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Seat Reupholster

I am planning on Reupholster my stock seat and planning on buying leather hide from the web. anyone else had DIY or know how big of a cut (9 sq. feet??) of a piece of a cow I need?

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I did mine a while back in Marine Vinyl. I didn't really measure the piece I used, because I bought a yard of 54" wide material, but I think about 2' X 3' should do it.

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thanks mike, my searching skill is lacking, I am planning on doing a tan leather to give the 9er a face life with a white tank / tail combo.

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thanks mike, my searching skill is lacking, I am planning on doing a tan leather to give the 9er a face life with a white tank / tail combo.
That's gonna look great man. Can't wait to see it.

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thanks mike, my searching skill is lacking, I am planning on doing a tan leather to give the 9er a face life with a white tank / tail combo.


I've literally had the same idea since I bought my 919 new in '07. Faded oxblood saddle, pearl white tank with a single black-red offset (1/3 to the left) pinstripe down the tank/tail.

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Keep in mind you have to condition leather. you could always go with sweetassseats


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Holy fucktards, now I have to get a stock seat...

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Or do this.... module-v2

just plug in your info

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Or do this.... module-v2

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This looks to be very comfortable. Although not sure the looks are quite as good as a Sargent, this still looks very nice.

I came up with this:
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One more, deeper color black I think. I used the Pin Pricked Mat (sic) Black (Very last color) and the Black Carbon (18) for the black colors and the piping was Dark Red (30).
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Got some info - these suckers are pricey.

If you want to do this, build your seat on their website, print out or save the order form and email it to: [email protected]

ATTN: Joe.


Average pricing is $500-550 (but that's probably because most people choose the gel insert).

The Corbin is the same price with a passenger backrest, but, IMO, is UGLY.

Here is a pic of it on a 919 and I think it looks very nice:
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Oh, I should mention. They ship it to FRANCE....

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Did I mention they ship it to FRANCE??????????????



Just making sure, cuz that needs to be mentioned. THEY SHIP IT TO FREAKING FRANCE.

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$500 thats a lot of money for such an easy job i think it took me about two hours from start to finish.it was four pieces if i remember right one in front and two for sides and the main cover.you are going to need an air stapler with 1/4 inch staples any longer and it will leave marks in your new cover so be careful.

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$500 thats a lot of money for such an easy job i think it took me about two hours from start to finish.it was four pieces if i remember right one in front and two for sides and the main cover.you are going to need an air stapler with 1/4 inch staples any longer and it will leave marks in your new cover so be careful.
Yeah, I would have no idea how to do it that nice though... and I only have one seat to muck up on.

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