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    Default CX Series 1 leather work examples

    I stumbled across this discussion in a Russian Citroen forum the other day and recalled a discussion here on restoring old Series 1 door cards. This individual's leather interior work is pretty impressive. Enjoy.

    http://cx.podolsk.ru/board/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=10212

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    I wouldn't leather the dash because the sun would bake it too fast. Most Australian front leather seats suffered from sun bake years ago. My English seats are ok but I'll be planning replacement in the future.


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    bloody spectacular.... best door trim I've ever seen

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    beautiful, but how do you unscrew the grab handle?


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    Quote Originally Posted by IE23 View Post
    beautiful, but how do you unscrew the grab handle?
    He just hasn't cut the hole yet. I you pushed a small knife into it, then pushed the plastic bung in, it would wrap into the hole perfectly i imagine
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    Very nice work. As for the dash top I have never seen a CX dash top with a crack in it, no need to replace or worry about.
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    This guys interior leather would be worth more than the car! gulp....

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    How good is the steering wheel approach? Where was this guy when we needed him.
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    Those leather seats in the Russian link aren't bad, but they were nothing like the synthetic suede (Almara?) I used on a CX 2400. I retrimmed all the seats in the original CX pattern with sand coloured suede. Warmer than leather in winter, cooler than leather in summer. The Almara could be washed using soap and warm water (something you can't do on suede cowhide). The Almara is also a lot softer than leather and isn't slippery.

    Pity I didn't have any photos of the CX and its seats, but I left Australia 6 weeks after the car was wrecked. I would love to know what happened to the wreck, with its suede seats, twin air, dual Weber 45DCNF carbs and Luminition electronic ignition.

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    I'm surprised you CX fella's didn't do this sort of thing to your door trims like 20 years ago when they started cracking up. The Italians have been trimming dashboard bits like this since the 60's and even the original design looks like this is what they wanted to do if only the bean counters would allow it.
    On the topic of CX leather interiors I reckon the series 1 leather seats are one of the best, most luxurious designs ever, though it has been years since I have seen a good one. I remember drooling over them when they were new, but alas they deteriorated pretty fast in Australia, though not as fast as the peugeot 604's.
    So come on fellas, skin a few cows and get out your sewing machines.
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    I have put a new leather interior in my Series 1 1984 CX25ie. The car has just been posted in the for Sale/Wanted area with photos
    Cheers, Petpug

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    that looks very close to factory in the piccies. Did you manage to buy a new interior kit, or did a local car upholsterer do that

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    The seats and arms rests were done locally by the late Greg Karadjian in a colour which, although not true to original spec, I think suits the car. Upholstering of seats is in the original pattern/style. Greg did a suburb job. Likewise carpet material was locally sourced. Dynamat Xtreme was used under carpeting from front bulkhead to rear parcel shelf. Headlining material came from CX Basis.

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    approx cost and time/effort petpug?
    its looks great

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    It was around $3500 to do the seats and carpet including material and llabour and about $200 to have new leather on the steering wheel. The Dynamat cost about $500 from memory. It did the Dynamat myself and provided a little help to Greg on the fitting of the carpet and re-fitting the seats was done at Jason's workshop. I can't remember what CX charged for the headlining material however the motor trimmer (not Greg) charged around $400 I think. I had this done first just after I purchased the car in late 2010.

    The car was sold this afternoon.

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    That interior looks absolutely like new, better even. Very well done.

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    The Dynamat stuff is great I put it inside the doors of the CX. Reduces noise, absorbs noise and stops drumming. Is easy to apply, remove and reapply.

    "Dynamat Xtreme is a thin, super sticky butyl rubber bonded to an aluminum alloy skin.
    Dynamat Xtreme is very simple to cut and install. The butyl rubber and heavy aluminum will stretch and contour better than any other product on the market without tearing. It will conform easily to all interior surfaces, and the sticky butyl rubber will adhere to a surface and stay in place without any special surface prep, and without leaving any odor or dripping material. Install it in your vehicle, and experience the Dynamat Difference"


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