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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 02-10-2013, 06:04 PM
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Mein Auto: e30 convertible
Cool E30 Cabrio Upholstery

I am getting ready to replace the skins on all my seats - anyone who has ever done this before feel free to give me some pointers. Yes, I did get new, we call 'em Hog Rings here in Indy, and a pro set of pliers - the ones we use on the farm were knarly. Looks straight forward enough except for getting the seat release trim off the side of the front seats???
Tricks? Thanks all.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:58 AM
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I use the pro tool which looks like a 2 prong fork with very wide tynes. I have them in metal (Snap-On) and plastic (can't remember). Both work fine. I think every one calls those seat things 'hog rings'. It's bonnet, boot and earths you seem to have problems with...........
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