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Old 05-11-2018, 09:36 PM   #391
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Any more updates on this, I assume it continues to be as reliable as you you expect of a Toyota ?
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:50 PM   #392
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Toyota Avensis T27 Tourer Project

Car is running great, 4000 miles in pretty much and with zero issues at all.

Really need to get some time and weather to sort some stuff pre-winter and would love to work on the paintwork (even to wash the car properly) and get some wax or sealant on it to help it along.

It’s going into Lionheart Vehicle Upholstery on Thursday night for a few days to get the drivers seat (and possibly the passenger seat) rebolstered and the crumbling cushion sorted (which will stop the constant rain of foam underneath the seat!!). This will stop the frame from wearing the seat material as it’s really thin inside the bolster (only a matter of time).

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The car went in tonight for a few days to Lionheart Car Upholsterers to get the drivers seat rebuild - the foam is crumbling inside the base and it won’t be long before the metal frame is ripping through the fabric.

Pretty much caught it in time we think

In at the same time amongst a whole pile of other stuff was the original old black taxi from the TV Series “Heartbeat” which has just been painted and rechromed but the interior is a mess!


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https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/ne...00_at_auction/

Just recently bought from the motor museum who owned it by an elderly gentleman.


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Old 11-11-2018, 09:47 AM   #395
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Both front seats now done.

Two layers of foam in the passenger side and three needed for the drivers side, all material tightened up and seats refitted with zero issues.

Seats feel like new now


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Old 11-11-2018, 10:10 AM   #396
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Both front seats now done.

Two layers of foam in the passenger side and three needed for the drivers side, all material tightened up and seats refitted with zero issues.

Seats feel like new now


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Any pics of the process. It's one of those jobs I always imagine would be quite expensive to do, but very worthwhile.

I'd say it really does feel like a new seat now.

My old uncle used to say, if you buy an old car, spend a few quid sorting the parts you come into contact with, I.e. seats, steering wheel, handles, and it'll feel so much newer!!

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None at all unfortunately.

As mentioned before you could easily feel the metal through the bolsters on both front seats where people have slid in/out and the material was wrinkling.

Every week there were piles of orange foam bits under the seat.

Now the seats are very cushioned, the material is stretched and tidied - and there should be zero issues for the future.

The advice was bang on about contact surfaces - I have changed my steering wheel, gear knob (in both cars) and now had the seats done


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was it just the seat bases you got fixed??

what was the cost for it?

I've got the same collapsed foam starting on the jeep where people have stepped (fell) out the drivers seat...

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