Workshop news up to 10th June 2019
Workshop news up to 30th September 2019
In the workshop this week I am finally building up my stock of
finished parts. I have vinyl and leather seat covers ready for
shipping. I will be adding some foams over the coming week so
that I can send your order out without delay.
Workshop news up to 23rd September 2019
In the workshop things are coming together now. Improvements
that I made over the summer mean that I can complete your orders
more smoothly. This is good news because the build up towards
Christmas starts now! Last year the cut-off for pre-Christmas
delivery was reached in November. Please don't miss out by
leaving it too late to book.
Workshop news up to 16 September 2019
Here's what you can achieve with new seat foams in a set of
Dave bought the seat foams, armrest and door boards from me. I
like the way the foams bring shape back to the seats. As far as
the trimming goes I would be happy to turn up at a show in
Dave's Spitty... just so long as nobody asked me what the dash
Here's a welcome return of Dave P's pretty GT6 (see News 27 May
2019). The interior really does justice to the outside now. The
new seat covers and foams look smooth and tight. I also love the
painted door cappings. It brings a highlight into what can be a
very black on black interior.
It has been a really productive week in the workshop this week.
I've just shipped an interior that was needed quickly ready for
a car show in the USA. This was on top of the planned orders so
everyone is happy.
Workshop news up to 9 September 2019
Tuesday was a really lovely day and I found a real gem of a car
museum. I was in Bourton on the Water on business so I thought I
would pop in to the
Cotswold Motoring Museum.
It felt like I was exploring a series of workshops while the
mechanics were on their lunch. No ropes, no glass panels, just
lots of fascinating treasures and the glorious aroma of old
cars. The atmosphere brought the cars and their era to life. I
can honestly say that it knocked the spots off Monaco!
In the workshop this week I completed the rest of the bespoke
I really can't wait to see what everything looks like in the
car. Elsewhere, the mould for the new foam was being made this
weekend... I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas on this one! The
past couple of prototypes did not fit well enough but I'm really
confident this time.
Workshop news up to 2 September 2019
In the workshop this week I'm particularly pleased with a
bespoke set of door boards that I made.
They're part of a beige vinyl interior with bright red
trimmings. This is only the second time that I've ever been
asked for this colour combination. The results are much better
than I expected. Hopefully I will get some photos back of them
Workshop news up to 26 August 2019
|Here's a photo
sent in by Chris.
After a shaky start and a few emails I think the final result is
good. A quick ride-and-drive evaluation should confirm that
everything is coming together nicely. I can't wait to see the
rest of his interior.
In the workshop this week has been pretty calm. I've even sent out some small
orders pretty much as soon as they came in! I've also spent the evenings working
on a new plug for a foam mould. This foam has been 'in development' for at least
2 years so I'm pretty pleased. A couple of weeks for the mould to be made and
then I can get my hands on the first-off foam to see if they work. fingers
Workshop news up to 19 August 2019
A bit of variety inside the workshop this week. Martin popped
round with some GT6+ seats that he wants re-trimming. These were
the first high back seats that I've seen in the flesh. They're
from an Arizona car that he's just bought and they were well
baked! This is going to be a long term project but I've given my
word that I will do them so no backing out now.
Workshop news up to 12 August 2019
Here are some lovely seats with white contrast piping...
David Aspinall trimmed them up for one of his clients.
He is my longest standing customer so he knows his way
around a set of Spitfire seats. If you look at the headrests you
will notice that they have piping. I do this on all seats with contrast
piping as it finishes them off nicely. The matching
armrest makes a big difference too.
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Inside the workshop has been good this week. I'm pretty much
a week ahead of schedule at the moment. This has given me the
time to stay on top of the smaller orders. I have been doing
really well on these and been sending them out within a couple
of days. The coming week is full of trim panels - 3 complete
sets. A nice change from covers and foams.
Workshop news up to 7 August 2019
Inside the workshop is busy. I've spent half the past week
cutting out foams and the other half cutting out covers. Not the
sort of variety that I enjoy but it does give me lots to ship
out. Over the weekend I planned how to re-arrange the workshop
to give me more space around the press. A lot of work but I can
break it down into stages. The result should be some increased
capacity and more scope for larger parts.
Workshop news up to 30th July 2019
My favourites from the Royal car collection museum in Monaco.
The seats and interior of the Fiat were brilliant. There was
nothing like it in the museum but I saw a mint example parked on
the street earlier, pure joy! The poise and elegance of the
Citroen were stunning. It was like a flowing gown amongst a room
of denim. Finally a photo of my favourite Ferrari... there were
three crushed up in the foyer. Made my day!
is a tip! I pushed through a big rush job before I
left on holiday. I just left everything to tidy up my first day
back. I ended up doing a detour to the UPS depot on our way to
the airport! It's looking a bit better now and I've answered the
emails that came in while I was away which is excellent for me.
Workshop news up to 15 July 2019
Here's Andy's GT6 just back from the paint shop...
The sun was out and Andy is local so I thought I would drop his
order off in person. I'm glad I did because his car is
wonderful... and he's had it since new! You can see the original
ribbed cloth seats and a smart engine bay. Every car has a story
and I really enjoyed hearing the ups and downs of this one.
Inside the workshop, I'm recovering from shipping ALL of July's
orders AND completing a major rush job. When we re-open from our
summer shutdown I've put aside a day just to tidy up! I'm still
up to date on small orders, sending some out today that came in
over the weekend
very good for me!
Workshop news up to 1 July 2019
This is what a professional trimmer can achieve with new covers
and foams on non-recline frames...
I have mentioned Yvonne to many of you over the years. She's a
skilled trimmer as well as doing most of my sewing. I
particularly love the sculpting of the cushion where the flute
pad, side bolster and front roll meet - gorgeous!
Inside the workshop, lots of orders completed this week. I
finished all of the small orders just in time for some new
orders to come in. I'm planning a push over the next couple of
weeks to get the July orders out early.
Workshop news up to 24th June 2019
I'm leaving last week's photos up for another week. My email was
playing up so I couldn't let Benoit and Alex know that they were
Two LEFT HAND DRIVE interiors for you to envy this week!
The first is from Benoit whose new leather seats look sumptuous.
The second interior is a work-in-progress update from Alex "I
then took a position in the new seat after first sitting in the
existing (original) driver's seat for comparison... what a
difference!! The comfort and support are extraordinary, Owen!"
Alex opted for black covers with yellow piping - a combination
that many people ask about.
I really respect everyone that takes the time and commitment
to keep a Spit or GT6 on the road. It feels great to see such
beautiful cars and I take my hat off to you!
In the workshop I've cut extra covers so that I can get ahead
on orders. I'm getting some more storage as well so that I can
hold stock. I've listened to some customers who find selecting
from all of the options a bit daunting. I'm in the process of
adding a 'one-click-kit' for seats. This will add the covers,
foams, clips etc automatically. There's a bit more to do before
it goes live but I'm hoping to finish it this week.