forgot to say, the head rest for my car are also Dark Green. Any more thoughts? Mike

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Old 01/14/2006, 08:05 PM   #14
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Hmmmmm, well Mike I don't know if this helps or not but my car seats were the prototype for the 68 skins made by Distinctive Industries . They saw my car at Knott's Berry Farm and wanted to use my skins for a pattern. I told them they could have them if you couldn't tell the difference between theirs and mine if you held them up side by side. Well I was very happy with the covers they made.

I don't think they make a kit for your whole interior though.

Hey! What's wrong with leopard seat covers?? Hahahaaaa! I had a bitchin' El Camino , Toreador Red (A Ford color) and I had leopard seat covers and steering wheel....I called it the Pimpmobile. Unfortunately it burned to death right here next to the house a year and a half ago.....had that puppy for 29 years too.


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