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Old 12-15-2015, 05:09 PM
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not at all -

I got a set of older sport seats that were from the 80's - sports seats then were pretty inexpensive - but mine happened to be sitting in my grandmother's garage inside an 85 944 that was rolled in a 12 hour firehawk race at watkins glen in the 86 season. So I took those seats, which had an old porsche script fabric with black vinyl backs and had my upholsterer do the new leather and the seat centers.

pm me for details on costs - we are going through the same now with MikeP's car. Doing something close to mine as I had said above. Costs are not as high as most would think. And as far as Im concerned - I like having the only one. And you should too! hats off to everyone on this thread that is making their own car.

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Old 12-15-2015, 09:48 PM
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When you guys refurb your seats, do you have new foam put in place? Love the sport seats in my car, but feel like the foam right under the butt is worn and doesn't give much support. Plus seems the seats have seen better days, so sometime in the future they will need refurb. Think I might do cloth centers with leather bolsters.
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:46 PM
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Yes you need to have the foam replaced.

Fabric centers are grippy, full fabric fronts are grippier. Full leather is too slippery.

For me, since I was doing a rather loud fabric. The centers were enough. I wanted a sort of vintage appeal, but with a contemporary twist...full loud fabric fronts would have warranted a proper 70s interior...

Bells auto upholstery in Greenwich did mine. You can talk to him about panel replacements for the centers...but if you go with new foam, I would get some hog ring pliers and order foam from world upholstery and follow a DIY thread and do them myself. That will save you huge money. Centers can be done for a few hundred. Re-foam is lots of labor, so you will be into the thousands quickly...

There are a couple good older re-upholstery DIY threads around...
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:41 PM
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I agree, so amazing!
yep. no doubt. paul's interior is just beyond...but his entire car is on another level.
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Old 12-16-2015, 11:02 AM
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On the topic of grippy seats. Has anybody tried alcantara for the centers of sport seats? I have a pair that need recovered, and leather truly does not hold you in place.
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Old 12-16-2015, 01:47 PM
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Sorry for the picture quality....
Specs:
Recaro Pole Position & SPG with Recaro side mounts & sliders, houndstooth inserts
factory speed yellow restraints
RS door cards (Appbiz supplied the panels, I replaced the pulls with factory pieces to match the belts)
RS carpet kit (Appbiz)
Custom green on black gauge faces (as per 901)
Rennline lower dash
Stereo delete
Airbag delete
A/C delete
Aitwe '930S'/Clubsport wheel
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Cruise delete (I replaced the stalk with one from a Cup car)
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Old 12-16-2015, 02:00 PM
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i had alcatara (ultra suede for the US) in my S4 - terrible.

ultra suede is an awesome material for a short time. super stain resistant, strong, feels good. it was designed for use in bars and restaurants so you could clean stains and such easily. And for that it works well.

in a street car - looks awesome for the first year, not so hot the next, and a few years later, its all pilled and faded and terrible.

so I don't recommend. unless you don't mind doing it over in a few years.

Alcantara scores very high on the martindale scale because the scale is how many rubs till it breaks a thread - not how many rubs till it looks like crap. keep that in mind.

When you look for a fabric for the centers - look for something that is 50000+ on the martindale scale.
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Old 12-17-2015, 12:48 PM
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On the topic of grippy seats. Has anybody tried alcantara for the centers of sport seats? I have a pair that need recovered, and leather truly does not hold you in place.
Hi Guys,

We re-upholstered my son's Karman Ghia with Porsche Recaros and Alcantara (it's a trade name) when we restored it. The seat centre sections are perforated. Sorry about the picture quality (and car type) but it gives you an idea of what Porsche Recaros look like when done.

Six years down the line it still looks great with no excessive wear, it's only used in the summer though.

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yep. no doubt. paul's interior is just beyond...but his entire car is on another level.


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Old 12-17-2015, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by -nick View Post
On the topic of grippy seats. Has anybody tried alcantara for the centers of sport seats? I have a pair that need recovered, and leather truly does not hold you in place.
Totally agreed , leather on bucket seats doesn't make sense, I have suede centres on mine and it's great , At least as good as cloth if better .
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I also would not recommend Alcantara, which is just really well branded polyester, kinda. I'm mainly interested in cloth centers do reduce those hot butt sweats.
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Old 12-18-2015, 03:01 AM
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If you're looking for grippy seats with leather why not just change the seats? Although as far as I know mine are original to the car
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Ken D View Post

Custom green on black gauge faces (as per 901)
LOVE!

Rennline lower dash
Stereo delete
Airbag delete
A/C delete
Aitwe '930S'/Clubsport wheel
Manual cup mirrors
Manual windows
Cruise delete (I replaced the stalk with one from a Cup car)
Front & rear console storage bins
Original ignition key surround which will never be replaced
It's called patina!

Ken,
Sorry to let you know, I think you've totally gone the wrong direction with your Slate Grey monster.
I'm willing to figure out a trade so you can start over...

I better not let my car see pictures of your car!
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:42 AM
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Car is in the shop for a blue/grey tartan treatment like the pic.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by 911Jetta View Post
LOVE!
Thanks Udo, our cars are twins separated at birth!

I think mine spent some time on the wrong side of the tracks. She's a bit loud and edgy, maybe a little unrefined, and not family-friendly. But she cleans up nice and is a lot of fun
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:22 AM
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Here's mine with a 08 Cayman manual seats
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