Input From San Antonio Forum Members on Upholstery Shops

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Hi, all,

This is an unusual "wanted" post, yes, but I really do want input from S.A. Forum members on which upholstery shops in the city are the most trustworthy. After all these years, I'm ready to commit to a total overhaul of Frankenstein's upholstery. I also have new green leather skins for the seats, so they won't have that issue. Anybody know which shop or shops I should hire? I know there are a bunch here, and I also know that not all of them are on the level.

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Pena Brothers Upholstery did the interior in my 55 in 2008. They are a really good shop. They are inside 410 off Bandera Rd.
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Thank you for that! :smt006 I'll look them up and probably pay them a visit very soon, after I finish getting my inherited car registered.

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My buddy is about to take a really big money fastback Mustang to Sew it Seams Custom Upholstery in New Braunfels. Guys work is INSANE!

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Tony is getting Frankenstein reupholstered?!?

I think that’s one of the seven signs…
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I know, it's almost Biblical, isn't it? And here I am anointing my seats with mink oil. Wayne
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:lol: Yes, I'm actually building up for it now, so any reliable prospect within driving distance is welcome. I'm also building up for the A/C restoration; once I get the Mustang officially registered I'm going to focus on finding a receiver-dryer fitted with R-134a-compatible lining (as I do not know whether the one I have is compatible or not, no warning labels of any kind).

So, this makes two prospects to check into! :dance:

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Tony,

Classic Auto Air has a facility in Coppell, Tx. They will rebuild it for you with 132a or R-12 compliant bag. Their facility in Florida rebuilt my system. They also have the correct expansion valve for a '66...

https://www.classicautoair.com/contact-us/
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O wow, that's only a 5-hour drive for me! That's doable if I need to do that. I should clarify myself on that topic, though: I'm not 100% sure whether the receiver-dryer I bought seven years ago needs to be converted or not. There are no warnings or caveats on the piece itself or the sales slip, stating to use or avoid anything specific; so I have to confirm that. All I've seen on the receiver is one decal with "TH-9 desiccant" on it, which tells me what type of desiccant is in there; but as I don't know the different types I don't know the significance of that info. If it turns out to be compatible with the current stuff, and the condenser and compressor also are compatible, then there really isn't anything stopping me from putting everything together and getting the system charged up and working again...save for the humidity and my laziness.

I know a couple of techs on the staff of the auto-skill center located in The Hood (called Fort Cavazos now) who may be able to tell me for sure.

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Tony is that possibly “XH-9”? If so, that means the desiccant is compatible with both R-12 and 134.
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Lee,

'Fraid not; below is the decal on this dryer.

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Call Classic Auto Air. They should be able to tell you over the phone.
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