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    Hi All,

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    Wondering if anyone in Melbourne can recommend a good (and reasonably priced!) re-upholsterer, for my recently purchased DS23? Any good experiences out there?

    Work needed is on the seats and the doors - cloth interior.

    Thanks,

    David

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    Have a look at www.citroenpieces.com I think they are based in portugal, but the upholstery is manufactured in Singapore from the original material.
    I know a fellow in Perth who got the lot, door panels and seats all sent in two large boxes. It is all made to original specifications. They have agents in some Australian states. Compare the prices.

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    David,

    We have a Citronpieces http://www.citronpieces.com/ seat upholstery in our DSpecial. Absolutely perfect colour, stitching, fabric etc. The Australian agent is Roger Parker at Oleopnuematics http://www.oleopneumatics.com.au/index.htm. They can also be purchased over the net from Westernhemispheres in the USA with lightning quick delivery (customs willing) http://westernhemispheres.com/.

    We tried to get a local upholsterer to do the work but he couldn't get the right fabric and then would have been as expensive as the premade seats coverings. He removed the old upholstery and then fitted the pre cut material over the old frames and springs. Looks great.


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    Whats a ball park figure for these interior sets?

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    The western hemispheres site has a comprehensive list of upholstery, to give you an idea.

    Rear Bench seat leather $850, vinyl $300

    Fabric cover set, seats, front and rear $530

    Door panels set Cloth 600 - 700, leather 750

    These are US dollars, have to add freight and GST and any import duty if applicable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petermelb
    The western hemispheres site has a comprehensive list of upholstery, to give you an idea.

    Rear Bench seat leather $850, vinyl $300

    Fabric cover set, seats, front and rear $530

    Door panels set Cloth 600 - 700, leather 750

    These are US dollars, have to add freight and GST and any import duty if applicable.
    Fantastic, thanks for the info guys. Roger has helped me out before so I'll give him a yell, and take the boxes of stuff when it arrives to my local upholstery guy.

    Side interior door panels are expensive!!

    Cheers,

    David

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    Hi DavidB,

    Did you do any more in this issue? Do you have a result? Would be very interested to find out how smoothly the project is going/went.


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    Hi Paul,

    I had a couple of mechanical things I wanted to get right before dealing with the upholstery (and had to get some money together after dealing with mechanical things!) But I just spoke to Roger Parker who is the Australian agent for Citron Pieces and he is sending me a swatch of the material they use. He thinks about 6 weeks for delivery, which will be fine.

    So I'll keep you posted on how I go.

    Cheers,

    David

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    I have a set of front and rear seat upholstery I bought from Citronpieces for my DS, it is very nice. Still, I havent put it in yet, quite a few other bits to fix first.

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    Does anyone know if you need an upholsterer to install these pre-fab sets or are they DIY?

    If anybody has used an upholsterer, approximately what sort of money was involved?

    Also, do these sets line up perfectly (seams, etc) or are they a bit here and there?
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    They are exact replicas of the original. Very neat and tidy. Should be no problem to put them on I think.

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    Im certainly getting an upholsterer to do mine - I think that's the recommendation unless you know something about that sort of thing.

    Prices seem to be from around $800, but I'll do some more shopping around before going ahead.

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    A DS pallas has a *MASSIVE* amount of interior. I'd be surprised if you got any change out of $5000 if doing a retrim in leather. Just think of those massive seats, the headrests, pillar trims, roof trims, roof linings, door trims .... It would be a substantial job and not cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    A DS pallas has a *MASSIVE* amount of interior. I'd be surprised if you got any change out of $5000 if doing a retrim in leather. Just think of those massive seats, the headrests, pillar trims, roof trims, roof linings, door trims .... It would be a substantial job and not cheap.

    seeya,
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    You're probably right, Shane. The leather in my Pug cost $2,500 and it's essentially a two seater.
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