Lottie, a 79 full restoration Part 1/2/3/4/5

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by martinvention, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Thanks James, sounds like a plan and May 2020 is my 5 year point so a good target for completion. Good luck with the bug, it goods to be in much better shape than our T2's started from. Looking froward to seeing the rest of your interior though I appreciate patience is the most important ingredient.
     
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  2. Fitted the rest of the MadMatz cab carpet, I have added some grey vinyl strips along the tops of the walkway sides to mate up with the seat rails and obscure the blue paint, also front and back of the walkway where similar blue bits would have shown. So cab is almost done just needs some audio kit, which I will leave until we are close to hitting the road. Some piccies:
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  3. Headrests and sliding door card and now the sewing machine and my finger tips need a break for a while:

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  4. Incredible martin.. really looks amazing... is the "slat" effect just individual panels sewn together? Love the colours

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  5. Thanks Lefty sorry for slow response, been away. The seams are in a continuous strip with folds blind sewn on the rear. Have a look at this upholstery master on U tube
     
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  6. Progress slowed a bit by travel, cider making and other outdoor stuff. Bought several sheets of good quality plywood 12, 9 and 3.5mm and cracking on with cabinets. The design is evolving but mostly determined by hob/sink unit, fridge, gas container and water tank. It all looks a bit woodie at present but the plan is to use formica for the worktops including a band along the front edge where the overlap is made up with a double thickness of 12mm. Front panels and doors will be sprayed and polished to a high gloss. The compressor fridge is ventilated all round by a 50mm gap and whilst it might be seen as wasted space there is a lot of wiring/piping below the hob which prevents use for storage though just enough space for a dinky cutlery drawer. Kitchen units with doors and worktop.jpg
     
  7. Nice work


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