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JohnE
02-08-2012, 11:45 PM
I have an 05 Avalanche and want to replace the bottom leather seat skin on the driver's seat. It's tearing at the seam where the side meets the top. Any tips on the best place to shop?

Or am I better off just going to a local shop?

Double D
02-09-2012, 12:36 AM
I have an 05 Avalanche and want to replace the bottom leather seat skin on the driver's seat. It's tearing at the seam where the side meets the top. Any tips on the best place to shop?

Or am I better off just going to a local shop?

A fellow Avalanche owner? Nice!! I have no answer for you but have you posted this on the Avalanche Fan Pages?

http://www.chevyavalancheclub.com and http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com

dtc
02-09-2012, 01:21 AM
http://www.theseatshop.com/

Don't have any experience with these guys but a lot of guys from TahoeYukonForum recommend them.

JimN
02-09-2012, 09:46 AM
I have an 05 Avalanche and want to replace the bottom leather seat skin on the driver's seat. It's tearing at the seam where the side meets the top. Any tips on the best place to shop?

Or am I better off just going to a local shop?

It's the outside edge, where you slide across the seam as you get in, right? Stop sliding across the seam.

A local shop should be able to handle this- it's not a problem unless the leather is actually damaged, but they won't be able to sew through the old seam without weakening it, so they may make it a bit more snug by sewing next to it.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
02-09-2012, 11:13 PM
I have an 05 Avalanche and want to replace the bottom leather seat skin on the driver's seat. It's tearing at the seam where the side meets the top. Any tips on the best place to shop?

Or am I better off just going to a local shop?

pm sent....

JohnE
02-11-2012, 06:31 PM
It's the outside edge, where you slide across the seam as you get in, right? Stop sliding across the seam.

A local shop should be able to handle this- it's not a problem unless the leather is actually damaged, but they won't be able to sew through the old seam without weakening it, so they may make it a bit more snug by sewing next to it.

Yes that is exactly what it is from. But between my contracting job and building inspection gig, ig get in and out way more than a typical driver. There is a local guy who I should stop to see.

JohnE
02-11-2012, 06:31 PM
pm sent....

Call you this week, thanks

liledgy
02-11-2012, 06:46 PM
Go to YouTube and they have a nice tutorial on the remove and replace. They also sell the skin for under $200. Great video