Wednesday, 27 April 2016
The Shoulderpads.. the piping.. the half-vinyl trim.. the semi-wraparound headrest.. the purple-to-aqua fade fabric.. and the less-than-subtle TURBO lettering emblazoned across the backrest. Oof. It's 1985 in the form of a seat.
post about the N12 Turbo Nissan twins from September last year.
It's the standard trim for late, Australian, N12 Nissan Pulsar Exa Turbos... the early style being somewhat similar, but with a subtle grid pattern instead of those deliciously-obnoxious coloured panel sections.
Seeing this exact fabric in the red '85 in the wreckers last year had grabbed my attention, so when I saw the same seats in another Turbo N12 a few weeks back... ooohhh... I just needed any reason to buy one.
Usual wear to the driver's seat bolsters means I simply went for the passenger seat - and just look at it! A little grubby, but looking straight through that... it's really not half bad..!
To give myself a bit of time; I cleared some space in the back of a neighbouring N14 Pulsar hatch, and put the seat safely inside.. allowing me to go home and think/measure other things up before grabbing the seat..
This was Saturday afternoon.
Others had rummaged around the car over the days between, but my mentally-gold-plated seat is still largely where I'd left it!
It was meant to be.
Lets make it happen.
The 30 year old Nissan bucket seat getting the most love it's likely had in years... and it came up great.
I'd planned to use this again to continue covering the reclining mechanism..
Time to move on though.. I've got pure-style waiting..!
This doesn't have to be particularly strong due to the tiny area it has to bridge (between the large chair-base upper plate, and the flat areas on the seat's underside), but can easily re-do this out of a different material at a later date.
It's been a few weeks now, and I still ABSOLUTELY love this. Comfortable, fits great, and looks fantastic. I'm not surprisingly sitting in this right now... as I type these very words.. and yep, again - stoked.