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Woody SuperDork
2/16/11 1:49 p.m.

It probably depends on the nature of the tear. Is it in the seam or does the leather need to be replaced?

This is a small, old old school shop behind the owner's house.

I've used them quite a few times for old Mustangs: Re foam and recover seats, convertible tops, etc and I also had them remove the leather from the back seat of an Accord and put it over new foam. This was all pretty simple stuff.

I've also seen some world class hot rod upholstery done by a shop in North Haven. I think the cars had decals from The Garage From Hell, but I can't find a link for them. They may not have done the interiors themselves, but I'm sure they could point you in the right direction.

Last time I needed to swap a seat cover, I got a pair of hog ring pliers and did it myself. A simple swap isn't that hard.

revhard New Reader
2/16/11 1:55 p.m.

In reply to Woody:

the leather would have to be replaced. the only place i found to dell a seat cover was like $700. the prices are crazy to me considering you can buy a junkyard interior for $500.

sanman New Reader
2/16/11 4:42 p.m.

If you can't find anything using the interwebs, check out your local Honda dealer or used car dealership. They have interiors reupholstered in leather all the time.

Woody SuperDork
2/16/11 5:10 p.m.

I found this one for $135, but it looks as if the driver had two accidents.

tr8todd Reader
2/16/11 8:16 p.m.

John's auto top in Raynham ma. He does tops, carpets, seats, headliners, etc.

Mazdax605 HalfDork
2/16/11 8:22 p.m.

I had John's fix a panel on the original seat covers for my 79 RX-7 John,and they did great work. Now I just need to get my fat ass out to the garage to change the covers over from the non-stock but nice ones that are on there to the originals. Doesn't look like a tough job,but one I haven't had the gumption to tackle yet.

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