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Old 05-06-2004, 12:08 AM   #1
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The seats in my car are starting to get a little worn out. My driver seat has either no padding, or padding so compressed a single feather would do a better job. The seats are starting to look very drab, being gray velour, the coloring is coming off making parts of the seats look dirty even though they aren't. I've tried looking for seat covers, but the front seats are 60/40 and i've been unsuccessful in my search. I'd really like to replace them, but don't really know how to go about starting the process or finding seats. I'd take pics if I had a camera, but I don't. This is part of my project on sprucing up the cars interior this summer, and I think it would have a major effect.
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Check a catalog like JC Whitney for aftermarkets.
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... Or your friendly local salvage yard for low mileage replacements.
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a swap from the junkyard is a possibility. of course, you'd have to find a bonneville (hard to do) with your interior color (even harder) that hasn't been exposed to the weather for ages. (darn near impossible)
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darn you beat me to it spiral
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They're pricey but I think they can do it? http://www.leatherseats.com/
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Or you can try www.car-part.com for the best deal (try to find some at a yard near you as the cost of shipping of seats would surely put a hurt on a wallet). Good luck.

And, yes, I am familiar with the seperation of the top 'fluff' from the base layer. It was pretty much totally gone from the front seats in my 1992 SE when I was rear-ended at over 300,000 miles.
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Wow, this thread grew faster than I anticipated

I've checked Leatherseats.com in the past, and if the car wasn't pretty high mileage (just under 158k), i'd consider it. But the money for that would be better off going toward a new car. Car-Part.com seems good, though the descriptions are a little weird, I have no idea what they mean.
For example : GRY,MAN,60-40,LEFT,6 0PER-SIDE confuses the hell out of me.
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For example : GRY,MAN,60-40,LEFT,6 0PER-SIDE confuses the hell out of me.
Grey, manual passenger, bench, 6-way power driver, controls on side.
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Don't forget about JC Whitney that was mentioned earlier They are great for non-critical stuff like this.
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