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Park Lane Classics News
my weekly(ish) update archive
Workshop news up to 8th April 2019…
Well that was an awkward week. I was held up by my back foams
not being completed on time. This meant juggling several
half-finished orders in the workshop. Thankfully I've picked
them up this morning and have started to ship orders. Thankfully
I still managed to meet all of the scheduled completion dates.
This coming week I want to get my head down and get some orders
Workshop news up to 1st April 2019…
I'm most pleased about sending out several small orders
at the end of last week. I managed to get ahead of the
production plan enough to post the small kits out. The
weather cheered up a bit which was good and as a bonus
we're now in British Summer Time - feel the love!
I have also had some more photos of interiors. A few
weeks ago I put up a photo of a leather set with green
piping... here it is already fitted! I especially like
the armrest in matching leather & piping.
There's also an update on a coarse grain vinyl set
with royal blue plastic piping. The seat back straps
have been replaced with my kit and the covers are
looking lovely. Spitfire seats really are great for
Workshop news up to 25th March 2019…
Lots of orders sent out, all on time or early YAY! Lots
of emails about contrast piping and coloured interiors.
I have started to design a piping page but it is not
ready to go live just yet. I have also sorted through my
stock of piping vinyls. There were 4 cream vinyls that
were almost identical... all for the same customer a few
years back. They looked different on the roll but tend
to look the same when sewn into piping. Motto - don't
stress the small stuff!
Workshop news up to 18th March 2019…
Not long since the last update but plenty of work done. I've
been working out prices for coloured vinyls and pipings. I plan
to spend some time adding them to my website so that you can all
benefit rather than having to resort to emails. I've left up the
white and carmine piping covers from last week.
Here are some new photos from the Netherlands. A fine set of
photos of a fine set of seats!
Workshop news up to 14th March 2019…
Good and bad this week. Good - I sent out all of the small
orders and lots more orders have come in. Bad - I've spent days
in the office replying to emails and planning orders. I'm off to
the workshop now to complete the orders that I have scheduled
for this week. Hopefully I can avoid having to work all
I nearly forgot! Here are another couple of contrast
piping seats. The classic white piping and the very smart
carmine piping. Judging from the interest, these won't be the
Workshop news up to 4th March 2019…
How about this for a teaser photo from a customer... I can't
wait to see the full set finished! The basketweave option is not
on the website yet - email me to order it for an extra £25 in
black only. It was used in the GT6 and also in the Stag. I also
had a photo of a smart looking smooth grain armrest - a great
kit to start on. I've been sending orders out steadily and this
coming week I'm going to push out the small orders.
Workshop news up to 25th February 2019…
PLEASE LET ME KNOW if you know that you will be away before
your scheduled completion date. I want to ship orders when it is
convenient to you... I'm happy to hold onto your completed trim.
I put a LOT of hours in this past week. I'm now bang on track to
my production schedule. One good looking set was black leather
with dark green handmade piping. I had the vinyl for the piping
in stock so it only added £35 to
the covers. I think that the
effect is well worth the extra. I've got a couple of other
contrast piping jobs ready for sewing so I need to remember to
take photographs for you...