Seat Repair/Re Trim

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Seat Repair/Re Trim

Postby Wakeykd » Tue 04.06.2019, 12:06

Hi Guys, I am looking to have my seats repaired if they can. The foam is past its sell by date too as its just crumbling. I am based in Yorkshire and im wondering if anyone has used a company not too far from me before?
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Re: Seat Repair/Re Trim

Postby Jamie N » Tue 04.06.2019, 17:46

If you are not too concerned about originality why not spend the money on a pair of Honda S2000 seats, you will probably pay the same amount of
money but end up with something aesthetically and ergonomically superior . This is a pair on Ebay... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-S2000- ... SwWtpcbBYV (not mine), they also come in red and black leather.
A very nice upgrade, but there are a few others which will also fit in the Elan with a bit of modifying. :wink:
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Re: Seat Repair/Re Trim

Postby LRS7 » Tue 04.06.2019, 22:28

Hi Kris

I’ve used a company called Seat Surgeons in Strensall, North Yorkshire who did a great job on one of my Range Rovers .. The guy who owns it name is Paul try them they are close ish to you. Failing that I’ve got a guy in Ilkeston who can do it.

I’ve also got a set of cloth/leather seats with matching inserts if you fancy them instead? I was going to put them in my SE but decided against it so going spare.
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Re: Seat Repair/Re Trim

Postby wayne » Wed 05.06.2019, 01:02

If you want to keep the OEM seats. I have a company here that can remake the covers, but your looking at about £500 ish.
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Re: Seat Repair/Re Trim

Postby Wakeykd » Tue 06.08.2019, 17:28

Slight update. I ve the car booked in with a chap in Wakefield. We used to use his company at work 15 years ago called Vasco. He retired but found out from my dad who takes his TR6 for Mot to a place in wakey he’s still doing it part time. Got it booked in October. He said he can repair what’s already there which is good as I wanted to keep the original seats, the foam will need replacing as that’s disintegrated and he’s only charging £60. I will update with pictures after. Are the seats pretty straight forward to take out?
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Re: Seat Repair/Re Trim

Postby Saltire » Tue 06.08.2019, 20:57

Wakeykd wrote:Are the seats pretty straight forward to take out?


Four bolts on each seat, plus (on the drivers side) the seat belt warning lamp wiring on the inside behind the seat (against the “transmission tunnel”). Note that there are normally spacer washers under the seat; one (inside rear IIRC) is thicker than the other three. Some folks remove them to give a little more headroom.

And while you have the seats out, it’s a great chance to check the inner sills for rust, throw away the old spongy under felt and replace it with some decent Non-absorbent under felt and/or Dynamat
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Re: Seat Repair/Re Trim

Postby Wakeykd » Tue 06.08.2019, 21:43

Thank you for the advice, I didn’t know about the seat belt warning light!
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