New Interior for 851/2 replica

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15 May 2019 11:19 - 18 May 2019 09:56 #37205 by AuburnNut
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Discusses issues and approaches taken to do a new interior in a replica 851/852 interior. Most interiors are looking very tired in cars built in 1970’s and 1980’s and often need to be redone. This forum thread discusses some of the decisions I have made when restoring the interior with a serious attempt to be sympathetic to the design of original 851/852 speedsters. You will find that there are 5 sections of discussions concerning the interior.
Section 1 refers to the shape and style of DOOR CARDS.
Section 2 refers to the shape and style of CAR SEATS, and
Section 3 will refer to DASHBOARD AND INSTRUMENTATION.
Section 4 will refer to STEERING WHEELS AND STEERING COLUMNS.
Section 5 will refer to GEAR SHIFTERS/HANDBRAKES/BRAKE PEDALS .

It will take me some time to post the information I’d like to, so I would suggest that you try and let me finish all sections before you comment. .....or feel free to send me a private message. Regards Jerome
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15 May 2019 11:45 - 24 May 2019 12:49 #37206 by AuburnNut
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SECTION 1: DOOR CARDS
Here is my almost finished door card. It has been built from scratch as my car had no door cards when bought...it was an unfinished car. You will see that I matched the design of the original door cards, which was difficult to do, particularly the raised sections and the edges. There are a few differences to the original but it’s really quite close. I see lots of awful interiors in replicas, and a number of pretty bad redone interiors in original car’s. I hope you like these. I have yet to fit the interior door handle
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15 May 2019 12:37 #37207 by AuburnNut
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Here you can see the flap exposes a pocket it the door for storage. Note the recessed area for the flap which was done in order to give a slightly more flat finish. There are no clips holding the flap down. Some other Auburns had Burco fasteners, but to my knowledge the 35/36 Speedster did not
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15 May 2019 12:40 #37208 by AuburnNut
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This photo shows the raised areas of the design in and around the flap
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15 May 2019 12:43 #37209 by AuburnNut
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This photo shows the internal pocket which sits inside the door. It was made in black vinyl which was glued to a thin plastic sheet in order to give the vinyl some structure....like a box. When you take the door card off, it leaves the pocket in situ.
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15 May 2019 12:48 #37210 by AuburnNut
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This photo shows a close up of the design towards the top of the door. I’m not sure what you call those staggered 3 lines but note they are not straight. They match the curve of the edge of the door. Notice stitch length is also pretty tight. I always think upholsterers that use large stitch lengths are lazy and the work looks cheap.
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