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P80 Driver seat leather and seat bottom replacement ( re titled) Topic is solved

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Re: P80 passengers and driver seat swap

Post by abscate » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:55 am

Found the release buttons for the head restraint. Not intuitive but got good pictures for posterior/ity

The seat bottom foams are swappable, the seat back foams are not due to the SIPPS cutout

This thread will turn into the skin swap thread, or something else which is safe for work
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Re: P80 passengers and driver seat swap

Post by scot850 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:16 am

Glad you found the release you needed!

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Re: P80 passengers and driver seat swap

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:39 am

scot850 wrote: ↑
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Glad you found the release you needed!

Neil
:lol:

Love how you phrased this, Neil!
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Re: P80 passengers and driver seat swap

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Re: P80 passengers and driver seat swap  Topic is solved

Post by abscate » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:56 pm

Well I got it done today

I swapped both skins and also put the passenger side seat bottom from my parts car into the driver side of my 1999

As comfortable as the P80'seat was before , I can feel the difference of a new seat bottom that hasn't had my fat a$$ on it for 200,000 miles

And, just saying....
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Re: P80 passengers and driver seat swap

Post by scot850 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:03 pm

Whilst I can't possibly comment on the posterior issue on the seat (old saying of look in the mirror before commenting!!Ahem), glad you got the set figured out. It is amazing how the change is foam makes such a difference. I did the same with the V70 NA, swapping the passenger seat from a PnP car with the foam and seat heater. Huge difference, and once you figure out how, it is not a terrible job, particularly when I have the hog rings and a couple of different hog ring pliers.

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Re: P80 passengers and driver seat swap

Post by abscate » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:37 pm

Well, my $500 parts car just gave me another $460 of good leather skins and a
LIke new seat base which will nice on my April travels.


I used zip ties but went with 4 inch...much too short. 6 inches would have been a lot easier.

Here's a picture of what toy are doing to release the headrests...
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Re: P80 passengers and driver seat swap

Post by June » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:51 pm

Wow the seat looks great! I think he paid in the neighborhood of $460 for just the bottom seatcover and about the same for the back. So for both seatcovers your parts car saved around a grand. June
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Re: P80 passengers and driver seat swap

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:35 pm

abscate wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:55 am
This thread will turn into the skin swap thread, or something else which is safe for work
:lol: This is a family-friendly forum!
abscate wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:56 pm
Well I got it done today

I swapped both skins and also put the passenger side seat bottom from my parts car into the driver side of my 1999

As comfortable as the P80'seat was before , I can feel the difference of a new seat bottom that hasn't had my fat a$$ on it for 200,000 miles

And, just saying....

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Very nice! Looks comfortable again!
June wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:51 pm
Wow the seat looks great! I think he paid in the neighborhood of $460 for just the bottom seatcover and about the same for the back. So for both seatcovers your parts car saved around a grand. June
Wow, that's nuts!
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:03 pm
Whilst I can't possibly comment on the posterior issue on the seat (old saying of look in the mirror before commenting!!Ahem), glad you got the set figured out. It is amazing how the change is foam makes such a difference. I did the same with the V70 NA, swapping the passenger seat from a PnP car with the foam and seat heater. Huge difference, and once you figure out how, it is not a terrible job, particularly when I have the hog rings and a couple of different hog ring pliers.

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I might have to swap the foam on my driver's seat at some point. It's not drastically flattened or anything like my cousin's T5, but it's a little tired. That's probably why my P80's seats hurt my back when they really shouldn't.
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Re: P80 passengers and driver seat swap

Post by abscate » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:43 pm

Try to grab a passenger car seat since they tend to be lightly used. I spent 4 hours stripping the seat and installing the new. 4 hours straight of hard hand work
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