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Old 08-15-2018, 08:04 AM
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I need to recover the drivers seat bottom on mine, its getting tatty and worn.

I thought Exmoore Trim had recovering kits for a D2, but only have the cushions. (which are way cheaper on amazon than at RN)

Does anyone know of a place that sells recovering kits for a D2?

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Old 08-15-2018, 01:50 PM
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I'm in the same boat you are and spent yesterday pouring over exmoors site. With some google-fu I was only able to come up with one outfit allegedly offering new seat leather but could not find anyone having previously tried them out.

Anyone had any luck with this company or another?

https://www.lseat.com/products/1999-...ers-front.html
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:34 PM
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I have some great Bahama Beige/Tan with Piping
Alpaca and Black seats in stock right now.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:29 PM
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@will - are you selling just the seat covers or seats as a whole?
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:59 PM
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:20 AM
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I looked at L-seat but decided to have mine made locally. (same price although I just recovered the seat bottoms)

I called my local indy shop and asked for a referral to an upholsterer.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:43 PM
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Bet a pro like Will can slip the covers off and you can put them on your seat without removing the seats. The problem is in the removal those little plastic gates are brittle and break easy when removing from a seat base.
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:23 PM
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Those plastic anchors suck dog balls. The long front piece that anchors the front side of the bottom cushions snapped years ago on each of my front seats. Now the seat bottoms are free to flop up. My driver's seat is cracking a bit (I have the rubber SD seats). I want to get both fronts reupholstered in a rip-stop nylon but I can't find anyone local to do it. Everyone around here is all about the finest soft, Corinthian leather. That L-seat link is interesting. Anyone have any experience with them? I wonder how they fit....do they have full backs as well and just slip over the seat back?
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:09 PM
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:41 PM
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:24 AM
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The broken plastic fastener for the front and back of the seat bottom upholstery is called a J hook. You can get replacement ones cheap in either metal or plastic. Just fold the material over the edge of the frame and put the fastener over top of it.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:20 AM
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I taught myself how to sew. Unstitched the upholstery on my Disco 1 when I had it. Used the pieces to make patterns then used those to make new upholstery. Wasn't really that hard at all. Comes in handy now. I did custom upholstery for my 67 mustang and just recovered my sons Wrangler seats.
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:29 AM
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BigLou, did you need a special sewing machine to get through the thicker materials? Or just a robust needle on a 'standard' machine?
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:39 PM
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BigLou, did you need a special sewing machine to get through the thicker materials? Or just a robust needle on a 'standard' machine?
If you were using leather or any heavy fabric, or putting special seams, you'd want a heavy duty walking foot seam. If just making covers (vs. replacement seat upholstery) a medium weight machine would work.

Interested to hear what BigLou used though.
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:43 PM
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I requested a couple leather samples from Lseat.com. My driver's seat cushion in the D2 is worn and cracking like everyone else's. My other car also has worn through the driver's side seat bolster. They sent a nice little booklet with all the samples. The leather is OK....not the thickest, most luxurious stuff but seems to be OK for $300.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:13 AM
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I'd like to find a place to get just the bottom part of the seat - everything else is nearly perfect (could use a good cleaning), but the drivers' lower is worn and has a huge rip.

TBH, I can probably get the local upholstery shop to do a halfway match of just that, and I'm not all that concerned that it match perfectly. I'm just super cheap
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:51 PM
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Hell, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. My drivers side seat bottom is the only part that needs attention too.
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It's a heavy duty Singer. Not industrial but more solid than a typical machine. Cheap also.



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It's a heavy duty Singer. Not industrial but more solid than a typical machine. Cheap also.
Best suggestion I can make is to try it on some samples before investing in the full leather for your seat.

That's how I found out my 50 year old White machine would sew marine canvas - with tweaking of the bobbin tension.

You'll need the right needle and thread, of course.
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:22 AM
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This one came with a walking foot. I'm currently making a canvas top for my 1961 Willys that my Dad bought new in 1961.


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Best suggestion I can make is to try it on some samples before investing in the full leather for your seat.

That's how I found out my 50 year old White machine would sew marine canvas - with tweaking of the bobbin tension.

You'll need the right needle and thread, of course.
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Just picked up a 2003. Seats need some work so when I get to them I'll post some pics.
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