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Post by Matt H » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:35 am

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:49 am

8)
I can imagine the Lambo owner being a little miffed at having his car overshadowed. :lol:
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Post by Matt H » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:51 pm

New leather seats... No tears, no split seams, no worn bits, door cards, and genuine rear headrests. Quite a result I'd say:

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It was a bit fun trying to fit the door cards in the dark though!

Will take some pictures of the car (nice and muddy at the moment after a spirited drive through some of Derbyshire's most pin-head single track roads :) ) and the new interior tomorrow. First impressions are good. Lacking a lot of lateral support, but it is the passengers that suffer the most, so it's quite fun watching them slide around really :wink:

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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:30 am

Oooh lovely, where did you get them from?
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Post by Matt H » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:26 pm

Seats were picked up from a very nice chap in Derbyshire who had an 8v GTi that was being scrapped. I think the new seats make the car look a damn site better than the dirty original ones (which to be fair, I prefer)

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The next step would be to get a pair of proper 16v seats re-trimmed in leather to finish the whole thing off :wink:

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Post by docchevron » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:29 pm

/\ agree.
I like the leather look. But proper valver seats are so much better...
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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:12 pm

Roverman wrote:Oooh lovely, where did you get them from?
Said he.............the jealous cow! :lol:
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Post by docchevron » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:39 pm

Pretty sure they're algerian cow actually....


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Post by BX Bandit » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:09 am

Philip Chidlow wrote:8)
I can imagine the Lambo owner being a little miffed at having his car overshadowed. :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Just spotted Phil's comment! Not often you get the contrast of these two but yeah, he must of been a tad pissed off being shown up like that! :P

I think a 1.9D would see that off anyway!........
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:22 pm

BX Bandit wrote:
Roverman wrote:Oooh lovely, where did you get them from?
Said he.............the jealous cow! :lol:
Nice seats, although I dont like leather myself, had them in a TXD once.
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Post by toddao » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:05 pm

Blimey those seats are in good nick - makes me wonder what state the GTI was in that got scrapped.
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Post by Matt H » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:59 am

From what he said, it was a high mileage car, very well looked after and with faded red paint. A fine car, until someone decided to crash into the back of it.

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Post by Lester » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:24 pm

Roverman wrote:Nice seats, although I dont like leather myself, had them in a TXD once.
How come??? I think its one of the best things in a car TBH.

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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:00 pm

Lester wrote:
Roverman wrote:Nice seats, although I dont like leather myself, had them in a TXD once.
How come??? I think its one of the best things in a car TBH.
Each to their own ey, I just find the leather ones not as comfy as the cloth ones, hot in summer cold in winter etc, but they look fabulous!

Ive driven hundreds of differet cars over the years but have to agree that the 16v front seats are one of the most comfortable seats around.
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Post by docchevron » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:52 am

Not only comfortable, but importantly hold you in the seat when hooning around bends, whilst I agree the leather looks ace, it's a bit of a PITA when you have to climb back into the seat from your passengers lap after giving it beans round a bend!!
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