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LindrelT last won the day on December 9 2020

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About LindrelT

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  1. This Tuber and channel are too much for me…. didn’t finish it. Glad there is good Alpina info elsewhere!!
  2. Yea. I just am not 100% sure if I can trust buying from him. Plus his prices are way up there You asked for FAQ user experience and I gave mine. Try the Classifieds here on FAQ, the vendors section on FAQ, WN/Jayco, local club members. I’ve found prices all over the place…. some sellers make you feel like you are personally funding their early retirement. Other times folks have stuff for free here on FAQ. The inconsistency of it all is frustrating at times! Good luck on your journey!
  3. Marcio Ferreira? He comes up with some interesting stuff…. My one transaction was fine. 👍🏼
  4. They came to me already with 'splatter' texture of varying sizes. I put a new black coat over them after freeing the stuck recline gear and cleaning up the moving parts. Sometime I would like to get the more correct chrome ones on my '71 - more bling! Didn't just have these plated because of the extended downtime while they are off at the shop.
  5. Doing my fronts to match my Frankenhaar rear seat project…. Fronts are new gummihaar from WN made by ‘Johnson Controls’. Nice to have new padding and get rid of the crunch!
  6. I had seen this idea mentioned somewhere but never saw anyone try it. It works! So the 50 year old hard and crunchy gummihaar seat pads in our cars just turn to brown dust and slowly disappear. While new FRONT seat backs and bottoms are available ($$$) we have not had rear seat ones forever. Working off the knowledge that other manufacturers also used the product opens up new possibilities. So the vintage VW folks have gummihaar pads available and at a reasonable cost — hummm… Working on the WolfsburgWest.com site the best match by size are rear seat pads for a’56-’
  7. I had seen this idea mentioned somewhere but never saw anyone try it. It works! So the 50 year old hard and crunchy gummihaar seat pads in our cars just turn to brown dust and slowly disappear. While new FRONT seat backs and bottoms are available ($$$) we have not had rear seat ones forever. Working off the knowledge that other manufacturers also used the product opens up new possibilities. So the vintage VW folks have gummihaar pads available and at a reasonable cost — hummm… Working on the WolfsburgWest.com site the best match by size are rear seat pads for a’56-’64 sedan. They were (April 2021) $44 each and shipping was $32. Here is what I got: 113885775B PAD/R BKRST, 56-64 SEDAN, VW Qty 1 113885375B PAD/R/BOT, 56-64 SEDAN, VW Qty 1 I never could get a measurement on the thickness but they are almost identical to our ’02 ones! The edges need to ‘wrap” around the metal seat frame and these do. So what isn’t perfect? Let’s start with the seat bottom. And this is where the title for this article comes in. The VW part is an inch wider than we need and the depth is one inch shorter. Also the edge shape at the back corners is a little different. How about keeping the back edge of the old part (it is under the seat back anyway) and we can get our missing inch of depth back. Then for the front section we take an inch out of the middle. I used very heavy scissors and cut the gummihaar along my marked lines - not fun. Re-assembling our “Frankenhaar” with upholstery thread or monofilament line stitching we get this new bottom cushion! Halfway there. While the VW seat bottom is a good match, the seat back in the ’02 is a moulded marvel that is anything but straight or flat. After puzzling over it a couple of days I just couldn’t put that crunchy seat back pad back in the car. So the idea is new padding is for where you sit, right? Bingo, I’ll just replace the contact area with new material and preserve the shaped area I have. The 15” square donor sections look like this: Same exercise… use thread/line to make big loop stitches holding them together. Spongy and soft where two people can sit back there! My new covers came with a layer of foam stitched to the material so I didn’t add anything else over the gummihaar. Reattached the cover to the pointy tabs and then some additional hog ring work and done! Given the front seats get more use and have more “shape” in them, I didn’t explore the VW donor route and just gave my German friends at WN some business. I hope this gives you some ideas and may answer an old question you may have had like me… “I wonder if those cheap VW pads could work?” Cheers! View full article
  8. Two hours to go and even Delia Wolfe has bid on it! Grab some popcorn and meet us all over there…. 😎
  9. Not lots of S14 swaps out there... Polaris? https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1974-bmw-2002-83/
  10. I think it is impacting the price of project cars and rare parts. We can hope interest in fully restoring ‘02s shows up in some much needed repro parts becoming available (dash please). But owners of $60k+ ‘02s that can’t even swap out their guibo much less change the oil are a new type of owner in our community. This high end/price market for our cars will raise the value for current owners but unfortunately start locking out new folks from gaining entry. Driving mine to our local C&C today! 😎
  11. I’d agree this could do well on BAT…. you just need two folks who HAVE to own it! Set a reserve and grow some thick skin for the comments/discussion. Good luck whatever your choice! 👍🏼
  12. Last year for these cars/rules…. But Max and Red Bull are tearing it up! Lewis and Mercedes are not used to being second and struggling with it. Hope the new cars/rules for next season really open up a more level playing field and variety of winners…. We’ll see!
  13. Actually you ARE on-topic…. this thread was a rant against power and abuse. In an abundance of accommodation and sympathy the topic of car parts crept in. Normally the OP would be advised to use the search function (upper right corner of screen) and a few very kind souls would post some links related to the topic. It is the continued bashing of not just Steve but the general membership that we are calling out. Oh, and I guess I’ll finish up by suggesting the OP fill out their PROFILE…. 😎
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