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

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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts

Post by Clemens » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:53 am

that would be sweet, indeed
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts

Post by polskamafia mjl » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:05 pm

I am definitley interested in both! My bumper is in bad shape and some fresh leather inside would be amazing.
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by abscate » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:27 am

Added parts to title to snag more fish)
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by Stu70 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:45 pm

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...
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts

Post by j-dawg » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:08 pm

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
850 LPT wrote: I am considering the same if these are better than the Elwood ones. Those don't impress me.
I bought and returned Lseat covers for my old 95 E320 coupe. Thin, hard material compared to the thick, plush stuff from the MBZ factory. No padding as the factory leather had. I found used OEM leather on eBay for the same price with a bit of patience. I also got Volvo OEM seat leather for my V70.

Lseat might be okay for something like my Miata, which came with thin leather stretched taut from the factory. I think the Volvo seat material is closer to what my Mercedes had, though it's not quite as nice. I would try to snipe something from eBay or a junkyard.
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by abscate » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:02 pm

P80 junkyard leather is getting pretty skinny as the number of cars dwindles, and the butt miles grows.

I got really lucky with my 99 part out and got a pristine passenger charcoal skin which I swapped into my driver T5.

I’m having less luck finding decent beige skins for Evita. I just had a go around with a CL set where the guy didn’t want to budge at $200 for a set with no pictures. “ they are like new” finally got a picture and they are worse than mine

“Well, I’ll take what you think they are worth,then”

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

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:10 pm

More affordable seat skins would be awesome, I'm interested to see where this goes. Good condition seats are definitely hard to find now. Actually, the nicest set I've seen in a while was in a '98 S70 at my local Pull-A-Part, which Robert showed in a video from a month or so ago. My cousin and I had pulled the driver seat bottom skin just a couple days before he was there.
I'm sure the 850R bumpers will get lots of interest, those are always broken. Plus they make a nice upgrade!
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by greg850r » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:39 am

I would be interested in both, but especially the bumper.
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by Clemens » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:33 pm

Stu70 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:45 pm
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.
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Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Post by Cookeh » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:57 pm

I'd wager shipping to NZ from Europe is no cheaper than from the US.

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