upholstery recomendation ?

This section is for general discussion related to VWs, and air-cooled bits ‘n bats.
panel van lee
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 101
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:43 pm
Location: Nottingham

upholstery recomendation ?

Post by panel van lee »

Hi.
Can anyone recommend a good upholsterer, as the company i was going to use to trim my van out are unable to book my van in till june.
I'm in Nottingham but are willing to travel for a good quality job ,but without paying a fortune.
Any advice or even photos/links to work carried out would be appreciated.
Thanks Lee.
os1624
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 1098
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:01 am
Location: Hampshire

Re: upholstery recomendation ?

Post by os1624 »

Try http://www.harlequincartrimming.co.uk based in Leeds. Quite a few guys in the Bradford/York area have used them.
Forum member Tridau is worth PM'ing and asking him his opinion about price/standard of finish they achieved on his Bus.

Ben
Image
The Blaupunkt Bus '66 11 Window Swedish Import The closest I'll get to a Swedish Blonde!
panel van lee
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 101
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:43 pm
Location: Nottingham

Re: upholstery recomendation ?

Post by panel van lee »

Hi Ben.
Thanks for the link. I will have a look through Tridau rides and projects thread,or drop him a pm.
Good to see your back in a bus again.
Cheers Lee.
musclebus
Registered user
Posts: 3124
Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:21 pm
Location: Dorset 'BD Heaven & Hell'
Contact:

Re: upholstery recomendation ?

Post by musclebus »

try Mike Rutherford who is on the forum, he does really good work and is an enthusiast to boot :D 8)

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=81590

All the Best ... Chris
Please check our website for our remaining Klassicfab stock

http://www.musclebus.co.uk

musclebusclassics@gmail.com
User avatar
berpsta
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 3703
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:07 am
Location: West Yorkshire

Re: upholstery recomendation ?

Post by berpsta »

theres a place down nottingham/derby way that is very highly reccommended he's done my mate simon121's bus and the samba thats in the feb edition of volksworld camper n bus he's vaughan green from classic,custon & retro

http://customclassicretro.co.uk/Welcome.html
Last edited by berpsta on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Alabama 60 11 window
Slo-Val 55 Oval
User avatar
PastDown
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 2406
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:38 pm
Location: Yorkshire

Re: upholstery recomendation ?

Post by PastDown »

Hi,

I use Rob at http://www.harlequincartrimming.co.uk he has done all my work on my campers, check out my websites below.

Cheers
1950 Split Beetle Deluxe
1953 22A(M62) Barndoor
1972 VW Bay Window

VW Wedding Hire & Holiday Camper Hire!
http://www.oldschoolcamperhire.co.uk

Automobile Photography
http://www.unordered.co.uk
Phil Hughes
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 184
Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:19 pm
Location: Widnes

Re: upholstery recomendation ?

Post by Phil Hughes »

http://www.dubholstery.co.uk/

I have used this place and 2 of my mates have had full retrims and both look fantastic. :D

Phil
panel van lee
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 101
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:43 pm
Location: Nottingham

Re: upholstery recomendation ?

Post by panel van lee »

Hi.
Thanks for all the great replys/links. Time to start looking through them and ringing round.
I think my biggest problem is, i've left booking the van in a little late as i wanted it trimmed out before vic farm meet.
After spending the last 4 years restoring the van and only getting it on the road late last year,ive been ignoring the jobs that need finishing and enjoying the driving to much.
Cheers Lee.
User avatar
berpsta
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 3703
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:07 am
Location: West Yorkshire

Re: upholstery recomendation ?

Post by berpsta »

hope you get it in somewhere Lee if not just enjoy driving it fella theres alway this winter to get it booked in :)
Alabama 60 11 window
Slo-Val 55 Oval
matilda67
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 412
Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:46 am
Location: Shropshire

Re: upholstery recomendation ?

Post by matilda67 »

We are having our van done at Classic custom and retro. Vaughan is in Loughborough. We have been to his workshop and he is really good!!! :flower: Kerryx
:cheers:
panel van lee
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 101
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:43 pm
Location: Nottingham

Re: upholstery recomendation ?

Post by panel van lee »

Hi berpsta.
At least it's a panel van so people can't see the backs not trimmed if i don't get it booked in.

Hi Kerry.
Thanks for the reply,i've looked at classic custom and retro,but they tend to have a long waiting list which would not fit my time scale.

Cheers Lee.
User avatar
PastDown
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 2406
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:38 pm
Location: Yorkshire

Re: upholstery recomendation ?

Post by PastDown »

Hi mate,

Robs work is great and I believe his waiting list s no more than a couple of months.

Top guy, and does not charge over the odds!
1950 Split Beetle Deluxe
1953 22A(M62) Barndoor
1972 VW Bay Window

VW Wedding Hire & Holiday Camper Hire!
http://www.oldschoolcamperhire.co.uk

Automobile Photography
http://www.unordered.co.uk
vwsplitbus
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 1665
Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:21 pm
Location: mild mild west

Re: upholstery recomendation ?

Post by vwsplitbus »

U have pm.
1953 21A Barndoor DK
1962 RHD Ragtop
1962 Lambretta ser3 LI125

I'm Down! R U? SBS #20
Image

Image
User avatar
shaggy66bus
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 7125
Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2005 5:06 pm
Location: now residing in huddersfield

Re: upholstery recomendation ?

Post by shaggy66bus »

vwsplitbus wrote:U have pm.
mike can you do leather replacements
RUTLAND HARDCORE CAMPING POSSE 2005/06/07/08
http://www.rulowenough.com




ImageImage
User avatar
silversteve
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 4420
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2003 8:56 am
Location: the Shi**y blue microbus!!!

Re: upholstery recomendation ?

Post by silversteve »

panel van lee wrote:Hi berpsta.
At least it's a panel van so people can't see the backs not trimmed if i don't get it booked in.

Hi Kerry.
Thanks for the reply,i've looked at classic custom and retro,but they tend to have a long waiting list which would not fit my time scale.

Cheers Lee.
why dont you ring Vaughan and find out, he is the man to go too and just down the road from you..Loughborough.

superb quality.

Steve
Post Reply