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  1. Thanks for the replies. Yup, the door locks work with the key the only problem is that I live in a flat with no garage. Might have to see if I can make a space to leave the battery on trickle charge somewhere inside.
  2. I recently bought a 2nd 350z as a track car. It's not moved for about a month, I just went out to start it up and the battery is dead. I have had it plugged into a solar powered trickle charger through the obd port but I guess that's not enough. I don't plan on driving the car for a few months now so what's the best plan of action here? Can I just leave it as is then come back and jump start it again in Jan / Feb, should I disconnect the battery or something else? The car is kept outside and I have no way of plugging in a proper trickle charger so I don't think that's on option. Thanks in advance
  3. Yeh, I've spoken to someone who could do that but this would mean finding a single passenger seat for sale (people only want to sell in pairs) then swapping that patch and then a general leather refurb, I've had some quotes and the price adds up v quickly. Open to that idea but would rather buy good condition seats if I could
  4. Cheers mate, I search gumtree a couple of days ago and they didn't show up. I'll have to think about those as they are only marginally better than my current ones, particular the driver's side bolster and they are a v long way away
  5. Gonna ha e to remove myself from this list I'm afraid. Been a while since I posted and have decided to go with a replacement leather OEM one. Here's the updated list. 1. Hypnosis 2. NazMan 3. MrWilson82 4. Rickdon - Nismo version as mentioned. 5. SBSS8) - 370z one 6. Bhuvsta 7. StevenDay 8. Coopen87 - Blue lettering please 9. jnkent36
  6. I'm looking for some burnt orange / tan leather seats to replace the rather warn ones in my car. They must be heated with electronic adjustment. Looking in particular for a driver's one in good condition with no tears or major damage. I live in Oxford and am willing to travel a little bit or just pay for a courier.
  7. I'll definitely give that a try on the replacement seats. My current ones have a tear so my priority is to replace it with seats that aren't torn (or last resort replace that torn panel), then it's definitely worth trying the hide food etc
  8. Thanks Stan That helps a lot. I understand that i'd be paying for someone's craftsmanship, they would have spent years perfecting their skills, if I could do it myself on a Saturday afternoon £200 wouldn't be justified but i can barely sew a button back onto a shirt so I don't think I'm going to try this I think refurbishing these isn't going to be cost effective, I was thinking about recovering some leather from some other passenger seat but that would just be the start. I think I have decided that I am going to keep an eye out for a set in good condition that I can either treat as you described or get them professionally refurbished with saddle soap etc but without having to stitch in whole panels etc. I may even have found a pair, reasonably priced from a breakers up in Derby, just waiting on them to send some more pictures.
  9. Aftermarket seats did cross my mind, the only issue there is I'd lose the heated seats and I assume the electronic adjustment. No idea if I would permanently have an airbag light on as well? I won't be tracking this car ( I bought another 350z just for that) so no technical need for bucket seats, whatever I have I'd like to make sure it's comfortable and In keeping with the general look of the car
  10. Cheers Kryptek. The problem with all of the second hand seats I've found for sale so far is that they aren't really much better than mine so I'll be paying for a refurb anyway. One idea was to take a used passenger seat which tend to be in better condition and strip the leather off it and use that to replace my torn panel but i don't think i'll be saving anything there compared to just getting new leather from the upholsterer.
  11. I have a HR with electronic + heated seats. The driver's side one is getting pretty warn and has a couple of tears so I'm thinking about getting them refurbished. I got a quote for replacing the torn leather panel (the bolster that always gets bashed on the driver's side) and the chap wanted to find out if there are any special instructions when removing the seat with regards to the airbag in the seat? The quote I had was about £250 to replace that one leather panel then about £300 per seat for general restoration + leather painting. It's starting to add up! Any thoughts on a more cost effective way to get these refurbished? I've seen some full leather seat covers for sale but they appear to be in the US, has anyone had any experience with those?
  12. Let's go for it... Sending a pm now
  13. Thanks Alex I'll wait to hear from you on Saturday then. Assuming I wanted to take them would you be able to post quickly ( and I'd pay for next day delivery if possible)? I need to MOT the car next week so am in a little bit of a hurry.
  14. Thanks Umster! I'll drop you a message if I do buy one. Tagging @ZMANALEX as he's the expert here





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