Bartlett Corporation Leather on Ebay - $150!

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by sl7vk, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. gunguy05

    gunguy05 Junior Member

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    All done with the main parts. All seats, headrests, and the center console cover.

    Still need to do the rear bolsters and the doors. I will post some pics tomorrow if I get a chance, it was too dark tonight to take any decent ones. Although, it probably looks just like the others. I won't bore with the details so far, becuase it has been covered extensively here. Just some other things not mentioned that I noticed:
    1. Probably the worst part was figuring out the first front seat that i did. Took a while to figure out where the bracket that holds the airbag cloth straps was located. I the pic in the manual( (I forgot what they called it), didn't really show me anything. I had not yet pulled the back of the cover far enough up and looked around the foam to see it. Maybe I just had a brain fart? Once I figured out that and the Bright green bands that run down either side, the back section of the front seats was relatively easy.

    2. I got both of the small covers on the sides off without breaking the clips in the blind hole. Managed to get all but one back on without breaking them. Knowing that screw is there is the key. Had to really take my time on this. Was a lot easier on the second seat.

    3. Still having trouble getting the plastic trim pieces around the back seat lock plungers to stay in place, they just won's stay snapped in.

    Took me a minute to figure out how to get the console cover on. Initially I wanted to take the black bottom piece off of the fabric cover and put the new one on. I figured out quickly that would not work, it is meant to be put OVER the fabric to act as a second cover. The only problem is that the two metal clips on it won't allow it to snap in place (at least not as far as i could tell). I ended up bending one of them up so that I could put the cover on and then bending it back down into place. I'm sure it's not the right way, but it worked. It' a little tight because it's slightly longer than the stock one, but it worked. Ideally I could just cover the stock cover with leather, but I like this as well.

    So far I have about 16 hours in it. I am very happy with the quality of the leather/vinyl. I think the key is to take your time, have the right tools, and oh yeah.. take your time.
     
  2. Aegison

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    It's a lot of work, but I think you're really going to enjoy the finished product. I had leather seats installed in mine, and it makes the whole cabin seem more luxurious.
     
  3. usbseawolf2000

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    The door handles will give you more work. I had the stitched Prius Hood leather so I cut it up and installed it. I did not have to go through "molding" around the corners.
     
  4. PriusLewis

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    Hey, Seawolf, was it you that posted the "how to make the Prius Hood leather covers permanent" post recently? If so, you might want to post the link for this guy's install (I couldn't find it readily).
     
  5. usbseawolf2000

    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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    Nope, that wasn't me. I did the install guide for Double DIN head unit.
     
  6. 2007-Prius-hybrid

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    I just ordered a set of Bisque covers from ebay seller leatherseats.com

    275.00 shipped... thanks for all the info. let the fun begin.. (i guess)
     
  7. usbseawolf2000

    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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    Well, well we have an adventurer. :)
     
  8. 2007-Prius-hybrid

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    Okay... So I have some dumb questions...

    1st- Can someone give me a list of the toold needed to so this job? Socket sizes, ect?

    2nd- AND- I saw a posting somewhere on where to buy (and model # ) of replacement (damn) black clips... Napa? Any ideas?

    I think thats it... just preparing for the arrival of all the "fun"
     
  9. usbseawolf2000

    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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    It has been awhile so I don't remember exact tools.

    Use the PDF Boo provided and it should have all the info you'll need to the seat covers. You'll also need hog rings, hog ring pliers, a pair of gloves.
     
  10. 2007-Prius-hybrid

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    Okay... thank you! they come tomorrow, and ill post some progress pics!
     
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    I got the seats at 12 noon tomorrow. I finished them (including a wheelskin) at 8pm! and I even stopped for dinner... They look AWESOME! Thanks to everyone who posted there progress and pictures and tips!! They really helped me complete this project efficiently. All i need to do is cover the fabric parts with the remaining leather pieces and its done!
     
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    AND- If anyone decides to get these and lives in the Western NY area, Id be more than happy to come over and help with the install..

    Mike
     
  13. Boo

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    Congrats Mike, that's fast!

    What are the remaining leather pieces left to be done?
     
  14. 2007-Prius-hybrid

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    the one that covers the battery area, and the opposite side.. as well as the door armrests The seats were a tad bit loose when installing, but they tightened up perfect overnight. they have been in for 16hrs, and look great!
     
  15. usbseawolf2000

    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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    That was fast! Do you have prevoius experience?
     
  16. 2007-Prius-hybrid

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    no- not with upholstery..

    I am pretty handy with cars though.. :)
     
  17. Boo

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    A. loupitou06

    Here's loupitou06's fantastic how-to-guide for the armrests (if you haven't seen it already):

    [​IMG] 2005_Prius_Armrest_upgrade.pdf

    B. CharlesJ

    Note that if you don't want to take the door panels off like loupitou06 did, you might be able to tuck the armrest leather into the slits with a blade/putty knife. That's what CharlesJ did when he put ultra suede on his armrests, and it looks fine -- really can't tell the difference:

    Driver Door:

    [IMGLINK]http://priuschat.com/forums/members/charlesj-albums-charles-s-prius-picture1142-arm-rest-cover-driver-door.jpg[/IMGLINK]

    [IMGLINK]http://priuschat.com/forums/members/charlesj-albums-charles-s-prius-picture1141-arm-rest-close-up-driver-door.jpg[/IMGLINK]

    Passenger Door:

    [IMGLINK]http://priuschat.com/forums/attachments/gen-ii-prius-modifications/13101d1234656708-pictures-armrest-console-lid-covers-dscn4150.jpg[/IMGLINK]

    [IMGLINK]http://priuschat.com/forums/attachments/gen-ii-prius-modifications/13102d1234656708-pictures-armrest-console-lid-covers-dscn4151.jpg[/IMGLINK]

    [IMGLINK]http://priuschat.com/forums/attachments/gen-ii-prius-modifications/13103d1234656708-pictures-armrest-console-lid-covers-dscn4152.jpg[/IMGLINK]
     
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    Woh, that is an insanely fast completion time!! Would love to see some pics of your finished product :)
     
  19. 2007-Prius-hybrid

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    As soon as I figure out how to post pics, I am all over it!
     
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    HEY-

    For some reason I neve thought to check for these parts..... I never received the 2 extra pieces that go on the rear seat to the extreme left and right.. as well as the vinyl that covers the door armrests :( I contacted them, and they insist they were hipped... but they were not... and Paypal basically told me too bad.. does anyone have any extras they dont plan on using? or maybe a place to buy raw leather (or vinyl) that matches the bisque color?

    I might buy the prius hoods covers for the doors, but really want the ones for the seat....
     
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