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Kustom Kombo - black [message #15863] Wed, 15 June 2011 12:32 Go to next message
rodak
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Did anyone see this one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=18000 4657499

I know there were two different Black Naugahyde's used - does this one look like the shinier version? Or do you think it's just the result of a generous treatment with Armor All?

BTW, Les, the serial on this one, 1519, is one I got from you out of your database. Looks like the date on it is 12/18/68.



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Re: Kustom Kombo - black [message #15864 is a reply to message #15863] Wed, 15 June 2011 12:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rodak
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Sorry, bad link. Try this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=30056 5810469


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Re: Kustom Kombo - black [message #15865 is a reply to message #15864] Wed, 15 June 2011 13:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
LesS is currently offline  LesS
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I'll check when I get home but I think the shiny naugahyde (Kool Black) came out later - a black Kustom from 1968/69 would be the original black.

I think they just used a lot of Armor-all on it - they wanted to make sure anybody trying to carry it would not be able to hang on to it.
Re: Kustom Kombo - black [message #15866 is a reply to message #15865] Wed, 15 June 2011 13:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looks like it's the original covering with a lot of Armor All on it. It's hard to tell from the pictures but the Kool Black was the wet look and it has a wider deeper grainer appearence than the original black. There is a 118 Folded horn cab in Detroit that is the Kool black, http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/msg/2437696918.html The photo of the serial number plate shows the shiny deeper grain of the kool black.
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Re: Kustom Kombo - black [message #15867 is a reply to message #15863] Wed, 15 June 2011 14:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rodak
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Ahh, I see. Thanks!

The seller is quite the huckster. He probably buys Armor All by the gallon.



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Re: Kustom Kombo - black [message #15869 is a reply to message #15867] Wed, 15 June 2011 18:18 Go to previous message
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Kool Black came out about March 1971 / serial number 68000, so back in 1968 when that Armor-All Kustom organ was made there was only the one black color.
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