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 Posted: 10-18-2019 04:10 pm
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It's not an actual kit rather the pieces I ordered to make up a seat reupholster kit; seat covers, foams, webbing. The package arrived yesterday, it's like Xmas in October.

For those of you who are interested this was my experience with Rejen. Most of my contacts with them were e-mails and one phone call to actually place the order. They responded within 24hrs to my e-mails and were very knowledgeable and easy to deal with.

The cost, including shipping, was about $1500.00, after I placed my order it took about 3 weeks to arrive. I was very pleased with the quality of the shipment and the overall experience.

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 Posted: 10-29-2019 04:04 pm
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I'm anxious to get started on the seats now that I've got everything I need but I'm being delayed with the unexpected wiring harness replacement. Hopefully I'll get that problem squared away in a week or so.

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 Posted: 11-12-2019 12:59 am
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Well, the wiring harness done, not for the faint of heart make sure you're correctly fused. I'm getting back to the seats, I'll let you know how it goes.

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 Posted: 11-22-2019 03:58 pm
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With the wiring harness sorted out I've been really enjoying having 19661 back on the road. So I can drive the car during the seat refit project I'm doing one seat at a time. I'm doing the driver's seat first since it's in the worst shape, in the meantime I'm using the passenger seat on the driver's side.
I stripped the seat to the frame so it could be cleaned and repainted and checked and lubed the seat tilt mechanism, not sure it's something an upholsterer would do which is why I elected to do it myself.
Also if you plan to redo your seats I'd highly recommend the webbing kit from Rejen, the quality is excellent and one kit does both seats, backs and bottoms.

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 Posted: 11-30-2019 03:41 pm
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I've just finished the seat bottom of the driver's seat and it looks awesome in the car, there's just nothing like leather in a British sportscar, totally worth the added expense. I've finally figured out how to glue the seatback cover to the foam(I don't know how it was done at the factory), I'm just waiting for the weather to warm up enough to glue.

If you're thinking about rebuilding and recovering your seats I think I'd start with the passenger seat first, it'll be the better of the two seats, which will give you a better idea of how the seat was originally put together.

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 Posted: 12-02-2019 02:47 am
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In my car the cover was never glued to the foam. It was originally fastened in place using circular clips to hold it to the seat frame. When I had the covers professionally replaced they discarded the clips :-( and glued the covers to the frame instead. In both cases the seat foam was not glued to anything but held in place by the seat covers.

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 Posted: 12-02-2019 04:29 pm
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Tom,

All I can speak to is the experience with my car, maybe someone with more experience, like Bruce can chime in. The seat back and bottom covers were both glued to the foam using an H pattern to hold the covers down into the middle of the foam valley, otherwise even when pulled tight the cover just floats over the valley. On the seat frames the covers were glued to the frames and finished with the clips. My car is a late '74 maybe they did things differently during different times in production, they are British after all.

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 Posted: 12-04-2019 03:21 pm
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I just finished and installed the driver's seat, it looks and feels great. The main difference between the new and old seats is with the new foam and seat straps I'm now sitting about 2 or 3 inches higher in the cockpit than with the old broken down seats. While it'll take a bit of getting use to I imagine this is how the original owner sat in the car when it was new. Now on to the passenger seat.

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