Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:27 pm Post subject: HELP! Bedfordshire Trimmers - Any Recommendations???
I have a lovely, original interior in my '38 Lanchester LA14/2 - but the cotton stitching on my drivers seat squab has come away all around the leading edge of the seat-base...but as it is SO original, I neither want, nor can I really afford, to have the seat retrimed - but I do want to get the squab properly repaired - however, I can't find anybody near me who can do it/wants to do it - especially at a realistic price and in a reasonable time frame. (one trimmer told me that my only option was to have it recovered at a cost of about £700 and that it wouldn't be done 'til at least the end of July... )
Do any of you guys know anyone who is both able to do it reasonably quickly - and is not going to try to rip me off whilst doing so???
I wanted to get my car back on the road this summer, but its looking unlikely now - especially if I have to pay out hundreds extra just to have my seat re-stiched!
Regards - Guy. _________________ '38 Lanchester LA14-2 'Roadrider' DeLuxe and lover of all things 'WW2 - Jeep'!!!
Some ideas here how to do it.
If you don't want to tackle it yourself
As an alternative to an upholsterer, do you have a proper cobbler/shoemaker locally?
They will know about stitching leather. _________________ Bristols should always come in pairs.
No - the holes havn't pulled through, although the leather is a tad harder than I would have liked (but still good considering its age) but I have been told that as the leather has stretched with use, it would be possible to 'pull' the leather a little tighter and then re-stitch a little further up the cushion instead...
I still can't find anyone to do it for me though!
Guy. _________________ '38 Lanchester LA14-2 'Roadrider' DeLuxe and lover of all things 'WW2 - Jeep'!!!
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