Seat retrim kit - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Build-up's, Projects & Registry Profiles > Smaller Projects


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old September 4th, 2012, 11:01 PM
Abrooks's Avatar
Abrooks
Status: Offline
Tony Brooks
.
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 4,927
Seat retrim kit

Before the 110 left for the docks I had a pair of britpart seat retrim kits stowed in the back along with a set of seat heaters. I finally got around to finishing them tonight and honestly couldn't be happier. They fit well, look good and were relatively easy to fit. First seat took 2 hours, second 45 minutes. With the new foam they feel great, and the black is a marked improvement over the brown twill. I couldn't find a source for retrim kits for the middle row seats, but got matching fabric to the fronts and will make up new panels to fit.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1526250648.jpg
Views:	272
Size:	484.9 KB
ID:	57110  
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old September 4th, 2012, 11:22 PM
MUDSUX's Avatar
MUDSUX
Status: Offline
Forrest
Like my Tatas?
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Orlando, Fl. US
Posts: 1,641
Registry
Very cool, hope to do this soon when Stephen gets mine in stock. Did you watch the videos on the website or just did it on your own? Any pointers?
__________________
MUDSUX

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag that allows the protester to burn the flag"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old September 4th, 2012, 11:40 PM
Abrooks's Avatar
Abrooks
Status: Offline
Tony Brooks
.
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 4,927
I watched the exmoor video and the included DVD from britpart. The kits were close to the same with 2 exceptions:the exmoor kit uses the same fittings as OEM to secure the middle of the back seat. To the frame while the britpart uses a much more primitive system which works fine but lacks elegance. The important difference is that the exmoor kit has fabric matched trim adhered to the sides of the seat base foam while the britpart foam doesn't. Which means that once the base is I stalled you'd see the white foam around the underside of the frame. I sourced matching material and adhered it to the foam to make a more finished result.

As for tips, the only thing that diverged from the videos was to inset the head rest as you roll the seat back squab down to help orient the squab on the foam. Otherwise it's straightforward, follow the video and work VERY fast with the glue, you get one shot.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old September 6th, 2012, 09:29 AM
sherpamike's Avatar
sherpamike
Status: Offline
Mike Doligalski
'95 D90 ST
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 625
Registry
The seats look great! I did the same project last spring... Such a transformation!! I never got around to posting about my project but I also added a wright offroad mat set and the interior is like a different/new(er) truck.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3311584471.jpg
Views:	302
Size:	478.4 KB
ID:	57162   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4129030416.jpg
Views:	353
Size:	538.4 KB
ID:	57163  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2080558682.jpg
Views:	278
Size:	444.6 KB
ID:	57164  
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old September 6th, 2012, 10:05 AM
Abrooks's Avatar
Abrooks
Status: Offline
Tony Brooks
.
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 4,927
Those look great! I'm looking forward to trying out the seat heaters as well.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old September 7th, 2012, 12:25 PM
founD90's Avatar
founD90
Status: Offline
Dr. Gonzo
1994 D90 #48
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Woody Creek
Posts: 725
Quote:
Originally Posted by sherpamike View Post
The seats look great! I did the same project last spring... Such a transformation!! I never got around to posting about my project but I also added a wright offroad mat set and the interior is like a different/new(er) truck.
Mike - which fabric is that?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old September 7th, 2012, 12:59 PM
Yudda's Avatar
Yudda
Status: Offline
Rob
1997/300tdi/110
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: FL / Jerusalem, Israel
Posts: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by founD90 View Post
Mike - which fabric is that?
X2

Those seats look great.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old September 7th, 2012, 03:31 PM
sherpamike's Avatar
sherpamike
Status: Offline
Mike Doligalski
'95 D90 ST
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 625
Registry
Thanks guys. The trim I got is called XS 1-2 Leather (has leather on the outside and back, and the middle is a different almost mesh-type material). I bought everything from Stephen at Safari HP: http://www.safarihp-trim.com/index.p...&id=3&Itemid=3

The stuff is called XS Blank Rack towards the bottom of that page. I'll have to start my own project thread and post pics of the "finished" interior... it looks great. Sorry to jump over your thread, Tony.

-Mike
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old November 11th, 2013, 06:47 AM
rankar's Avatar
rankar
Status: Offline
Randy
97 SW #2236 (Maggie)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: CT
Posts: 1,117
Registry
i was doing research for my own seat retrim project... thanks for posting all of this guys, very helpful.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Build-up's, Projects & Registry Profiles > Smaller Projects

Tags
kit

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Exmoor seat retrim kit parts - For Sale HeloBubba For Sale - Parts 8 March 6th, 2012 11:21 PM
seat kit used defender $ 50 seaswood For Sale - Parts 5 October 6th, 2010 10:13 AM
Front Seat Retrim Kit Bozman For Sale - Parts 6 June 5th, 2010 03:51 PM
Baby Car Seat QUESTION Flagg Misc. Chit-Chat 5 August 4th, 2007 06:39 PM
D-90 3rd seat up front ?Possible - How? paulb Defender Technical Discussions 17 October 28th, 2004 07:26 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:55 PM.


Copyright