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Old January 2nd, 2015, 04:36 PM
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Make sure its nice and fitted at the top. But yea, it a little tough. I recovered with Outlast so maybe they had a little more give.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 04:37 PM
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Getting closer:

Anyone have any suggestions or tricks for getting the seat back cover to go on easier? It seems like it's about 2 inches too short for the plastic rail at the back to snap together. I'm thinking I just need to eat more wheaties.
Use plastic wrap or silicone spray on the foam. I've even used a small trash bag and then pulled it out after it slid down to the bottom.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 04:41 PM
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Make sure its nice and fitted at the top. But yea, it a little tough. I recovered with Outlast so maybe they had a little more give.
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Use plastic wrap or silicone spray on the foam. I've even used a small trash bag and then pulled it out after it slid down to the bottom.
I'm guessing these two are related, the silicone spray helps it slide down all the way easier. I just re-watched the exmoor video and I see I missed that step at earlier Thanks guys!

Edit: still kicking my butt, but I'm getting closer. If they made this section lace up like a pair of shoes or a corset this would be a lot easier.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 06:03 PM
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Its supposed to be tough, but the above mentioned work well. I don't like the silicone.. the garbage bag, a 13gal usually works well for the back, can go on and stay on. it won't make noise, and it *can* protect from moisture. of course, if it doesn't... then it makes it worse. You can pull it off when done if you want.

If its tight as hell and fits in the end.. you know its on there right.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 06:07 PM
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Ok. I'll try the bag next. This will not beat me!

Zipper! That's what they should have used, a zipper with a little extra to make it start easier.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 07:18 PM
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 07:23 PM
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They look great Jafir.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 07:24 PM
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 07:35 PM
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 07:46 PM
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Honestly when I went back to the video I saw that I might have been attacking it from the wrong direction. I started with the seat upright and facing away from me, because that's where the rail snaps together. I'd try squeezing the foam and pulling the cover down but it never moved far enough.

The guy in the video starts with the seat back sitting on the table facing up and he is able to push down firmly and rub downwards on the material and then he holds it with one hand and flips it over. Once I mimicked his motions exactly (well mirrored, I'm left handed) it went together much better.

I'm shocked such a simple hand motion made such a huge difference.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 08:02 PM
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And I ate some wheaties.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 08:03 PM
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Ah the caterpillar motion... Yea...
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 09:40 PM
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Took my D90 to get estimated at Herb's (a reputable body shop by Love Field on Mockingbird) for a rear end accident to my truck, it was minor damage to my driver's side rear corner. The guy estimated the repair at about $1000 and then said his shop couldn't do it cause they 'don't have the right tools to work on aluminum.'! See attached pic of damage.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 09:44 PM
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Took my D90 to get estimated at Herb's (a reputable body shop by Love Field on Mockingbird) for a rear end accident to my truck, it was minor damage to my driver's side rear corner. The guy estimated the repair at about $1000 and then said his shop couldn't do it cause they 'don't have the right tools to work on aluminum.'! See attached pic of damage.
Straighten it with a couple of blocks of wood ... and that corner piece is steel
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looks noice!

Black leather or pleather?

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Old January 2nd, 2015, 09:46 PM
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Took my D90 to get estimated at Herb's (a reputable body shop by Love Field on Mockingbird) for a rear end accident to my truck, it was minor damage to my driver's side rear corner. The guy estimated the repair at about $1000 and then said his shop couldn't do it cause they 'don't have the right tools to work on aluminum.'! See attached pic of damage.
You can straighten that out with some flat bar or angle and a couple of c clamps.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 09:58 PM
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Yea... Thats not body shop damage... Order a new corner if you dont want to bother straightening. Its straighter than most ive seen as is. Rover doesnt shoot for "straight" in its bodywork anyway... See door alignment...

But yea, if there was welding or anything required, theyd have to buy equipment. But unless its torn its still just hammer and dolly and heat.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 11:56 PM
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looks noice! Black leather or pleather?
Thanks! The cheap stuff for me. It's a huge upgrade over the low back seats they put in the exMOD though.

Now that I've done it once and I know what not to do, I'd probably feel safe with something more expensive like leather, if I had something fancy like a NAS.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 11:57 PM
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don't forget to submit the quote to his insurance company for $1000
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Finally getting my 'to-do' list whittled down in an attempt to make Winterromp '15. Changed the oil out in the swivels, tossed out the compression fitting bull shit fuel lines I made and went with Gates 3/8" rubber fuel hose. Noticed my LH wheel had rubbing marks on it's inner wall. SS brake line was poorly installed causing contact on the wheel when turning at full lock left. My 'Meep-Meep' Horn finally died, now awaiting USPS to show up with some Hella's I found on Amazon.
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