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Seat upholstery replacement tutorial needed


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I'm considering replacing the seat leather on my 986 with a kit from one of the online vendors, but would like to first review a set of instructions or tutorial on the replacement process. Unfortuantly, I have not been able to locate anything relevant. Do any of you know of a good resource for such information?

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I just did mine about 2 weeks ago. I have never done upholstery before. It was pretty easy but take your time. I almost shot a tutorial but didn't. Youtube has plenty for car seats. A few tricks for the 986(that's what I have). After you pull the seat, the main frame comes off with 4 bolts. The back rest come off first, plastic locking strip at the bottom that goes under and behind the seat. Then pull the bottom out and the top will have 3 L shape locks. Just push the backrest towards the top of the headrest. The seat will have 2 gold screws on the underside at the back and the you will see 2 white plastic locks on the underside in the front(pull the round pin and use a screwdiver to pop the plastic lock off. The best tip of all, you have to re-use some plastic rods from the old skins. I used metal rods(can't remember the size, home depot and they had the blue dots,$2.33 per rod, buy 4 of them). The reason is, you will never get the hognose rings where they need to go. I choose the metal rods, cut a slit in the sleeve and used zip ties to pull the skins in place. Worked great. Sounds confusing, but when you look at the new skins and get the first seat apart, it will come together. And the knobs on the headrest to tilt the seat forward, just use something to grab them( I used a screwdriver behind it at the top and bottom) and just pull hard. I would also re-do the padding(extra $250.00 per seat, but worth it). Any questions, call me. I IM my number.

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