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Old 06-03-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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Default New take on old seats...

This may be more of a m.net topic, but what the hell..

My car is 13 years old.
The seats were pretty worn, and that made the car look really old.
Little tears around the edges, faded upholstery, you get the picture..

I found this really cool outfit where they specialize in leather car upholstery.

I talked to the guys who were absolute professionals, and they suggested artificial leather, the exact same material Mercedes is using.

They gave me some swatches, and even stitched some color combinations together using different color threads, so I could take them home and make my mind up.
I went for a subtle look. No weird colors or anything..

Long story short, I have that new car smell these days.

And, there are some pics, of course..
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Here is the "before"..

The seats looked like a sick dog.



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And, here is what the car looks like now:







Oh, and the cost?
Let's say they actually cost me less than a set of seat covers from a reputable vendor.
About $325...
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #4
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wow, that looks great for the price
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I like those a lot.
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Looks awesome, but shipping cost would kill it for me.

How did you find these guys? In the yellow pages?
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Am I the only one that has never seen 3 piece miata seats before?
Kinda cool, but I like our 2 piece ones better. Look more sporty.

As for the re-upholster: that looks really good. Stitching looks spot on and you got to pick your color combo. Win win.
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Am I the only one that has never seen 3 piece miata seats before?
Kinda cool, but I like our 2 piece ones better. Look more sporty.

As for the re-upholster: that looks really good. Stitching looks spot on and you got to pick your color combo. Win win.
My previous Miata, a silver '99 I had when I was in the States had the same seats, too.
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Looks awesome, but shipping cost would kill it for me.

How did you find these guys? In the yellow pages?
I searched the Turkish forums, made some calls, and went and met these people. The place is about 6 miles from my place.

All of their work is hand made. They take the seats apart, make patterns, and stitch them by hand. (They do have sewing machines, of course.) Nothing is pre-made.

I also asked them to reinforce and bolster the sides, which they happily obliged.
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95M seats are very similiar.
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man that last pic makes me miss smoking
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man that last pic makes me miss smoking
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I've seen Mississippi Burning and I know how you white boys are up there but down here racism is NOT TOLERATED.
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My previous Miata, a silver '99 I had when I was in the States had the same seats, too.
For realz? I would switch to three piece seats in a heartbeat. I've never seen them until your pics.
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