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Mondo@Hide N Seat

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About Mondo@Hide N Seat

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  • Birthday 02/11/74


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  1. New project..... Datsun 240z

    I'd love to be able to buy a 240Zand restore it. Absolutely beautiful cars! And this one is looking like no exception!
  2. Lexx Goes Gold

    I've known Lexx for a few years now and he is, without a doubt, one of the most genuine guys I've known in my life. He's done a sterling job here and is to be commended. And yeah, his ability to impregnate with twins on both times of asking is truly remarkable!
  3. Fluke's interior overhaul

    Out of all the people who've used me from this forum, only one of them has been even vaguely "local"
  4. Fluke's interior overhaul

    I come in a little cheaper than that, but not much.
  5. Fluke's interior overhaul

    I actually have a few hides of yellow leather on the shelf at the moment
  6. Fluke's interior overhaul

    And we are now finished! As orange as orange can be, just as Fluke requested. Pretty snazzy, I reckon
  7. Fluke's interior overhaul

    Another couple of bits done, namely the gearknob and handbrake handle. I don't think they really need much explanation...
  8. Fluke's interior overhaul

    I like the sound of this. Thank you! At least the facelift doorcards are a little more interesting than the PFL ones. But a splash of colour and a lot of leather do make a big difference! Not with the main body of the dash, no. The central fascia was originally going to be trimmed (the part that houses the aircon and auxilliary gauges) but I believe it's being hydrodipped now instead.
  9. Fluke's interior overhaul

  10. Fluke's interior overhaul

    Ian was very particular about the colour he wanted, aside from black: orange. Bright orange! The doorcards have been completely stripped of everything, then a bespoke black leather cover has been made and finished with orange topstitching. The insert and armrest are trimmed in a bright orange leather and finished with matching topstitch. The change is subtle but effective and, like the centre console, it helps to lift the interior beyond the vinyl and whatnot that Nissan used from the factory. In total, each doorcard (including insert and armrest) takes around 13 hours to complete - that's a lot of work!! The other doorcard looks very much the same as this one, but I'll post some pictures of it in the next post anyway.
  11. Fluke's interior overhaul

    After a couple of false starts regarding leather colour (thanks for getting it wrong, supplier!), I finally have some interesting pictures of Fluke's interior bits and bobs! Firstly, the centre console: As you can see, this is a completely custom job in black leather with orange stitching (I promise the orange stitching is MUCH brighter in real life!). The whole console has been stripped and the relevant edges have been modified so everything still fits as it should do once the new leather cover has been fitted. It's a much nicer piece of trim now it's all leather - it should give a nice classy air to the cabin. Next: doorcards...
  12. When leather and Alcantara collide...

    PM sent.
  13. Aftermarket Leather seats

    Any seats by a decent manufacturer (Recaro, Bride, Sparco, etc) are selling for decent money these days. The "classic" Recaros especially. I was looking for a more modern pair to replace my Speeds with, but some of the prices are crackers!
  14. When leather and Alcantara collide...

    It would depend entirely on when you were thinking of having them done...!
  15. When leather and Alcantara collide...

    ... you get this! Mick (a member on here, by all accounts) booked in to have a bit of an overhaul done. So the seats are Crest Vele Black leather with charcoal grey Alcantara centres and shoulders. The "Z" embroidery and topstitching are a silver grey, to match the paintwork. The steering wheel and auto shifter are wearing both solid and perforated leather, finished off with my signature handstitching. And the handbrake handle has been trimmed in the same style as the seats. I didn't have a lot of time to complete this 350Z, but nothing motivates quite like a tight deadline...!