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Old 08-26-2006, 08:46 PM
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Pictorial how to install hand made sheep skin covers.

I just finished up the pictorial on installing the sheep skin covers. This is one project that I am most pleased with the outcome.

Since its so hot here even in the garage, I became dehydrated and don't feel real hot right now. But I had to get it finished for you guys.

http://dieselgiant.com/mercedessheepskinseatcoverinstall.htm

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Old 08-26-2006, 08:50 PM
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why is their a vacuum line going to the seats.. or am i seeing things


id like sheep skin covers since i have no AC and i think those would be great
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:52 PM
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No your vision is clear. The coupes have a vacuum pod under the seat to prevent the seat "foward" button from alowing the seat to tilt while the car is in gear.
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:53 PM
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No your vision is clear. The coupes have a vacuum pod under the seat to prevent the seat "foward" button from alowing the seat to tilt while the car is in gear.
interesting..where did you get these sheep skin covers?...
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:54 PM
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I have a company that hand makes them for us.
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Old 08-26-2006, 11:44 PM
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Care to share your source?
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Old 08-26-2006, 11:54 PM
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Care to share your source?
i would like to know as well.
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:34 AM
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Looks nice. Do tell us of the source. They have them for the rear bench too?
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:45 AM
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They look very similar to the ones performance products sell (which are very very nice but very expensive).
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:33 AM
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The sheepskin i bought from someone on craigslist fit perfecty without having to remove the seat or remove the armrest when i had it on the SD. Now its on my dads 78 300D and still fits perfectly without having to remove the armrest. Although i did have to remove the headrest.

The sheepskin on my 87 300D that i bought at kragen doesnt fit correctly but looks ok. still didnt have to remove the seat or armrest
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:35 AM
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Nice. Those make my fake sheepskin covers look, well, fake.
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:55 AM
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Thanks Diesel Giant,I as well hope you post your source.I just bought my wife a new car and the sheepskins from her 300sd didnt fit.I sold them yesterday with the rest of the interior ,so I need a new set.Will they make an armrest custom as well ? thanks Johnny
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:11 AM
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I get them from Duetchland Parts but they wont sell to non dealers Besides they retail them at $399. I do them for $299.
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:31 AM
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Thanks Diesel Giant,I as well hope you post your source.I just bought my wife a new car and the sheepskins from her 300sd didnt fit.I sold them yesterday with the rest of the interior ,so I need a new set.Will they make an armrest custom as well ? thanks Johnny
FWIW, I've bought a couple of sets from Colorado Sheepskin Co. (1-800-392-9665) for about $250 a pair. At the time, I asked them about armrest covers and they told me they would make anything if I gave them the dimensions. I think they are good quality for the price.
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:44 AM
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Hittin' the skins?

Recommendations for good seat covers?

I've seen Colorado Sheepskin Co. mentioned a few times.

Anyone else have good references? I want a nice pair of real 'skins. Black car w/ black MB-Tex is decidedly uncomfortable in Atlanta.
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