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Re: [Tigers] Seat covers

To: KJENSSEN@aol.com
Subject: Re: [Tigers] Seat covers
From: "Owain Lloyd" <owain.lloyd@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 23:16:09 +0100
hi kirt,

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
sunbeam specialties.

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 
>go for
>  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.
>  Thanks,
>  Kirt Jenssen
>  B9473199
>  Chicago, Illinois
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