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#1 600Z

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 12:06 PM

Hello I'm wondering if anyone can give me a bit of an idea where to get some new seat foam for a 260Z as the ones from the z store in the states want $600 for shipping 2 sets along with a set of Ross Pistons.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 12:15 PM

Have a look at these 2 topics on the forum (you may have seen them already) for "DIY":

 

http://www.viczcar.c...?hl=+seat +foam

 

http://www.viczcar.c...?hl=+seat +foam

 

Unfortunately the international shipping has size factor so it does make it very expensive for getting them from the USA.  That said I got mine from the Z store and they were good quality and a nice shape (I think FX rates were slightly more favourable at the time)



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Posted 22 August 2016 - 01:49 PM

I would talk to a local auto upholsterer.

 

I walked past this guy's place recently in Five Dock Sydney.

https://www.google.c...chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

He doesn't really have a website (so he must be good? :P), but I plan to speak to him about repairing my seats (a couple of tears) and may ask him about the foam.

 

Looks like he's been around for years which is always a good sign.



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Posted 22 August 2016 - 06:45 PM

Thanks Andy I'll have areas of them, I'd say the $600 that they quoted would also be US dollars so even more expensive.

Gav I have spoken to a couple here in Tassie but a couple I felt like saying I already have the car I just want the seats etc done lol, but I'll keep trying and see what I can come up with. Surely someone has to be down to earth with their prices, one was 8k lol

From what I have read the pre-made covers fit and look good so I'll most likely go down that path once I have worked out the foam issue.

Thanks guys,
Justin

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:20 PM

I'd suggest doing a group buy, problem is nobody wants / needs this stuff at the same time. So it is impossible to coordinate.

I would at Rob from Z-Factory in Mordialloc he has replacement covers maybe he has seat foam source also?
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:40 PM

I'm prepared to do a bulk buy next time in the States and bring it excess baggage.  They can be vacuumed packed and probable 3 sets i a suitcase - let me know!

Cheers,

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 08:49 PM

I found this how-to a while ago, looked useful.

http://www.australia...seat_repair.htm



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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:06 PM

I have heard a couple of times that seat foam kits from the US can be like lying up against a gum tree, so it is worth researching quality.




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