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Leather seat covers installed- pics inside

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by OmegaMan, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Feb 21, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    OmegaMan

    OmegaMan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Front window tint, Silver Star headlights and Fogs. Katzkin Leather Interior, Heated seats, UnderCover bed cover, JVC DVD HD radio + NAV
    I missed the group buy but decided to give katkinz a shot. They had excellent customer service and they were pretty fast at shipping the order. Everything was there and it was als they described.

    I went with the factory match color that they recommend and It matches 9.9 /10 if not better. I think the pics speak for themselves.

    I took about 14 hours total on the seats because I took my time and watched TV while I did them. The passenger seat was the last one I did and I decided to do it on the tailgate of the truck in the garage. This was much easier to do it this way and I think I could have saved some time if I would have worked on all of the seats on the tailgate and not tried to be lazy.

    I did not cut the hog rings that held the factory covers in place, I used 2 pair of needle nose pliers. 1 were straight and the other were hooked or bent about 45 degrees. This worked great for putting the rings back on. I also purchased some new hog rings and HR pliers from Ecklers (a corvette supply place I use) they seemed to have the best prices and better service. I paid 18.00 for pliers and 100 rings, which are enough to do all the seats, especially if you save the original ones.

    Any questions, just post them here and I will be happy to answer.

    for the record- paid $1007 and went with the full leather front and rear and have dual mode seat heaters (hi/lo) on the front seats. I have them installed, but have not hooked up the wires for them yet.

    Here are the pics:
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  2. Feb 21, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    Mr. Brown

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    That looks really nice. Good job on doing the install yourself.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    jefferson

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    beautiful.. i want.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    ccoorreeyy

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    That looks so good! I want heated seats!
     
  5. Feb 21, 2010 at 11:26 PM
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    silver wolf

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    where did you buy the seat covers from?
     
  6. Feb 22, 2010 at 3:23 AM
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    Taco4x4NC

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    Nice Job! looks factory..
     
  7. Feb 22, 2010 at 3:45 AM
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    TacoSupreem

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  8. Feb 22, 2010 at 3:51 AM
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    Looks awesome!!! You can't go wrong with Katskinz.. if they're good enough for Chip Foose.. nuff said.

    Are you gonna do the arm rests to match?
     
  9. Feb 22, 2010 at 4:21 AM
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    Looks great. Did you have any experience with upholstery when you did this? I would really love to do this with my truck in a two tone. I am curious how well the heaters work. They are pretty spendy
     
  10. Feb 22, 2010 at 5:23 AM
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    that looks awesome! nice job on the install, it looks like it came like that from the factory
     
  11. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:01 AM
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    pauldotcom

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    I am impressed. Did you post pictures during the process? I would love to see a "how to". I am a tech, but I've never done interior stuff like this.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:05 AM
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    tim920

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    That looks very good!
     
  13. Feb 22, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Feb 22, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    I purchased the set from autointeriors live. There is a link under the group buy section.

    I had never done an interior before. This was my first.

    Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures during the install. I just forgot to do it. It is not hard at all. It is a little time consuming and my hands got tired from fighting with some of the hog rings. The front head rest were the hardest part because the factory covers do not come off. The factory covers are glued on the foam.
     
  15. Feb 22, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    Did you put the head rest covers over the stock ones then?
     
  16. Feb 22, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    Wow, that looks awesome.
     
  17. Feb 22, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    What about the Airbags, any issues? BTW, it looks sweet!
     
  18. Feb 22, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    Looks Great!
     
  19. Feb 22, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    Well done, they look awesome.
     
  20. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    Lots baby!
    Very nice........
     
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