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Tartan Upholstery

Postby CamGTS » 05 Jun 2020 09:46

I'm reupholstering the interior with a more modern take on the classic TR7 tartan!
It works well with the Tahiti blue body colour
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Re: Tartan Upholstery

Postby Beans » 08 Jun 2020 19:13

Doesn't look to bad! But now I am curious what the chairs look like
B.t.w. you fitted the door handles on the wrong side :wink:
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Re: Tartan Upholstery

Postby Beans » 08 Jun 2020 19:15

Beans wrote:Doesn't look to bad! But now I am curious what the chairs look like
B.t.w. you fitted the door handles on the wrong side :wink:


This side of the pond we got the early bright coloured tartans
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1976 TR7 FHC (currently being restored ...)
1980 TR7 DHC (my first car, a.k.a. Kermette)
1981 TR7 FHC (Sprint engined a.k.a. 't Kreng)

http://www.tr7beans.blogspot.com/

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Re: Tartan Upholstery

Postby CamGTS » 08 Jun 2020 21:50

seats will be finished soon and I'll post pics
Tartan is VW GTE
and yes I know grab handle wrong way - it was a quick fit to check how it looks. Electric windows to be fitted
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1980 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
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Re: Tartan Upholstery

Postby FI Spyder » 10 Jun 2020 16:08

Beans wrote:B.t.w. you fitted the door handles on the wrong side :wink:


It's one of those things that when you think you know the right way they go, put them on the other way and you'll be right.....like the head restraints. :P
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Re: Tartan Upholstery

Postby Beans » 10 Jun 2020 18:26

I have seen several press release pictures where these were fitted the wrong way around :roll:
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1976 TR7 FHC (currently being restored ...)
1980 TR7 DHC (my first car, a.k.a. Kermette)
1981 TR7 FHC (Sprint engined a.k.a. 't Kreng)

http://www.tr7beans.blogspot.com/

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Re: Tartan Upholstery

Postby busheytrader » 10 Jun 2020 21:43

That tartan reminds me of a 1984 Manta GTE back in the day.

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Re: Tartan Upholstery

Postby CamGTS » 16 Jun 2020 19:46

Seat now back and fitted


Purists look away now




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Re: Tartan Upholstery

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Re: Tartan Upholstery

Postby Beans » 16 Jun 2020 20:42

Looks like it matches the cars paint work quite nicely!
But as you can see in my signature I firmly believe that the interior should contrast with the car's colour :mrgreen:
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1976 TR7 FHC (currently being restored ...)
1980 TR7 DHC (my first car, a.k.a. Kermette)
1981 TR7 FHC (Sprint engined a.k.a. 't Kreng)

http://www.tr7beans.blogspot.com/

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Re: Tartan Upholstery

Postby supercass » 17 Jun 2020 07:04

Did you have the carpets specially made?
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Re: Tartan Upholstery

Postby CamGTS » 17 Jun 2020 10:19

carpets are from Coverdale and they do a range of colours and varying qualities
https://www.carcarpets.co.uk/triumph--tr7-dhc-398-c.asp
fitted really easily and much cheaper that others
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1982 Triumph TR8 (TR7V8)
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Re: Tartan Upholstery

Postby supercass » 17 Jun 2020 15:05

Are the edges on yours bound in vinyl or wool?
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Re: Tartan Upholstery

Postby Beans » 17 Jun 2020 18:16

mmm ... that interior is growing on me :mrgreen:
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1976 TR7 FHC (currently being restored ...)
1980 TR7 DHC (my first car, a.k.a. Kermette)
1981 TR7 FHC (Sprint engined a.k.a. 't Kreng)

http://www.tr7beans.blogspot.com/

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Re: Tartan Upholstery

Postby Axis of evil » 18 Jun 2020 03:12

How easy did the old covering come off? ( I intend re-covering , but Tartan free, with ashtray and the ridiculous little light deleted)
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