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#1 (permalink) Old 12-23-2005, 01:49 PM
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M3 Interior Redux?

New member here...considering buying a very nice e36 M3 but not crazy about the "Dove Grey" interior. Any experience out there with reupolstering the front & back seats as well as the door inserts in this model (replacing leather with leather)? Any gotcha's? Any idea what a reasonable cost would be to do something like this?

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I had an upholsterer quote me almost a $1000 to redo the front two seats on my car. I thought that was very ureasonable, but may be the norm.

www.pelicanparts and www.katzkin.com sells covers, don't know about door cards. I would think a complete interior in leather, including labor, would be quite expensive. You might try looking for used seats on the internet in whatever color you want. If you are willing to settle for leatherette, it would be a lot cheaper.

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Way too expensive, Del did his for around 350-500 if I remember correctly. Price around and then decide.

+ If you do decide to change the seats you have pretty much unlimited options.

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Delmarco bought leather seats (not vaders, though) that were pretty new, and also got the leather door panels off an m3. He went the eBay route and took his time.

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Labor from a competitive place will be 150-300/seat for bucket seats + materials.

Usually charge 1500-3000 to re-do the full interiors of cars/trucks we work on(suede seat inserts on all seats and misc trim + faux suede headliner).

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its times like these im glad im mexican and live right on the border with mexico, such good quality work done at such a low price...but yea, before going into mexico to get my headliner done i asked around here for pricing...avg for full interior on my 318 was about 1000 to 1500...
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its times like these im glad im mexican and live right on the border with mexico, such good quality work done at such a low price...but yea, before going into mexico to get my headliner done i asked around here for pricing...avg for full interior on my 318 was about 1000 to 1500...
haha, you must be glad to be mexican, this is the second post in a row i've read you saying this, lol.

if you end up selling the dove grey seats to get a diff set i'm interested!
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haha, you must be glad to be mexican, this is the second post in a row i've read you saying this, lol.

if you end up selling the dove grey seats to get a diff set i'm interested!

yep...being mexican is awesome...food is great, the girls are hot, and tequila just plain kicks ass...lol
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