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56 chevy interiors
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 14, 2005 2:36 PM
I'm building the second of the two R/M '56 Delrays I bought last year. I would like to build this as a stock 210 sedan. I have a good indication of the trim colours, but I am assuming the divides between each colour on the seats was different in a 210 than in the vinyl-appointed Delary 'coupe.' Has anyone got a clear-ish picture of the layout of the seat/ door trim. I think a simple trim change will be easy to do in my 'kit-stock' therapeutic build. it's supposed to be a simple build, but i don't want two identical models on my shelf.

cheers,

Will
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Posted by modelbuildngrandpa on Saturday, May 14, 2005 2:49 PM
I dont have your pictures, but remember to "de-trim" the dash and correct the steering wheel to two spokes. (remove the bottom one )
The kit parts are BelAir.
Wheres my #$%^@# bailout??
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 14, 2005 7:14 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by wehf100

I'm building the second of the two R/M '56 Delrays I bought last year. I would like to build this as a stock 210 sedan. I have a good indication of the trim colours, but I am assuming the divides between each colour on the seats was different in a 210 than in the vinyl-appointed Delary 'coupe.' Has anyone got a clear-ish picture of the layout of the seat/ door trim. I think a simple trim change will be easy to do in my 'kit-stock' therapeutic build. it's supposed to be a simple build, but i don't want two identical models on my shelf.

cheers,

Will


Will,

I have the dealer order form specs and Chevrolet factory drawings of the upholstery patterns for the '56 Chevy 210. This information will give you the layout of the color separations, and even what materials and colors were used where. I'll scan these, and put them up for you either later this evening, or tomorrow.

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Posted by BigTallDad on Saturday, May 14, 2005 7:26 PM
Will

I gave you a link for the 57 showing layouts/colours (note the spelling) etc; can you use that for the same info on a 56?

Ray

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 14, 2005 9:19 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by BigTallDad

Will

I gave you a link for the 57 showing layouts/colours (note the spelling) etc; can you use that for the same info on a 56?

Ray


Ray,

Interior upholstery patterns for the 56 Chevy are completely different than the '57.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 15, 2005 8:37 AM
cheers people. I had just about groped towards including the physical changes to the dash etc, and i've got a good idea of the textures of the material. I'm going for the black and crocus exterior paint, so i'm assuming it'd be the basic black/ivory interior?

i just needed to know where they joined and which way round the two colours were. that link is really cool Ray, (thanks for the spelling, it makes us feel very much at home.- besides it is 'correct'...Approve) But the site doesn't show the seperation of the trim colours clearly enough. but whole factory assembly manuals online? i love them!

Will
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 15, 2005 2:28 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by wehf100

cheers people. I had just about groped towards including the physical changes to the dash etc, and i've got a good idea of the textures of the material. I'm going for the black and crocus exterior paint, so i'm assuming it'd be the basic black/ivory interior?

i just needed to know where they joined and which way round the two colours were. that link is really cool Ray, (thanks for the spelling, it makes us feel very much at home.- besides it is 'correct'...Approve) But the site doesn't show the seperation of the trim colours clearly enough. but whole factory assembly manuals online? i love them!

Will


Will,

For black & crocus body color on a 210 sedan, Ivory/Charcoal interior was the only color available, according to my factory charts.

Door side panels were as follows: Ivory-charcoal-ivory. Seat cushion was charcoal fabric on top, with ivory vinyl on the front and side panels, seat back was charcoal fabric insert, with the top (bolster) and seat back being ivory vinyl. Dash would be charcoal (metallic) with ivory trim band across it.

Hope this helps.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 16, 2005 1:10 PM
hurrah. i got it right. thanks for confirming. this is a big day for me. i know you lot can probably reel the stuff off easily, but i think i am finally getting a diverse enough knowledge of tri-chevys to work stuff out like from my own resources.

I'll get on this tonight. Once i've detailed the underside, and finished the engine, this one's done, so i'll post some evidence on here soon i imagine.

cheers.

Will
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 7:18 PM
sorry to ask another question. when you say dash was charcoal (metallic) do you mean it was onyx black like the exterior, or is this a different shade from the exterior paint?

Will
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 7:37 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by wehf100

sorry to ask another question. when you say dash was charcoal (metallic) do you mean it was onyx black like the exterior, or is this a different shade from the exterior paint?

Will


Will,

I'm sorry, I oversimplified this one!

Here are the parts that should be black (semi-gloss):

Crossbar at bottom of rear of front seat was black leather-grained vinyl (back facing of front seat is ivory vinyl). Cowl side kick panels (panel on each side panel, below dashboard, but in front of front doors) semi-gloss black composition board (heavy cardboard). Arm rests: Semi-gloss black top and bottom (front and rear armrests). Floor covering (rubber matting and carpet was black.

From all indications, though, the dashboard basic color is metallic charcoal, not unusual that it would be a different color than the exterior body color on the other side of the windshield glass, as it sets the tone for the rest of the interior.

Headliner was charcoal cloth, sunshades are charcoal vinyl covered. Hope this helps further!

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 11:21 AM
marvellous, thanks. may have to drop the black/crocus idea and go for the plain ivory/ black scheme instead as i can't find anything remotely like crocus paint to even get a tub matched at the local motor shop. and this is supposed to be a de-stressing project, not distressing. oh well.

Will
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:37 PM
I am building a replica of a 1956 DelRay that my uncle owned. I have a collection of sales brochures and am using the 56 chevy brochure for reference and it has excellent illustrations. If you are interested, contact me. I don't have the capacity to scan and send on the net, but I could photo copy and mail.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 9, 2005 10:24 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by BigTallDad

Will

I gave you a link for the 57 showing layouts/colours (note the spelling) etc; can you use that for the same info on a 56?

Ray

a WHOLE LOT changed between 56 and 57, so probably not the same colors, i know, i have a 1:1 55 chevy, and from looking in magazines and stuff...
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Posted by BigTallDad on Friday, June 10, 2005 9:47 AM
I was hoping that Will could change the number (in the link) from 57 to 56 and possibly finding a similar site.

Having owned a 55 210 sedan and a 57 Bel Air convertible, I agree that there are differences

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Posted by Hoser on Sunday, June 12, 2005 8:56 AM
This may be too late to help, but here's a couple pics. Not quite what you need (they are of a BelAir) but it is the B/W colors you were looking for.
The seat looks kind of purple in the pic, but it is black. (And apologies for the flash glare.)




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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 12, 2005 12:24 PM
thats good, but damned annoying. I didn't realise the headlining came as far down the b-pillar as that! And the door seals look much more pronounced that i though, so i had omitted them. may have to put them in, being as the sidewalls thankfully haven't being attached to the floor yet. hadn't noticed the black piping on the sun-visors either.

cheers hoser. i'm well chuffed, despite having more work to do. is this your car?

Will

oh, Bigtalldad, i knew thats what you meant if no one else did!

. that site is a brilliant resource for anything tri-chevy. Now i have the whole 55- 57 assembly manuals, i'm screwed cos i could just keep adding detail until i've spent more than the kit cost in wire/bits of brass etc etc. Today i'm toying whether to 'wire' up the headlights and horns from the main loom.... oh dear.

(and that site is pretty interesting for some basic 58-61 material as well.)
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Posted by BigTallDad on Sunday, June 12, 2005 2:52 PM
Glad that site worked out for you.

Hmmm if you're going to wire the headlights, why not make them functional?

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 12, 2005 5:26 PM
cos i can't be bothered? i dunno. i was thinking about it. my father has wired out his model trains with some ridiculously small wiring (footplate oil-lamps in 4mm/ft. scale! ) so i could so it. but i don't think i could get wire thin enough to appear scale and still hold some current. so i'd have to have the dummy wiring inside the engine bay, and the real wiring hidden up in the wheel wells, or somewhere.

I did look at where i could run the 'actual' electrical wires, and there doesn't seem like there's much room. At least on a 57 you've got those air ducts from the headlight surrounds to the cowl, which would very happily hide a big thick wire. might save this trick for a 57. at least tail lights would be fairly easy to drill out on a '56 compared to the complex arrangement on a 57.

dunno. do you rekon it'd be do-able? i remember seeing a thread about this not long ago.

Will
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Posted by BigTallDad on Sunday, June 12, 2005 7:57 PM
Yep it's do-able (I did a '55 with head/tail/brake/turn signals). To keep it simple, however, you may want to do just the headlights and corresponding tail lights. For the on-off switch, hide one of those reed switches (commonly used on windows in a household security system) inside the car; then, the presence of a magnet would activate the lights.

Don't worry about the size of the wire; those tiny grain of rice lamps have very small leads.

I also did a tutorial on headlights etal, so if you want to go further, let me know.

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