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AAZCD
AAZCD Reader
3/5/19 10:22 a.m.

In reply to Pete Gossett :

I love those deals, but yes - I have project saturation right now and can not take in another. I will pass it on to some friends.

AAZCD
AAZCD HalfDork
2/13/20 8:47 p.m.

When I first restored the car, there were some small cracks in the leather on the driver's seat. I repaired them with some leather repair adhesive and dye. The repair held up for a while, but eventually cracked worse.

I looked at Lseat.com and saw that they had some nice replacement leather, but not the correct color. I considered replacing both seats, but hesitated because I want to keep the integrity of the Special Edition interior.

One day I noticed that 'Oldcarguy' on the 986 Forum was doing some upgrades on his car including a full rehab of his seats (and a Jake Raby engine). I asked and he offered to send me his old seat leather, removed intact, for free. Today, I received leather from both seats. The driver's seat has some slightly noticeable restoration and the passenger seat is almost good as new. I plan to use the leather from his passenger side to replace my driver's side seat base. I'll patch the hole for the controls, but it will not be visible against the center console.

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
2/14/20 8:45 p.m.

I sent you a PM not sure if it went through.

AAZCD
AAZCD HalfDork
2/14/20 9:03 p.m.
pimpm3 said:

I sent you a PM not sure if it went through.

I've been having trouble with forum messages getting through. Send it direct to an alternate address... (Deleted) ...then burn these instructions.

Hasbro
Hasbro SuperDork
2/14/20 9:24 p.m.

Just enjoyed reading this through for the first time. You have a good eye for photos.

AAZCD (Forum Supporter)
AAZCD (Forum Supporter) Dork
6/2/20 6:30 p.m.

Today I replaced the seat base on the driver's side. The original 'flood seat' leather has been slowly getting worse on the driver's side, but still looks like new on the passenger seat. I have had the leather for a few months, but it was a real pain to pull off the old leather so I was hesitant to put the 'new' leather on. What finally got me to do the job was buying proper hog ring pliers. The long grip on these Knipex brand ones really made the job simple.

Before:

After:

Durty
Durty Reader
7/16/20 10:28 a.m.

That brown leather looks very nice. Well done. 

-durty

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