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 Post subject: Re - upholstry
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:11 pm 
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Can anyone recommend a place to get seats re covered, in Dublin. Have you used them before, address and contact if possible. Thank!s..D Seven.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:20 pm 
I know of a place that used to be near Ushers Quay. Can't remember their name or where exactly they are. I think they were called Ushers Island Upholsterers and they were somewhere behind the Statoil station or there abouts... I'm sure they're still there because a lot of of taxi drivers used them to get seat covers tailored. They used to be very good but kinda pricy.
I know it's not much help but it's the only place I know of.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:12 pm 
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Thanks i know the place, just wondered if anyone had used them.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:04 pm 
I was tempted to use them in the past because of the high quality finish. The last car I remember seeing fitted with their seat covers was a Nissan Primera and I swear I thought the car was fitted with leather seats but they were vinyl and fit very well...
Hope this has been some help.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:15 pm 
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Thank!s for your help I left them in yesterday, be ready in a few weeks.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:33 pm 
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hello-I don't often post here as I'm fairly new to the mini-owning world.

Instead of starting a new thread I thought Id jump on this one.

I was wondering, would these people be able to help me with a split and stain in my car roof/ceiling?

From the look of it it split some time ago and someone tried to repair it with a greasy glue that didn't take.


So now I have a hole surrounded by a big greasy stain.

Would this be an upholsters job?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:22 pm 
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Hi Johnny and welcome to the forum.

With regard to you head cloth, the cheapest option would probably be to get a new one from Somerford or the like, or if you wanted to go a bit more luxurious, places like Woolies in the UK are trim specialists and they sell the material, you could use your old cloth as a pattern.

Ian Conlon has a home-made head cloth in his GT.

Removing and refitting the head cloth is a difficult job, the front and rear screens and the quarterlights need to come out. Getting them back in is the hardest bit.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:56 pm 
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F J KEOGH motor factors at Blessington St.. Dublin 7, have headcloth to suit but as it is a roll you would have to make and cut , glue to suit ! Therefor ordering English stuff may be the best. Its still a tricky job with glass removal etc, for early mk 1/2, the headcloth clips in on its own frame, no glass removal.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:52 pm 
I remember in my old GT there was a black headcloth fitted. But it was just glued to the old one. There were seperate panels stitched together like the original one and it looked ok. It was a DIY job but one that didn't require stitching loops for the rods that are hidden behind the headcloth.

But I remember fitting a new headcloth to the Hornet.What a pain. Especially re-fitting the rear screen because it's like a Mk1 rear screen and not easy to get hold of a replacement if you lose the head and break the one you've got...

Neil. Did you say Ian Conlon has a 1275GT?!? I'll believe that when I see it, he he... I thought it was just a myth.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:20 am 
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[quote="earthwormjay"]Neil. Did you say Ian Conlon has a 1275GT?!? I'll believe that when I see it, he he... I thought it was just a myth.[/quote]

It's true all right, I think he is restoring it, it's a big job and Killian says he hasn't put much of a dint in it yet.

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Poor Ian never recovered from the time he spun the GT going up the gravel hill near Birr many moons ago. The front valence took a beating as well. I was the passenger and all I remember was when we hit the rock which did the damage, my right hand was on the steering wheel trying to turn it the other way!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:35 am 
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So are you saying that it was you that caused the accident Billy ?

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone!

The job sounds a lot bigger than i thought. I really cant see
successfully doing it by myself.

I'll look into the English suggestions and eventually get an expert on the case I reckon

now, where to find an expert.........


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:57 pm 
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Shur theres loads a experts on here..........:lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:56 pm 
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mini magazine had a spread on doing this in a back issue I think I have at home. I'll scan it over teh w/e for ya.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:20 pm 
Yeah Johnny, don't be put off by the negative comments. It's not a hard job but it is an awkward one that requires many pairs of hands and a lot of patience.

And Billy, I actually have some "after" pictures of Ians car that same weekend in Birr. That was the same weekend my old GT had its last outing too. The last thing I remember Ian saying after you and him got back from the gravel run was that he needed to get a new valance, wing and pair of boxer shorts...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:18 pm 
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Those scans would be great! thanks

Of all the things I really need doing I reckon i can leave the ceiling to the bottom of the list for now before roping in a few mates to help

I'd be curious to see those scans just to see how awkward the job is!:)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:47 pm 
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Hi Johnny, you wont need too many hands, get a packet of clothes pegs and after you evo-stick edges and top of windows clamp all round until glue dries,..patience is the key.


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