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 Post subject: seats refurb
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:30 am 
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does any one know where I can obtain any bri nylon material for refurbishing my seats.
by the wat my first day as a member on this forum don't have a clue what iam doing :?


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 Post subject: Re: seats refurb
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:59 am 
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Welcome Stephen; you're doing fine!

Unfortunately the OE material has been unobtainable for many years; the best source is other seats..


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 Post subject: Re: seats refurb
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:58 pm 
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Someone did a lot of research into other material and found a corduroy pattern that was similar, but I've no idea who that was.
Welcome to the forum.


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 Post subject: Re: seats refurb
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:41 pm 
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thanks for the reply maybe ill go leather my profile says iam maybe a future member ? ive just joined where do I update this ? please


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 Post subject: Re: seats refurb
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:13 pm 
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thanks for the reply maybe ill go leather my profile says iam maybe a future member ? ive just joined where do I update this ? please
Admin change that for you when the membership has been processed. If it doesn't happen, send a PM to 'triumphdolomiteuk'


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 Post subject: Re: seats refurb
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:22 pm 
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Hi Steve, Welcome on here.
If you are thinking of going leather this is the company that did my 1850.
Lovely job but not cheap.

https://www.trimmania.com/

Naturally I have no connection with them other than as a happy customer.
Tony.


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 Post subject: Re: seats refurb
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:39 am 
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thanks for the reply maybe ill go leather my profile says iam maybe a future member ? ive just joined where do I update this ? please
Admin change that for you when the membership has been processed. If it doesn't happen, send a PM to 'triumphdolomiteuk'
excellent thankyou


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 Post subject: Re: seats refurb
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:40 am 
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Hi Steve, Welcome on here.
If you are thinking of going leather this is the company that did my 1850.
Lovely job but not cheap.

https://www.trimmania.com/

Naturally I have no connection with them other than as a happy customer.
Tony.
cheers will give them a look


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 Post subject: Re: seats refurb
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:28 am 
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Another club member (James) is looking into sourcing a fabric that was as close a match as could be got, not sure how far down that route he is. I've looked myself and there is polyester cord material out there, such as this from Yorkshire Fabric Shop, but I'm only looking on screen and that might be too chunky, the pencil thin version might be better. No idea what the seat material looked like brand spanking new, so hard to judge against the 45 year old 'sun kissed' stuff in my car!


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Current fleet: Triumph Dolomite Sprint '75, Daihatsu Fourtrak, Honda CG125, Yamaha Fazer 600, Shetland 570

Disposal fleet: Golf GTi 16v MK3 Anniversary

Past fleet: Triumph 2000, Lancia Beta Coupe, BL Mini Clubman, Austin Metro, Vauxhall Cavalier MK1 & MK2, Renault 18 D, Rover 216 GSI, Honda Accord (most expensive car purchase, hated it on pickup from dealer, was made out of magnetic metal as only car I've ever been crashed into, 4 times), Golf GTi MK3 16v x 3
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 Post subject: Re: seats refurb
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:20 pm 
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That fabric company isn’t too far from me and I have a decent seat here I could take over to match up?
Remembering it’s only my opinion if I think it either is close or not.
I would then need to find a trimmer in my area too.
Like everyone else I have a very thin and faded rear seat so I would use that as the trial.
I do have lots of other pressing stuff to do and the seats are a lot further down my priorities list.

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 Post subject: Re: seats refurb
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:32 am 
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Not sure about you Trevor, but I'd be happy with something that was at least in the style of the originals rather than having to be an exact match, as I doubt there is enough buying power even with all the Triumph models it was used in to warrant someone weaving it again.

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Current fleet: Triumph Dolomite Sprint '75, Daihatsu Fourtrak, Honda CG125, Yamaha Fazer 600, Shetland 570

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Past fleet: Triumph 2000, Lancia Beta Coupe, BL Mini Clubman, Austin Metro, Vauxhall Cavalier MK1 & MK2, Renault 18 D, Rover 216 GSI, Honda Accord (most expensive car purchase, hated it on pickup from dealer, was made out of magnetic metal as only car I've ever been crashed into, 4 times), Golf GTi MK3 16v x 3


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 Post subject: Re: seats refurb
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:38 pm 
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One of the largest trim companies (Newton Commercial?) has stocks of the proper stuff. But my information is they will not sell it, other than if they supply and fit it to your seats! And I don't like being held to ransom in this fashion!

My mate Cliff the trimmer reckons he has a line on some material that is very close to the original, must give him a bell and see how he' s getting on, he's also developing front seat foam cushions for Dolomites (will only be the wider Sprint/HL seats to start with)

Steve

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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 Post subject: Re: seats refurb
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:15 pm 
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Oh it's Newton is it?! I'd heard it mentioned that someone had a few rolls but never who it was by name.

Cliff the trimmer eh? Well I know a Micky the fence, only thing is he works putting up fences...

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Current fleet: Triumph Dolomite Sprint '75, Daihatsu Fourtrak, Honda CG125, Yamaha Fazer 600, Shetland 570

Disposal fleet: Golf GTi 16v MK3 Anniversary

Past fleet: Triumph 2000, Lancia Beta Coupe, BL Mini Clubman, Austin Metro, Vauxhall Cavalier MK1 & MK2, Renault 18 D, Rover 216 GSI, Honda Accord (most expensive car purchase, hated it on pickup from dealer, was made out of magnetic metal as only car I've ever been crashed into, 4 times), Golf GTi MK3 16v x 3


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 Post subject: Re: seats refurb
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:17 am 
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Oh it's Newton is it?! I'd heard it mentioned that someone had a few rolls but never who it was by name.

Cliff the trimmer eh? Well I know a Micky the fence, only thing is he works putting up fences...
Cliff the trimmer (whom you may have seen in several episodes of Car SOS on the telly) is an old mate of mine, he used to be the top guy at Aldridge trimming in Wolverhampton but now has his own business. IMO he's one of the best in the UK. He's also a confirmed Triumph man, with a MkII GT6 and 2 Spitfires in his personal fleet.

I thought everyone knew that!

I THINK it's Newton who have stock, but i've been known to be mistaken before!

Steve

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2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton 2.0 8v engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
Spectrum Auto Services, Servicing, Repairs, MOT prep. Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 45 years and home of Maverick Triumph.PM for more info or quotes.


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