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« Reply #180 on: April 30, 2022, 10:18:34 AM »

I finally got the VX Repro Fabric trim work done. So a major job done I now have seats and door cards looking fantastic. The Hood Tourneau cover is being made in matching Mohair next week.
I just need to get through the chaos of house selling and moving a lot of serious and large tools and sheet material with a LOT of car part crates.

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« Reply #181 on: April 30, 2022, 10:26:45 AM »

Strange compression of 1 picture but you get the idea and they do look and feel amazing. This fabric has to be lined according to my trimmer or it will fray later. He used Alcantara for this because it has the right give and is strong. You will note my stupid mistake in not painting the pull handle at the front of the seat. This leaves me the terrifying idea of painting it with the seat trimmed!

9 meters was just enough with no mistakes made FYI

Expect to have to plate the headrest stays and note they are held with R Clips deep in the seat back so checkout youtube for how. Recaro have been out of business for some years and plastic bits are getting rare so get on ebay sooner rather than later if you have broken bits.
I was very lucky to have the map pockets and designer taps on 1 of my 2 seats of interiors.

I will be selling the salvage OE trim parts to rescue your VX Seats with rips and tears.

Enjoy

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« Reply #182 on: May 01, 2022, 02:45:51 PM »

They do look superb. Interesting idea from the trimmer to line the seats with Alcantara first.
Makes me want to get my seats recovered now but I keep telling myself they’re not that bad.
But one tear and the material comes out of the loft and off to the trimmers we go.

Eric, do you mind sharing the name of your trimmer?

Cheers
Ian

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« Reply #183 on: May 01, 2022, 06:23:18 PM »

AJ Trimming Bourne End
http://www.ajtrimming.co.uk

AJ's Trimming
Princes Road
Wooburn Green
Buckinghamshire
SL8 5HZ

Telephone: 01628 530257
Fax: 01628 530257
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« Reply #184 on: July 06, 2022, 04:17:14 AM »

Hey Eric,
Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere in the topic. Are you using the same Link Fury G4+ as you used on your Montecarlo?
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« Reply #185 on: July 06, 2022, 06:16:22 AM »

Hi Mark

Yes I am, but I should have waited for the very latest Link which is even better.

Eric
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« Reply #186 on: February 01, 2023, 06:00:18 PM »

Hi Eric

Just a quick question/comment.

I have been looking at the high pressure inlet for the power steering rack and came across your photo below. However Having looked at other photos, I am wondering if you have the high pressure pipe with the nut on the wrong banjo fitting and they should be the other way around?

Chas on here posted a photo of what appeared to be an untouched rack and this has them the other way round. (Second photo and link to thread)

http://www.betaboyz.myzen.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2135.0

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« Reply #187 on: February 01, 2023, 06:32:58 PM »

Hi Peter

You could be right. I would need a stripped engine bay photo from a VX or IE to be sure and as I have not installed or run the engine I do not know for sure. Even my late series technical update stuff is still buried from the move. I actually get the car back from storage on Friday, but that does not mean I have this right. I will have to search through Beta reference photos now you have raised the doubt. I just hope that does not mean remaking the hoses I built up!

Sorry to not be certain.

Eric 
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« Reply #188 on: February 01, 2023, 06:55:06 PM »

Hi Peter

Chas has the connections the right way round and I need to see what I have done on my car. A photo from Tony stripping a VX is my reference point.

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« Reply #189 on: February 01, 2023, 07:59:51 PM »

Hi

Not so easy to see, but yes you just make out the nut

Thanks

Peter
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« Reply #190 on: February 03, 2023, 05:05:44 PM »

A small miracle today as my Beta Spyder came back from storage to its rightful place in my post house move garage. Of course I am still fitting out the garage and getting parts/nuts and bolts properly stored, but I at least have some hope of getting back on with it without a using a tent on the drive in all weathers.

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« Reply #191 on: February 03, 2023, 05:08:16 PM »

This house move really was buy a large enough double garage with a house thrown in!

Eric
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« Reply #192 on: February 03, 2023, 05:59:55 PM »

Wow! great move Eric.
Cars look good together.
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« Reply #193 on: February 03, 2023, 06:07:17 PM »

Hi Eric

Looks like a nice wide double as well and has house as well, amazing what they do now….

Peter
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« Reply #194 on: February 03, 2023, 06:11:24 PM »

Hint of jealousy here - colour co-ordinated cupboards! Whilst the racking in my newly acquired double garage is blue that's not the colour I'm going to paint the car!
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« Reply #195 on: February 03, 2023, 07:40:50 PM »

Hi Guy

Not actually colour co ordinated cupboards although I wish I had thought of that! They are B&Q Kitchen units with the protective film still in place. This weekend I add missing electrical circuits so my garage stops tripping the consumer unit when the compressor kicks in. I have to get B&Q to cut up lots of 18mm white faced chip board because no one wants to sell extra shelves!

It will be done properly when the doors are replaced for a pair of roller shutters so I can install insulation and a real ceiling and maybe get a portable lift. There is also no service door so I have to get that fitted or risk being a permanent resident if the power fails!

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« Reply #196 on: February 03, 2023, 07:52:40 PM »

Sounds familiar Eric - I have a double but it has single skin external walls and feels a little damp inside although it's not! It has an uninsulated flat roof too but at least there's a second entrance. It has a single double door with huge gaps so a roller shutter is on the cards! If I still had my lift I would have installed one already but that's not possible on your own for a double!

Hope you're sorted soon!

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« Reply #197 on: February 03, 2023, 08:40:09 PM »

Eric,
Greetings, glad you're getting up and running again.

A perhaps small observation to your comments. The existing doors appear to
be double-skinned, providing an insulation barrier.
Roller shutters will be considerably colder, being single-skinned.

Looks like you've got the altitude for a small 2 post lift?

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« Reply #198 on: February 04, 2023, 08:27:53 AM »

Hi Nigel

Yes the sectional doors are insulated and so are better Roller shutters. I had an insulated roller shutter in High Wycombe and the garage did a reasonable job of holding warmth with little more than rockwool and a flat roof. In Waddesdon I have a real pitched tiled roof and a fair sized loft above the garage. I think by the time I have thick sheet insulation in the ceiling eaves it might even manage cosy in winter and not roasting in summer.

On with the endless to do list!

Cheers

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« Reply #199 on: February 04, 2023, 09:29:11 AM »

I wouldn't bet on it  Smiley I have a large single garage integrated into the house with an insulated electric roller shutter and an insulated loft over it, it still dips close to freezing in winter.
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