Was the rear of the 1926 coupe seat (the part visible from the trunk area)originally upholstered, or were the springs left bare? I have recently ordered an upholstery kit from Classtique and the fabric for the back of the seat was optional. Does anyone know which way is correct?
When I purchased my '26 coupe, there was no original upholstery, so I can't answer your question, however, when I ordered an upholstery kit from "Carter's Cut and Cover", in 1972, I was provided with a piece of vinyl to cover the back of the seat back springs. It was not optional, but came with the kit, whether you wanted it or not. I would say go ahead and get it. You won't regret it whenever you open the trunk and are greeted by a nice, upholstered seat back. Jim Patrick
Here is a picture of a very well preserved 1926/27 coupe, still in its original channel green paint inside the trunk. Looks like crepe paper covered the springs?
When I purchased an upholstery kit for my '22 Coupe it did not come with anything to cover the back of the seat spring. I used a heavy waxed black cardboard and stapled it on. When you open the deck lid you must look very close in order to be able to tell it's a waxed cardboard. I think office supply stores have this type of cardboard used in making signs.
Roger. Please start a thread called "Original 1926/'27 Channel Green Coupe", and post lots of pictures of your coupe from all sides, inside and out. front, back, both sides, top, empty truck, engine compartment, interior upholstery and dashboard.
For years, there have been many threads speculating what the original Channel Green color looked like, that your pictures may finally provide the answers for. Jim Patrick
Thanks for all the responses. It just didn't seem right to leave the seat back springs exposed.
I'll second the request for Roger to start an "Original 1926/'27 Channel Green Coupe" thread. Would be very helpful.
Pls post pics and any info on source/formulation for Channel Green. thanks, jb