Maybe you can buy just the upper half of fabric from a US car given we drive on the other side of the road. Our passenger seat/your driver side is hardly ever worn.
While it is true that any (same-color) top cover/cushion will fit any seat, there is technically one difference between the driver and passenger covers: the passenger cover has a rear pocket, whereas the driver cover doesn't. Obviously this only matters to purists.Although the bottom cushion/covers are slightly different, both sides of the top cushions/covers are identical.
It would be interesting to find out what the Trim types are. When I did search for seat covers, I found the Honda Insight seat components on the Honda Parts site. This showed various Trim types.I'm talking to some textile nerd friends about trying to find out what that particular weave is called, and I'll update if I come up with anything.
That is a Japanese Honda parts seller. I have successfully ordered discontinued Insight parts from both them and megazip.net (another Japanese Honda parts seller).This site appears to be offering drivers seat covers in NH167L "GRAPHITE BLACK" for RHD cars at £157 + shipping:
Honda 81121-S3Y-J01ZB (81121S3YJ01ZB) COVER, FR. SEATBACK TRIM *NH167L*Honda 81121-S3Y-J01ZB (81121S3YJ01ZB) COVER, FR. SEATBACK TRIM *NH167L*. New & genuine Japanese car parts. Fast shipping. Low prices. Request a quote from Amayama Trading Co. online.www.amayama.com
It would be nice if we could identify the fabric for the seat sides for the 00-03 and 04-06 (different color and material.).I'm talking to some textile nerd friends about trying to find out what that particular weave is called, and I'll update if I come up with anything.
|Car color||Center section color name||Mayer Fabrics number|
|Red||Paprika (lighter red)||301-011|
|Red||Cayenne (darker red)||301-009|
|Orange (I think this shows up as an oddball but legit Insight color?)||Marigold||301-019|
It's almost like the seats were regulated by OSHA or NHTSA.The source of the orange
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What's the price for this fabric? I can't see the price without logging in...It would be nice if we could identify the fabric for the seat sides for the 00-03 and 04-06 (different color and material.).
The center stuff is called "spacer mesh" I think. I have samples from Mayer Fabrics. These would have to checked against actual cars, but I think these would work well as center sections:
Car color Center section color name Mayer Fabrics number Citrus Limelight 301-013 Silver Black 301-006 Red Paprika (lighter red) 301-011 Red Cayenne (darker red) 301-009 Blue 00-03 Sapphire 301-024 Blue 04-06 Ink 301-004 Aquamarine Caribbean 301-034 Orange (I think this shows up as an oddball but legit Insight color?) Marigold 301-019
And I think it would be awesome to make these into custom fit seat covers. Then you don't have to make the sides match the car because there isn't much to match.
As for colored center panels, I have a seat cover with lime mesh center panels for my Citrus and the drivers' seat center panel is already filthy. Ideally, we would find a way to attach them nicely but make them easily detachable so that they can be washed.
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I don't know the price or availability. I was just able to order samples. I was considering asking GPT-4 to tell me the proper names of materials used in auto upholstery, like the cord you can sew in for stiffness, etc, and what kind of sewing machine, thread and needles. That is, teach me how to do my own upholstery, and suggest some sources. Then go and make some insane bright mesh pattern for the center section. Because that bright orange center of that charcoal car? That's freakin' brilliant. Something with WHEELPANTS needs to have equally insane seats.What's the price for this fabric? I can't see the price without logging in...