Out in the Phoenix, Arizona, suburb of Tempe, where the air is dry and the Chevys are hot, Ciadella's Classic Chevy Interiors is in business to ensure that all of us Bow-Tie freaks can have the exact style of upholstery we need for whatever look we want in our car or pickup. Walking around this shop, one of the first things we noticed is that everybody involved in production seems to know exactly what any given year upholstery is supposed to look like, what the correct colors are, and how to make it look just as the factory did 40 or 50 years ago. These experts can even spot a roll of material that is not in the correct storage bin, well labeled as the bins are. There just is no room for error when filling a customer's needs.
We were at the shop for a couple of days renovating the SUPER CHEVY dualie, and it is obvious that Ciadella's people not only know how to make the components for the interior, but they're accomplished installers, as well. Not that there is much installation work done, but it's nice for the customer to know when he or she is installing door panels or seat covers, that it was made by someone who has actually done the whole job. Maybe that's why things fit as well as they do.
As important as quality reproduction work is, many people want to personalize their Chevys. Ciadella's has a large number of custom designs that they can put together for many styles and years of cars and trucks, or customers can create their own look and have the shop make it. We were surprised to find that many orders are mix and match, such as an Impala with SS upholstery, or '62 fabric for a '61 car, just because the customer likes that look more than stock. If you can think of it, Ciadella's can probably do it.