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Old April 26th, 2011, 10:36 AM
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raleigh area upholstry shop

need some recomendations for a shop to redo my front seats with the exmoor kits
i'm not inclined to do it <I.e. lazy/unskilled at this take your pick>and i need to add in the seat heaters
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Old April 26th, 2011, 10:45 AM
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I understand the time constraints. But if my father can do it, Im sure you can do it. lol. Try calling up some of the rover shops in the Durham. Flying Circus is one and I believe there is a shop next to (or is) Rovertym.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 11:07 AM
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its my daily driver and i would rather have an expert complete it in 1 day, rather than me take a week to do it.

Any persoanl experiances with a shop would be helpful, thanks
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Old April 26th, 2011, 11:32 AM
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I re-trimed my front seats in a couple hours in a parking lot. You can do it! Hardest part is getting the covers on the headrests.

I know of an upholstery shop off Glenwood close to 42nd Street Oyster Bar called Auto Interiors and Tops. I dont have any experience with them though
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peer pressure....

if i can find the time - maybe i'll do it since it may make sense just to do it rather than check out a shop, etc.

Problem for me is finding the time on a weekend to do it between traveling/t-ball/having a pool built etc.

I have been limited in my time to tackle car projects lately.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 11:42 AM
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Robert, do it yourself!

I've been wanting to do this project for a while now. I was even going to order the retrim kits recently, but then all rover funds were diverted elsewhere. I've never done it before but I'd be happy to come over and help some weekend if you'd like.

You could always call rover automotive (http://www.roverautomotive.com/). I used them years ago for a few things and was happy with their work.

------ Follow up post added April 26th, 2011 11:49 AM ------

http://www.exmoortrim.co.uk/index.ph...-products.html

this guy does it all in ~7 min!
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Old April 26th, 2011, 12:11 PM
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just watched the video - seems doable - i need to get the seat heaters ordered (i have 2 front seat kits here at the house)

I bet my time to do it would be more like 7 hours since - this guy probably has done 100's of these - me i'm on 1 & 2
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Old April 26th, 2011, 12:12 PM
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I understand the lack of time. Im in the same boat right now. The install really is easy so I'd hate for you to have to pay for someone to do it. If i were to take it somewhere, I would just take it to an upholstery shop. There isn't any Rover knowledge required to do the seats. I didn't install seat heaters though. Im not 100% positive, but i think you can get the foams with the heaters installed already. You'd jsut have to wire them. I got my kit from John Craddocks. Ive been very pleased with the Black Canvas Outlast Fabric. If you need a hand just let me know.
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I bet my time to do it would be more like 7 hours since - this guy probably has done 100's of these - me i'm on 1 & 2
I'm with you, and would choose a battle with the water pump or drive shaft before I'd do retrim.. no thanks..
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Ive seen the work that place near 42nd street does, they are expensive but seem to do work. I know a couple people that have used them with good results.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 03:11 PM
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I'm caving to peer pressure and probalby going to do it myself (with exmorr video help) worst case senario is i F... up the passanger seat and have to order a new kit and then have the pros do it.

Just ordered the seat heater kit so might be able to tackle it late next week.
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