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348 Challenge Seats: New Red Cover Source?

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  1. Jasonberkeley

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    Hi-

    I have the original 348 Challenge seats in my car, but the previous owner recovered them in a black material.

    I know others have had reproductions of the seat covers made with correct embroidery and materials, and i'm not looking to reinvent the wheel.

    Would anyone who may have had these made be able to share the contact info for where they had accurate reproductions produced?

    I found thread below, but not much else.
    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/where-can-you-get-the-challenge-seat-covers.241296/

    Thanks,

    Jason
     
  2. SoCal1

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    They stopped making the OEM red not long ago. I got some couple years ago from pegasus but they say it's been discontinued.
    Some other red padded nomex material I bought, the color is slightly less orange then OMP

    Thats all I know right now except send it to Italy and hope for the best
     
  3. jmnov

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    I had mine made in France, same colour as OEM with Ferrari Challenge embroidery.
    Very good work, he made a lot of job on F40 or other vintage Ferraris
     
  4. Jasonberkeley

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    Do you have a contact namer and number by chance? Do you happen to recall the cost?
     
  5. jmnov

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    pm sent
     
  6. chris_gilmartin

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    I'm also interested if you don't mind sharing, thanks
     
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  9. slracing

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    ...and Yes they are sold out by now.
     
  10. SoCal1

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    Yeah I sent a bunch of that material to France last year, should have kept some, no biggy
     
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  11. Jasonberkeley

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    How many folks would be interested in new covers if I had someone do a few pairs? Might help being cost down to amoritize patterns and embroidery set-up over multiple sets. Let me know and ill try to work on this.
     
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  12. Historic F1

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    I would be interested depending on whats needed
     
  13. ghardt

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  14. Jasonberkeley

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    I’m early days figuring it out. Trying to do this turn-key so everyone would pay vendor directly and not have to source any materials yourslves.
     
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    Jerry- would you be able to send a high rsolution image of the logo and embroidery with a tape measure shown in each direction, please? Mine were recovered without the logo by previous owner.

    Thanks!
     
  16. foresterguy

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    Jason, I'd be interested in one, possibly two pair (4) of the embroidered seat covers. Any luck yet finding a supplier for the original bright red Nomex fabric? Thanks for taking this on!
     
  17. Jasonberkeley

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    So 4-5 pairs including one for me. I have another person I know wants a set as well. That’s 5-6 pairs.

    I’ll get on it and see what I can find. I’ll keep everyone posted.
     
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  18. Ira Schwartz

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    Jason: If you'd like to borrow this pattern (from when my seats were recovered by the previous owner) I'd be happy to send it to you, so long as you return it promptly when you're done.
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    This company in Virginia could possibly be a fabric source: http://davisinteriors.com/services/nomex/
    Although camera and computer monitor color calibrations can vary significantly, their 'Marlboro Red' color dye seems awfully close to the original color.
     
  22. Jasonberkeley

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    Thanks Ira! I’ll let you know as we get closer! Greatly appreciated!
     
  23. Ira Schwartz

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    No problem- if you need it, just send me a mailing address and I'll stick it in an envelope.
     
  24. Jasonberkeley

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    Hope to have an update on this soon...
     
  25. mclaudio

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    I’m interested for one seat, but 355 Challenge embroidery.
     

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