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Esprit SE Seat restoration

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Looking forward to seeing the results on this one. Keep the pics coming ?

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You may find that you have to add additional foam to cover the horse hair stuff as it will show through the vinyl. Check the interior refurb I did on my seats in the interior section it may help.

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@Barrykearley : I'll try to keep up!

@mr.oogieboogie: That was the original plan. :) Your seats look very nice!

Some progress pics:

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Resprayed the recliner wheel.

Before:

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After:

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I'll post some better pictures tomorrow, too dark right now.

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Vinyl arrived yesterday, so I could start making the covers.

Colour comparison:

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Black bolsters with red stitching:

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Test fitting the beige middle section, still need to attach the hogrings:

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Better pics of the repainted recliner wheel:

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Next up will be finishing the upper middle and redesigning the headrest as I'm replacing the buttons with velcro.

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I did not use the cotton fabric and rings.

I had flat elastic sewn onto the seams so I could tie them on in case I want to have another set in a different colour. Also makes the refitting easier.

 

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After some figuring out I got a design for the headrest that works:

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Pic in natural light:

 

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Would love to upload some more pictures but unfortunately I can't due to size constraints.

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Nicely done.

The two tone  with the red stitching is actually very good looking. I have seen it in real ( without the headrest done) and it is top.

Geert

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