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VETTE1966

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1966 white convertible
Hi to all and happy turkey day

I have a question on seat backs. I have a 1966 convertible 327 / 300--black interior. My current seat backs are really beat up and I'm replacing them. They have a somewhat shiny smooth hard plastic look to them. The replacements I bought have a more textured not-shiny hard plastic look to them.
My question>> were there differences in these seat backs for the 1965--67 seats? Were some smooth and others not? and more specific, what's correct for 1966? This and any other related comments welcome, Thanks for your help.
 

Kid_Again

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NJ - Which exit you from?
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65 SB Roadster, 66 BB Coupe
My seat backs are alleged to be original and they are shiny.
 

JL66REDCPE

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South Jersey
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1966 Red Cpe 427/425
The reproductions are not exactly like the originals even though GM Restoration parts has licensed them. The repro seat backs were being made by corvette america. I am not sure who is making them now. The texture is different than the originals. Just for curiosity, where did you purchase them ???
 

Marlar

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1965 Nassau Blue & 2006 VY Z06
Backs

The new seat backs I bought are white for the white interior and have a grain texture. They are not shiny, but that seems correct as the leather seats are not shiny eiither. The old ones were black and were shiny since they had been repainted to match the then black upholstery.
 

VETTE1966

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1966 white convertible
Sorry for my late reply---I bought the seat backs from Corvette Central who, I was told, buys them from Corvette America. I talked to CA and they said they thought there were texture differences in the seat backs originally and 1965--67 were textured. I'm not so sure of that now as based on what I'm hearing, I'm thinking the originals were shiny---probably for all colors-- and the repros are now textured---no choice. If anyone thinks otherwise, please let me know. thanks for your reply.
 

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