when i redid my seats last summer i had leather covers made up from a
new leather hide i bought. the guy that made them up was in elgin, il
- a place called 'guven custom interiors'. you can just drop off one
seat or the old covers with him and he'll make them up in a few days.
i sourced the leather from a place on ebay after requesting various
samples and supplied guven with the hide. i can find the contact
details of the place if you're interested.
here are some pictures of his covers:
i think the hide cost me about $120 and guven charged about $400 for
the covers and the center console. i also had enough left to redo the
GT door rolls. i rebuilt the seats with new cushions and straps from
the leather is much nicer than vinyl and guven did a fantastic job
stitching up the covers.
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 8:30 PM, <KJENSSEN@aol.com> wrote:
> Hey beamers,
> I am contemplating replacing the seats in my tiger. I understand Martha
> Wheat at Pro-Prep Interiors may have reproduction vinyl covers. Before I
> the vinyl....does anyone have any leather covers.
> Originally my tiger had the early MK1 seats with the wide pleats ....now I
> have a set of the later MKIA or MKII seats with the narrow pleats.
> The original seats in my tiger were really in poor shape and with the help
> of Doug at Tiger Auto I was able to obtain a set in better shape.
> Unfortunately... a seam has opened up on the drivers seat and now I need to
> decide either to recover, replace or repair.
> I may go back to the original wide pleat seats - if they are available.
> Thoughts and or recommendations would be appreciated.
> Kirt Jenssen
> Chicago, Illinois
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