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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by ria, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. ria

    ria Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    i am re doing my leather on door panels + over by the rear window on my 308 gtsi . need to get a full hide for all of this i come a cross this CO RICH LEATHER in englewood CO anybody in the past got leather from RICH LEATHER? the prise is very good $ 3.99 per square foot is this the best plase to get leather from at this price?? any info on this? thanks.
     
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  3. Doody

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    you might also check "Re-Originals" in texas if i'm not mistaken (sorry don't have more info than that).

    there's an outfit called "Veteran" as well (again, no contact info) that seems to have nice stuff.

    apparently these guys have new-old-stock connolly hides.

    doody.
     
  4. Smiles

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    I just bought a half of a black hide from Bill Hirsh. I got the grade that they sell as an alternative to Connolly now that it's not available. It was $7.25 a square foot. Expensive, yes, but definitely worth it. The hide is gorgeous, flaw free, and has a smooth grain very similar to Connolly.

    Of course, they have a wide variety of different grades of leathers, including various thicknesses, grains and shades. Some are a lot cheaper. They can send you an assortment of swatches to most closely match the rest of your interior. In fact, I would definitely recommend getting swatches from any supplier you're considering before you buy a whole hide.

    --Matt
     
  5. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Reoriginals is sourcing from Italy, per their info. I have dealt with them
    13601 Fm 529 Houston Tx 77041 713 849-2400


    Veteran's Trim and Supply does all the cool old Jags in town, I can also vouch for them.
    1616 Lubbock Houston, Tx 77007 713 2293-1049

    Veteran's is downtown by the courthouse. They let me park free while I....ahem.. take care of business!
     
  6. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    How much does that work out to for a hide?
     
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  8. ria

    ria Formula Junior

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    50 sq feet at $ 200.00 + shiping
     
  9. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

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    DAMN! but those cows are big muthas!!!

    :)

    doody.
     
  10. davey_jones

    davey_jones Formula Junior

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    1 1/2 cow = 1 ferrari
    i.e. increased mc'donalds consumption = more f-cars on the street...hmmm
     
  11. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula 3

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    Great info. I'm in the process of making one of those leather covers for the alarm key fob. Dealer does not sell them...so if you have one take good care of it!
     
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  13. ria

    ria Formula Junior

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    thay range from 40 all the way up to 55 sq feet if not more.
     
  14. mk e

    mk e F1 World Champ

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    www.gahh.com sell hides too. I bought a door panel kit form them ready to install, the leather is really nice, I was very happy with it.
     
  15. ria

    ria Formula Junior

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    this is the CO for leather hides as i post on top of thread www.4hides.com
     

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