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  • boomer
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    Originally posted by Mike36 View Post
    Yeah that sounds about right. I guess I just got lucky .
    Looks like I'm picking up your tab. haha I ordered cardinal covers, no door cards for a diamond schwarz convertible.
    Last edited by boomer; 05-07-2019, 06:02 PM.

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  • Mike36
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    Originally posted by boomer View Post
    I was told additional headrests were $20 each and I would have to buy 8 sq ft. of leather to make them.
    Thanks for letting me know.
    Yeah that sounds about right. I guess I just got lucky .

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  • boomer
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    I was told additional headrests were $20 each and I would have to buy 8 sq ft. of leather to make them.
    Thanks for letting me know.

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  • Mike36
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    Originally posted by boomer View Post
    How were you able to order the second pair of headrest covers, I don't see an option for that.
    When I placed my order, I wrote in the "Order Comments" section that I wanted an extra pair of headrest covers and that I authorized them to charge me the extra cost. I also went ahead and sent an email reminding them that I ordered extra headrest with my order along with my order number. The response I got was "Ok". I just crossed my fingers at that point but I did end up receiving the extra headrest at no cost so thumbs up to them.

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  • boomer
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    Originally posted by Mike36 View Post
    Don’t forget to post some pics. Mine are holding up well after a year of half time use. Take your time and have plenty of hog rings on hand. I bought these small hand picks from harbor freight which made the job 10x’s easier. Oh and I also ended doing my door panels! Good luck!
    How were you able to order the second pair of headrest covers, I don't see an option for that.

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  • sandman_01
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    Originally posted by Mike36 View Post
    Is that you?
    No, I've been following his channel as he works on his e30 and he just happened to post that video yesterday. Figured I'd share.

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  • Mike36
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    Originally posted by sandman_01 View Post
    Check it out:

    https://youtu.be/F0rDUArRYpc


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    Is that you?

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  • sandman_01
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    Check it out:

    https://youtu.be/F0rDUArRYpc


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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  • mbonanni
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    I steamed everything and it helped a lot for everything but I guess the headrests didn’t expand enough. I also used a heat gun to tighten the leather up a little, but also installed them in the car to let them sit for a couple weeks and then hit them with some leather conditioner once they’ve tightened up even more.

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  • Mike36
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    Originally posted by mbonanni View Post
    Thanks Mike! Yeah this is the first e30 I will own that will have a solid interior and I’m very excited for it. I think I am going to remove the headrests and cover then with a layer of foam because they are a big baggy to the touch.

    I actually opted for no piping when ordering but they went ahead and did it anyways. I would have much preferred them with out it. If I didn’t have rips I would have just cleaned mine up, yours turned out very good.
    Did you steam any of the seat foam/headrest? It was night and day after i steamed all my foam, everything was nice and snug except for my rear seat back that needed extra padding.

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  • mbonanni
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    Thanks Mike! Yeah this is the first e30 I will own that will have a solid interior and I’m very excited for it. I think I am going to remove the headrests and cover then with a layer of foam because they are a big baggy to the touch.

    I actually opted for no piping when ordering but they went ahead and did it anyways. I would have much preferred them with out it. If I didn’t have rips I would have just cleaned mine up, yours turned out very good.

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  • Tzantushka
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    Originally posted by mbonanni View Post
    I am having trouble with the passenger side tilt locking. It won't lock in any position other than furthest forward.
    They look great - I see you went for the piping on the bolster ridges.
    (instead of the french seam)

    With the tilt mechanism, I had a similar issue with mine.
    While I was replacing the seat shocks and cable, I sprayed some brake cleaner down the ratcheting mechanism to clear out the old grease, fluff, and debris that was causing the spring to bind.
    Make sure you protect the leather with some plastic or cloth from the run-off.

    In the end I didn't go down the path of recovering.
    With some hours cleaning, conditioning and fixing the broken parts the seats are back to new. Painted seat rails and a new seat belt buckle make it worth it.
    Even the cat approves.

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  • Mike36
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    Thats hot! Be ready for all the compliments you'll be getting about your interior, it never gets old. Haha. For some reason, lots of e30 owners seem to neglect their interior. Congrats.

    Make sure the passenger tilt handle is pressed all the way down so that the seat locks in place.

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  • mbonanni
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    Been neglecting posting photos because i still need a couple things to finish the interior, but the front seats are done with the exception of the seat shocks. I am having trouble with the passenger side tilt locking. It won't lock in any position other than furthest forward. I am happy how they turned out though, sorry for the crappy iphone pics.





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  • Mike36
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    Originally posted by mbonanni View Post
    Nope, didn’t want to wait for shipping at the time so I got some from Harbor Freight automotive section and then some from Home Depot. I assume the ones I got are more general purpose, and will return both today and order some of the ones you posted. Looking at the design I’m guessing the ring will be in a much more accessible position to anchor stuff down.
    Oh yeah, world of a difference with actual hog ring pliers. Should make your job much easier.

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