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    Thread: Mk1 US Rabbit Gti seat fabric measurements and pictures

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      10-04-2018 09:59 AM #26
      Gromel I received your sample and it looks great! The colors are a match and the texture/feel is what I was expecting. Good job!

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      Mk1 GTI Seat Fabric Measurements
      My 84 GTI Callaway
      Still WTB: 1552 15" cast snowflakes, One (1) NOS 14" Snowflake & Mk1 Gti factory bumpers!

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    3. 10-04-2018 10:55 AM #27
      Is there a pre order or anything for the fabric? My seats are still in good shape but may pic up enough material in case i need it in the future.

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      09-05-2019 12:51 AM #28
      The link says the direct sales are shut down. Is this the SMS phone number? I got their sample and was disappointed in the differences from the stock material. Is there someone else making it, too?

      Thanks!

    5. 09-11-2019 12:08 PM #29
      Just had me 83 GTI drivers seat done and the upholsterer told me had to use 2 yards of the fabric due to having to cut out the blue for the bolsters

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      09-11-2019 07:52 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyj83 View Post
      Just had me 83 GTI drivers seat done and the upholsterer told me had to use 2 yards of the fabric due to having to cut out the blue for the bolsters
      Thanks for reporting back here with your actual experience. That sounds about right with my estimate of 3.5 yards for a pair of front seats. Trade secrets from an upholsterer I'm sure but I'd love to see someone lay out cardboard cutouts made from old fabric placed on top of a roll of new fabric in the most efficient way. Wonder how many yards a rear seat would require...did I ever measure for that? For you guys that bought up the red hotstripe I had for sale can you provide anything on your install? Who picked up Spratt's remaining yardage from his EBay sale?

      Mk1 GTI Seat Fabric Measurements
      My 84 GTI Callaway
      Still WTB: 1552 15" cast snowflakes, One (1) NOS 14" Snowflake & Mk1 Gti factory bumpers!

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      09-11-2019 11:05 PM #31
      FWIW -- I've had my seats recovered, fronts and back, and it ended up requiring ALOT more material than I expected. I didn't have enough material in the end... I was one driver's front seat back short....

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      09-12-2019 08:17 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by rohman View Post
      FWIW -- I've had my seats recovered, fronts and back, and it ended up requiring ALOT more material than I expected. I didn't have enough material in the end... I was one driver's front seat back short....
      Do you remember how many yards you had? All we need to do is add 1 yard to that number and that's probably a great estimate of the total amount needed to do a whole interior.
      It's hard for me to know exactly what these things cost me. I'm guessing a LOT, but I like them, so that's that.

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      09-13-2019 02:00 AM #33
      I don't recall measurements sorry not really that helpful.. . I just remember laying the material over the seats and thought I had double what I'd actually need. I was expecting though that the blue bolsters and center cushions could be cut from the same yard but I don't think that works out. The upholstery shop said it was "like a puzzle" for them...

    10. 09-16-2019 09:36 PM #34
      WTB
      gti red fabric for seats. And also looking for fabric for headliner
      Please let me know where i can purchase
      Thanks.

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      Today 08:45 PM #35
      Try Gromel here. You might also try SMS in OR in case they got any recent fresh old stock inventory. Not sure if they released the re-pop in red like they did the blue pictured earlier. Gromel would know!

      Mk1 GTI Seat Fabric Measurements
      My 84 GTI Callaway
      Still WTB: 1552 15" cast snowflakes, One (1) NOS 14" Snowflake & Mk1 Gti factory bumpers!

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