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Old 12-05-2013, 02:25 PM   #501
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Or put them in a bath of dye for a while? Like tie-dye.
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yes. go to a fabric store and get real black fabric dye...

Yep, you both get the smart guy award. I didn't even consider that.
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YES. Way to go on the bolts.
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Hmm I think I may have ruined the seats. The fabric is rock hard from the fabric spray, even after trying to soften it up its still not very pliable. After inspecting the seat covers, a lot of stitching is torn and pretty wrecked.

Talked to an auto upholstery guy I'm friends with and he said it would be about 275 a seat to replace the fabric.

At that price wouldn't it be cheaper just to buy a whole new seat from the classifieds? If I did refinish the fabric would be high quality at least.

Decisions....
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Honestly, unless this is a race car, i'd just throw in a nice set of stock seats with a foamectomy.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:28 PM   #505
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Honestly, unless this is a race car, i'd just throw in a nice set of stock seats with a foamectomy.
More of a race/weekend car.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:47 PM   #506
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Do them in leather
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:42 PM   #507
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Ultrashield SM seats . . . about $280 each brand new. Local TX company. Quality seats. Getting a set for my dedicated track car after a friend let me test-sit his.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:49 PM   #508
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Ultrashield SM seats . . . about $280 each brand new. Local TX company. Quality seats. Getting a set for my dedicated track car after a friend let me test-sit his.
How comfortable are they? Thanks hornet!
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I'm really glad I don't have your disease, because my car has rust everywhere.
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If at all possible, i'd HIGHLY recommend lotus elise seats. Super comfortable, super low to the ground, lightweight, and classy as ****. I picked up my set for $350, and they certainly have their flaws - but for the price I LOVE them.

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I picked up my set for $350, and they certainly have their flaws - but for the price I LOVE them.
Good luck finding another set anywhere near that price. Usually more like $800-1000 for a pair.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:13 PM   #512
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If those wishbones and that suspension is rusty, consider yourself lucky!

This is what we have to deal with and call rust overseas, in Scandinavia/Europe:







I'm enjoying the progress so far, keep up the good work!
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:27 PM   #513
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Ouch. That's major structural damage there.
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Ouch. That's major structural damage there.
I was going to paint that.
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How comfortable are they? Thanks hornet!
Regarding the Ultrashield SM and Rally seats, they felt really good to me. They are a RACE seat though.

If you really want a comfortable seat for cheap, stockers with a foamectomy are hard to beat. Have those on the silver car. I'm able to (barely) get low enough for the broomstick and can drive for hours.
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They're hard at first after you put a bunch of paint in. Give them seat time, they soften up.

Wait, yes I said WAIT, until you get them into a functional car first. OCD is not synonymous with self-control. Ask me how I know.

I do like those Lotus seats...

Finish up the painting and try em.

$275/seat is rediculous. May as well get Ultrashields for that price, they're so dope.
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I was going to paint that.
Ah, come on, that'll buff right out...
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:26 PM   #518
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We'll see on seats, not sure what to do yet. Called Buddy Club and they offered me wholesale pricing at $300 a seat for replacement. So I could replace them with the black/grey variation rather than Black/grey/red.

Stopped by the body shop today to look at the car. They are done sanding the outside and just need to sand the engine bay/interior. Found a couple dents they had to fix in the fender an door but otherwise they were shaking my hand in thanks for stripping the car as far as I did.

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Old 12-06-2013, 09:42 PM   #519
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The sign company ordered too much abs plastic for my door cards. 96x48. Maybe I'll make an extra set of cards if anyone wants them.

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Old 12-08-2013, 06:21 AM   #520
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Started "spot" grinding the rust off the rear subframe control arms and next thing I know I ended up doing this.



Started cleaning up the aluminum and old flaking paint off the differential.





Uhm...should I be worried about this? PPF Bolt holes are cracked on the differential mount.



New shiny hotness. My grinder zipped one of the zerk fittings off the control arms and I can't find that bastard anywhere. So I need to pick up a new one and then put some locktite on it so it doesn't happen again.



I noticed the upper control arms don't have zerk fittings in them. Is this because you can't get it to work without rubbing?
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