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Volvo 850 Made from 1993 to 1997, this Volvo line was available in both a wagon and a sedan, both with were graced with several trim levels.

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Old 06-02-2010, 09:20 AM
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Talking OMG! Bobec the seat covers are gorgeous!

I have 2 850's (1 sedan/1wagon both in red) and an Audi S2. Both 850's need new seat covers and they are the same color of yours. My S2 has Platinum grey. I have been watching this thread and have not seen prices yet. Did I miss something?
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I have 2 850's (1 sedan/1wagon both in red) and an Audi S2. Both 850's need new seat covers and they are the same color of yours. My S2 has Platinum grey. I have been watching this thread and have not seen prices yet. Did I miss something?
Thanks audis2vato. I've been thinking it over and sharpening my pencil and this is how my pricing is lining up.

850 fronts $450 each complete, front, backs and headrest. Like OEM leather on all seating surfaces and vinyl on the surrounding areas, with the exception of the back pouch which like OEM is leather. You have to reuse your hog ring wires that just slide into fabric that I sew in and you'll need new hog rings.

V70 fronts $425 each complete as above. They have fewer seams.

740 fronts about $400 each complete as above. They are a bit easier than the V70's, I think.

Backs, I'll let you know when I get to doing mine but I'm hoping I can do them for about $600. They require ABS plastic be cut and sewn into the fabric.
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:58 PM
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Default carpet and door panel

Yesterday I install the new carpet in the front and back. I tried molding but that didn't work out, too many sharp corners and deep contours to get the carpet to mold. I think I understand why aftermarket carpet is not being made for these cars. I still want to make carpet for these cars so I'm going to try cutting and sewing next, which is basically what I did but with molding carpet instead of sewing carpet.

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While I was putting carpet on the bottom of the inner door panel I decided to re-upholster the leather insert and them decided to do the whole door. Now it matches my new seats. I know I have a small wrinkle just ahead of the handle but I think I can work that out.

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Old 06-06-2010, 05:46 PM
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Wow. That is awesome. You're the first person I have ever seen doing this. I would definitely post something up on VS about it, you'd get a lot of good feedback for this.
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Wow. That is awesome. You're the first person I have ever seen doing this. I would definitely post something up on VS about it, you'd get a lot of good feedback for this.
Agreed! Gorgeous work!
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did you just glue the leather straight on it? Looks very nice. Touch of class!
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:31 PM
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Thanks guys.

Gabe, great advise, I joined and will do.

Vpatrol, I used the same vinyl I used on the trim areas of my seats, its more flexible and molds easier to the contours. The inset is leather. And yes I glued it with 3M high strength 90 spray adhesive and some contact cement around the edges.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:13 PM
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Seats look so inviting...I just want to sit on one.
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I've been following this thread since the beginning. It seems to me that each thing you try to do, your ability improves. The door panels are awesome. The second seat looks better than the first and like you said, I'm sure the next will be even better with your new machine. I was hoping they would cost a bit less, but I understand your craftmanship, time and materials cost money. I just want to give you props Brother. I think you are doing an awesome job. I might just have to come up with the money and some point. I have a platinum wagon with the dark interior. Don't know the codes, but it's pretty much black. Platinum Brothers we are.....
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Wow, very impressive. Now I know where to go when I need new covers. No seems to make them for the V70. All I could find was ugly covers. I ended up with a leather repair kit. They look ok so far, but nothing as nice as what you have. I am fascinated by the craftsmanship involved. Very well done.
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I am, just got an industrial sewing machine for free today. You seem to be argumentative with specific questions when it comes to the actual product you are trying to sell others. These are questions the consumer will ask that you need to provide information. Simply telling others that you have seat covers and a price may be enough for some, but why no specifics? All the seat cover manufacturers online will provide the material information on their site, or email if requested. Too many sub par materials being pawned off by sellers as high quality not to ask questions. Online search for interiors will show high end exotics done very professionally. Why not instead of copying the seams, go for broke and make it better than the original. Regardless of hurt feelings, those photos of your covers are poor workmanship. Even in the thumbnails the wavy seams are evident. A newly recovered armrest with nice seams can be had on ebay for $30, but seat covers are not sold. Get better with practice and sell to the market is all, good luck with your enterprise.


Well I can't wait to see your seats!
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Wow, very impressive. Now I know where to go when I need new covers. No seems to make them for the V70. All I could find was ugly covers. I ended up with a leather repair kit. They look ok so far, but nothing as nice as what you have. I am fascinated by the craftsmanship involved. Very well done.

Thank You.

You can see the v70 and 850 seats at our new, still a work in progress, website http://elwoodindustries.com/.
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I am really looking forward to the 850R type seat covers. It would still be pimp even in the same style as the regular 850/S70 I think. Suede/Leather I can feel it on my back already
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This is really amazing stuff. I admire your patience and your ability to tackle something this unique and difficult. I just showed your work to my brother and he was floored. He kinda thinks you're crazy for doing so much work on an old car, but I told him he ain't never felt true love till he owns a Volvo!
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Bobec, your work is amazing. I need pricing for the armrest and two front seat covers.
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Hi, Very impressive results. A reader elsewhere advised you were selling V70 covers/skins. Is that correct ? I might be interested, Peter
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Well done. That is awesome. Thats some true DIY. Much respect
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