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P80 P2 seat leather question (Pass to driver skin swap)

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P80 P2 seat leather question (Pass to driver skin swap)

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Hello- S70 with the tan leather seats- Drivers side (of course) is totally ripped up. My local U Pull It junkyards have Volvos with decent passenger side leather seats, drivers sides are typically pretty bad. I think a seat is $15. If I wanted to buy a passenger seat and "skin" it, could I use passenger side leather on my driver's side seat?

Just wondering... Thanks, Dave

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Post by abscate »

Hmm on a P2, Im not sure, Ill move this to that section.

I did exactly that on my P80 earlier last year,
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....moving to P2....
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On the S60 I believe the bottom is, but the back isn't because of the lumbar knob.

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Post by abscate »

I had the same problem on the P80 but even with the knob in the wrong place, the end result is pretty good....

see here - there is also a link to some P2 discussion as well

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=84734&hilit=seat+leather+P80
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Post by cmblackburn »

I've got a 2000 S70 passenger seat skin on my 1998 drivers seat. No problems, one hole on the outer bolster from where the lumbar knob should be but it doesn't bother me.
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Post by Daver1100RT »

Yeah I figured the lumbar knob hole would be an issue, but I'm sure I could figure out something with that. Cut a new hole for the knob to exit and somehow neatly patch the hole where it no longer exits.

That's very encouraging news! For $15 plus a handful of zip-ties I could give it a shot anyway. Dave

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What is involved with taking the skin off? My driver bottom has come apart at one of the seams, and I would rather take it apart and sew it back instead of waiting for it to deteriorate more.

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Mark- It's pretty simple from what I remember- I took apart the seat on my old 850 to fix the heated seat grid. You snip (or bend) off all of the metal hog ties (loops), peel the leather back. Snip center hog rings last and pull off the leather. I don't remember if I removed the leather on the back part of the seat. Goes back on either with new hog rings or plastic zip ties. It's really easier than you'd think. I have never sewn the leather though. Dave

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Post by oragex »

Try see if you swap the whole skin/foam/spring piece for the bottom of the seat (not sure it would fit). I think the 1998-2006 S80 fits on 2001-2003 S60 so it may be the same for the S70 ? youtube.com/watch?v=AOhUYIG6Qv4

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