Sheepskin seat covers for a Renault 16TS high back.
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    Default Sheepskin seat covers for a Renault 16TS high back.

    The Melbourne summer is making for an uncomfortably sweaty time on the renault's high back vinyl seats . Time for a set of sheepskins me thinks. Any good recommendations for a local Melbourne source? Used ones in good condition will do if there is a set out there. Natural colour preferred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_R16TS View Post
    The Melbourne summer is making for an uncomfortably sweaty time on the renault's high back vinyl seats . Time for a set of sheepskins me thinks. Any good recommendations for a local Melbourne source? Used ones in good condition will do if there is a set out there. Natural colour preferred.

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    Ilana seat covers in Hoddle Street Abbotsford list both generic and custom fit for R16.

    http://www.ilanas.com.au/

    I've used their "essential sheepskin" on several commercial vehicles and had fantastic wear.

    It's a case of the price is forgotten after the quality remains.
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    G'day,

    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    .......It's a case of the price is forgotten after the quality remains.
    Not wrong, we got a set of covers from SuperCrap for SWMBO Celica, weren't particularly cheap either, every other time that you get out of the bugger now it zaps you

    Make sure you read the label, you want lambswool, not furry covers that pretend to be the real thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob View Post
    G'day,



    Not wrong, we got a set of covers from SuperCrap for SWMBO Celica, weren't particularly cheap either, every other time that you get out of the bugger now it zaps you

    Make sure you read the label, you want lambswool, not furry covers that pretend to be the real thing

    cheers,
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    The "essential sheep skin" is a an intermediate grade product. It has 16mm pile sheep skin on the seats fronts and has acrylic imitation fleece on the back and sides.

    The high end has the 25mm pile sheep skin for the entire seat cover ... at a price.

    All our company Hiluxs had the essential sheepskin covers. We got at least 5 years our of the drivers side. Then we swapped the drivers and passengers covers.

    Ilana are a good company to deal with and will make minor alterations to their universal range at low cost. In many cases this allows a universal cover to fit without the need to purchase the custom range.

    I've always been happy with their product.

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    Thanks for the tips guys. I'll go and take a look and prepare to faint at the $$$.

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    While we're on the topic, how do people manage to fit seat covers to the modern seats with side air bags?
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    The seat covers are custom made (and tested) to suit / be approved.

    Either they have quick release stitching or velcro closure in the seat airbag locations.

    The Ilana website discusses air bag compliance in detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exfrogger View Post
    While we're on the topic, how do people manage to fit seat covers to the modern seats with side air bags?
    On mums car, hyundai i30 we modified a pair of sheep skin covers I had lying around from one of my many renaults.
    We kept the base as is, and stripped the sides, then tacked (light stitches)some nylon webbing like thin seat belt strap as side straps and punched the head rests holes in the fleece to retain the backrest section. It worked very well and didn't look home made at all.

    I'm very very glad we didn't take the $600 option because the dog decided to dig holes in both of them to remove the fluff, so now she has sued leather seat covers with wooly backs.

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