Please Help Millesime/Athena Seats

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Please Help Millesime/Athena Seats

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I Visited the Athena project today at Barry's, gutted to find out that rats have attacked the interior and chewed the seats beyond repair.

The drivers and both rear seat bases are now scrap.

They are NOT the same as any other BX asides the Euro spec Millesime and I don't want to start fitting different seats from another BX as they were part of what makes the Athena the Athena!

Help! :cry:
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Must be the rarest of all BX seats
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There are really hard to find, I had to do a full front seat rebuild afet my girlfriend's dog puked on passenger's seat since I couldn't find replacement. Are these Athena seats with red of white stripe?

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These are plain dark grey blue velour which is bespoke to the Athena, the same as the millesime in France.
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What a shame! Maybe Barry can assist you in finding replacements - they're his rats after all. lol ;)
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I doubt it Phil, I'll try and find some and store them until I get it back so it doesn't happen again!

Tinkley do you have any?
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Do you have a pic?
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My Athena has plain black velour seats which I believe is the same as the GTi (black interior) trim as this model is supposed to be same trim. They are certainly different to the Meteor trim seats which do have the red stripe in the fabric and are firmer. Not sure if any TGS had similar trim seats as it may also be colour dependent ie a black car with black interior....

You need some good cats around to keep the vermin down..... :wink: last year mine killed three rats - that I know of...... :wink:
Squirrels can also do serious damage btw.

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The plain velour is correct but its not the same as any other model except the millesime.
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What I can't figure out is how a rat even got inside the car! Mice, sure, they can get in all manner of places. But rats? They're big!
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It has a rather large hole where the boot floor was!
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Kitch wrote:What I can't figure out is how a rat even got inside the car! Mice, sure, they can get in all manner of places. But rats? They're big!
Yup, they can be pretty big, my old cat got one that was about 300mm (1') long plus tail! Oddly enough I'd seen the b***** outside the back of the wood store a couple of days before looking pretty nonchalant. Note rats make cats sick if they eat them, but they sure will kill them. Quite easy to see the mice and rats running across the roads round here, mainly at night.... :wink:

I mentioned the squirrels because one of my Athena's was attacked on the soundproofing forward of the engine bulkhead when garaged at the previous owner..... :wink:

Have you tried on French sites Tim? the odd Millesime comes up for sale/scrap over there.

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Tim Leech wrote:It has a rather large hole where the boot floor was!
Ah, that'll do it!
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