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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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bmdubya1198 wrote: Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:45 am
abscate wrote: Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:28 pm You can swap in 1996-1998 skins to the 1999-2000 electronically fired seatair bags just fine

You can attach with zip ties rather than hog rings
Yes, zip ties are much easier than hog rings when installing the seat covers. I've done this multiple times, nobody will know the difference!
Why are zip ties easier? I've always used hog rings and it's quick and easy.

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I've never messed with the hog rings, but with the angles you need to get at with the inner rods I think the zip ties are easier than trying to get the pliers in there.
But the outside ones should be easy to get at with hog rings.
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bmdubya1198 wrote: Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:03 am I've never messed with the hog rings, but with the angles you need to get at with the inner rods I think the zip ties are easier than trying to get the pliers in there.
But the outside ones should be easy to get at with hog rings.
Nah hog rings are faster. Also, they will never break.

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kallekula wrote: Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:01 am
bmdubya1198 wrote: Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:45 am
abscate wrote: Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:28 pm You can swap in 1996-1998 skins to the 1999-2000 electronically fired seatair bags just fine

You can attach with zip ties rather than hog rings
Yes, zip ties are much easier than hog rings when installing the seat covers. I've done this multiple times, nobody will know the difference!
Why are zip ties easier? I've always used hog rings and it's quick and easy.
+1 for hog rings. Easier to get in and clip and no tails to flush cut. Rings can be attached single handedly leaving the other hand free to stretch skin and contort foam. More expensive than ties though - I paid $40 for pliers and 250 rings including freight around the world. Maybe 25 rings used in one seat.
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Flakt Akta -- Lite Svenska dit, eh?
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E Showell wrote: Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:11 pm Flakt Akta -- Lite Svenska dit, eh?
Yes lite svenska ar bra 😀

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They sell the pliers at Harbor Freight for under $10... I may pick some up next time I need them.
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More expensive than ties though - I paid $40 for pliers and 250 rings including freight around the world. Maybe 25 rings used in one seat.
There’s the other shoe dropping. Bmdub and I steal the zip ties from the orphanage, so they are free. A stolen dental pick ( wait until the. Hygienist turns, then grab one quickly) works to release the zip tie clip.
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abscate wrote: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:47 am
More expensive than ties though - I paid $40 for pliers and 250 rings including freight around the world. Maybe 25 rings used in one seat.
There’s the other shoe dropping. Bmdub and I steal the zip ties from the orphanage, so they are free. A stolen dental pick ( wait until the. Hygienist turns, then grab one quickly) works to release the zip tie clip.
Yep, only thing that keeps me going to the dentist! Gotta love the free dental picks!
'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 199k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 117k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k
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