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Old 08-29-2012, 06:06 PM
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Default Anybody have the sport seats in their 993 re-upholstered?

Are you happy?
Cost?
How close or similar to original does it feel?

Did they do it in a way so those clips that always come undone on the current sport seats stop coming undone?

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Old 08-29-2012, 06:12 PM
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Surely thats going to depend on who does the work. The infamous LAPD set were absolutely awful (loose, mismatched seam lines etc etc), but in the case of my Speedster RS recover project, the work was exceptional from sourcing the correct leather to great stitching. Good work costs but you'll be happier with the outcome.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:23 PM
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Paul Champagne. Top quality work and a great guy.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:09 PM
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Anyone with pics? Want to change mine out to teracotta
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by doc_porsche View Post
Anyone with pics? Want to change mine out to teracotta
umm, lovely idea. Good Luck
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:53 PM
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So I guess you're not selling you car?
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:00 PM
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Although Im driving a 993 w Sport Seats, I bought a well used set for my 997 and had them re-covered Terracotta by Paul Champagne. Took them 6 weeks to do but looked OE New. He did really great work, I think I paid about $2500
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:25 PM
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Paul champagne is one if the best, the only thing is that I have been on a waiting in line to get 2 of my 993's done for 8 months and he would not be able to do them til February
Can't wait
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:40 PM
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Returning the seat or seats to Porsche AG's classic facility might be an option.
http://www.porsche.com/germany/acces...lassic/garage/

When touring the newer Renovation/Classic facility last (located 20min north of Stuttgart - Zuffenhausen) a 993tt had its HB sport seats being removed for re-upholstery. If I recall the actual upholstery work was at Zuffenhausen, Werk 1.

I'm just saying..........
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:47 PM
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Anyone tried this company?
http://worlduph.com/porsche/911/993/
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by doberdog View Post
Anyone tried this company?
http://worlduph.com/porsche/911/993/
Great resource. The web site has state by state upholstry shop referral.

Thanks -
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:06 PM
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I've heard good things about the GAAH covers - if you want to try recovering yourself.

http://www.gahh.com/product_info.php...oducts_id=1186
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:34 PM
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How about simply re-dyeing or respraying the seat? Cheaper, no?
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:37 PM
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Has anyone tried purchasing replacement pieces for the seats themselves? Porsche's website has the part numbers on their classic catalog. With some quick digging, found some part numbers on page 567 of this document:

http://www.porsche.com/all/media/pdf...SA_KATALOG.pdf

Did a quick cross check on Pelican and see that certain parts are special order (don't know about availability).

http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...20SEAT%20COVER

It appears if a seat has the head crest, it may be SOL for a replacement, and prices are pretty steep, all things equal.
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