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

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Hi can anyone give me a contact for a head liner fitter in the midlands thanx

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its perfectly possable to do yourself with a bit of time and care and a sewing machine, or you could take it back to the factory like ( I think) angus did.
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Yup - can't recommend the factory trim shop highly enough. Full headlining inc. putting leather on the sunvisors in place of vinyl - 1/3 the best price I was quoted locally - and an excuse to take the beastie home for a couple of days so the guy who did the original work could work his magic again.

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amarshall wrote:Yup - can't recommend the factory trim shop highly enough. Full headlining inc. putting leather on the sunvisors in place of vinyl - 1/3 the best price I was quoted locally - and an excuse to take the beastie home for a couple of days so the guy who did the original work could work his magic again.

Contact details are in the recommended suppliers list.

Mine is going to need doing this year. How much did the factory charge, please?
(PM me if preferred)

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It was around £500 and took them two days to complete.
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Thanx where abouts is the factory to get the lining done?

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Hethel, near Wymondham, Norfolk. Postcode NR14 8EZ :D
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As an aside, it's a very do-able DIY job, you just buy the fabric and glue, and use the old bits as a template. There's a bit of sewing involved but pretty straightforward. Very satisfying.

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amarshall wrote:It was around £500 and took them two days to complete.
Thanks. Maybe I'll try DIY. :)
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robertverhey wrote:Thanks. Maybe I'll try DIY.
amarshall wrote:It was around £500 and took them two days to complete.
Thanks. Maybe I'll try DIY. :)
If you want to go DIY try this link

http://www.lotusexcel.net/phpbb/viewtop ... &sk=t&sd=a

Dave's (DPR59) pictures have gone but mine are still there. I used the 'how to' in the Tech articles on this forum to get started but changed a couple of things as I went along. Its not too hard to do.
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Thanx just had a quote from a local classic car re trimmer, says he can do it for 200 quid, so might give him a try as he comes highly recommended,Phil

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Tanz wrote: If you want to go DIY try this link

http://www.lotusexcel.net/phpbb/viewtop ... &sk=t&sd=a

Dave's (DPR59) pictures have gone but mine are still there. I used the 'how to' in the Tech articles on this forum to get started but changed a couple of things as I went along. Its not too hard to do.
Thanks for the link, very useful. I've also been studying Chris Wright's article, which is very good as well.
I think I might give it a go.

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For those going down the diy route get woolies to send you a couple of samples as they do 2 or 3 similar materials. Plus you must used their adhesive not just any old tin of evostick as it will fail even quicker.
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