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    CelicaSupra.com Member Darrow's Avatar
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    Anyone try ridies.com for seats

    Looking for opinions. They have MKII listed.
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    Never had any experience with the company. Modern, but not exactly OEM buckets (missing pleats), tho decent price on all leather, even better on synthetic. Not sure I would bite, but they would def fit the bill.
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    I have seen mk2 seats at car shows installed in Jeeps, trucks and hot rods. Is that an RX-7 in the picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdupler View Post
    Is that an RX-7 in the picture?
    The car in the pics are of a Datsun 280ZX.


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    The picture is of my brother's 82 Datsun 280zx. I gave him my old cloth seat covers from my Supra and he sent them to Ridies and they made him those covers. The change in the pattern was my brother's decision. He only wanted the front seats but Ridies should still have the old rear covers for anyone interested in the full set.
    They did a great job at a very good price.
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    They may do the pleated sections 'like' the oem leather seats, but I guarente they will not sew them the same as the original. They will do a single stitch for every pleat border, and the entire back section will be made from 1 piece. The OEM leather seats actually used individual sections for every single pleat with hidden stitches attaching each piece to its adjacent section, and apparently were sewed by very talented Taiwanese children because no other company has been able to replicate the original skin's construction faithfully without risking bankruptcy or charging 2x more.

    That's awesome that we have another option for leather skins again! I might be looking these guys up myself at some point, I could use another set now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Juka View Post
    The picture is of my brother's 82 Datsun 280zx. I gave him my old cloth seat covers from my Supra and he sent them to Ridies and they made him those covers. The change in the pattern was my brother's decision. He only wanted the front seats but Ridies should still have the old rear covers for anyone interested in the full set.
    They did a great job at a very good price.
    Didn't you have leatherseats.com do your own skins originally? Why didn't he just get them from them? Or was this after those went away (which I thought last discussed on this forum, those patterns were being used by another company now)
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    Yes, that's who made my covers. The Group Buy had actually ended when I contacted them but they said they had the materials and were willing to make me a set at Group Buy prices. Those covers were the inspiration for my brother to get leather as well but by this time the shop had closed its doors. He looked around and found Ridies willing to make the leather covers - they just needed my old seat covers to copy.
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    I have some samples coming and will follow up with them.

    Thanks for the in put Juka.
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    I'd be interested in an update. Looks pretty good to me. better than my faded and tearing seats!

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    Anyone have updates on these?

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