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My grandfather has a BMW 316 from the EU and it needs new seats. I was wondering if I should look for a place to get them redone or if I should just have him buy new ones. He bought these interesting seat covers so I'm trying to convince him to get new seats instead of using them. He wants to keep cloth seats, and they can't have rigid backs because it's a 2 door. He lives on Long Island so something in the area would be best Land vehicle Vehicle Car Automotive exterior Sedan
 

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You could buy a reupholstering kit from zoomzoomzooming on Ebay. They have high quality complete kits in a variety of materials. The seats are not hard to reupholster, and the kits are FAR cheaper than having an upholstry shop do it.
 
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If you go that way, get hog rings and pliers from Eastwood along with a new pair of heavy duty nippers to remove the old hog rings. The project will give your wrists a workout. But agree with hornhospital,zoomzoomzooming kits are good.
 

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That is a nice Baur convertible, it's a non factory car that was sold as a car and then it was converted into a different style convertible. Both 2002 and E21's were converted by Baur.

You might want to look on www.r3vlimited.com for a good set of seats local to you.

Welcome to Southampton Imported Cars - BMW and other imported car specialists these guys sell a lot of E30's and are enthusiast's and so is Levent at Guten Parts | GutenParts
So do you think I should try and find new seats or reupholster the existing ones?
I could always try and convince my grandfather to get some sort of drop in bucket seat or something if you think getting oem seats would be impossible
 
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