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Old 5th November 2004
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Default Seat skinning - 9000 > 900 leather

I`ve seen a few references to this in the past year or so, & also seen the `Twinsaabs` site with excellent pics, but would love to hear from someone who has actually done this. Finding a set of 900 91> seats with good leather is becoming very difficult, but there are many more scrapyard 9000`s around with good leather.
The rear seat swap/conversion is the main worry I`ve got - can you get it to fit & also get it to go flat down when required?
Any experience gratefully received, also any offers of a late 900 leather interior for a 3 door!
Thanks, Julian
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Default Skins from any 900 will do....

You can keep the seats from your 900 and just use the skins from any other 900 -- they will fit, so you don't have to be picky about the year if you are willing to do a little more work to remove the skins from the seats and replace with the better skins.

Additionally, the skins from the passanger seat will fit the driver side (of course, you may have the release knob hole to contend with depending upon the year of the donor car).

Used skins are on eBay all the time.

Additionally, if your seats are just cracked/scuffed and not really torn, you may want to restore with Leatherique (leatherique.com). Get the kit with the crack fill material and the dye. I've seen two cars with this done and they looked pretty good. Maybe a little shiny, but they looked new.

I think that I'm going to do this to my convertible this winter -- materials cost much less than $200, seats look new! The downside: you can't use the seats for several days.

Mike
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