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Old 09-26-2005, 01:01   #1 (permalink)
Cartrivision1
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Anyone ever had to repair leather seats?

My 1991 780 has a problem where the seam is starting to split on the
exact same spot on the front leather seats. The split is 6 inches or
less but I would like to nip it in the bud so to speak before the
problem gets worse. The rest of the seat on both of them looks just
fine and both have held up fairly well, so instead of just getting some
seat cover to hide the problem I would rather try to salvage them now
before it gets worse.

Has anyone here had a similar problem, and if so what are my options?


thanks
CTV

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Old 09-26-2005, 01:01   #2 (permalink)
James Sweet
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Re: Anyone ever had to repair leather seats?


"Cartrivision1" <doidy1@juno.com> wrote in message
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> My 1991 780 has a problem where the seam is starting to split on the
> exact same spot on the front leather seats. The split is 6 inches or
> less but I would like to nip it in the bud so to speak before the
> problem gets worse. The rest of the seat on both of them looks just
> fine and both have held up fairly well, so instead of just getting some
> seat cover to hide the problem I would rather try to salvage them now
> before it gets worse.
>
> Has anyone here had a similar problem, and if so what are my options?
>
>
> thanks
> CTV
>


I've repaired a cloth to leather seam in a 740 seat, you take the upholstery
off and sew it from the back side, it's not too difficult.


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Old 09-26-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
David Taylor
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Re: Anyone ever had to repair leather seats?

> exact same spot on the front leather seats. The split is 6 inches or
> less but I would like to nip it in the bud so to speak before the


Is it a split right through, like a tear?

One option is to glue a piece of leather from the underside to provide a
bridge across the gap.

David.
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Old 09-26-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
Randy G.
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Re: Anyone ever had to repair leather seats?

"Cartrivision1" <doidy1@juno.com> wrote:

>My 1991 780 has a problem where the seam is starting to split on the
>exact same spot on the front leather seats. The split is 6 inches or
>less but I would like to nip it in the bud so to speak before the
>problem gets worse. The rest of the seat on both of them looks just
>fine and both have held up fairly well, so instead of just getting some
>seat cover to hide the problem I would rather try to salvage them now
>before it gets worse.
>
>Has anyone here had a similar problem, and if so what are my options?
>


If it is a sewn seam that is splitting then the cover should be
removed from the ceat and resewn from the inside. If you can't do that
you can take it to any upholstry shop or remove the cover and take it
to a seamstress. be sure that they are using a rayon thread made for
upholstry and not cotton thread. Have them sew all the seams while in
there.


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'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Anyone ever had to repair leather seats?

a friend of mine happens to mark his seat with a cigar burn, what he did
was to take it to an upholsterer and seamed a new leather-like cloth on
the seat. the end product was good though.

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Old 09-27-2005, 02:01   #6 (permalink)
heavyonmetal
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Re: Anyone ever had to repair leather seats?

there's a repair manual available for 780 models at http://www.voparts.com.
it's on the accessory products. i think it will help you with some your
replairs/car maintenance.

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