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[Car_Upgrade] Wes's 205 Gti6 Fast Road And Track Car
Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:03 PM
Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:02 PM
thanks for the comments.
thought i would add what i have been doing with the recaros as they have been a project in them selfs.
i bought a set of 3 so i had one to use for spares. these seats are from a mitsubishi evo 4 but are fitted to a lot of jap performance cars and are identical to civic type r seats. mine are a black alcantara outers with cloth centres, they are blacker than the pics show. i have a pair of genuine recaro 205 sliding sub frames to fit them in the pug.
this is what i started with.
as you can see the bolsters have worn and sagged over time but the material is pretty good with no holes. so i bought 2 new side bolsters from capital seating and set about stripping the seats down following a guide i found online. using the best bits from all 3 seats i now have a pair with good bolsters.
i ordered some of the standard red check material from the chap on here then went looking for someone to retrim the centre cushions. this was a very hard task as an upholsterer doesn't like touching car seats it would seem, well the ones i spoke to wouldn't!
so for a laugh i loaded the seats and went to my local car trimmer to see how much they wanted. i soon walked out after they wanted £300 and a 2 month wait! remember this is just a labour price as i have the material.
anyway after asking everyone i knew, i found out there was an upholsterer local to me who had done some car work before. went and saw him and he was happy to do the work for £100. so thats where i'm upto at the mo, cushions should be done within 2 weeks. i will add pics when i get them back.
a trial fit to make sure they fit ok before i started working on them.
Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:13 PM
seats are in, they are so comfy and supportive and they look good. they are fitted on proper recaro sliding subframes. i have fitted a standard 1.6 back seat so it matches.
and for something a bit different, a key hook i knocked up from a 1.9 badge. i have got 4 vehicles and this helps keep the keys all in one place just inside my front door.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:05 PM
The rad is one from eBay, has been fine for a year now. If you get one just make sure you chuck away the rubber o rings that come with it and use something else as they split as soon as they get hot. I used plumbers tape and fiber washers.
I love those evo seat with the retrimmed gti centre, there quite comfortable too, I loved them in my evo 4
Where did you get your alloy rad from?
The only update I've got is that I have replaced the 1.6 rear seat with a mint half leather 1.9 one. And i have also fitted a new set of toyo t1r tyres as the r1r's were getting low, i will be fitting them to an old set of rims to use on my next trackday. i will be be spraying the cage white in the next couple of weeks.
Edited by Wes, 09 May 2013 - 10:08 PM.
Posted 03 June 2013 - 06:36 PM
update time. i've had a week off work so decided to get painting. i have sprayed the cam covers, strut brace and roll cage white. also repainted the slam panel black and cleaned up the catch. i finally decided to tackle the rust on the inner wings, luckly it was just surface rust and hasn't gone through.
on the inside i stripped the carpet out and fitted some new underlay, bought from carpet right and pretty cheap. 2 square meters for £13.
while it was stripped i got round to fitting a quick shift gear stick and a new leather gaiter that i've had sat in the garage for about a year! the gear stick makes so much difference, i dont know why i didn't do it sooner.
i have changed the back seat to a half leather 1.9 seat as the old 1.6 seats had a couple of holes in the uprights. no other plans for it now but i keep thinking about supercharging it. if i see a kit come up cheap i might be tempted. i will just keep myself busy tidying and painting parts in the engine bay for now.