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Help with 76 New Yorker

Postby Mkweaver1958 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:40 am

I know, I know. This forum is for Beretta people.
BUT, there are some real car guys here and I'd like to ask for help with my 1976 Chrysler New Yorker.
It seems there are a lot of places to get "B" body Mopar parts and almost NONE for my "C" body Formal 2dr.
Especially of interest are interior parts.My triple white is in dire need of replacement leather seats covers.
Living in FL beats up leather quickly and the I'm losing the battle and need to replace.
All help and suggestions are appreciated.
BTW, my 90 Indy is my daily dreiver and this site helps keep it going!
Thanks,
Mark
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Re: Help with 76 New Yorker

Postby ifixalot » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:39 am

When I recovered an 85 Driver's seat, I was able to get the original type fabric from:
https://smsautofabrics.com/
I don't know if they have leather. You will have to have an upholstery shop make seat covers.
I doubt you will find replacement covers for such a rare car but you never know.
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Re: Help with 76 New Yorker

Postby Rettax3 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:50 pm

Custom upholstery shop will be your best shot. Not cheap, but if you want to keep it 'correct', that will be the best way. Nice thing about leather is that you don't really need to search for the right pattern, like fabric and even vinyl. So long as it is cut and stitched right, you should be good. I'm sure you are already aware, but Mopar re-used a lot of parts from body-line to body-line, so if you need other trim-parts and such, even with the higher popularity of the 'B' and 'E' bodies, some repop stuff is available for your New Yorker.

Nice looking car, there just aren't many left out there. 400 or 440? BBMs have become one of my top all-time favorite piston engines, due to some of their design innovations and potential. Very reliable power-plants. The 727 Torque-Flite was as good as any automatic, better than most, and even the A904 was good and saved weight (not really the top concern for a '76 New Yorker though :wink: ), so either way it is outfitted, it should just keep going so long as you keep tires on it and gas in the tank.
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Re: Help with 76 New Yorker

Postby Mkweaver1958 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:59 am

Rettax3, Are you suggesting my New Yorker is a HEAVY WEIGHT!!!!! ; )
She has the 440 and everything works the way it should including the chronometer.
ifixalot, thank you for the link, I'll check it out.



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Re: Help with 76 New Yorker

Postby Rettax3 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:19 pm

Mkweaver1958 wrote:Rettax3, Are you suggesting my New Yorker is a HEAVY WEIGHT!!!!! ; )
She has the 440 and everything works the way it should including the chronometer.

You bet! Real steel! I don't care much for plastic cars though, so from me it is a compliment. :wink: In my old Mopar, the only thing that DOESN'T work is the tic-toc part of the tic-toc-tach. It actually wore the pintle off of the clock-spring shaft, and I still have to fix it. Glad that 'boxer' of yours is in good hands. :good:


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1990 Turbo 3.4 5-Speed T-Type
1990 4.0L 4-Cam 32-Valve V-8 5-Speed Indy GTi (Project)
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1995 LA1/L82 4T60E Z-26
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