New seat covers

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

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rbgosling
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New seat covers

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Just got my seats back from the upholsterers.

Really happy with the work, he's done a great job. Just a bloke working out of a workshop at the back of his garden, but he must be good since he seems pretty busy despite making no effort to advertise - it was a couple of months between me saying I'd give him the job and him actually doing it. Prior to mine he was doing a Ford Model T! Decent value too - he just charges £30/hr for however long it takes, took him 45 hours to do all the seats so £1350. I provided all the fabric and leather, although he did supply some vinyl for the seat backs and map pockets since there wasn't enough of the leather (and it's a VERY good match), and didn't even charge for that.

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Having failed to find a fabric that was anything like a close match to what was in there already, I decided it was better to go totally different that something that sort-of-tries-to-match-but-not-quite. Hence the dark grey. I'm really happy with how it looks now, the colour doesn't look out of place at all or like it doesn't go with the rest of the car. Hopefully the shade is reasonably child- and dog-proof too!

The place is called Car Interior, based in Hinkley Leicestershire, and the guy is called Mike.
"Farmer" Richard

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2004 Jaguar X-Type Estate

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Looks really good Richard!

Will get back to you re the show shortly

Cheers, R
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Know the place well. Been going there ( previously run by his dad) for 40 years ( well my dad did) and he would be my first choice.

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Nice one Richard! Looks really good. :D

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Nice to see new seat covers, looks great

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Looks like a great job!

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Nice find Richard and good value.
Looking really smart now.
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