[E-Type] Interior - Beige Vs. Biscuit?

My car was built with a beige interior and Ascot Fawn
paintwork. I recently converted my car to an ‘‘original’’
manual setup and need to re-cover a barn find center
console but am having difficulty finding a beige
vinyl/leather to match.

Can anyone tell me if Biscuit and Beige are a close match
and if not, where I might find a beige interior kit?
Many Thanks
Steve–
'68 2+2, '87 Benz SL, '60 Mini, '68 MGC
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In reply to a message from PKN sent Wed 13 Jul 2016:

Try OSJI. My recollection is they will send you samples,
there may be a slight charge for them though.
Alternatively, do you have a small sample of the material
(s) you are trying to color match that you could send them?–
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Can anyone tell me if Biscuit and Beige are a close match
and if not, where I might find a beige interior kit?


John Walker, 1969 E-Type Coupe
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In reply to a message from PKN sent Wed 13 Jul 2016:

Biscuit is quite a bit darker and more brown than beige. My
car is beige and I had difficulty finding suitable vinyl
because samples from various suppliers were all slightly
different. Also, there are two types of fabric backing.
‘‘Stretchy’’-backed and plain fabric backed, which is thinner
but more difficult to apply to curves.

John’s suggestion is probably the best idea, send a sample
of what you need and have it matched.–
Clive, '62 Coupe 860320
Ontario, Canada
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In reply to a message from Clive Wilkinson sent Wed 13 Jul 2016:

I had the same problem, and when I finally found a color
match in stretchy backed vinyl, I purchased enough to do
the interior twice.–
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car is beige and I had difficulty finding suitable vinyl
because samples from various suppliers were all slightly
different. Also, there are two types of fabric backing.
‘‘Stretchy’’-backed and plain fabric backed, which is thinner


Eric
DFW Texas, United States
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In reply to a message from 64etype sent Wed 13 Jul 2016:

Not to jump in with both feet…and having just done an
interior from scratch because the wife and I wanted a color
that is not available…
Now…as mentioned above there is AMBLA which is the stretch
vinyl and there is Vinide or moquette which is the NON
stretch yinyl
So vinide is not available except thru OSJI,Veterans, or
World Upholstery and some $90/ yard and very limited colors.
While, Amble is the vinyl that all Upholstery supplies have
and is available in any color one needs and some $14/yard.
Since the steel frame of the center counsel needs to be
covered in a foam then there is no real reason to use
Vinide…may as well use Amble aka regular vinyl…And also
the foam underlay should be closed cell in 1/8 inch…

Bottom line…take a sample of your vinyl to a Upholstery
supply and match it…buy what matches and buy some 1/8
closed cell foam. Also, pick up a gallon of HHR Weldwood
Dap contact cement (not in California) some $29 and 1 inch
chip brushes from Harbor freight…

Of note, Piping…We left it off…but if you are going to
do piping you will need to make your own…then you will need
the ‘‘rope’’ that goes under the vinyl and a sewing machine
with foot to handle making it…no way will it be pre-made
with the proper color…and still now We would not do it

2 E’s restored…3 to go…help–
Mitchell Roe
Hasty, United States
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In reply to a message from Mister Mitch sent Wed 13 Jul 2016:

Mr. Mitch, moquette is the furry stuff on the back of 3.8
seats and covering the rear wheelo arches. Not vinyl but a
fabric a bit like velvet.–
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vinyl and there is Vinide or moquette which is the NON
stretch yinyl


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In reply to a message from Clive Wilkinson sent Wed 13 Jul 2016:

Thanks for all of the great replies. I just had a call from
my Upholsterer and he has found some vinyl which matches
the old console - a discontinued pattern but he found 3
yards of it so I got it all. The console will be padded and
piping applied. My interior looks very good and I cannot
justify a full replacement - besides, with so few beige
interiors out there, there is not a lot to compare it to
and I am sure that 48 years of hot climates have taken
there toll on the original color
Steve–
'68 2+2, '87 Benz SL, '60 Mini, '68 MGC
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