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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 06-03-2011, 11:14 AM
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Upholstery Kits?

Hey all - anyone have a good reco on where to buy leather seat kits?

I'm restoring my 90 e30 cab and could use the help.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:45 PM
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do a google search... I found several companies.... most folks try to get good used from pick a part yard... it ch eeper
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:48 PM
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Tx - done the google search and found Leatherseats.com and Creative Solutions.

Has anyone used any other suppliers which may not be in Google search results or have used the above companies and had a good experience?
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:19 PM
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A local auto upholstery shop did my sport seats.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:10 AM
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A local auto upholstery shop did my sport seats.
Same, and it was only about $300, so I would recommend that. But if you're set on doing it yourself, a friend of mine did his with a kit from bav auto and it looked okay.
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:35 PM
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Same, and it was only about $300, so I would recommend that. But if you're set on doing it yourself, a friend of mine did his with a kit from bav auto and it looked okay.
$300 is a good deal! Did you get leather or leatherette? Just the fronts?
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:37 PM
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Leatherette on just the fronts for sport seats.
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:40 PM
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Leatherette on just the fronts for sport seats.
I paid $400.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:12 AM
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I am confused... is that 300 for the kit and then labor cost... how much total?
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:49 PM
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I am confused... is that 300 for the kit and then labor cost... how much total?
No kit. The upholstery shop cuts the patterns in-house.
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