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P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

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Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Post by E Showell » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:42 pm

My recommendation is to take the swatches off the card, label them with sharpie on the back and hold up individual swatches, one at a time to match them. Interference from neighboring swatches will defeat a close match if you try to do it with them still on the card.
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Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Post by abscate » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:34 pm

E Showell wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:42 pm
My recommendation is to take the swatches off the card, label them with sharpie on the back and hold up individual swatches, one at a time to match them. Interference from neighboring swatches will defeat a close match if you try to do it with them still on the card.
I happen to have the backup Mars lander spectrometer in my basement. Maybe I can mock something up

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Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Post by 850 LPT » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:44 pm

Can't wait to see how this turns out.
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Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Post by xHeart » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:02 am

abscate wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:20 pm

P80 seats are the same from 1994-2000 I believe
Would 1998 S70 Front Seats fit 1997 850?

Alternatively, would swapping driver's with passenger's work -- just the butt-seat portion? It is manually operated.
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Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Post by abscate » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:12 am

Believe so. Bottom parts swap, top parts need slight mods for lumbar and adjust knobs.

In my skin swap thread previous
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