In the future I will steer away from Parts Car related topics, but for now I am down and dirty stripping the latest parts car and have a lot of topics I have never really touched on and will share my ramble about this and that.  This car is basically ready to go up on the car hauler (maybe tomorrow) for the final stages where I remove the front end and rear end.. and a few odds and ends from under the car then off to the metal yard.

So, today I removed all the remaining items from the interior including the inside AC/Heat parts, brakes, gas petal, park brake .... basically removing all remaining interior trim and then the bench seat which leads me to my short ramble tonight on fabric and carpet color fade. 

Whenever I part a car out I take samples of fabric, vinyl, leather, headliner, etc and note the car it came off of the color trim. I always like to get a good sample that did not see much light. When you remove the side upright metal trim off bench seats it is a good way to see the original fabric color vs the almost 60 years of fade in the sun.  One good place for good condition original fabric is that back section you see when you flip the center armrests out. This car also had excellent original blue fabric in this location but I am showing you the front back seat section as an example of the huge amount of fade in 60 years.

This 1963 Park Avenue had Trim Code 43, which meant the seats were Light blue Cambria patterned fabric. But it was not that light! Actually it was more a medium blue. 

Anyway, here are 3 pictures showing a full width of back seat section then a close up and then a very close up.  This is why you want to get a sample that has not been exposed to sunlight if sending to SMS, etc!  Tomorrow I may ramble a bit about Unobtainium ... which this car had a bit of!

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