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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:24 pm 
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My mate Cliff Griffiths from Aldridge Trimming (as seen on Car SOS recently) retrimmed his GT6 in leather a few years ago, I can remember him telling me the hides cost HIM over £300!
Its cheaper to buy a car with the leather you want in it, take the seats out and weigh in the rest, thats what I did with my Cavalier, I bought a scrap Diplomat Cav off the bay for £85, drove it home from Stroud took the seats and a few other bits, (cylinder head, cam, doorcards, electric sunroof motor, alloy wheels etc) and weghed the rest in for £100! Thats what I call a result!

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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:11 am 
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It's not the hides that cost the money it's the labour in stitching the seats, vinyl option still comes in at £350!

Might buy a sewing machine.

Unfortunately there was not a Dolomite Diplomat so that option is out.

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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
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Tony, want me to get a quote from my chap? As I say, it was a few years ago, but I can't imagine it being that much!


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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
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Yes please Alun, seat style would be as per the WP car you identified.

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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
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I was just flicking through some old photographs and came across this one...

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Taken at SODIT at Gaydon in the '90s.

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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
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Cool :D

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The icing on the cake for me, for the car to be on the front page of Dolly Mixture, thanks Steve for including it. :D
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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
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beautiful :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:10 pm 
:thumbsup:

Never made the front page in all the years I've been a member, got on the back page on the previous issue though.... always a bridesmaid, never a bride! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
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I've only made the inside pages! (Sob!)
Grats to Tony on a stonking build though! Well deserved cover star!

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine (The Dolomega)
'72 Triumph 1500FWD in Slate Grey, Now with RWD and Carledo powertrain!

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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
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Been a while but finally got some motivation together to fit my new steering wheel.

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I find the original steering wheel rim a little thin, this one is more chunky like modern steering wheels, which I prefer.

Not bad for £9 off ebay!

Just need to fit the quick rack I purchased about 4 months ago now!

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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:42 pm 
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Sorry if I've asked this before, but how do you get through the MOT without any sidelights (at least that I can see)? Aren't they a legal requirement?


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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
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There is a small white LED embedded into the main beam.

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 Post subject: Re: MSO 662P
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What a bright idea (pun intended) !


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i like it!

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