Hang ten or Spirit of 76?...

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    j par Well-hung Member

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    I bought some bucket seats at a swap meet last April. I was under the impression that they were Spirit of 76 bucket seats because of the red white and blue stripes down the center? But when I research I find that the 1974 hang ten also had this kind of striping on the interior? I want to put this up for sale but I don't know what it is for a fact or if it could be for both? The bottom cushion pieces are dirtier than the backs and of course the upper headrest portion is the best. I don't know if it could be deep cleaned and restored or what? anyways any information anybody has on these that's definite would be great....
    When I had the seat reupholstered I just had him save the center portions...
    Thank you...
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      Here is a Hang 10 Interior
      74_Hang10_2.jpg
      And a not great Spirit interior.
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      Hope this helps.
       
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        I'm not sure I'm seeing the difference in the seat pattern? I do notice that the hang ten has it on the door cards as well..
         
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        Jpar- what you have there is awesome!

        those were really cool but it looks from the picture that the center is wider on one seat vs the other. Plus nothing on the door panels. I remember almost buying a hang ten and the inside had little surfer dude riding a wave as an accent. Matched the special pin stripe on the outside. sunroof, center console and red panels on the dash, center console. Not many of them lasted long as rust in New England ate them up.
        outside of New England I am clueless.
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              The first picture of those buckets from behind looks as if their reproduction look how wrinkly it is on the back? doesn't look Factory?..
               
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              As far as cleaning automotive fabric upholstery.

              There is a solution that I use that works quite well.

              It's a mixture of 10% vinegar, 20% club soda, a few drops of Dawn Dish soap to help cut the grease, and the remainder Distilled Water in a gallon container.

              Vacuum seats good first and blow them down with high pressure air to get the loose dirt out of the fabric.

              Next put your mixture in a Spritzer Bottle and start wetting down the surfaces, giving it some time between sprays to allow it to seep into the fabric surface. Can help it along with a clean terry cloth towel in circular motions. Keep the surface wet for a good 1/2 hour, being careful not to soak it so much that it goes down into the foam.

              Keeping it wet for some time allows the vinegar to start breaking the dirt and stains down. As it starts to break down, the club soda is bubbling to bring the dirt up to the surface and you can pick it up off with a clean terry cloth towel.

              Repeat until you feel satisfied that it is coming clean. Dry down as best you can with the clean terry cloth towel then take a Spritzer bottle with Distilled water to it for the final rinses, drying with terry cloth towel. Vacuming moisture out, and final blow down with compressed air.

              Don't be in a hurry, give the chemicals time to work and release the contaminations.

              Let dry, I am sure they are going to look a lot better for you.
               
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                Forgot to mention, you got to scrub the solution on the fabric with a plastic bristle brush. This will help loosen things up and the foam created makes it easier to pick it off the surface with the terry cloth towel.
                 
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