Time to treat my bus :-)

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Time to treat my bus :-)

Post by Le Counte de JAYFOR » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:32 pm

After years of not needing anything doing to it, I've decided to thank her for years of great service. So I started with the seats as they were shredded and held together with gaffa tape :(

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2/3 seat.........................
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Really pleased with the way they turned out :cheers: and really comfortable too.

Next on the agenda are my cargo doors, and as I have a double door that's working out to be quite expensive. I've got it booked in now with my local Classic car coachbuilders and one of the guys is replacing all 4 of the outer and inner door bottoms, in his own time :cheers:

And want to say a HUGE thanks to Stu at Autocraft for me messing him about with me keep returning panels, they are extremely friendly and make it such a breeze to order stuff.

P.S. If you were going down the route of re-trimming your cab seats make sure you have enough Felt to put on top of the coco pads. As I ran out and ended up using a hand towel and cutting up a blanket :roll: :oops: So if you end up ever buying my bus, I want the blanket back :D


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Post by surreysplit » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:23 pm

Nice work Joe as you know its all in the detail :wink:
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Post by Le Counte de JAYFOR » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:31 pm

surreysplit wrote:Nice work Joe as you know its all in the detail :wink:
There was a slight bit of gathering on the backrest of the 1/3 and needed a hair drier to heat it away but didn't have one :roll: will do it later.

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Post by BusBug&KG » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:50 pm

Le Counte de JAYFOR wrote:
surreysplit wrote:Nice work Joe as you know its all in the detail :wink:
There was a slight bit of gathering on the backrest of the 1/3 and needed a hair drier to heat it away but didn't have one :roll: will do it later.
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Post by paulbugman » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:47 pm

nice job and amazing what a set of new seats can do for your behind

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Post by Magic8Ball » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:08 pm

Will we be getting before and after pics of your Double Diana's ??
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Post by BJ1 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:25 pm

Magic8Ball wrote:Will we be getting before and after pics of your Double Diana's ??
God I really hope not - that's a Vzi job 8O
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Post by e m p i » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:35 pm

Do you have any pictures of the blanket?
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Re: Time to treat my bus :-)

Post by Reaction » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:00 pm

Wow... a really good job 'jobbed'!

May I ask where you bought/acquired the seat covers? Are they TMI or made by your fair hand? They are exactly what I need.
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Re: Time to treat my bus :-)

Post by Le Counte de JAYFOR » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:39 pm

They are tmi bought nearly a year ago and decided it was time :-) they are not really that hard to do, just be careful when removing the old covers. As the little spiked clips that are bent over the cover underneath can break. The other thing to remember is my seat covers were original and never removed, so the hem part had metal rods in the hem to give it better grip.

I couldn't reuse some of them so used metal coat hangers to feed it through the hem :-)

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