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Old 04-22-2003, 06:30 PM
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I brought my rear deck lid down to the local upholstery guy, he said he would do a perfect job, as good as factory, and I wouldn't be able to tell the difference. I got it back and it looked like hammered S#%t. Worse is, he cut up the old skins to make the patterns and threw them away. I called Fountain, they said they no longer have the patterns for a 1992 27 fever. Does anyone know of someone that can help me out? I have the boards and the foam.

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If it was me I would take it back to him. If not satsified, small claims court.
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There is no way he is capable of making it right and he is a small one man shop, collecting would be a problem. thanks
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Is his name Jim Hettinger and does he live in Honeoye, NY?
I didn't think so, but the one man upholstery shop, I've run across, operates the same way.
BEWARE of the HONEOYE UPHOLSTERER named HETTINGER!
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Or ask for Jim, at PPI!!!

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Thanks guys I will give them a call
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that sucks, we have a few here and one is a big operation
that does nice work, and you get what you pay for
not cheap but correct in everyway
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Try giving Michael McLeod a call - I'm sure he can make it better than new. (313) 942-1166
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Man, there is a GIANT difference in upholsterers. Even in a group of good ones, there are guys who are better at specific things.

We've got three guys we use around here:
One for motorcycle seats and leather goods.
One for large parts (boat decklids, etc).
One for furniture.

They are all great, but they have their specialties.

ALWAYS go see an "example" of their work that is VERY similar to what you are needing.
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