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#1 OFFLINE   theoldwizard

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:56 AM

Many, many years ago we had real 100% leather seats.  The we had "leather seating surfaces", which meant only the parts of seat that your butt, back and thighs touched were leather.  The rest were a high quality vinyl that was indistinguishable from the real leather.

 

Now the have "leather trimmed" seats.  I am sure that means even fewer square inches of leather are actually used in the seat cover.  Does anyone know what parts of "leather trimmed" seats are actually leather ?









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Posted 11 August 2018 - 08:00 AM

Many, many years ago we had real 100% leather seats.  The we had "leather seating surfaces", which meant only the parts of seat that your butt, back and thighs touched were leather.  The rest were a high quality vinyl that was indistinguishable from the real leather.

 

Now the have "leather trimmed" seats.  I am sure that means even fewer square inches of leather are actually used in the seat cover.  Does anyone know what parts of "leather trimmed" seats are actually leather ?

 

 

I would assume the leather trimmed is the outer surfaces of the front seat-seems like some newer ford Products have a cloth insert or naugahyde material in the middle of them


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 08:11 AM

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 08:33 AM

Good question.   The front seats of my Mustang are leather trimmed but the back seat, which is useless anyway, is 100% vinyl.    I cannot tell a lick of difference between what is supposed to be leather and what is vinyl.   



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 08:51 AM

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Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours....Gordon Lightfoot, "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. ~ Gerald Ford - August 12, 1974

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:10 AM

I thought Leather trimmed was just the new version of “leather seating surfaces”.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 11:16 AM

The old version of the King Ranch seats were the last "real" leather. The stuff today... not so much. 


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 11:43 AM

Giving you less for more $$$$



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:05 PM

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 01:00 PM

The high quality vinyl lasts longer. All leather seats wrinkle and look bad in 5 years typically. I remember the early 2000 Cadillacs. (Although they always had a nice smell to them) the seats looked so rough after a few years.
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 01:11 PM

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theres a guy who lives somewhere near me who daily drives one of these still. I see him all the time
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:02 PM

theres a guy who lives somewhere near me who daily drives one of these still. I see him all the time

What is this car? I was wondering the significance of the car's picture being posted here in this thread.

I think more high quality vinyl being used on seats is for both longevity and to lower manufacturer's costs while boosting profits.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:04 PM

What is this car? I was wondering the significance of the car's picture being posted here in this thread.

I think more high quality vinyl being used on seats is for both longevity and to lower manufacturer's costs while boosting profits.

Yes. Its a Córdoba. Same color
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:30 PM

More importantly, its Ricardo Montalban in his prime!  


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:46 PM

theres a guy who lives somewhere near me who daily drives one of these still. I see him all the time

 

To get more of the proper effect, you need to imagine Ricardo Montalban saying in a Spanish accent on a TV commercial..."I am Ricardo Montalban. And dees...with its gorgeous Corinthian leather...is dee new...luxurious...Chrysler Cordoba." :)


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:27 PM

 

To get more of the proper effect, you need to imagine Ricardo Montalban saying in a Spanish accent on a TV commercial..."I am Ricardo Montalban. And dees...with its gorgeous Corinthian leather...is dee new...luxurious...Chrysler Cordoba." :)

 


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:38 PM

 

To get more of the proper effect, you need to imagine Ricardo Montalban saying in a Spanish accent on a TV commercial..."I am Ricardo Montalban. And dees...with its gorgeous Corinthian leather...is dee new...luxurious...Chrysler Cordoba." :)

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:30 AM

Back when the all-new 1974 Mercury Cougar XR-7 was introduced the standard interior trim was vinyl with leather being the upgrade uption. The vinyl was super soft and you couldn't tell the difference from the leather. By far the majority of the Cougar's were equipped with bucket seats and console with the floor shift. If I remember correctly, if you ordered a power moonroof you couldn't get the floor shift and you ended up with bucket seats and console but with a column shift.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:05 AM

All we need now is Tattoo in a Fiat 500 

 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:34 PM

More importantly, its Ricardo Montalban in his prime!  

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