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      Advice on new, replacement leather front seat covers, beige/3960

      Happy new year to all. I've got a 2000 S/70 GLT-SE with a light beige/3960 interior that I will be recovering the the front seats on. Rear seat is 95/100, dash is perfect and
      I added "R" door panels in really nice shape. I'm interested in high quality/value replacement front covers. Lseat.com is out, if you dig deep enough over at the BMW forums and
      Rennlist you find that guys originally love them, look great after a 6 month shrink then start to self destruct around 2-3 years down the road. Elwood Industries stuff looks to be
      of very high quality, but $845.00 (upper and lower both sides) is more than I would choose to spend but I will if there is no viable option. I stumbled across "swedishcarparts.com"
      and their replacement covers for $540.00 but can't find anything about them either positive or negative. They state that they are a"99% match in both color and texture to the
      original". Any and all guidance/advise will be greatly appreciated.

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      Source used skins. Some may even be available new still


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      2003 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - M56LK - 209k - K24/Greens/Do88/Quaife/SMF/P2R Clutch/DW300C/H&R/Bilstein TC/316mm & 308mm Brakes - SteveO Tuned
      1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/R Graphite & Alcantara - AW42 - 303k - Daily/Work Wagon
      1999 V70 T5 - Nautic/R Graphite & Alcantara - M56H - 177k - Rescued
      1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite - M56H - 119k - Garage Queen
      2000 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 245k - Moms Unicorn
      2000 S70 GLT SE- Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 218k - Sisters

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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Source used skins. Some may even be available new still


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      Used are mostly garbage, even if new covers were available, cost would be north of $2k, thats why I'm going this route

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      Quote Originally Posted by wood1 View Post
      Used are mostly garbage, even if new covers were available, cost would be north of $2k, thats why I'm going this route
      Try more like $400 for a set.


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      2003 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - M56LK - 209k - K24/Greens/Do88/Quaife/SMF/P2R Clutch/DW300C/H&R/Bilstein TC/316mm & 308mm Brakes - SteveO Tuned
      1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/R Graphite & Alcantara - AW42 - 303k - Daily/Work Wagon
      1999 V70 T5 - Nautic/R Graphite & Alcantara - M56H - 177k - Rescued
      1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite - M56H - 119k - Garage Queen
      2000 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 245k - Moms Unicorn
      2000 S70 GLT SE- Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 218k - Sisters

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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Try more like $400 for a set.


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      I had my parts manager do a search a while back, none available. Even if they were, the last list price for these covers was $473.11 EACH x 4 and that was around 2012 when they were
      discontinued. The price will only have gone up since then, if I could get a set of 4 for $400.00 I wouldn't be wasting your or my time asking for options, I would be buying them!!!!!

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      Thats a bummer to hear about L seat. I was so ready to give them my money. Seemed too good to be true.

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      Quote Originally Posted by wood1 View Post
      I had my parts manager do a search a while back, none available. Even if they were, the last list price for these covers was $473.11 EACH x 4 and that was around 2012 when they were
      discontinued. The price will only have gone up since then, if I could get a set of 4 for $400.00 I wouldn't be wasting your or my time asking for options, I would be buying them!!!!!
      Look again. A lot of GCP (Genuine Classic Parts) tanked in list price. A bunch of NLA go fast stuff ended up halving or more in price when they became available.
      2003 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - M56LK - 209k - K24/Greens/Do88/Quaife/SMF/P2R Clutch/DW300C/H&R/Bilstein TC/316mm & 308mm Brakes - SteveO Tuned
      1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/R Graphite & Alcantara - AW42 - 303k - Daily/Work Wagon
      1999 V70 T5 - Nautic/R Graphite & Alcantara - M56H - 177k - Rescued
      1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite - M56H - 119k - Garage Queen
      2000 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 245k - Moms Unicorn
      2000 S70 GLT SE- Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 218k - Sisters

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      Advice on new, replacement leather front seat covers, beige/3960

      I also have 3960 in a 98 MY and need driver skins only. Volvopartswebstore has the bottom and back upholstery available in many colors. I should call to see if they indeed have this shade though. Sometimes 3960 is labeled as white without a code, other times light beige, and other times beige or tan. I’m not clear to be honest.

      I do see the seat back piece available but it says 99 and up so maybe that would be you.

      Edit: they do carry the 3960 seat back material identified as thru 98. It’s about $450 plus ship.

      The seat bottom material could be the tough one to source.

      Like you, a replacement would need to be an exact match for the rest of my upholstery to be worth the purchase. Sounds like I too need to explore more places. I doubt finding used driver skins is even fathomable at twenty years. Of course I drooled over Jim’s 21K mi sleeper 2000 GLT he flipped for a song. I scored its all beige steering wheel but would have loved those seats as well .

      The headrest material is not listed by these folks but perhaps that could be left alone. Mine are perfect.

      https://www.volvopartswebstore.com/s...rimLevel=24667
      Last edited by 98v70t5man; 01-09-2020 at 03:54 AM.
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      1998 OSD V70 T5M | M56H | Signal Red(601)/Tan(3960) | IPD susp | ARD Custom Tune | Delrin subframe bushings | Propus

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      Advice on new, replacement leather front seat covers, beige/3960

      Perhaps we could locate this Zane fella. See his jun 2019 comment here. He provided his set to build the template and says they’re great. Wonder what he thinks six mos later. Of course he may have been offered a deep discount for letting them use his material for probably 3-4 mos to tool up the patterns.

      https://www.lseat.com/products/1996-...ers-front.html

      Zane—
      I was the one who supplied this company the pattern to make these covers. I pulled the old skins off my seats and shipped them. they sent me back a new skins that are much higher quality than OEM and were made with attention to detail in mind. all of the fastening points were present, and the new leathers fits very well. 10/10 would recommend.
      Last edited by 98v70t5man; 01-09-2020 at 04:04 AM.
      -Paul
      1998 OSD V70 T5M | M56H | Signal Red(601)/Tan(3960) | IPD susp | ARD Custom Tune | Delrin subframe bushings | Propus

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