So, I mentioned the other day that I have a lot of things here and there to do on the Subaru.
Driver Side Seat
So 99% of the time I am the only one in the car and the driver seat takes the brunt of the wear and tear of use. The leather has completely cracked and broken along this area.
I had used leather conditioning on the sears when I’d clean but over time, this area just broke apart.
I am not sure how “fixable” this is without major cost.
I regret not getting a seat cover in 2014 which would have taken the wear and tear. So many classic cars I’ve seen have had great original interior seat fabrics because their owners were smart enough to keep it all protected.
Driver Side Door Seal
The door seal has also severely degraded and needs replaced. I mean. It really needs replaced to just look good. It is still doing well for all the missing rubber. I have not investigated this part yet.
I have no idea how or when this happened.
I don’t recall hitting anything so I’m just not sure how this occurred. It was just there one day.
Someone hit the car while it was parked on the street. They were nice enough to leave their info and once I got the quote from a body shop, they paid me the cash to have it repaired.
So I bought replacement parts but they just would not lock into place at all.
I’m going to get an entire assembly and attempt to replace it. I’m thinking that since it will come unpainted that I’ll probably try getting a can of matching paint and rattle can coat it. If that turns out adequate, I may in fact be able to repair the paint scratches elsewhere, or at the very least clean them up and coat them so that it looks consistent.
I still may get a quote just to have the rear bumper removed and the entire thing repainted as I believe it is one whole piece and both sides and read need touch up.
Now this damage is all me.
I could not see a pallet of bricks and backed up into it.
Missing a few chips here.
Of course, this is not doubt something going in and out of the rear.
And of course, it is in the one area not protected with the additional trim. The trim protector really should go all the way to both sides of the rear hatch.