I've done 2 e30 Recaro (style) interiors from the 325is (love these seats) for my son's cars. Typically have worn bolsters.
Here's the trick - buy rear seats in correct leather color from a junkyard - rear seats at typically in great shape and the leather is a perfect match. Some people have pulled the frame off the leather for me to save shipping costs. I take the front seats apart and remove the leather. Take the bad seat panels and the good leather to an auto upholstery shop and have them make replacement panels. Typically paying $50-100 for a good rear seat and about $50 per panel for the upholstery work. Results have been excellent.
| Originally posted by kid667@Oct 29 2004, 02:51 PM |
I have a 92 325i w/ the leather seats but the front seats are all cracked and ripped - I could get OEM seats ($500 - $700 each) or racing seats ($300 - $500 each) but I was wondering if anyone know a cheap way to restore the old ones or if there is some way I can spend like $300 - $400 and just get something that doesn't look like crap. I don't need anything fancy, just not all ripped - I'm going to be selling this soon (upgrading to new bimmer) and think they will really drive down the sale price...