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Unread 07-31-2009   #1 (permalink)
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Default OEM Leather Seat Covers!

Quick question about the 2001 Charcoal Leather Seat Covers!

Why are they so hard to come by and used ones aren't being taken off the seat frame when shipped?

I have a small area of wear damage and a small hole starting on the driver outside edge of the seat and I can't locate these seat covers anywhere! I am dropping off my car Monday to get the damaged area professionally repaired (new bolster area stitched in). Shop is charging me $85.00, so I quess it's not too upsetting, it's alot cheaper then seats!

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I seen some complete seat sets (both front and rear) on Ebay but these are complete seats, Shipping these would be real expensive! I can't believe oem seat covers aren't available (I didn't even see any on fords parts web site)!

I seen some ebayers say they only sell the complete set because of fade (I can understand that). But for them not to pull the leather cover off the seat is ridiculous!
I'm by no means a interior specialist but I have redone seats with used oem coversin the past.
1st time ever....... I pulled covers off my 87 Fiero GT (no snickers please, I have owned it over 10 years, and it's a blast to drive). Anyway.....It was easy removing the stock cloth covers from the fiero and without any damage (you need to use some care when removing the hog-rings or do like me and use metal cutters to cut them). Leather is alot more forgiving then cloth, and the OEM cloth Fiero covers I bought were used (So I know i'm not the only one that can remove the covers)!

Sorry for the vent, I just can't believe you can't buy just leather covers unless you order new aftermarkets (ie...Katskinz(sp?))!

Have a good one!
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Future Mods: Supercharger (7-9psi), Roush Kit w/Exhaust
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Yeah I've been looking for seatcovers for my 96 gt and havnt found anything reasonable. I've seen a few upholstery companies who make covers, but your talking about $800+. Rediculous, I guess I'm going to have to deal with my worn out cloth seats for now
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Yeah Richard it is rediculous! Not sure how bad your 97's interior is but maybe look around for a perfessional automotive upholster. I never thought they could repair a bolster panel, but they can (they un-stitch the bad bolster peice and sew in a new one, leather in my case)!

Update.....
I just wanted to let everyone in the Harrisburg Pa area know that the place I took my car to get the bolster area repaired was Gibbles in Manheim Pa (Lancaster County).
All I can say is......WOW, he did an amazing job. To think I was thinking about spending 600-800 + shipping for used OEM covers and I got mine repaired for just under $85.00. To look at the repaired area you can't even tell it was repaired (my interior is perfect again)! Best part I dropped it off on my way to work (7:30) and I got a call it was ready 4 hours later (about 11:30)!
I heard they were good and do allot of work for the Manheim auto auction and i'm here to tell you, that they are as good as there reputation in the area!
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Yeah ok, I'll have to look into that. thanks
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