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Which interior option do you prefer the most:

  • BLACK leather / ORANGE inserts / ORANGE stitching

  • BLACK leather / ORANGE inserts / ORANGE piping

  • Black leather / BLACK insert w/ ORANGE perforations / ORANGE piping

  • Black leather / BLACK ALLIGATOR inserts / ORANGE piping

Wanting some opinions of possible interior choices (POLL)

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Currently, I have Wet Okole seat covers and I really like them a LOT. They look cool, but the copper piping turned pink in the sunlight :-( . I will have the seat covers custom embroidered to have the GTO logo on them, but I want to have a silver border and a copper interior on the enbroidery. These are my seat covers (which look better in person).

Eventually, I'm going to be chaning up my interior and I'm looking for some opinions on what sort of leather seat coverings I could get. I have my favorite one, but I'm not 100% sure if I even want to do this (yet). I kinda wanted to make my car look a little more like what you coulda / shoulda been able to order from Pontiac. The charcoal seats are fine, but I wanted to make it a little more unique. I'm partial to the piping. I was going to add some interior accents and the piping is going to (possibly) continue on other items I have to make for the car.

So, here are some exaples of leather seat covers I'd like you all to consider.

BLACK Leather / ORANGE insert / ORANGE stitching:

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BLACK leather / ORANGE insert / ORANGE piping:

Brown Furniture Chair Armrest Comfort

Wheel Automotive tire Automotive design Orange Font

BLACK leather / BLACK leather insert w/ ORANGE perforations / ORANGE pipng:

Automotive design Armrest Chair Auto part Comfort

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BLACK leather / BLACK ALLIGATOR inserts / ORANGE piping:

Automotive design Armrest Comfort Chair Vehicle

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For refrence, this is what the interior looks like on a Fusion Orange Holden Monaro:

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None of the above. Copy the Fusion Orange Monaro style.
Originally, I thought that's what I wanted to do, but after seeing pictures of those interiors from Australia, I'm not a fan of it. To me, the colors are off. I love red, blue, I've seen a yellow interior with the full seat inserts and it looked GREAT! I don't know, but when it comes to orange....
....Maybe if the color matched better or it was just an insert and not the whole seat middle, it would be different.

I assume your car is orange?

I voted for option 1. I prefer stitched seams vs. piping, and the orange inserts look good.

I could also go for option 3, but change the piping to stitching.

Yes, my car is orange. Here's an older pic of it (when it was still fairly stock)

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I kind of like the piping, but I also like the stitching. When I was doing the online rendering thing with the pictures, it was hard to see the stitching. I want to see the orange come through in the interior a little more. After seeing what Abs has, you can CLEARLY see the stitching on his seats.

Here's what I went with. Same company.

If you go with lseat instead, you get full leather and gto embroidery. They might be a bit baggy though.

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WOW! I really like it in blue! With the matching interior panels, that really sets your interior off. I imagine that looks better in person. Unfortunately, I don't care for the seats when they are in the Holden orange color.
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Here's my dilemma.

I REALLY (like "a LOT REALLY") want the GTO logo on the seats. I know some people who can do the custom embroidery on the seats (using silver and copper thread). In the right light, the car sorta looks like fresh, new copper. When I had the seat covers done, I wasn't too crazy about them. After the custom embroidery, it looked SO awesome.

So, that's going to happen. Problem is, if that sort of embroidery is done on an orange seat back, it's going to get lost. I really like the "GTO" on the seat. In my head, it has to be done on a black or super dark charcoal seat back. If I had the embroidery done in black, or a darker color (like what was done on the stock red and blue GTO seats), if I did an orange seat back with black "GTO", it would probably look pretty good too. Problem is, I I want the silver / copper embroidery more than the orange seats. I still want orange on the seats, but no so much it draws away from the other custom touches I'm in the process of figuring out how to make.

It doesn't help that I don't care for the way the orange Monaro seats look inside of the car. I love the way Abs's look in blue. If that would have been a option from the factory, I don't know how ANYONE could have NOT bought these cars back in the day. The interior (minus the steering wheel) was so beautiful, that would have sold these cars in droves!!!

I was hoping this thread could solve a dilemma that I've been mulling over for a while now. I'm probably not doing the piping, as I can see, the stitching will be visually acute enough, to be seen. I want some orange leather, but not so much it detracts away from the other accents I'm going to make.
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Have you looked into lseat? Maybe they could do the silver/copper embroidering you want. They definitely do black.
They do have both copper and silver stitching available. I'm probably thinking that will be a good choice. I'm also going to contact a few local shops and see what they would charge for a custom job. I'm sure it will be more.

Orange perforations! Keeps it subtle without eye bleeding orange inserts imo.

Those monaro seats are fugly
Either that or orange hexagonal or diamond stitching. The only thing wrong with the diamond stitching, is it's kind of a fad right now. There are a few Aussie's who have done some custom interior work and gotten diamond stitching. There are quite a few cars I've seen who have it-especially on car show circuits. I believe there were some Holdens, where diamond stitching, but I think those were on the VE / VT platforms. I don't want something too CRaY-crAy. Just the area where the insert would be.

So why not do it like the example posted above where it has orange inserts but the top insert in the back is black? Best of both worlds from what you've been saying you want.
This was my first inclination. What I'm probably going to do is either orange insterts, or I may have orange & tangerine hexagonal stitching done for the insert (and then for the door cards - to match).

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Diamond isnt my thing. But my preference is perforated (id rather have cloth seats any day). Like the hex pattern though.
Those would breathe better! I'd bet you could get some sort of seat made using some sort of cloth. It would probably be cheaper and easier to install.

Other than the gauges, I don't have any orange in/on my dash at all. I will, but I have to get the car running before I make a few parts for the car. This is a current pic of my dash. Eventually, I'm going to have it signed by Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick. That will be using a brazen orange paint pen.

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