Please note that Jonathon Skinner is away from Friday 24th September, returning Monday 4th October. All enquiries/emails will be dealt with after this date. Thank you for your patience & understanding.

17th August 2021

Update – Retail Customers

Following on from our message in May – we thank you for your on-going patience whilst we worked through our backorders. You will be pleased to know that we have made significant progress –  and whilst we are still working through some backorders – we aim to be accepting all new retail orders again from the week commencing the 6th September 2021.

Going forward – to avoid disappointment with your restoration – we recommend that you place your order in plenty of time.

We encourage all new customers who are happy to wait to enquire using our website as follows:

Austin Healey & Triumph TR Customers – browse our extensive product library for details and pricing – selecting the products you are considering using our unique “Build a Quote” system. Once submitted, our experienced sales team can review our choices and get back in touch to discuss the finer details and send you material samples based on your choices.

Jaguar & MGA Customers – find lots of useful information and photos about the products we can offer for your restoration on the individual Model Pages for each marque/model. At the bottom of these model pages, you will find a Contact Form specific to your car – which you can fill in and submit with your restoration requirements – and one of our experienced sales team will formulate a Quote for you to get the ball rolling.

Note that all further information related to your enquiry will be processed and responded to after the 6th September 2021. 

In the meantime, Happy Browsing…

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Our Tooling

Original Specification Tooling

In our workshop, we have a number of original specification HF weld tools for the Jaguar, Austin Healey and Triumph models. Made from brass, these tools are used with our HF welder to emboss patterns into vinyl based seat and panel work for an ‘as original’ finish. By fusing together vinyl and foam under high heat and pressure, our welded seats and panels are built to last with defined weld lines that give a design feature to your car that will endure for years.

Jaguar HF Weld Tooling

The Jaguar saloons displayed weld lines across their door panels in a variety of designs depending on the model. We have original specification weld tooling for the MK2, Daimler V8 250, MK10 420G and S-Type 420,  in addition to the XJ-6, XJ-12 and XJ-S models. We can weld both vinyl and leather door panels.

Austin Healey HF Weld Tooling

For Austin Healey 3000 Mark 3 BJ8 restorations, we have original specification weld tooling for use across seats and panels. On these cars, the Quarter B Post Panels and Rear Seat Backrests feature a large square weld pattern, whilst the front and rear seats feature a small offset square weld design. This is original for vinyl based seats and panel work, and we can manufacture these parts to original production line specification.

Triumph TR HF Weld Tooling

Weld lines were a common feature across many of the Triumph TR models. The Triumph TR3A had a welded Rear Bulkhead, whilst the Triumph TR4, TR4A, TR5, TR250 and TR6 models had welding across Doors, Pockets and Bulkheads, with a diamond pattern seat welding specific to the TR5, TR250 and TR6 ranges. We manufacture all vinyl Triumph TR interiors to original specification with our dedicated tooling, and we can also apply our welding to leather based panel work.

Perforated Embossed Leather

For E-Type, Daimler V8 250, MK10 420G, S-Type 420, XJ-6, XJ-12 and XJ-S LeatherFaced or Full Leather seat restorations, we can apply an embossed finish to the leather surface to imitate the original perforated leather that was seen on these cars. We call this finish ‘Perforated Embossed.’ Although this finish doesn’t create a puncture hole in the leather, it is very similar in finish and design to the original.

We can also apply this finish to Austin Healey 3000 Mark 3 BJ8 and Triumph TR5 – TR6 Full Leather or LeatherFaced seats as an optional upgrade to imitate the original welded vinyl finish on seat work.

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