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    Driver's Seat

    I have worn a hole in the leather of my driver's seat back (getting in I guess) and the bottom is looking tired and ready go next. All the other seats (which never get used) are looking good. Any suggestion on a reasonably priced fitted cover or replacement? Regular seats in tan/beige leather. Thanks Grady

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    If you buy an aftermarket cover or replacement upholstery it’ll be hard to match. Maybe find a decent passenger seat and move the cover to your driver’s seat? Passenger seats are always in better shape.

    Are your seats like this?:
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F222801673054

    In Texas too.
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    I didn't think about using a passenger seat leather. I guess I assumed they were "different/reversed". I'll look for one more locally (the $164.50 of shipping...) Thanks Grady
    Last edited by Grady in Texas; 03-12-2018 at 02:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grady in Texas View Post
    I didn't think about using a passenger seat leather. I guess I assumed they two "different/reversed". I'll look for one more locally (the $164.50 of shipping...) Thanks Grady
    I just saw it was in Texas. A bit of a haul from Houston to Irving I guess.

    Looking at realoem I think the covers are the same for driver and passenger. Seems like a great way to deal with it.
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    Yes, 4+ hours each way. I asked the seller if he would be willing to "skin the seat" but haven't heard back and don't expect that he will be willing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grady in Texas View Post
    I have worn a hole in the leather of my driver's seat back (getting in I guess) and the bottom is looking tired and ready go next. All the other seats (which never get used) are looking good. Any suggestion on a reasonably priced fitted cover or replacement? Regular seats in tan/beige leather. Thanks Grady
    Thanks for posting this question. I'm in the same boat!

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    i'll keep a look out for a tan seat in the metroplex, if you were grey i have both my old seats i'd be happy to skin for ya.
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    Of you can find the same seat (heated or not etc) its super easy to swap the seat out. 4 bolts, the seat belt height adjuster clip and the plug, and youre done.

    Recovering it....can be a bitty.

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    Just swapping the leather+padding from a good condition passenger seat is very easy. Swapping the leather itself without the padding is a lot more work.
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    Good to know - Thanks

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