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    #31
    The best YouTube video I found was this one which is E30 sport seat specific.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUuhdw4ZEcY
    1986 E30 325E
    1989 E30 325iX
    2003 E54 X5.
    1993 Mercedes W124 300E
    1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
    2009 VW Touareg
    2007 Porsche Cayman S

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      #32
      I would not reuse that backing. If anything I would get some polyester batting from a fabric store if you are wanting more cushion.
      1989 325i LS Swap (Money Pit):https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=244933
      COTM Feb 2019: https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=428404

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        #33
        I am only considering using another layer as that is how the seat covers were made by BMW. That and It would be an additional layer between the foam that Lseat uses and the OEM foam. I looked at some batting at my local Hobby Lobby but, have a local upholstery shop who I can ask what they would recommend.
        1986 E30 325E
        1989 E30 325iX
        2003 E54 X5.
        1993 Mercedes W124 300E
        1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
        2009 VW Touareg
        2007 Porsche Cayman S

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          #34
          Finally found some time to get back on this project. I tackled the back seats first thinking these would be easier. The covers fit nicely. I did have to use some pliers for added grip as I was stretching the cover over the foam.
          Attached Files
          1986 E30 325E
          1989 E30 325iX
          2003 E54 X5.
          1993 Mercedes W124 300E
          1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
          2009 VW Touareg
          2007 Porsche Cayman S

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            #35
            I only ended up with two creases that I wish were not there but, I have seen other seat covers installed by E30 owners that did not appear to fit as nicely as these. So far I am very happy with them. Now to tackle the more intricate front seats.
            Attached Files
            1986 E30 325E
            1989 E30 325iX
            2003 E54 X5.
            1993 Mercedes W124 300E
            1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
            2009 VW Touareg
            2007 Porsche Cayman S

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              #36
              I gave the leather a treatment of Leatherique rejuvenator oil while the seats are in where it is warm. I figured it couldn't hurt.

              It is difficult to capture the true color of the brown. It looks very similar to the current darker brown in the modern BMWs. More pics to follow as I work on the front seats.
              Attached Files
              1986 E30 325E
              1989 E30 325iX
              2003 E54 X5.
              1993 Mercedes W124 300E
              1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
              2009 VW Touareg
              2007 Porsche Cayman S

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                #37
                Very nice! makes me want to redo my seats.
                First e30 - 1991 318i 4 door

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                  #38
                  The driver's seat is all covered. For never having done upholstery work before I am very happy with the way they turned out. I still have to put the top and back together but, I cleaned and painted the rails and need to let them dry first.

                  The only observation I have is regarding the bottom seat cushion. The original leather wrapped around the bottom sides and had enough material to wrap underneath and was then stapled. The Lseat.com cover only had enough material to wrap around the sides. Fortunately the 3M adhesive I used secured the cover in place while I installed it. Once installed the hog rings further secured the entire seat bottom and cover to the seat frame.
                  1986 E30 325E
                  1989 E30 325iX
                  2003 E54 X5.
                  1993 Mercedes W124 300E
                  1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
                  2009 VW Touareg
                  2007 Porsche Cayman S

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                    #39
                    Like I said, I still need to put them back together but, here is a look at how they turned out.
                    Attached Files
                    1986 E30 325E
                    1989 E30 325iX
                    2003 E54 X5.
                    1993 Mercedes W124 300E
                    1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
                    2009 VW Touareg
                    2007 Porsche Cayman S

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                      #40
                      A bit of a side view.
                      Attached Files
                      1986 E30 325E
                      1989 E30 325iX
                      2003 E54 X5.
                      1993 Mercedes W124 300E
                      1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
                      2009 VW Touareg
                      2007 Porsche Cayman S

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                        #41
                        I have no doubt that I will be buying a black perforated set for the sport seats in my iX at some point in the future.
                        1986 E30 325E
                        1989 E30 325iX
                        2003 E54 X5.
                        1993 Mercedes W124 300E
                        1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
                        2009 VW Touareg
                        2007 Porsche Cayman S

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                          #42
                          Driver's seat all back together except for a couple of the plastic trim pieces. I am very happy with how it turned out.

                          One down, one to go.
                          Attached Files
                          1986 E30 325E
                          1989 E30 325iX
                          2003 E54 X5.
                          1993 Mercedes W124 300E
                          1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
                          2009 VW Touareg
                          2007 Porsche Cayman S

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                            #43
                            Looks really good!

                            Originally posted by whysimon
                            WTF is hello Kitty (I'm 28 with no kids and I don't have cable)

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                              #44
                              Looks awesome for the price. What kind of leather is it? What colour did you originally have?

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                                #45
                                I am not certain what kind of leather it is. I can say that it is as thick as the original leather. My original leather was pearl beige.

                                My desire was a darker brown and I am very happy with the color. The Leatherique treatment made the leather even a bit darker which is fine by me.
                                1986 E30 325E
                                1989 E30 325iX
                                2003 E54 X5.
                                1993 Mercedes W124 300E
                                1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
                                2009 VW Touareg
                                2007 Porsche Cayman S

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