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P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

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P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:12 am

Ive got a project coming up so I am compiling sources and comments.

All content believed to be true but 90% trustworthy

Preamble
there are three parts to these skins - lower, upper and headrest
Base models and R T5 models have slightly different versions of leather and trim, so be aware there.



1. Volvowebstore

https://www.volvopartswebstore.com

Lists lots of colour codes and combinations ranging from 280 to 490 per piece - Ive also experienced that interior trim parts may be NLA so definitely call before placing an order
For my 1999 S7 they list
3160 1966 3170 3080 1944 1770 3880 3860 1866 1366 1970 colour codes.
Grey gray Granit Light Beige white oak descriptors

Fascinating as my S70 has interior color code 3680 - WTF?

2. Elwood Industries

http://www.elwoodindustries.com/S70V70seats.html
List both P80 and P2 Base and Trim skins for $180 bottom and $270 per seat, code 3960 shown and other colors available

Swedish car parts IL

https://www.swedishcarparts.com

$270 for report leather skin in 3960 - other colors?

3 IPD FCP - I dont believe they carry these anymore?

4 Robert Spinner - new source with target price in the low 200s for a set
thread here from the Spin Man - you can show interest on his You Tube Channel

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Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Post by MoVolvos » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:46 am

abscate wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:12 am

4 Robert Spinner - new source with target price in the low 200s for a set
thread here

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Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Post by 850oldschool » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:22 am

Actively looking now, I'll be watching this thread. *If* Robert can get OEM level quality I think he'll need to charge closer to $300. I'm willing and able to pay more than that for above OEM quality.

I'd buy four sets in dark grey immediately.

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Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Post by BEJinFbk » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:31 pm

Seems to me that a lot of owners are looking
for a new driver’s skin, but the passenger seat
is still looking good. How many P80s get scrapped
with perfect or near perfect passenger seats?

Now... How often does that happen in right hand
drive countries? Seems like we might consider
the advancment of some international trade.

Thoughts?
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Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Post by Richard99 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:11 pm

BEJinFbk wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:31 pm
Seems to me that a lot of owners are looking
for a new driver’s skin, but the passenger seat
is still looking good. How many P80s get scrapped
with perfect or near perfect passenger seats?

Now... How often does that happen in right hand
drive countries? Seems like we might consider
the advancment of some international trade.

Thoughts?
LOL, pretty neat idea!
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Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research PnP pricing JAN 2020

Post by abscate » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:48 am

Im going to call this one not worth it.



Pick n Pull pricing in Rhode Island for leather seats

202-1 Seat-Buck(Ea)W/Track(Man) Car $35.99 $0.00
202-2A Seat-Buck(Ea)W/Trk(Ele)Lthr Car $50.99 $0.00

$51 for me to haul it out, plus entry fees, plus another 2-3 hours labor to doeskin, then carcass the rest of the seat? RI is also a three hour drive. I could only see this if I were getting killer value on an engine or something big and the seat was perfect condition.

Harrys will sell you a seat if you remove the airbag and motors, at $21 - better

If I can get new skins at Roberts price of $200+ , thats it for me
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Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:07 am

Here’s the rub on junkyard seats

P80s are now 20 years old, so their residence time in junkyards is limited. If a P80cones in it can get crushed in weeks vs months now, so unless the yard is stripping them, we are losing inventory.

Moreover, chances of finding good seat leather are dwindling.
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Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Post by 850 LPT » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:28 am

Which is why YOU need to find them before they head to the JY and then strip them.
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Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Post by E Showell » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:40 am

Getting harder and harder to find good, usable P80 seats at Harrys. I've even had trouble finding good P2 and P3 seats of late. Unfortunately, they are high wear items.
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