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Getting a Tan...!

In my previous post, I outlined the scrap seat frame I found and restored. The three-person bench seat suited our family just right, and gave a bit of an "old school" feel to the vehicle. I decided to get it covered in tan automotive leather, and wanted a simple design with a small touch of class. As it is a seat that is going to be exposed to dirt, dust and (no doubt!) some good old Landy engine and gearbox oil, I went with some black, double-needle stitching to give a slightly sophisticated (in Land Rover terms...) look.

Being a specialised job, I outsourced the job to "The Leatherboyz" in Centurion. I was a bit apprehensive as to how it was going to turn out (those who know me will know I am a bit of a control freak, and entrusting my baby to a bunch of tattoo'ed biker dudes took a giant leap of faith!), but I must say, I love the finished result (and the tattoo'ed bikers were brilliant!)! It is extremely comfortable (thanks to the steel-sprung frame), and just rounds the vehicle off nicely! I need to source some original rear bench seats now, and get them covered to match.

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