Replacement for original Saddle leather seats

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  1. Bez

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    Anyone seen or used the "pigskin saddle" 916 at GAHH. Looks like the same one World Upholstery used to carry in their E9 seat kit
     

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    Bez, I have not but it has more grain in it, like the 2800CS pigskin.
     
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    This is a close-up of the front seat of my 72 3.0 CS. Some of the coupes had this "pigskin" leather. It may be a bit more orange than the GAHH sample.
     

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    Hi Bez.
    I can't remember for sure if the Covers I saw were leather or vinyl,but there on Ebay.Check it out.
    Harr
     
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    New or used?
     
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    I believe new. I will try and find the listing.
    Harry
     
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    I just picked some up this week. It is the closest I have seen yet to the saddle pigskin in my 72. The color accuracy of this shot is not great.... Second shot shows color better. DSC03670.jpg DSC03677.jpg
     
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    Can u please be more specific...what (916 saddle)? Where (GAHH)? How much?

    In that second picture...is the whole seat (front and back) the material you bought?

    Thanks
     
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    Sorry for the lack of clarity. Yes, it is Salerno Leather, 916 Saddle from GAHH. it was $22 per sq ft. All shots of the seats are the original leather, nothing has been redone yet.

    Here are a couple more shots.

    IMG_1441.JPG IMG_1443.JPG
     
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    Hi Bez,
    There is a seller on Ebay selling complete leather sets made up for $1095. The seller goes by the Ebay name zoomzoomzoom-ing .
    There I a set that color but not sure what grain of leather.
    Koopman
     
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    at that price per SF, that better be cut to size with no waste. i can buy full hides with exotic finishes for 12 to 15 bucks / sf. normal finishes 7 to 12 / sf. but, there is a reasonable amount of waste in a whole hide ... hard to get much usable area out of a cow's legs or the taper down to it. then there are those things like the occasional barbed wire hole.
     
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    Any chance u can source the material at GAHH for less?

    It is a very close pattern match. After recovering the driver seat...i can buy leatherique or leatherworldtechnologies dye that matches original color and redye everything
     
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    Bez - simple answer - NOPE. if this is the leather you want, ask them how they sell it. does it come as a whole hide or is it into rough cut pieces. i have sent you a PM on the subject
     
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    T-spoon,
    Do I understand well that you are considering to reskin you seats? If so, would you be willing to try and save & sell the seat- and headrest covers to me? From looking at your pics, I think I can use (parts of) your covers to fix mine. Our seats are of same construction, and left the factory being the same colour >40 Years ago.

    I'm someone going for max originality and so i'd like to retain as much parts as possible. I have some ripped panels in my seats; I'd like to see if i can have an artisan upholsterer detach all sewing lines and to try sew them back to make 1 set out of two used ones. I know that having acceptable matching coulours (due to fading etc) will be a gamble however, i know.

    Regards, Erik.
     
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    Min purchase is half-hide at GAHH.

    I contacted Bob Budd at Classic 9 Leather Shop who Gary Knox knows regarding sourcing the Salerno Saddle 916. He responded that it is sold by half-hide or full-hide. A half-hide (25 sq. Ft) is $450 or $18 per sq. ft. Shipping to Cali is $35. If anyone else is interested....let me know so we can get a lower price by buying larger quantity.

    Classic 9 Leather Shop
    7250 Drexel St
    Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127
    313 682 1983
    Fax 313 483 3739
     
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    I wanted to do the same thing. BMWayne redid his but his upholster did not take care and tore all the large piece and they were useless. I haven't been able to find anyone else who recovered their old saddle. Anyone??
     

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