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bluejay
Joined: Fri 16 Jan, 2004 13:40
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Inside fresh up

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I had the inside freshened up, nubuk cleaned and refreshed, side sills and dashboard leather covering repaired etc

For pictures see my instagram account, as I cant add here any pictures of decent size

IG is _chopper_bob_

They also polished the outside and applied a coating.

Hardest part was to get the pax seat back in, which was a bit tricky but we figured it out

Very happy with what looks like a new car now!
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HankLloydRight
Joined: Wed 01 Mar, 2023 01:18
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Re: Inside fresh up

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Your IG account is currently private.

The pax seat is tricky, but once you figure it out, it's not too bad. I've had to remove/install the seats a few times.
F.Brossaud
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Re: Inside fresh up

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I found the most tricky part is to be able to remove front bolts :evil:
The socket wrench is stuck by the lower part of the seat...

Can't see your IG neither.
Could you explain more the work which has been done ? cleaning and protecting only or new tint on the top ?
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HankLloydRight
Joined: Wed 01 Mar, 2023 01:18
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Re: Inside fresh up

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For the front seats, I was able to find "low profile" ratchet and a TORX socket set -- which is the only way to get the seat bolts in or out.

Ratchet: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B4NDPNKD
Sockets: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08ZJ56Z9W

Also for the PAX seat, if you raise it to about 50% level when removing/installing, that makes it a lot easier to get the bolts out/in.
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bluejay
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Re: Inside fresh up

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A 8mm socket will also fit, but not perfect.

The trick with the pax seat is to keep the front two bolts in the base, slide the seat in with the slots at the front of the slide frame (the seat is all the way back on the slides and tilted forward. You can not slide the seat back now and there is not enough space to do up the front bolts, but you can slide the seat forward against the two bolts, install the four bolts on the rear and then slide the backwards to create room at the front and do up the two front bolts.

The tools you need are E8 socket and a low profile ratchet, just like Hank indicated
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