5 series seat overhaul

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5 series seat overhaul

Post by scimjim » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:12 pm

Not many photos today unfortunately. Managed to get all of the foams and covers on and the tilt mechanisms all went back together without a problem. Need to do a little tensioning here and there but they look better than the photos :)
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Post by PeterJeffree » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:31 pm

And also see my two part Youtube post on re-trimming the front seats:



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5 series seat overhaul

Post by Scott » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:49 pm

did you buy the foam pre shaped?
Can you share where sourced all the components please?


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