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Series MM trim

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:09 pm
by RobThomas
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New fabrics in replica Vinyde and vinyl (Rigid and elasticy, respectively) in a fairly close colour and texture match.

Other piic also shows the vinyl paint used to cover the nasty steering wheel drip stain on the seat. Seems most early cars got one of these. Very slight mis-match of colour so another visit planned next week for a tweak. You lose the darkness at the bottom of the cracks but I think that will return in time. Looks a lot better than before!


For Bryan and John V.

Re: Series MM trim

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:12 pm
by RobThomas
I should also mention that this is the colour they fade to, not the colour they had 70 years ago, which was much lighter.

Re: Series MM trim

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:26 pm
by firedrake1942
That is a pretty good match, Rob given the passing of time and the satin is almost invisible . The seats would have been leather for the seat and back and other bits vinyl.

Re: Series MM trim

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:11 pm
by philipkearney
Thanks for the photos Rob, much appreciated and very interesting to see. Was the vinyde and vinyl from the suppliers you mentioned in a previous post ?

Thanks

Philip

Re: Series MM trim

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:20 am
by RobThomas
Martrim, 01270 767771.

Old Beige Vinyde EC10 LCC$
Old Beige Vinyl EC15 VC4A

Re: Series MM trim

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:36 am
by ManyMinors
firedrake1942 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:26 pm
That is a pretty good match, Rob given the passing of time and the satin is almost invisible . The seats would have been leather for the seat and back and other bits vinyl.
I'm doubtful of that. I have never seen that colour trim in Leather on any Minor MM.

Re: Series MM trim

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:56 pm
by firedrake1942
I had thought that all pre 62 ish seats (MM S2 and early S3) were leather squabs and seat cushion areas, the back and sides being a vinyl / leatherette type material matching and door cards , etc matched in vinyl. Happy to be corrected.

Re: Series MM trim

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:21 pm
by RobThomas
All mine have been Vinyde. Maybe it was a sales 'con' or Leather was saved for the Deluxe or export markets?

Re: Series MM trim

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:25 pm
by sparesman
The beige coloured MM seats were all in Vinyde but some later MMs had green leather seats.