Then next stage was the seating - Mrs_the_cat agreed to pay if I could get it looking a bit more up to date inside. So we went along to a company called Martrim, who'd been recommended by a friend. We'd planned to get new foam as well, reasoning that surely it must be best its best but they reckoned it was fine - doing themselves out of more sales but saving us a few quid.
While the cushions were away I thought I'd better do something about the toilet. It was just stored at the end of the seat which was functional enough but apparently not very nice to look at. I used to strap in in place for obvious reasons, although an emergency stop once saw it fly upwards, out of the straps and crashing forwards into the cab step. Fortunately it was better sealed than I'd expected, but clearly I didn't want to put this to the test a second time...
So I built a lightweight framework:
Then bonded on sheets of thin ply. This gives it surprising rigidity, so you can actually sit on top of it despite being very light weight.
The finished job!
With the new seats in the background...
They did a top job, I really can't fault them at all. I might have to take one of the Stellar seats to them for repairs as they do car trimming too. They had a Gordon Keeble in there when I went, although I was more interested in the Mk3 Cavalier which had recently left. That had a full retrim in red leather - not cheap!