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Best repair/replacement for '05 blue leather?

After 120,000 loving miles, my driver's seat is a wreck (for that matter, so's the glove box lid!). I've always adored the blue interior and want a replacement seat cover to look OEM. Suggestions? Surfing the web led to some entire seats (from wrecks), and some slip-on seat covers, but not the OEM leather itself. Not sure what to do.
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After 120,000 loving miles, my driver's seat is a wreck (for that matter, so's the glove box lid!). I've always adored the blue interior and want a replacement seat cover to look OEM. Suggestions? Surfing the web led to some entire seats (from wrecks), and some slip-on seat covers, but not the OEM leather itself. Not sure what to do.
I've got 70k miles on mine and had to have my driver's seat re-colored black as it was getting kinda grey looking. For the glove box the upholsterer installed some neat aluminum slides on both ends for me; hated those rubber inserts that broke, allowing the door to just flop down all the time. I use the motor for the seat every time I get in and out so am waiting for that to break down. The ones for 2006 (mine is 2005) move faster, I've read. I think it's gonna be expensive no matter which way you go but if the motor still works take it to an upholstery shop for a recover with new foam inside, should be cheaper than another seat if the mechanicals are still in order. Good luck!

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Thanks, johni53. I was concerned that if I had it reupholstered, they wouldn't be able to match the grain, color or the "GTO" stitching. Worth a trip to a reupholsterer to at least ask, though, I suppose. I was hoping someone made a reproduction seat cover that I could install.
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Thanks, johni53. I was concerned that if I had it reupholstered, they wouldn't be able to match the grain, color or the "GTO" stitching. Worth a trip to a reupholsterer to at least ask, though, I suppose. I was hoping someone made a reproduction seat cover that I could install.
There's a complete set of orginal seats on Ebay for $775 in your blue color. Maybe call the guy and see if he'll break up the set.
Small world, I bought my GTO from an RV dealer in Mesa. Good luck.

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