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 Post subject: EF - Leather Seats - is it worth it?
Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 3:08 pm 
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Thinking of putting some leather seats in my EF Mont, but I'm not sure if it's worth it.
My velour seats are in quite good condition and are really comfortable, I'm only really wanting leather for show. Having said that I've never sat in an E-series leather seat so I don't even know if they're good/better/worse.

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 Post subject: Re: EF - Leather Seats - is it worth it?
Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 3:37 pm 
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They look nice, but also require more attention (leather care, keeping it always clean and moisturised). Getting a good set with this age is getting harder. Plus I own a BMW with leather, nice to sit in but when it has been baking in the sun... Then again I am in Perth and it tends to get hot here in summer...
I am putting a mont interior into my EL (velour) which is a nice upgrade from normal fabric, but I personally would not get the leather seats for it.

I guess it comes to what you like best yourself, its a matter of taste.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck with it!
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 Post subject: Re: EF - Leather Seats - is it worth it?
Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 3:55 pm 
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Yeah, that's true about being able to get good ones. The set I'm chasing at the moment is really cheap, back seats are good but the fronts are both a bit worn with some tears.
I do like the velour, the base cushion of the drivers seat is a bit loose but I'm hoping I can just tighten it and sort that out.
I'll wait and see I guess.
Thanks for your reply!

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF - Leather Seats - is it worth it?
Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 4:00 pm 
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good eseries ones are rare as, but they out there

i picked up a mint set from the wreckers for my old EF. Like most cars, the leathers seats always seem to be more firmer than the fabric ones
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Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:03 pm 
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I have a set of EF leather seats the drivers seat has about 50mm stitching that has come undone other then that they are mint, I looking at selling them, possibly getting them repaired first, I figure 30 minutes work to pull cover off and $30 to fix and then put back on and the set will be almost as good as new
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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:49 am 
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theres 3 or 4 different styles and 2 colours,they need care but there solid and soft.fairmont,fairlane,ltd,svo? as in troymans

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:05 pm 
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I have a complete set of leather seats out of a BA falcon if your interested. They are definately more comfortable then older seats. They are cream in color.

I have other parts also. Let me know if your keen

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