Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021

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Re: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021

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The Restoration Show has been cancelled!
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Yup - now set a date for the next Resto show of 18-20 March next year.

Hopefully I'll have done my roof lining by then! (But don't count on it...)
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. Hopefully I'll have done my roof lining by then! (But don't count on it...
I'll race you. 😜. Have you decided on material yet?
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MetBlue wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 22:32
. Hopefully I'll have done my roof lining by then! (But don't count on it...)
I'll race you. 😜. Have you decided on material yet?
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I'll just go with something close to the original. I've not given it much thought yet, still working with my wife to make progress on the seats, but home schooling leaves little time and energy. Maybe next week...
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rbgosling wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:34

I'll just go with something close to the original. .....
As your Mrs is handy with the needle and thread, get the standard woolies covering and sew a backing piece of material (curtain liner or muslin type) to it. Sew in lines every 10 cm to create the pleated padded look.

It comes out nice
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Umm! What to do next?

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Hawaiis0 wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 23:25
rbgosling wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:34

I'll just go with something close to the original. .....
As your Mrs is handy with the needle and thread, get the standard woolies covering and sew a backing piece of material (curtain liner or muslin type) to it. Sew in lines every 10 cm to create the pleated padded look.

It comes out nice
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Yeah, I've seen that done, looks good. But with a glass sunroof taking up much of the roof above the driver, it'll only really be noticeable for the roof above the rear seats. May still do it anyway!

Apologies for driving the conversation a bit off topic!
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Re: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021

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Don’t worry Richard, there will be a new thread for the 2022 show, so abuse this thread as much as you wish! Actually it’s a great place to put Resto show type restoration topics in place of the real thing.

Cheers, Richard
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