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Green Tartan Material

Too many people duplicate work that others already have done ... if you're having something remade then tell us about it! Success and Disasters, they are all useful to know about!
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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby DNK » 23 Jul 2015 13:49

mak wrote:No probs - the car is at the garage for a service at the moment, but back on Weds. Will post some pics here.

Any measurements Mak?
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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby mak » 25 Jul 2015 13:46

Bit of a drama with mine and only just got it back - will get some this afternoon for you!

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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby mak » 25 Jul 2015 22:44

Some photos:
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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby mak » 26 Jul 2015 11:46

Some more:
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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby DNK » 26 Jul 2015 15:04

Thanks MAK... Hope you have a bigger ruler .
I need a pic going up the back , should be about 110-130 mms
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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby mak » 29 Jul 2015 22:19

The back
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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby DNK » 30 Jul 2015 13:38

MAk- I appreciate the pic...but can you decipher the ruler you used?
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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby jtmco » 30 Jul 2015 19:46

Don,

I think each block is 1 cm so I get see about 113-115 mm up the back (4.4 - 4.5")

The other pictures look like 123 mm (4.84") front to back (I assume it is the seat base) and 100 mm side-to-side (3.93"). I am convinced that the pattern is not quite square.

It might be good to measure a door card. The fabric seems to be stretched more evenly in each direction and does not suffer from someone sitting on it for years. That is where I first discovered the anisotropy.

Good luck with the project. I sold about 22 meters of red over the course of the year or so and have had perhaps 2-3 inquiries per year since then. Since I put the red in my own car, it was worth it. But I was having trouble matching the green color (my color vision is not that great) and decided that the market for green was even smaller so I threw in the towel.

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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby mak » 30 Jul 2015 22:37

Yes - assumption above is correct, each block is 1cm. I use it for taking photos of stonework at work. It's used for archaeology, but is a great way of saving time when surveying and keeping a good record. (lazy or efficient - I let you decide!). The fabric isn't square, I think I vaguely remember from somewhere, that this is due to how it is woven.

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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby jtmco » 31 Jul 2015 00:30

I'm pretty sure that the original tartan was printed rather than woven. I assume the anisotropy is to give a nice fit both horizontally and vertically.

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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby frankman » 02 Dec 2015 16:32

Hello Don, and TR7 Friends

Is there anything new from the Green Tartan world :P

It would be nice to hear something, I'm still interested
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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby DNK » 02 Dec 2015 22:45

Didn't get a reply last time...
Will try again
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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby John_C » 06 Dec 2015 15:32

A TRDC member has had 20 metres produced. It's been done slightly darker than the original to try to ensure it never ever fades. I've been sent a swatch and it's a very good reproduction that should keep most of us anoraks happy enough. Steve (who's funded having it reproduced) is getting his seats recovered first and then he'll know how much has to be supplied to cover two seats and two door cards. Looks like his trimmer is booked up until March but given how long this has been unavailable it's not too much longer to wait.

As soon as everything is finalized I can let everyone have all the necessary details. If anyone is really desperate though let me know and I'll put you onto Steve.
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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby DNK » 06 Dec 2015 21:10

John who made the material
and put me down for 2 seats worth
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Re: Green Tartan Material

Postby prackers » 07 Dec 2015 08:10

I wouldn't mind two seats worth as well!
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