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    I have aquired two set of front seats with 'Turbo' on and a spare rear seat as the stripe on my drivers seat has detached. Ta Mal
    I have swopped over the drivers cover with the passengers and visa verse as the drivers stripe always goes first. Not many people sit in my passenger seat so they should last a while now.
    I'm also experimenting with the other front set and rear seat. Both front seats didn't have a stripe or 'turbo' on and the rear was a little tatty so I removed them. I have found a company who maybe able to copy the stripe, sew it on and embroider the 'Turbo' on the front and rear seats as I have requested.
    Pics of the front seats
    Attached Files
    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
    2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

  • #2
    Rear seats, foam and frame for those who havent seen a frame stripped before.
    If anyone wants a tutorial on how to strip rear seats I will do one.
    I will post pics and report when they are done
    Attached Files
    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
    2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

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    • #3
      These front seat covers are different to my existing ones and will be modified to fit my existing foam as the frames are the same. The sides are sewn together on later models and have a plastic flat plate sewn on the back, other than that they should be easy to fit.
      1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
      1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
      2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
      2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

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      • #4
        Im hoping the stripe will look like this with fresh 'Turbo' on them, including the rear seats for something different
        Attached Files
        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
        2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jeff Turbo View Post
          I have found a company who maybe able to copy the stripe, sew it on and embroider the 'Turbo' on the front and rear seats as I have requested.
          Pics of the front seats
          Sounds interesting .

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          • #6
            Very interesting.

            I successfully replaced the front stripes on MGT 396 with this:

            http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=180482524262

            ...as modelled by it at this year's MGSD. Few people noticed the difference until I pointed it out as it's exactly the right width. The hard bit is sticking the ribbon to the seat. I used fabric adhesive, but if you're handy with a needle and red thread, it would look even better than the original.
            Regards
            John Orrell

            MG Maestro Turbos 396 and 502
            MG ZT190+ (53 plate)

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            • #7
              Front seats now changed to the Turbo logo.
              Old 'MG' seat cover.....now 'Turbo' seat cover. If the logo refurb goes ok and to my liking I may also have my existing 'MG' covers done as they can also replicate that, I might ad 'Turbo' aswell just for something different and a 'one off' so the front and rear have 'MG', 'Turbo' and a fresh new bright red stripe.
              Attached Files
              1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
              1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
              2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
              2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

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              • #8
                I think any tutorial on this kind of thing is worthwhile and a very useful reference, anything that is not covered in the manuals.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by oseerees View Post
                  I think any tutorial on this kind of thing is worthwhile and a very useful reference, anything that is not covered in the manuals.
                  Jeff has produced a very good tutorial that was published in a recent issue of Forward! Well worth a read.

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                  • #10
                    I've done the front seats tutorial for middle years Montego's but not the earlier or Rover years as they are different. Should have done one when I stripped these earlier front seats but hey ho. When I put the rears back together again I will take pictures etc.
                    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
                    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
                    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
                    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                    2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
                    2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

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                    • #11
                      Embroidered logo that I have accepted. This will now be put on the front and rear seats. The new stripes are also being sewn in at this moment in time
                      Attached Files
                      1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
                      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
                      1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
                      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                      2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
                      2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

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                      • #12
                        Looks great Jeff

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                        • #13
                          Picked them up today. Although the 'Turbo' isn't exact i'm well happy. The rears look really good with 'Turbo' on them in my opinion.
                          Attached Files
                          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
                          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
                          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
                          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                          2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
                          2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

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                          • #14
                            Looks pretty good to me!

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                            • #15
                              They look really good Jeff!.

                              Ray
                              MG Montego efi C928TBL - Moonraker blue
                              Austin Montego Mayfair C943KOE - Clove brown
                              MG Maestro 2.Oi H352MOF - Black

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