Join Date: Jul 2006
Bronco Info: 1992 5.8L Eddie Bauer
I went to the local pick and pull. All they had were worn out seats. I decided to repair the seats that came with my Bronco. They're going to replace the passenger cushion and the drivers back, plus redo the drivers armrest. All for $870. But it will be back to the orignal condition done in leather. Material was something like $500 because they had to have the little holes punched in the leather and we went with i/2 of a hide so there will be some extra. I had the drivers cushion redone in 1998 by the same shop and it's holding up way better than the factory job.
That was the good news and I condsider it money well spent. The bad news is the estimate to respray the front hood. The original paint has all peeled off, leaving me with a gray primed ulgy front end. They are going to take the hood off and strip it down to bear metal, fix any blemishes, pits etc in the hood, primer, paint, clear coat and sand. The cost for this Ford lasp of quality....$1,065.
The seats get repaired Monday and the painting will be done Wednesday. I don't mind spending a little money on the car. I've bought it new and have put over 100,000 miles on it as it is my daily driver. I just went through the California smog test with flying colors and my Bronco is purring like a kitten.