Glad I was able to let you see the thread made to a Sticky!
I wondered as I am up in Canada who you prefer to use as I do have access to PUI and others through KMS tools. Thus no or little shipping.
I have heard many swear by Legendary but as I am only looking at doing this once... I was wondering who you prefer. I get when cost is due to gently used Hey I'd go for it too!
But since I need Parchment I'll go new and do the work over winter.
Thanks for posting all this great info Ben
For a 68 like yours, any of the current cover mfgs will be fine.
That would not necessarily be the case for every model year- some MFGs do some years better than others. (69 & 70 chevelle specifically have issues with distinctive and PUI covers)
I would rank cover mfgs like this:
1. Legendary - Heavier weight vinyl, best grain definition, best color match to OEM vinyls, Made in USA.
2. TMI (stock style covers) - Quality cover, has extra sew foam added under vinyl which helps to smooth things out- Made in USA
TIE for 3rd...
3. Distinctive Industries - Made in Mexico
3. PUI - some stuff is made in US, mostly made in china
Legendary & TMI are more expensive and are of a higher quality.
Distinctive and PUI are both "mostly" made outside the US, though some items are made here. These are going to be comparable quality wise & price wise.
More important than the choice in covers is your choice in seat buns- Buy the expensive American Cushion Industry buns (ACI). These are made in the USA and are head and shoulders better than the rest. They are SOFT like the originals were, and they come with the attaching muslin already glued on.
hope this helps!