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      08-04-2020 10:52 AM #1
      So I'm going full Porsche bro and recovering the newly acquired '86 in plaid door panels/seat inserts.

      I have two options:

      Buy seat covers in leather all around - Autoberry supplies well fitting ones for $700. A shop would then have to dismantle the covers and replace with my fabric.

      Buy seat covers in leather and have them be pre-sewn with the fabric I supply to them from GAHH, and this is $1300.

      The options seem like a wash, but I don't know if from a upholsterer's perspective they'd rather add the inserts or I provide them already done.


      thoughts?

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      08-04-2020 11:20 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by hexagone View Post
      So I'm going full Porsche bro and recovering the newly acquired '86 in plaid door panels/seat inserts.

      I have two options:

      Buy seat covers in leather all around - Autoberry supplies well fitting ones for $700. A shop would then have to dismantle the covers and replace with my fabric.

      Buy seat covers in leather and have them be pre-sewn with the fabric I supply to them from GAHH, and this is $1300.

      The options seem like a wash, but I don't know if from a upholsterer's perspective they'd rather add the inserts or I provide them already done.


      thoughts?
      Ask the upholsterer. He or she might have suggestions to either save you money or get a better result. Or both.

      Post pics when you're done!

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      08-05-2020 12:07 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by hexagone View Post
      Buy seat covers in leather all around - Autoberry supplies well fitting ones for $700. A shop would then have to dismantle the covers and replace with my fabric.
      Interesting. I need audi 80 leather seat covers. I might check them out. Thanks!
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      08-05-2020 04:30 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by tvrbob View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by hexagone View Post
      So I'm going full Porsche bro and recovering the newly acquired '86 in plaid door panels/seat inserts.

      I have two options:

      Buy seat covers in leather all around - Autoberry supplies well fitting ones for $700. A shop would then have to dismantle the covers and replace with my fabric.

      Buy seat covers in leather and have them be pre-sewn with the fabric I supply to them from GAHH, and this is $1300.

      The options seem like a wash, but I don't know if from a upholsterer's perspective they'd rather add the inserts or I provide them already done.


      thoughts?
      Ask the upholsterer. He or she might have suggestions to either save you money or get a better result. Or both.

      Post pics when you're done!
      Only caveat to that is it needs to be a reputable upholsterer. I had a crappy one that pulled out a catalog from world of upholstery while I was there but after I left ordered old leather from some marginal source that had been sitting too long and had dried out. It’s cheaper, so he’d make money off the materials. But if course you could push a finger right through it. I caught this when my friends boat seats this guy had done went south very quickly, thankfully this guy had not installed this crap yet. Sometimes it might pay to just buy the materials you want.

      What’s the Porsche?
      I decided to calculate the actual cost of ownership in 3 years and 0 miles driven(maybe 2-3 miles pushed) the 951 cost me $3695.21(maintenance parts). If I was a betting men, I would bet that this is far from the total this 951 will cost me. (PawaK_2001)

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