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#1 Rtiny

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:54 AM

Does anyone have any experience in dismantling/restoring the Recaro LX seats?

 

I cannot  find any information anywhere.

 

I have 4 seats and want to make 2 good pairs out of them.

 

THanks

Austin.

 



#2 gilltech

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:12 AM

Pictures?



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:18 AM

Thats one pair.
Dont have photos of the other

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 10:37 AM

I have these seats and for some reason they are really uncomfortable, so I'm interested to see how you go with this.



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 10:47 AM

haha. the 2 pictured are super comfortable. fallen asleep in the garage many times. but the other 2 i got are not as nice but has slightly better trimming and bolsters.

 

if you want to part with them let me know  ;) 



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Posted 27 December 2017 - 07:36 PM

Dont know how youve gone with it, but looking at your pics i'd start by removing the seat rails off the bottom first, then remove the seat adjuster wheel (Screw in the middle)
That should let you get the side plastic cover off the hinge, hopefully finding bolts underneath to separate the upper and lower bolster.
The covers are usually held on with a metal wire c clip staple thing, you can pull them open with a couple of pliers.
There is also a peice of wire running along the bottom of the cushion, that matches the line in the cover on the seat base, this is held in place with the same staples, you have to dig into the foam a bit.
The backrest will be a little trickier if you want to strip the cover off, but it should be a matter of gently popping the plastic trims off around the upper seat release, removing the C staples at the bottom and peeling it up the foam cushion, looks like its got the same wire strips running across the backrest, dig them out as you go.

Ive never pulled those particular seats apart, but ive pulled apart several others, they are all usually made fairly similar.


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