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Body parts, seats, dash, headlining, windows and stuff!

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AndyD
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Re: Headlining

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I've got the pleated Lotusbits one in mine which is nice, but wow that's going to be proper nice in leather 👍

Look forward to seeing pictures when completed.

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Re: Headlining

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Pete Boole wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 19:14
It's going to smell fab in your car when it's been done!
Especially with the sun on the roof! :D

Oh yeah I forgot, sun visors will be done too. Eventually red carpet with sand leather piping...no sure if it would be appropriate to do carpet trim in leather ..but there will be leather waste associated with the roof re-lining, so might as well.
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Re: Headlining

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Will you guy's stop finding me new projects. I've got my hands full with lacquer repairs and de-browning (sorry de-golding) the inside trim :!: :!:
Hadn't given much thought to the roof lining, sun visors and pillar internal trims until this week. Truth is , I'd never really looked up.
Now I'm seeing things that just need addressing, not least the sun visors.

... I'll never get back to the Elite at this rate.... :(

It's all good fun though. And it's still 3 1/2 years before the 50 anniversary of the Elite which HAS to be the must hit target. - Maybe a year earlier for any shake down. :D

Tony
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Yes Tony, but before Elite 50 it's the 40th anniversary of the Excel (2022) and you must be ready for that!

Something always pops up to get in the way...

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Re: Headlining

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Slight thread deviation: Remind me - is the A-post trim in the Excel glued to the A-post like it is in the Elite, or is there a removable cover - I can't remember now? :roll:

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Mine is glued on whxh makes getting the parts up against the windscreen difficult to re-glue.

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My A posts don't need recovering ..but do they need to be removed in order to remove other roof lining trims (like the sun visor header rail) ?
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Re: Headlining

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Lotus-e-Clan wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 22:03
My A posts don't need recovering ..but do they need to be removed in order to remove other roof lining trims (like the sun visor header rail) ?
You don’t need to touch the A post trim to remove the section with the sun visors. You need to pop the cover off the base of the mirror and remove the screws. Also beneath the sun visors you will see some screws - 2 each side - remove. Then pull back the door seal at the top as there are 2 tangs each side that are held between the seal and body. That’s it.

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Re: Headlining

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Alan_M wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 22:36
Lotus-e-Clan wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 22:03
My A posts don't need recovering ..but do they need to be removed in order to remove other roof lining trims (like the sun visor header rail) ?
You don’t need to touch the A post trim to remove the section with the sun visors. You need to pop the cover off the base of the mirror and remove the screws. Also beneath the sun visors you will see some screws - 2 each side - remove. Then pull back the door seal at the top as there are 2 tangs each side that are held between the seal and body. That’s it.
Thanks Alan. :D
I'll pass that info on to Heritage Classics - once they find a colour match for the Sand leather.
Peter K

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