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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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Old 08-11-2018, 11:36 PM   #393
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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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Old 08-11-2018, 11:39 PM   #394
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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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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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Old 17-11-2018, 09:35 PM   #399
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Rear bumper protector beading well




A painted wheel, dry



Wheel trim after more cleaning fitted



Tonight, I worked on drilling out the broken spare wheel retainer bolt - no luck, broken drill bit later the remnants are welded to the metal. May need heavier tools - any ideas?

This was the reaction of the bolt to my drilling



Anyway, consoled myself with more HYDRATE 80 and the original rust looks no more. Here is an in progress shot



With my helper, gave the spare wheel a decent clean.




Car looked good when at the park late this afternoon






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Could I just ask a brief question re using Hydrate 80 if you would not mind?.

I have some of this that i bought a couple of months ago but have not had a chance to use it yet.

My question is if you paint the Hydrate 80 onto the area that you want to treat, if you get any onto surrounding paint wotk, does it do permanent damage or can you wipe away the excess after a couple of minutes as it starts to cure/dry?.

I intend to use it on a couple of rust chips that I've noticed on my rear 1/4 panel, and I want to effect a winter repair by using hydrate 80, then adding primer and colour by a touch in method. I only intend this as a temporary repair to just take me through the winter period, do you think this should do short term?.

Sorry to ask silly questions, but you appear to be quite proficient at this, so any feedback would be really appreciated please.
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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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The cost included seat removal, splitting the seat and rebuilding the base and anynother areas needing done, restitching the material anywhere that would help to pull it back into line and refitting etc.

The cost was £80 per seat and hopefully will last another 100,000 miles


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