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A bad thing happened to me Saturday

Post by wooshuck » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:45 pm

Hello to everyone,

I was having the upholstery in my all-black 1996 Volvo 850 MT reupholstered a month ago when I got a call from the upholsterer's son-in-law that Don the upholsterer had died. After the funeral, I went to pick up the seats, only to discovered that the seats and frames had been taken completely apart!!!

I don't even have whole frames, just a pile of pieces. The upholstery work was barely started.

And now I have no seats.

If you are in the Michigan/Ohio/Indiana areas and you have a set of seats, I'd like to buy them, no matter what condition. I can at least install them and cover them with wraparound Ebay seat slip covers so that I can use this car until I find another upholsterer.

Anybody have any leads, let me know.

Thanks!



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Re: A bad thing happened to me Saturday

Post by abscate » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:27 pm

Ive got a 99 passenger seat frame that I think will fit that side at least - and give guidance on the figment back together -

I might even be able to get it back to Grand Rapids this month?

does that help at all?


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Re: A bad thing happened to me Saturday

Post by RickHaleParker » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:34 pm

There is a 1994 850 at listed at Ryan's Pick-a-Part in Detroit.
It it listed as been there for three years but I am incline to think that is a typo.


Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.

Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, Plant Torslanda Sweden.
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Re: A bad thing happened to me Saturday

Post by mrbrian200 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:09 pm

I also see one listed on LKQ Grand Rapids site page, a '97 850 in the yard with what looks in the pic to be black seats. If that's a long drive for you you might try to call, explain you situation and ask them nicely to send someone out to the yard to confirm the seat upholstery color. If their picture was centered a little more rightward you'd be able to tell for sure.

Also showing on row52 is a '95 at yard "U Pull and Save" in Mason, Michigan near Lansing, there's no pictures or color description for that one. Again try calling.

One last site to check.. car-part.com (regular 'full service' salvage yards).. sorting for front seat 1995 850...desc as black or grey leather..
Willie Mote auto parts in Burnetsville IN has two LH side seats
Southwest Auto in Lockport IL has both sides



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Re: A bad thing happened to me Saturday

Post by abscate » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:08 pm

It might be a lot quicker to reassemble if I can send you frame pictures with no skin or foam?

There are not that many pieces ....??


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Re: A bad thing happened to me Saturday

Post by Platypius » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:15 pm

I have a grey 1995 850 wagon parts car. I haven't stolen the seats out of it yet.

Edit: I'm in Greencastle, IN



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Re: A bad thing happened to me Saturday

Post by wooshuck » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:59 am

Guys,
Thanks for the info.

I have seen the note about the seats at Ryan's pick-a-part and am going Saturday to check the seats out.

In the meantime, if anyone has good parts info, I'd consider assembling the pieces, but I don't want to wait too long before I drive the car.

Thanks again!

If all else fails, I might be checking out Greencastle IN!



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Re: A bad thing happened to me Saturday

Post by RickHaleParker » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:15 am

Found three more in Detroit at the Parts Galore yards.
Now he got four to choice from on Saturday.

1994 Volvo 850 Series 11360 E 8 Mile Rd
1996 Volvo 850 Series 14533 Telegraph Rd
1997 Volvo 850 Series 14533 Telegraph Rd


Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.

Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, Plant Torslanda Sweden.
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Re: A bad thing happened to me Saturday

Post by wooshuck » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:05 am

Thanks for the assistance!



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Re: A bad thing happened to me Saturday  Topic is solved

Post by wooshuck » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:31 am

First, Thanks to everyone who helped!

I went with a guy to the Parts Galore yard and found an entire interior which I bought for less than $100. I need to work on the leather a bit and it has one tear on a seam., that tear is fixable.

The leather is a dark gray, anyone have any ideas about how to soften the leather and make the cracks less obvious?



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