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Wow, amazing craftsmanship and a whole skills!

Wish I had the skills to attempt something like this.

Great work!
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The back rest. Side strips...








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Amazing work. any chance for a pic of the back side stitching?
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Very impressive work! From another Chilean
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Tensioners and back side cover to go. This weekend should be a great one.
(Funny color due to flash lights :-)).



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Old tensioner as mold...did not work. I had to update new shape.




Back side


Time to see if it fits...


First try without any tensioner, nor air heat gun




I think is looking better BUT NOT finished yet:



Tomorrow more heat to see how it goes )
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So far so good.
More details on the backside to “hide” the open backside used to pull the leather for stretching purposes.





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Putting back the shifting wheel. A bit tricky. Wheel shape matches metal wheel on the seat side. Tensioning spring must be turned right to fit in the plastic channel.









Sad the wheel is broken...well it hast 34 years old.

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In order to have a full operating seat, the main pull wire (13) must be connected.



When placing the back rest into place by mean of two bolts (6), wire passes by a plastic knob (not shown on sketch) to protect it from catching the wire when tightening the main bolts



I made a mistake when putting the terminal (14). Glad I saw the original sketch.








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This is how it looks. Very happy with the result. Maybe 8.5 out of 10 but good enough for me.
What I like the most is that every single stitch in the project was intended to be 100% original.

Can not wait to finish passenger seat to have the project finished. I know I know...dash is also part of it :-).



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Wow, attention to detail. You have set a new benchmark for excellence.
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My, oh, my. That is stunning!
Congratulations.
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WOW!
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Impressive work. I have to tackle this next winter.

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Going after the passenger seat.
As any learning process: this seat is now faster, easier and cleaner.
On pilot´s seat I did not used the paperclips for stitching the "flares"...it really helped me this time.







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Passenger seat. It is ready finally.
It looks good. Now I will install it tomorrow and hope to have pictures for you all before sunset (18 hours).

Before the heat gun. My dog felt to sleep waiting for me to finish :-)


After the heat gun. Amazing how heat works.

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Good grief, that is impressive.
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This is astonishing. "Oh, I just made up a CAD template, glued it to this leather that I sourced, and punched 125,000 holes. No big deal."
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Ok guys, here in attached picture, is how the whole project looks (some wrinkles will be removed next weekend with the air gun). I want to do other parts like the dash and the headliner, but I will wait a bit before I do that.
Thanks to all for watching, Is really rewarding to see more than 28.000 visits to this thread.
I think the way I did this project is crazy. I never thought it would be so hard to choose a hand made upholstery project. With all the tools we have today, there is no point in following this direction, unless you have a lot of time like I had few years ago, but it changed and had to leave if frozen for a while :-(. I should have waited to get the right leather with holes plus an easy to use sewing machine. There are so many different delicate leather pieces (more than 50) that an easy way should had found (I wish I had):-)
Anyway, I am very happy with the result. If you guys have any doubt please let me know.
I am happy giving something back to this great forum.
Cheers, René

Before:



After (the real color is a bit more clear than the picture...)

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Beautiful!!!
You have earned great respect from a lot of fellow Porsche nuts.
Cheers,
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