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This job presented Catalina Custom a special challenge that had a very rewarding feeling of accomplishment at the conclusion. An elderly gentleman brought Catalina Custom his new Buick Riviera along with his six tanned deer hides he had for quite a few years. After advising him of the softness of the skins and the possibility of premature wearing, he still had a desire to sit on his deer skins. Catalina Custom took extra care and saved the original material inserts giving the customer the option of putting the seats back to their original condition if he so choose. Catalina Custom then proceeded to replace the original cloth in the front seat pillow effect sections on the backrest and cushions. What made this job interesting was having to work around the bullet holes in the skins. With a lot of thought, material manipulation and careful effort, Catalina Custom was able to present the customer with a product that he enjoyed for quite a few years and a job that will be in the special memories of Catalina Custom (along with some left over deer skin samples) for a long, long time.
The seats before the upholstery work with the deer skins