You'll all need to make contact with Steve Bishop. Drop me a line and I'll pass his contact details onto you. Steve joined the TR Drivers Club mainly on the back of getting this done so he's a good man in my book. We need more people like him prepared to invest simply to make things happen. Dr. Christopher is another and he's looking into the red tartan.
I believe the green was done by House of Tartan following all the conversation on this thread.
The material being produced is woven whereas the original was printed .... the pattern i have seen so far is acceptable although both the colour and dimensions are not perfect ... but it is not overtly obvious to the untrained eyes.
It was a private commission so they wouldn't be able to announce anything. But it is done and as Christopher says it's not an exact reproduction but it is very, very close. If anyone does want material to restore their knackered seats and door cards then I can put you in touch.
AHA Just received a note back from Alan at House of Tartan
"I have emailed you several times but they keep getting either returned as undeliverable or not answered.
We had a CAD made up and had threads to send you but didn't have any details to post to.
Then someone else came along asking about the same tartan so we sent him the CAD he liked it and went ahead with a weave of 19 metres.
He went for a darker green compared to the green in your door sample.
So if you get back to me we can send you the CAD and sample or if you know who the guy is I think he is trying to sell off as much of the fabric as he can so am sure he will sell you some metres of it."
So he stole my work... I responded with my apologies to the internet snafu and asked to see his cad drawing.
Don Stick a Wedge In It 80 TR7 V8 Kick in the pants
Does anyone know where/who this eBay listing has come from? I have a large sample from the 19 metres off the House of Tartan product and it does look a lot better than the eBay photo - but that could just be a poor quality photo.
I suggested House of Tartan to the TRDC member because of this thread. When I was approached I went through everything on this thread with him. This is a big advantage with a forum over a Facebook group because I would never have been able to find the discussion again in a FB group.
Don's attempt is a damn sight closer than the previous ones .. one of the common misconceptions is that the original material was woven ... it wasn't, it was printed. This accounts for the problems people have encountered with getting the correct colour and pattern.
Yes I want it brighter not as dark as the pattern to the left of the door card "post above" - if you do so I am agree for it .. it must be intense - because the sun anyway (on the Convertible) the fabric fading will !
I prefer to wait - I would like that it fits well into my new Door cards (with tolerance, of course)