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Old 21st December 2009, 14:26   #1
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Default Palio gets a richer Interior - Seats done up!

My Palio is now a year and a half old and having received lousy seat covers from Manipal Motors, I had this itch for some time to upgrade the insides. This finally happened last month and used the services of Ceralli leather @ Banashankari as they were highly recommended by Patchy Boy in his thread on a similar upgrade.

The job cost me 16.5K and I got the budget version of PU + Leather instead of an all leather option.

The whole process took about 6 hours and was done quite well.

Pics are posted in the next post.
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Old 21st December 2009, 15:02   #2
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Old 21st December 2009, 15:06   #3
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Those are really nice looking seat covers. Gives the car a premium feel. Btw, how did you manage to put that front arm rest? Are they part of Palio accessories? What's the cost?
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Hi Viper

Great job!!

However isnt 16.5 K a little on the higher side?
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Viper, Good job.
Again, was the front arm part of the deal?
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They look really nice and excellent finish/workmanship. All this is motivating me to get mine soon.
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Good neat job.

I am a lot interested in center arm rest. What is it made off, how much did that cost? I am looking for one for my Palio.
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Neat Job!

I have the same question as Cliffhanger and Bubby - Where did you get the arm rest done?
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Those are really nice looking seat covers. Gives the car a premium feel. Btw, how did you manage to put that front arm rest? Are they part of Palio accessories? What's the cost?
That was a customization! It cost me about 1.75K
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Hi Viper

Great job!!

However isnt 16.5 K a little on the higher side?
Don't know prevailing rates in B'bay, but in BLR these are the going rates. I had received higher quotes from Stanley and Ovion.

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Viper, Good job.
Again, was the front arm part of the deal?
Yes - part of the deal!

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Neat Job!

I have the same question as Cliffhanger and Bubby - Where did you get the arm rest done?
The arm rest was also done by Ceralli. Although they dont have in-house expertise for it, they sent the seat to a metal fabricator who welded an arm on the main seat frame and fabricated another part (the actual arm-rest) with a pivot provision to sit around the welded arm. the whole thing was wrapped with foam and finished to what you can see in the images.

Mind you, in bumper to bumper traffic, if frequent gear changes are involved, the arm-rest is not comfortable and is best folded up. On long drives, its brilliant though!

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Rs 1750 for a center arm rest is not bad at all. Great going, do you by any chance have pictures of how the welding etc were done on the seat frame.
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Hey that's a neat job. Looking great
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Good looking seats, I think you have got it at reasonable price with all the door pads and steering plus armrest.
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The arm rest was also done by Ceralli. Although they dont have in-house expertise for it, they sent the seat to a metal fabricator who welded an arm on the main seat frame and fabricated another part (the actual arm-rest) with a pivot provision to sit around the welded arm. the whole thing was wrapped with foam and finished to what you can see in the images.

Mind you, in bumper to bumper traffic, if frequent gear changes are involved, the arm-rest is not comfortable and is best folded up. On long drives, its brilliant though!
Thanks! It is only for highway driving I was looking for the arm rest. Now I know where to head for one
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