Series MM trim

for those with Series MM sidevalve cars produced between September 1948 and February 1953

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Series MM trim

Postby RobThomas » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:09 pm

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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!


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RobThomas
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Re: Series MM trim

Postby RobThomas » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:12 pm

I should also mention that this is the colour they fade to, not the colour they had 70 years ago, which was much lighter.
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Re: Series MM trim

Postby firedrake1942 » 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.

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Re: Series MM trim

Postby philipkearney » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:11 pm

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 ?

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Re: Series MM trim

Postby RobThomas » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:20 am

Martrim, 01270 767771.

Old Beige Vinyde EC10 LCC$
Old Beige Vinyl EC15 VC4A
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Re: Series MM trim

Postby ManyMinors » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:36 am

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.

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Re: Series MM trim

Postby firedrake1942 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:56 pm

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.

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Re: Series MM trim

Postby RobThomas » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:21 pm

All mine have been Vinyde. Maybe it was a sales 'con' or Leather was saved for the Deluxe or export markets?
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Re: Series MM trim

Postby sparesman » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:25 pm

The beige coloured MM seats were all in Vinyde but some later MMs had green leather seats.
1952 MM 2dr saloon in Thames Blue UNO212
1953 S11 Traveller in Birch Grey - oldest survivor ? Export model now reg PPO924
1953 S11 Traveller in Black - 3rd oldest PPX344


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