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RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by hausmeister » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:15 pm

Nice of Robert.
I could use a new bumper, too.

Aleady have new T5-R covers from Lseat which are really nice. I'd recommend them.
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by rasense » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:25 pm

Clemens wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:33 pm
Stu70 wrote:
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I’d be in for seat skin - if a kind person would be able help in getting it out of the US. A bumper would be nice but I think shipping would kill it for me...
If the bumper really happens, maybe we can do a european group buy, could be worth it.
I seem to remember a comment from Robert that they may be manufactured in Europe, so that could be good news for all of you on the other side of the pond.

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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by Stu70 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:15 pm

I’m in New Zealand, turn left at Hawaii...


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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by smoggyama » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:11 am

I had my two fronts and armrest done in 2018 for $720 by a shop in Glendora (CA). I am very happy with the results.
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:48 am

smoggyama wrote:
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I had my two fronts and armrest done in 2018 for $720 by a shop in Glendora (CA). I am very happy with the results.
$360 per seat installed. Sweet. First time I destined, 3 hours of hell. Second time 30 minutes while I watched Liverpool crush Man City. Very rewarding.
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by ZionXIX » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:31 pm

Well I guess that answers that question. Looks like swedish car parts is the parts supplier.


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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by wizechatmgr » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:25 pm

At the $100 price point I'd pickup a new driver's seat skin.
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by brickRick » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:30 pm

created an account upon seeing this post. i'd sure prefer new skins to pulling iffy ones from the yard.
so... count me in!
although the prospect of doing like @smoggyama is tempting

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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by abscate » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:40 am

wizechatmgr wrote:
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At the $100 price point I'd pickup a new driver's seat skin.
Are your ripped badly? I’ve got some 7/10 from the 1998 you can have
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by scot850 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:51 am

We could do with a few more options to add to the list of 'wants'. A good example is AWD lower torque mounts or their bushes at least. I tried approaching a few of the polybush suppliers for the AWD rear sub-frame and suspension bushes and even offered to supply good used ones but all I heard back was the sound of cockroaches........

Similarly there is a little 'C' clip that holds the parking brake cable to the back-plate on an AWD P80 but is used in many other older RWD Volvos too. It is NLA. I found the last 19 in Australia with the help of Volvo Sweden, and a dealer sent 6 to me. Again I tried a supplier in Florida who makes similar parts for Chev's from the mid 50's to 60's. Again offered to buy a huge quantity but no response again.

It is all these parts that can sideline these cars for simple little issues. Oh, and it would be nice to be able to buy a well made 'R' twin muffler system to OE spec or even better with T304 Stainless.

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