Jump to content


Welcome to Autoshite

Welcome to Autoshite, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Autoshite by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo

SambaS in AlpineLE Oh-dearage!


  • Please log in to reply
505 replies to this topic

#481 OFFLINE   oldcars

oldcars

    Rank: Motorway Services

  • Full Members
  • 6,552 posts
  • 37 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:00 AM

Holy moly! If there's any left over after, I'll buy it and make it into a three piece suit.

FIFY



#482 OFFLINE   Simcat

Simcat

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 112 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:26 PM

Good to see you at the NEC. Was very pleased to hear about this development. Do you know if they stock other 1970s French car trim, particularly Citroen?

 

Yes good to see you too and thanks for your appreciation of our stand!

 

This is the Citroen page (they also list Peugeot and Renault) Roby allocate a 4 digit reference number for each material type, if you have that (sometimes shown in the main dealer paint and trim folders) or maybe the name that would be helpful (preferably the French name if different) otherwise send a sample I guess. To simplify things I used a French friend to take samples to their shop in Paris and pay on my behalf, I then later met up with him at a show in France to collect the cloth. The material roll is plenty wide enough for the width of the car, so you just need the front to back measurement. 

 

http://www.roby-coll...-tissus-citroen

 

Just because the sample doesn't appear on the website doesn't always mean they don't have it from my experience, as none of the Simca/Chrysler/Talbot samples appear. I got 2 out of the 3 samples I submitted - I guess it's likely pot luck if they still have stock.

 

Pretty amazing though its still 'on the shelf'! 


  • dollywobbler, Skizzer, Dick Longbridge and 5 others like this

#483 OFFLINE   barrett

barrett

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 4,905 posts
  • 16 thanks
  • Location1975

Posted 22 November 2017 - 12:39 PM

Hey Simcat, how much do you reckon you'd need to do one front seat?


1923 Palladium Sports Model
1938-ish / 1967-ish Heron Austin special (half)
1955 Panhard Dyna Z1 (half)
1965 Citroen Ami Break
1965 Morris Minor 1000
1965 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet (half)

1966 Humber Sceptre 'Grey Haggie'

1969 Renault 16 (half)
1985 Citroen BX 16TRS
1996 Citroen Xantia Break


#484 OFFLINE   Simcat

Simcat

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 112 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 23 November 2017 - 10:42 PM

Hey Simcat, how much do you reckon you'd need to do one front seat?

The standard roll width is enough to go across both front seats - so however much is required, base + backrest.


  • Braddon81 likes this

#485 OFFLINE   barrett

barrett

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 4,905 posts
  • 16 thanks
  • Location1975

Posted 24 November 2017 - 02:44 PM

I think I'm being thick, but I don't quite understand; is it sold by the roll or by the metre? Is one roll enough to cover one seat? 


1923 Palladium Sports Model
1938-ish / 1967-ish Heron Austin special (half)
1955 Panhard Dyna Z1 (half)
1965 Citroen Ami Break
1965 Morris Minor 1000
1965 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet (half)

1966 Humber Sceptre 'Grey Haggie'

1969 Renault 16 (half)
1985 Citroen BX 16TRS
1996 Citroen Xantia Break


#486 OFFLINE   Simcat

Simcat

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 112 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 November 2017 - 06:37 PM

I think I'm being thick, but I don't quite understand; is it sold by the roll or by the metre? Is one roll enough to cover one seat? 

I imagine its stored at Roby on one big roll, the Chrysler/Simca material I've bought has been 145cms wide. Its sold by the metre, so they will cut off what you require. 



#487 OFFLINE   Simcat

Simcat

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 112 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 November 2017 - 06:45 PM

Seeing some light at the end of the tunnel now with this car - lots of new trim parts being fitted, handles, door seals etc. All stainless door frame cappings have been buffed. 

Attached Images

  • 20171124_145653.jpg

  • Burnside, Angrydicky, Skizzer and 9 others like this

#488 OFFLINE   Squire_Dawson

Squire_Dawson

    Rank: ZiL CTAPT

  • Full Members
  • 2,829 posts
  • 17 thanks
  • Location: Here
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 November 2017 - 06:48 PM

Looking good.


Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

Save the Pangolins.

 

Current shite:

1952 Morris Oxford Series MO - Sidevalve Shite

1959 Humber Super Snipe - Gas guzzler

1962 Morris 1000 Traveller - English Tudorbethan

1975 Austin Allegro 1100 DL - m'Lod

 

Please look out for hedgehogs!


#489 OFFLINE   Simcat

Simcat

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 112 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 November 2017 - 06:52 PM

This car is also getting new seat material!

 

There's a worn area on the drivers' bolster, and you can poke holes through the top of the rear seat back rest.

 

Elsewhere its generally faded - not obvious until compared with the new.  

Attached Images

  • 20171124_145815.jpg
  • IMG-20151114-WA0005.jpg
  • IMG-20151114-WA0011.jpg

  • Burnside, Skizzer, Dick Longbridge and 8 others like this

#490 OFFLINE   SambaS

SambaS

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,021 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationMong Kok
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 November 2017 - 11:05 PM

"plan is to do enough for the MOT to enable the transfer" [of number plate for previous owner]

 

lol


  • Burnside, Dick Longbridge, oldcars and 1 other like this

123757.png369392.png377196.png

 

1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2  1991 Ford Escort Shadow

3. 1996 Jaguar XJ6 Sport Automatic

4. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

5. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

6. 1985 Talbot Horizon LE Special

7. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

8. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

9. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


#491 OFFLINE   Simcat

Simcat

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 112 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 25 November 2017 - 09:29 AM

"plan is to do enough for the MOT to enable the transfer" [of number plate for previous owner]

 

lol

The 'one thing leads to another' theory was well proven here!


  • Burnside likes this

#492 OFFLINE   Simcat

Simcat

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 112 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:04 PM

No further progress on the blue LE for the moment, but its in the dry. 

 

However the red GL due for MOT this week - to enable the previous owner to proceed with the number transfer. Still some paintwork to do (bonnet and tailgate) and refurbish the bumpers... but engine bay just about finished!

 

If I had new parts in stock they were used... 

Attached Images

  • IMG-20151114-WA0015.jpg
  • IMG-20151114-WA0017.jpg
  • 20180407_184025.jpg

  • Parky, Burnside, Angrydicky and 16 others like this

#493 OFFLINE   Dick Longbridge

Dick Longbridge

    Rank: DMC-12

  • Full Members
  • 4,174 posts
  • 25 thanks
  • LocationFrench gateaux
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:21 PM

Amazing work and worthy project. Fingers crossed for MOT pass!
  • Simcat likes this
My Lambretta (and beyond, all in good time) thread:

http://autoshite.com...-old-italians/'

67 Lambretta SX150
03 Toyota MR2
07 BMW E91

#494 OFFLINE   Felly Magic

Felly Magic

    Rank: Uptown Top :)

  • Full Members
  • 8,369 posts
  • 52 thanks
  • LocationGippeswick, which is near the fine place called Bungay!

Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:21 PM

Better than new!


Yer can't beat a bit o' Autoshite

Felly :P

#495 OFFLINE   Squire_Dawson

Squire_Dawson

    Rank: ZiL CTAPT

  • Full Members
  • 2,829 posts
  • 17 thanks
  • Location: Here
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:58 AM

Wow! Looks fantastic.


Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

Save the Pangolins.

 

Current shite:

1952 Morris Oxford Series MO - Sidevalve Shite

1959 Humber Super Snipe - Gas guzzler

1962 Morris 1000 Traveller - English Tudorbethan

1975 Austin Allegro 1100 DL - m'Lod

 

Please look out for hedgehogs!


#496 OFFLINE   Simcat

Simcat

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 112 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:32 AM

From shite to Stowe.... 

 

The red GL was finished at the 11th hour, just in time to attend the Hagerty 'Festival Of The Unexceptional' held at Stowe School last Saturday.

 

The car had been selected in advance to be part of the 'Concours de l'Ordinaire', 45 very varied everyday cars from the 1969-89 period, many of which - such as the Alpine are now virtually forgotten. 

 

There was a lot of interest in the car, and even Edd China, one of the judges lingered for several minutes as I showed him numerous 'before' photos of rust - before his eyes glazed over... 

 

The afternoon drew to a close with the prize giving - 'and the 2018 winner is... the 1977 Chrysler Alpine!'

 

I was a little stunned to say the least, and honoured that all the effort put in had been appreciated.

 

A good account of the show is here:  http://www.viaretro....-unexceptional/

 

I guess the challenge now will be to get the LE - the original 'star' of this thread up to a similar condition - a few more hundred hours should do it :-)

Attached Images

  • 20180714_134803.jpg
  • 20180714_122919.jpg
  • 20180714_134831.jpg
  • 20180714_134910.jpg
  • 20180714_185952.jpg

  • chaseracer, Anglevan, HillmanImp and 27 others like this

#497 OFFLINE   Dick Longbridge

Dick Longbridge

    Rank: DMC-12

  • Full Members
  • 4,174 posts
  • 25 thanks
  • LocationFrench gateaux
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 19 July 2018 - 06:12 AM

Yup, the finished result is stunning. The award was clearly deserved - fantastic work. I can't work out though - is the interior the original, or the reupholstered version you talked about earlier on?
My Lambretta (and beyond, all in good time) thread:

http://autoshite.com...-old-italians/'

67 Lambretta SX150
03 Toyota MR2
07 BMW E91

#498 OFFLINE   Simcat

Simcat

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 112 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:28 AM

Yup, the finished result is stunning. The award was clearly deserved - fantastic work. I can't work out though - is the interior the original, or the reupholstered version you talked about earlier on?

The stripy fabric part is new, using the roll of material obtained from France. The vinyl part, seat sides and backs, door cards etc is all original. I used an excellent upholsterer who did a perfect job of replacing just the cloth. 


  • catsinthewelder and Braddon81 like this

#499 OFFLINE   Faker

Faker

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,808 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • LocationN.I.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 19 July 2018 - 08:15 AM

Very well deserved simcat
reliving my youth

Thanked by 1 Member:
Simcat

#500 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

dollywobbler

    Mr HubNut

  • Full Members
  • 28,600 posts
  • 105 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:51 PM

Mightily impressive. Well deserved too. It's one thing to keep an already-nice car nice, but quite something to turn them around to such a degree.


  • oldcars likes this

1972 Invacar Model 70, 1984 Reliant Fox

1986 Citroen 2CV6, 1994 Mazda 323F*cked

1990 Rover 820 1999 Daewoo Matiz

HubNut Blog      HubNut Vids    Twitter


Thanked by 1 Member:
Simcat

#501 ONLINE   dozeydustman

dozeydustman

    Grange Hill's Sausage on a fork

  • Full Members
  • 3,404 posts
  • 50 thanks
  • LocationSomewhere being your friend, Row-land
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 19 July 2018 - 01:50 PM

I don't think I've ever seen an Alpine as good as those two. Some totch-nop work gone into those gents. 563945792x1099/10


Dream shite.

Talbot Sunbeam - Mini pref. 1275GT - Shove-it - Viva HC - Samba - Triumph Dolly - Triumph 2000 - Avenger - Pug 205 with a suitcase engine - AEC Mammoth Major - Hillman Hunter - Allegro - another Simca would be nice as well - Pug 309 with a Poissy engine - Routemaster


Thanked by 1 Member:
Simcat

#502 OFFLINE   oldcars

oldcars

    Rank: Motorway Services

  • Full Members
  • 6,552 posts
  • 37 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 19 July 2018 - 02:22 PM

Result. This is lovely. Lots of hard working gone into it, a well deserved winner.



Thanked by 1 Member:
Simcat

#503 ONLINE   greengartside

greengartside

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,753 posts
  • 6 thanks
  • LocationDenis Norden's drip.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 14 April 2019 - 02:46 PM

Just revisiting this thread. How are the LE and the cinnamon one getting on?

2006 Vauxhall Astra 1.9 CDTi SRi XP - Rocket Machine.

 

'George Michael looking lovingly at a giant glass arse plug'  

 


#504 ONLINE   mk2_craig

mk2_craig

    Rank: Rapport Ritz

  • Full Members
  • 2,746 posts
  • 17 thanks
  • LocationIT'S CLEAN THE PLATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED THAT'LL BE $7438.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 14 April 2019 - 03:59 PM

Did the red GL lose its number in the end?

1984 Ford Fiesta XR2 - Devaluing the neighbourhood since 2008

Nottinghamshite
Channel Island Cack
Everywhere Else


#505 OFFLINE   Simcat

Simcat

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 112 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:28 PM

Just revisiting this thread. How are the LE and the cinnamon one getting on?

 

No further progress at the moment due to other commitments, but both are dry stored. I will update this thread in due course :-D


  • greengartside and Dick Longbridge like this

#506 OFFLINE   Simcat

Simcat

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 112 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:30 PM

Did the red GL lose its number in the end?

Not yet, but likely soon, the previous elderly owner was hospitalised, then DVLA lost the paperwork...






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users