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Old September 3rd, 2014, 01:56 PM
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Would it be easier to just order direct from Exmoor, or go through SafariHP, or someone else?
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 02:19 PM
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Rovers North is the US distributor for Exmoor Trim. There isn't anyone else on this side of the creek. This from Julian himself. If you have something custom you need done, then write to Exmoor/Julian and arrange it. Otherwise order thru RN.
I cannot say enough good about my customer experience with Exmoor and RN. Julian went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of. Ditto Les, Arthur at RN, Kevin at Exmoor.
If you choose to go with the Exmoor products you won't be disappointed.

On a side note, there are no seat back foams for my early tray back seats. I modified the foam they sent to work. Also the seat covers for the backs came up a tad short on the bottom where the retaining rod attaches to the frame. I was able to remedy that without any need to contact Exmoor or RN. So, if you are doing a full custom job on a weird seat frame like I was, you may find some small issues.
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Old September 4th, 2014, 12:41 PM
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Great info, thanks guys. My seats are nothing crazy so it seems that it should be pretty simple.
Do you have any pictures of installs?
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Just my 2 cents, having just redone my seating: Buy the Exmoor seats complete. The only thing you are saving by doing them yourself is the frame. If you REALLY love your seat frames, then by all means redo the seats. However without derusting and repainting the frames you are just asking for it. It is about an hour's worth of labor plus dry time for the spray glue to install the foams and covers. You do run the risk of damaging the material, which will set you back in both money and time waiting for replacement cover (weeks, not days). If you are not careful and experienced you may do a crap job of it. Then you have crappy looking seats with new covers. You could have a shop do it but they will charge you labor that will get you right back in the neighborhood of new, so no real savings there either. Anyway it is a fun project but knowing what I know now just not worth it. This coming from a die hard DIY person.

Isn't it literally half the price to buy new frames and new retrim kits and DIY though?

Seemed to me 2 new seats were $1.8K vs $900 for new frames and retrim kits.
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I have never seen a seat frame that needed replacing.
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I have never seen a seat frame that needed replacing.
Really? You've never stripped out one of those 10mm #4 phillips head screws that holds the pan frame to the rails?
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