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

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

Post by ZionXIX » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:03 pm

So I dont if anyone has watched Roberts recent videos. He says he has a manufacturer that is willing to produce new R style front bumpers and possibly another manufacturer willing to make new leather seat covers for the p80 cars. He was asking for comments indicating interest for the manufacturer to start production based on interest. Does anyone have any info on his sources? I'm just really curious because this could open the door for a lot of p80 stuff that we have been unable to get due to no supply or lack of interest from manufacturers.

I commented on both videos cuz I'm definitely interested in those new parts.






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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts

Post by Clemens » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:59 pm

it kinda depends on the price. my R bumper is still okay, so are my R seat covers. But if they are of high quality I'd be interested. Especially the R bumper wozld be great to have as a spare.
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts

Post by configsys » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:34 am

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it kinda depends on the price. my R bumper is still okay, so are my R seat covers. But if they are of high quality I'd be interested. Especially the R bumper wozld be great to have as a spare.
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts

Post by Cookeh » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:15 am

Seat skins and bases are currently available from Elwood Industries, and there have been UK suppliers for wings and bumpers
9Volvo Composites on Facebook) both have been available for years. Volvo Composites primarily do lips/splitters for the R bumpers, but I believe they're working on full bumpers; I'm no longer on Facebook so cannot check.
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:22 am

Lseats sells skins at $299 for set. Reviews are mixed, I’m going to try them in Spring

Elwood run $450 per seat for two pieces and another $70 for the headrest if needed.

Ill definetly wait and see what the Spin-master can roll out of his magic.
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts

Post by 850 LPT » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:33 am

abscate wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:22 am
Lseats sells skins at $299 for set. Reviews are mixed, I’m going to try them in Spring
I am considering the same if these are better than the Elwood ones. Those don't impress me.

So to the OP, if there is a manufacturer that gets the quality close to original for a reasonable price, I'm all in.

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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:06 am

850 LPT wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:33 am
abscate wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:22 am
Lseats sells skins at $299 for set. Reviews are mixed, I’m going to try them in Spring
I am considering the same if these are better than the Elwood ones. Those don't impress me.

So to the OP, if there is a manufacturer that gets the quality close to original for a reasonable price, I'm all in.

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Dirk - Ive never heard bad things about the Elwood's - can you share?

I bought two bottom S/V70 skins from IPD on closeout last summer really cheap, code 3960, and they look identical to the Elwoods - and I would say they are pretty good. They might be Swedish Car Parts (IL) ones which are $270 for a single seat set. Not too bad. Its worth $103. 93 to me to not have to remove them from a junker.

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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts

Post by matthew1 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:09 am

Clemens wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:59 pm
it kinda depends on the price. my R bumper is still okay, so are my R seat covers. But if they are of high quality I'd be interested. Especially the R bumper wozld be great to have as a spare.
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:28 am

If these guys can get an 8/10 seat skin product out the door at $100+ a piece, thats awesome.

Fighting a seat to of junkyard, then the hand work of stripping it is not a task on my fun list.
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts

Post by MoVolvos » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:52 am

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In this video Robert indicated the R bumper may be ready to sell in April. They had enough interest to start manufacturing.
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