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#1 Jordy869

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 01:06 PM

 Hello,

 

from the link below please look... i have a classic mini black and beige steering wheel leather and was wondering if anyone knew of a restoration place that could replicate the colour and material or similar for my project

 

thanks

 

https://www.google.c...fQaVVqEusHL4DM:



#2 Moke Spider

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:30 PM

Sorry, but your link brings up a whole page of google images with all kinds of Classic Mini Steering Wheels, including some Bakelite ones.

 

There are a few motor trimmers about who will do Steering Wheels, but not all will do them and not all can do them well.

 

Be prepared to pay too, as often it costs more than buying a new wheel, but all the same, do some ringing around, you might get lucky, however, before handing over your wheel to be done, ask to see (in the flesh) a sample, I would suggest not going off some photos. Look carefully at the stitching and how they have ended that and also any spoke covers. The Devil as they say, is in the detail !!



#3 imack

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 07:46 PM

Hello,
 
from the link below please look... i have a classic mini black and beige steering wheel leather and was wondering if anyone knew of a restoration place that could replicate the colour and material or similar for my project
 
thanks
 
https://www.google.c...fQaVVqEusHL4DM:


I was watching the new series of 'salvage hunters classic cars' last night and he had a lancia delta integrale steering wheel restored by this fella, appeared to make a nice job of it. 'Pride car custom' if you zoom in on his jumper. Might be worth contacting.

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#4 richmondclassicsnorthwales

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 07:55 PM

As Moke says, ask for a look at what end product is offered, view any feedback from previous customers, it is not a field a lot of people indulge in

 

A lot of people just buy new outright. Unfortunately this is the disposable world we live in,  Maybe years ago it may have being a viable route, but costs are silly regards rents, materials, time and this just out weighs everything, Each item attracts a rent from each business which unfortunately gets passed on and on and on

 

Progress = Not a good thing sadly...............................................



#5 nicklouse

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 08:01 PM

have a chat with Mid England Retrims very very good work but IIRC 70-80 quid  could well be different. there are two face book pages both his but maybe one got locked  but shed loads of pics.

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#6 nicklouse

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 08:02 PM

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#7 Carlos W

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 08:02 PM

Its not at all easy, and 2 colours would make it even harder.

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This took me hours under supervision of a trimmer

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 08:05 PM

pink stitching to go with the trim.

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no trade connection just a happy customer. he did some camper van bed cushions for me.



#9 Jordy869

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 07:06 PM

Basically this

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 04:26 AM

I’ve been watching this guys work on Facebook for quite a while

http://www.leather-restoration.co.uk/

Looks good although might be more restoration rather than repair

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 04:04 PM

There was a guy on Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars restoring wheels ... did a Lancia Integrale for them. I deleted the episode though (Thurs 17th Jan?)

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 04:40 PM

Drew Pritchard - that the chap you after ?



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 05:03 PM

Its not at all easy, and 2 colours would make it even harder.

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This took me hours under supervision of a trimmer

 

 

That is very impressive work Carlos.

 

I 'doff my hat to you mate.



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 05:33 PM

Drew Pritchard - that the chap you after ?


Yes. Look further up post ... someone beat me to it. Pride Car Customs. https://www.pridecarcustoms.com

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#15 Carlos W

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 09:23 PM

Its not at all easy, and 2 colours would make it even harder.

3AUuS3r.jpg
9RXCfAP.jpg


This took me hours under supervision of a trimmer

 
 
That is very impressive work Carlos.
 
I 'doff my hat to you mate.

Thank you.

This wheel will be going on my car




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