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Old 04-05-2015, 10:20 AM   #21
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Many times I have bought from both. La Barron Bonney always comes out on top every time. This last time around, after I had bought a new top for my '30 Phaeton from La Barron Bonney, I was very pleased with it on all points. I thought that side curtains would be the finishing touch to the car. Pricing the side curtains, LarBarron Bonney was about $700 and Car Touche was about $500. Wanting to save the $200 difference was a big mistake. Car Touche used a lesser grade material, and they had incorrect instructions about the curtain fasteners. The aggravation of lesser quality, poor fit of the rear quarter curtain, and wrong directions from Car Touche, was more of an added loss to me than a saving. I will know better the next time around. I will go with La Barron Bonney. I recommend that you do the same.
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:59 AM   #22
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I went with LeBarron Bonney and find them to be the most impersonal people to deal with, the sales lady's do not return emails or phone calls and all this after spending $2,500.00 dollars...they are late in delivering the upholstery so will see after I get it..if I get it?? what it's like and service after that...dissapointing
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I Installed a cartouche top on my 31 a few years back, it seems to have faded and stained, I will be replacing it with Lebaron Bonney, im hopeing this will be the right move..I wish I had installed Lebaron Bonney..from my experience with Cartouche..its junk!!
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:55 PM   #24
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I used LeBaron Bonney for the interior of my coupe. The quality was great. I had never done upholstery before, but it all turned out looking really nice. I happened to be in the Boston area while I was in the middle of installing the interior and the people were very nice and accommodating. I had a couple of questions, and their technical guy took about 45 minutes to talk to me. Also, when I called then during the project, I was given good answers.

I don't have any experience with Cartouche, but my experience with LeBaron Bonney was good and that is where I would go back to next time.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:10 AM   #25
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I have had complete interiors twice from LB. You will not be disappointed with the quality of the materials and the workmanship! If you want to save some money wait for a sale from LB, (which they have) or wait for the
once a year free shipping sale. I did and saved $500. I have a
(1930/155 D Model A and a 1936 Model 68/710)

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Old 04-06-2015, 04:52 PM   #26
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LB is not infallible, when I bought their interior kit last winter the seat cushion was way too big. But they figured out the problem and sent a replacement quickly.

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Old 04-06-2015, 05:09 PM   #27
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Lona,,,, spend a few extra bucks for LB there is a pretty considerable difference when you see the two side by side. Don't scrimp and go for Cartouche. That is just me, but I would spend the money for LeBaron Bonney and do it right.
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Was doing a search and found this thread. So now who do you go with that LB is no more
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:34 PM   #29
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Am I missing something? I thought that LB was out of business. Jack
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:04 AM   #32
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Searches should have brought up more recent material. I guess it depends on the search string. Don't be afraid to start a new thread. There have been a lot of threads about this lately.
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:41 PM   #35
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Hello, I thought LeBaron Bonney is out of business...Any quality kits available otherwise? Not interested in Cartouche. Thank you in advance for your replies. Dave
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:42 PM   #36
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Not interested in Cartouche. Thank you in advance for your replies. Dave

Why not Dave? Since Cartouche is now the manufacturer of most Model-A fabric, what is it about Cartouche? Granted their kits are not 100% authentic, ...but neither is Mike's.
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:21 AM   #37
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Even LB had to compromise with replacement materials. Stuff that is no longer available anywhere has to have a compromise for the next best available replacement product. Someone who makes up their own trim still has to find sources for materials. The original founders of LB went out of their way to contract domestic and foreign companies to weave up cloth for them. A lot of the wool stuff likely came from the UK since that has been a specialty there for more than a hundred years.
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