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P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

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Re: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

Post by gmh » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:26 pm

Right here in the second page of this thread:
zhenya wrote:
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:37 am
You can try here http://www.elwoodindustries.com/id2.html

Might be cheaper and easier just to buy a good set of seats from a parts yard or forum member though.


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Re: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

Post by sleddriver » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:43 pm

MrAl wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:08 am
Hi, What kind of solutions are available, leather or vinyl, that could replace the seat part?
Hopefully low cost.
Years ago, I bought a sewing machine, hot-rodded it, then a bunch of Sunbrella fabric and proceeded to sew a few thousand dollars worth of sailboat luggage.

Perhaps it's time to sew myself some new seat covers. Still have the machine. Once I make a pattern, the rest is easy.

I'll also have to refit new cushions as the foam is shot after 20yrs in the H&H here. My take on my situation is the leather over-stretched both due to my 250#'s and the foam aging. A smaller, lighter body won't cause that as fast.

Having owned a SAAB 900T for 14yrs though, I have to add that the cloth seat covers never wore through, nor did the foam collapse to the degree it has in the sled. Interesting that....
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Re: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:29 pm

gmh wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:26 pm
Right here in the second page of this thread:
zhenya wrote:
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:37 am
You can try here http://www.elwoodindustries.com/id2.html

Might be cheaper and easier just to buy a good set of seats from a parts yard or forum member though.
That would be the one.


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Re: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

Post by j-dawg » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:34 am

sleddriver wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:43 pm
I'll also have to refit new cushions as the foam is shot after 20yrs in the H&H here.
Squirt some steam into it!


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Re: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

Post by sleddriver » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:53 pm

Very interesting JD...never heard of that before.


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