• Christian
    8 November 2013 at 12:46 #50523

    Yesterday I visited the small company who are copying my original carpets, I knew they were good but I didn’t realise how good. I’m rarely impressed with peoples workmanship but this guy is amazing! He’s been working since 1964 doing the same thing for some top notch clients so I feel privileged to have got him.

    I was originally a bit disappointed that he wouldn’t copy the hemming exactly as it was – he does it all by hand and will only hem Rolls Royce style – which involves tucking it in on itself. Fortunately it really does look very nice and though I don’t like un-originality generally this is a definite improvement, you can see the quality. I pick up all of the carpet tomorrow and can’t wait to refit it.

    The carpet is 100% wool (Wilton) from Woolies, the hemming is also from Woolies but the re-trimmer has also used leather edging too. He has remade the leather heal pads, gear stick and hand brake gaiters. If anyone wants his details let me know – he is very busy though and it took about 4 months of light hassling to get his to find time to do it all!

    ray sherratt
    8 November 2013 at 20:11 #50524

    Hi Christian looks super quality you can`t beat the old-time
    served tradsmen. By the way how are the brakes.

    Ray Sherratt.

    10 November 2013 at 23:43 #50525

    Yes I agree, the other really impressive tradesman was the windscreen installer, he’s been doing the same thing since the 60’s and what a job that was – 4 hours of pushing pulling and walloping!

    Sorry not to update the photo of the master cylinder mechanism as I said I would… Hopefully getting my Girling servos back from being rebuilt tomorrow, then once installed my brakes should be literally as good as new.

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