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Old July 9th, 2010, 11:10 AM
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Replacement seat for a d-90 soft-top

Hi All,

a client has asked me what options he has for replacement front seats? here are the requirements:
* weather-proof, water-proof (the top will be off mostly)
* prefer black
* hopefully use's the existing "brackets"

any help is greatly appreciated!!


thanks,

keith @ copley
(i beg you to email me... pm's are too hard to keep track of.) thanks!!
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Old July 9th, 2010, 11:13 AM
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Old July 9th, 2010, 11:21 AM
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oopsie.. wants something firmer, suppotive and not just a cover. =)
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Old July 9th, 2010, 11:26 AM
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Exmoor mesh seat ...
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Old July 9th, 2010, 11:28 AM
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There are the Corbeau's, but they'll have bolsters and stuff. They're also $2k+

Or the Recaro SVX seats, but they're $3-4k plus.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 02:41 PM
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Some of the Baja style Jeep seats can be has covered in Neoprene

http://www.4wd.com/jeep/corbeau-seats/jeep-seats.aspx

Or any quality upholster shop can recover the stock set in Neoprene... go the extra re foam and get the guts galvanized ... first.. But then your way over the cost of a new aftermarket set.

Seeing many sets of aftermarket seats in 90's that look out of scale, Tough decision...

I have a SW so i want to redo my gray vinyl with the gray leather Exmore kit form RN...

I found this one... IMO a close second

http://www.prpseats.com/Category/21-recliner-seats.aspx
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Old July 9th, 2010, 03:58 PM
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In follow up to what Josh said, there are factory Recaro seat kits available for Defenders:

http://www.recaro.com/index.php?id=5599&region=1&L=2

Land Rover Defender SVX

Upholstery materials: Leather/cloth
Is offered as: Serial equipment
Equipment: Seat heating
Integrated headrest
Tilt adjustment
Longitudinal adjustment
Distribution: Europe
Others: Seat manufactured in hybrid technology

(see below for Land Rover part#)

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......and if they're looking for something "fancier":

http://www.recaro.com/index.php?id=6102&region=1&L=2

Land Rover Fire & Ice

Upholstery materials: Alcantara, Leather
Is offered as: Serial equipment
Equipment: Seat heating
Integrated headrest
Backrest adjustment
Distribution: Europe
Others: Seat manufactured in hybrid technology

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The SVX seat has a Euro Land Rover part# (it does not pull as a valid part# at US Dealers)

"Recaro Front Seat Kit

Part No: VPLDS0035PUY

Part No: RH VPLDS0035PUY. Part No: LH VPLDS0036PUY. Heated seat† with cloth facings and leather surround featuring Land Rover and Recaro embossed logos. Installation kit included. Not compatible with vehicles fitted with a bulkhead or 90 bulkhead deleted vehicles with jack stowage brackets behind the front seats. Please note: Applicable from Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) WA138480 110 SW, 110 and 130 Double Cab and 9A773310 90 vehicles with bulkhead deleted. † Heated seat feature only compatible with vehicles fitted with heated seat option."

Original listing for this is found under "Interior Styling" at this link:
http://www.landrover.com/gl/en/lr/defender/accessories/


Hope this helps, and good luck!
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Old July 9th, 2010, 04:10 PM
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I'll underscore what d90drc mentioned and suggest you contact whatever your local uphoslstry shop is and get a quote to re-pad and recover the existing frame with a suitable material for your client. The all-in price will likely be less than importing something from exmoor and it will still have the original look.

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Old July 9th, 2010, 04:30 PM
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I have the Corbeau's in mine and love them. Really supportive and comfortable (I'm 6' 3") and they look great. Mine are leather and they seem to stand up to the sun and dust in AZ as well as using a hose to clean them off so they are OK in a ST.

Only problems are that they have to use the Corbeau mounting brackets which lift them up a bit and lessen the room for legs under the steering wheel and like Josh said they are pricey. Oh and getting to the under seat boxes is a pain of course as they bolt in and the bases don't lift out.
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