E30 Recaro Ls seat repair needed

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Would you get the seat repaired and trimmed or sell as is

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Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:53 pm

Hey Zoners

Bought some e30 recaro ls seats a while back, gave them to an upholstery guy to do my whole interior.... Long story short.... He managed to dismantle one seat.... Say he couldn't do the job and not put it back together...... Any one know of a guy who knows and likes to do this stuff.... Coz it's really got me down... As I can't finish the retrim on them untill they fixed up.... Will post some pics of them later so you get a better idea.

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Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:28 pm

If you can piece them back together, do it, if not, sell as is.
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Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:31 pm

Have to find someone first... That's the hard part
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Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:07 pm

More to the point why don't you take some sort of action against the "upholsterer" who isn't worthy of the name?
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Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:14 pm

I took all the leather he bought to finish the job.... As well. As my back seats which he had completed.... To get anything more would have caused me more headache....
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:52 pm

Waiting for pics.

I can recommend the guy who's doing my Recaro LS seats, as he has had to repair one seat in order to retrimm it....only thing is he's in Birmingham
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:08 am

Hey Guys...back on the zone been a long time but finally got my seats sorted...let me know what you think.. Will be posting my whole restoration project details on here soon...

I can't recommend the upholstered enough...when I post the project details will share all the contacts for the amazing people who did the work.

Hope you like the pics, will post more later especially now it's so easy.. :clap:
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:20 am

Great work. The colour looks very similar to mine, which is being done now too.
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:55 pm

Loving the stitching...seats are looking tight...
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:44 am

Lol, just voted before checking the date of the thread!
Seats look good, I bet you glad you kept them now.
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:03 am

Damn straight...just needed to find the right person to do the work...especially when trying to juggle it all around daily life...but love it when it all comes together...πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ
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Fantastic result 8)
Cheers mate...I'm still finishing some bits and pieces on the car ...but once all done ..planning to timeline and done write up and hopefully get it on the zone...have been doing this car since I first joined and it's been a struggle but can see the finish line now...🐒
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:33 pm

damn those seats are sexy as hell, but i find the Recaros from the M3 evo to be better suited for more track focused/double duty. I like their shoulder support.
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:36 pm

HJ1981 wrote: ↑
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damn those seats are sexy as hell, but i find the Recaros from the M3 evo to be better suited for more track focused/double duty. I like their shoulder support.
Cheers dude... mine is defo for show and tell...still has some pull but defo for cruising
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I've got mine back
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And had these done too
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:18 pm

They look mint...especially the dash...nice touch...
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Thanks.
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And had these done too
Yeah, those recaros are what i believe would work for me better as a double duty seat (road and track).
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On a completely side note...i have a dilemma with my front springs (60mm drop). They drop the car too low the lower valance just has a finger space or 2 .

I have read up about spring assisters which can apparently lift it up slightly...or should I just change the front springs altogether...and would I have to get the same brand as the shock or would any brand fit in its place...

Cheers

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ozzy2006 wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:52 pm
On a completely side note...i have a dilemma with my front springs (60mm drop). They drop the car too low the lower valance just has a finger space or 2 .

I have read up about spring assisters which can apparently lift it up slightly...or should I just change the front springs altogether...and would I have to get the same brand as the shock or would any brand fit in its place...

Cheers

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60mm drop is massive IMO. Factory M-Suspension has a drop of 35mm front and rear over the standard, personally i do not like the idea of adding anything between the springs and the perches, but that is just me. Any consideration for different springs?
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:35 am

Have thought about changing springs..just wanted to consider all my options...just a hassle really that i wanted to avoid...
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Gaz have an offer 9n at the moment for coilovers. Β£680
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Gaz have an offer 9n at the moment for coilovers. Β£680
Man i would love too...having spent 500 on the H&R cup kit...but now realising the drop is abit to low with my tech 2 balance...

Unless you know someone who would like the complete kit...it has actually never been driven on...so virtually brand new...πŸ‘Œ

Otherwise couldn't justify the cost...🀯
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Rav335uk wrote: ↑
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I've got mine back
Rav If you don't mind me asking what has been done to the dash? just wondering if it would cover repairs on the many cracked dashes around.................As long as they do other colours :wink:

By the way what has happened to Daler Mehndi? Your sig looking a bit flat these days. :D
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flybynite wrote: ↑
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I've got mine back
Rav If you don't mind me asking what has been done to the dash? just wondering if it would cover repairs on the many cracked dashes around.................As long as they do other colours :wink:

By the way what has happened to Daler Mehndi? Your sig looking a bit flat these days. :D
Daler Mehdi got too many complaints on here. LOL.

The dash has been sprayed with the same colour. He can do any colour you want and repair the car is.
Company name that did the work is BESPOKE LEATHERING, he's in Tamworth.
You can f8ng his page on FB
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