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I don't have any pictures of them yet, but I pulled the Grey, Dark Grey, and red seats out of a GT in the junkyard to put in my wagon, but the driver's side as a pretty big tear on the outside (Probably from getting in and out), and it's missing quite a bit of foam from the upper bolster part, I was wondering if anyone does seat foam replacements or anything like that for the GT seats, if so, would they be able to ship to northern Nevada?
 

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I'd be more concerned about getting matching replacement cloth to fix the seat tear (if that is needed???). Pics would be helpful as well.
I also wonder if an extra passenger seat (which presumably would be in excellent condition) could be used as donor material to repair a drivers seat.
 

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working on getting the pictures now, my phone hasn't been focusing very good lately, and yeah, My problem is where I live, there is only one escort GT i've ever found, and that's the one we got the seat out of.
 

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Your best bet would be to go find a good upholstery shop and see if any of the workers are willing to do side jobs for you if the shop price is too much for your budget. Keep in mind that reupholstering seats is not cheap but, more than likely, if the seat foam is already bad and chewed away the rest of the foam has probably seen better days meaning you're going to want to tear the seat down to the frame and have the upholsterer refoam the entire seat and that is just going to add to the cost.

Two things that I thought were no big deal until I did them myself. Body work/paint and upholstery. I much prefer turning wrenches than sitting at a sewing machine trying to sew a straight stitch! I have a new found respect for body men. LOT's of man hours(and patience) to get the car straight.

I have a guy here in Cali that does great upholstery work cheap but I've been harassing Darell Tolentino trying to get him to reupholster my seats! LOL! I saw a yellow S/R that had MX3 seats that he had reupholstered and they looked great! He even had the headrest part embroidered with the S/R logo. When I recover my seats I'm not going to go with stock fabric. I'm going to go with new car fabric like perforated vinyl for the seat bottoms and some other high performance fabric that you find in todays higher end cars for the bolsters and sides of the seat bottom. I also have MX3 seats in the wagon.

John
 

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I have a guy here in Cali that does great upholstery work cheap but I've been harassing Darell Tolentino trying to get him to reupholster my seats! LOL! I saw a yellow S/R that had MX3 seats that he had reupholstered and they looked great! He even had the headrest part embroidered with the S/R logo. When I recover my seats I'm not going to go with stock fabric. I'm going to go with new car fabric like perforated vinyl for the seat bottoms and some other high performance fabric that you find in todays higher end cars for the bolsters and sides of the seat bottom. I also have MX3 seats in the wagon.

John
I would love to get my seats just overall redone lol, I just don't have money for that crap XD
 

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