Photo: Tuft-Out El Camino Dashboard

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 29th, 2014

Auto Upholstery News - The Hog Ring - 1979 Chevrolet El Camino Low Rider Dashboard

You’ve never seen a 1979 Chevrolet El Camino that looks like this… but you did see a Porsche 924.

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Aircraft Trimmers Find Inspiration in Car Interiors

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 28th, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Aircraft Aviation Upholstery

We’re all familiar with cars – like the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis – that take their interior design cues from airplanes. But increasingly, aircraft upholsterers are being asked to customize the cabins of planes to look and feel more like car interiors.

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Dome Lights: Making the Switch to LEDs

Published by Naseem Muaddi on October 27th, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - LED Dome Light Bulb

Lately, while recovering headliners, I’ve noticed that an increasing number of my customers are switching the bulbs in their dome lights from standard incandescent to LED. Curious about the difference, I figured I’d give it a try too.

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Pre-Order Alea’s Limited-Edition Seat Covers

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 24th, 2014

Auto Upholstery News - The Hog Ring - Alea Leather Seat Cover

Listen up — Alea leather Specialist Inc., the auto upholstery industry’s premier manufacturer of high-quality leather seat covers, is offering limited-edition kits for the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Crew Cab that your customers will love.

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New Renault and BMW to Rock Haartz Soft Tops

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 23rd, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Haartz - Renault Twingo and BMW 2-Series

Haartz Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of automotive topping fabrics, recently revealed some exciting news — both the Renault Twingo and BMW 2-Series will feature Haartz soft top fabric!

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Photo: Renault Zoe Concept Seats

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 22nd, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Renault Zoe Concept Interior

Car seat or toilet seat? No one really knows except for French automaker Renault, which featured this unique design in Zoe, a five-door super-mini electric car concept it introduced in 2005.

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Albright’s Supply ‘Open House’ 2014

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 21st, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Albright's Supply

Thanks to everyone who made it to the Albright’s Supply “Open House” on Saturday in Corinth, Mississippi. The event was an amazing success — with auto trimmers from near and far treated to great food, door prizes, closeout deals and unbeatable savings on everything in stock!

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Save 10% on Everything at Albright’s Supply

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 17th, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Albright's Supply Coupon

Listen up! If you can’t make it to the Albright’s Supply “Open House” this Saturday, Oct. 18 in Corinth, Mississippi, but still want to take advantage of great savings — use the above coupon code when ordering online or over the phone before Oct. 31 and take 10% off your entire order.

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In Memory of Kitty Strauss: 1922-2014

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 16th, 2014

Auto Upholstery News - The Hog Ring - Catherine Kitty Strauss

It is with great sadness that we inform The Hog Ring community of the passing of Catherine “Kitty” Strauss, loving matriarch of the Electron Top family.

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Photo: Renault Captur Concept Elastic Seats

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 15th, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Renault Captur Concept Interior

Remember Bastybikes‘ laced motorcycle seat? Renault executed a similar design for the seats in its Captur Concept — a model that was light ages ahead of its time (and still is)!

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