Last weekend Cerullo had a nice large booth at the LA Roadster Show at the Pomona Fairground. What a nice turn out it was. We had hundreds of people pass the booth. We saw lots of interest in our vintage El Camino bench seat as well as our SC Sport Seats. We had a couple of great sales out of it too. One of the highlights for me was seeing the booth for Pagano Rods and Customs; one of our favorite customers. He had his red Impala showcased with Cerullo XR Sport Seats in red vinyl. Wow she was pretty!! We're looking forward to next year's show.
We just made another set of SC Sport Seats for a 1970 Chevelle and a cover to match for the rear seat. Cerullo doesn't get a lot of opportunities to upholster rear seats simply because most of our customers are out of state. It's clearly more convenient for a local customer to bring us their rear seat to cover. But what do you do when you need a whole new interior and you buy new Cerullo front seats but also need your rear seat to match? We just happened to have the patterns for the original 70 Chevelle rear seat, so this time it worked out.
Usually we would just sell additional material to our customers so that they can have an upholsterer in their area make a cover to match our seat. Sometimes we get lucky and if we have the pattern already, we can make the cover and then the customer can have a local person pull it onto the original frame and foam. We love our local customers though. They help us to expand our pattern collection so we're able to service more drivers!
It's been a long time since we've upholstered a bench seat in fabric (velour style). It's more common to get orders for vinyl or leather or combo vinyl/tweed. I'm so glad we got this chance to make a new bench seat for our Canadian customer Ryan and his 53 Ford F-150. It turned out so great that we'll be making another one to show at the LA Roadster Show next month at the Pomona Fairgrounds. We're really looking forward to seeing this baby installed.
Update from customer:
"I got to take the first look at my seats today. Let me say wow I'm impressed!! They look great! Such beautiful work! I can't wait to install them in my truck. Your assistance and customer service was phenomenal. I would recommend you guys to anyone looking for great looking seats with awesome customer service. "
"Thanks so much!"
This modification has been very popular for us recently. The idea was originated by our loyal customer Randy Johnson from D&Z Customs and after seeing pictures of the seat, many retail customers have been ordering their seats this way. We simply sew vertical pleats instead of horizontal pleats onto the insert portion of the SC Sport Seat. This way it matches a little closer to original upholstery patterns in many classic muscle cars. Chevy Nova has been a popular one lately. Call us today to place your order. We're happy to mail you fabric samples to check the colors against your existing interior color scheme. The SC Sport Seat can be made with or without headrests. The photos below show the seat without the headrests. The pleats can also be sewn using a single top stitch or using the double stitch - All shown below.
We met a great customer last week who got a set of SC Sport Seats made for his RV. He called it "The Whale". He and his wife go everywhere in this thing. I just received a photo of his seats installed with this really nice note:
"Hi, Gina, I love the new seats you made me. They're nice and comfortable for long drives, and your color choice was perfect too. "
This split back bench seat is going into Mike's 1956 Chevy Sedan. He's chosen a charcoal leather to go with his dark grey tweed inserts. There are a few options for the 56 Chevy to choose from . Tapered backrests that resemble bucket seats with a center fold down arm rest is always available to fit this car.
Angel, our upholsterer poses in the photo above. We're very proud of what we do here at Cerullo Performance Seating. Our quality is top notch and we strive to make our customer's happy.