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Has anybody tried to re-cover e21 recaros on their own? If so, where can the skins be purchased? On the flip side, can anybody recommend somebody in the SF Bay Area that can do the work for a resonable cost and if so what is a ball park dollar figure.

Thank you,

Arlen

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I just bought a set of recaros from a junkyard out of an e-21 for $20 apiece; had them recovered for $200 each and they look great

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I just started doing mine. Bought leather hides on Ebay (great deals) got seats apart and made paper patterns (used kraft paper) of each piece. Plan to borrow a sewing machine and put them all together. Never use a sewing machine but tried at my mom's house. It's not that hard since everything is straight. Just refuse to pay the prices I've been quoted, got too many seats (6). The Bay Area prices are getting way too crazy.

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You will NEVER be able to sew through leather hides with a standard sewing machine! You NEED an industrial machine with a walking foot, amongst other goodies. You will break needles, and burn that machine out in no time flat.

When you pay to have seats recovered, you are not only paying for the materials, and the labour, but for the trimmer's experience. This is not a skill that is learned overnight. It takes proper instruction, many special tools, and a whole bunch of patience to do a professional quality job.

Anybody can bolt an engine together, but why do some people pay for a Korman engine? Same reason's I listed above.

Al

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I did disassemble mine, carefully, and then took it to a shop ot replace one panel that was ripped. Once apart did some maintenance, sanded down the frames and repainted them, re glue some of the backing, and then carefully re-installed everything. I used tie wraps instead of hog rings. I don't think there is any "factory replacements, and World Uphostrey does charge some major $ for theirs.

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Thanks everybody for your inputs. It looks like I am going to need to save up my pennies for a long long time.

Thanks again,

Arlen

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