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Rich P's interior goodies
December 04, 2017, 03:49:07 PM »
I've done some work for Rich in the past - he had a steering wheel off me for his old Celica. He must've liked it, as he asked me to do a very similar one for his Roadster!

























As you can see, the design has been adapted a little so the 6 o'clock position now has a perforated leather section. This will help the stock airbag tie in with the rest of the wheel. Everything is Andrew Muirhead leather (as found in Bentleys, Aston Martins, etc) as I love working with it! The white stitching is to tie it all in with his facelift black leather seats.

The armrest is from a Gen 7 Celica and Rich is planning to fit a hinge to it. If I'm completely honest, I'm very proud of the Celica armrest covers I make as they were the first truly "bespoke" item I ever made (many moons ago now). There are plenty of Celicas running around with them fitted, and soon an MR2 Roadster.  s:) :) s:)
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Re: Rich P's interior goodies
December 04, 2017, 04:03:00 PM »
Top quality stuff that. Love it
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Re: Rich P's interior goodies
December 04, 2017, 04:09:16 PM »
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Top quality stuff that. Love it

Thank you, sir  s:) :) s:)
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Re: Rich P's interior goodies
December 04, 2017, 04:59:05 PM »
Looks really good!

Any picz installed? Would be interested to see how the airbag centerpiece fits new steering wheel...
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December 04, 2017, 05:04:16 PM »
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Looks really good!

Any picz installed? Would be interested to see how the airbag centerpiece fits new steering wheel...

I'm sure Rich will add some fitted pictures once he has everything back and fitted.  s:) :) s:)

The perforated finish on the airbag will sit nicely with the new perforated leather on the wheel itself. The actual perforation design won't be an identical match between the two, but that simply can't be helped.
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Re: Rich P's interior goodies
December 04, 2017, 06:37:33 PM »
Well what can I say?
These look stunning! I can’t wait to see them I’m the ‘leather’ when I collect tomorrow. The stitching looks like it’ll be a good match with my that on my seats so should look very natural once fitted.

Sadly they’re all gifts so won’t be fitted until Santa has been. There’ll be plenty of pics posted after though!
For those curious about the wheel, I’ve running something very similar in my Celica for a couple of years (hence the need to have one in the roadster) and Mondo has posted an installed pic of it somewhere. I’d highly recommend one as in interior upgrade.
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December 04, 2017, 06:41:02 PM »
That looks awesome, really nice.
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December 04, 2017, 06:58:22 PM »
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Re: Rich P's interior goodies
December 04, 2017, 08:24:16 PM »
Quality stuff going on here! I liberated a Gen 7 armrest a while back but there’s just too much fettling required for me, the side hinge hole and catch release and it’s too firm.
Now if I could just find a way to shoehorn an RX8 centre console in...


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December 06, 2017, 11:34:07 PM »
Stunning craftsmanship. The more I see examples of your work the more I feel the need to completely recover every surface of the cabin in my car with leather.
I'd probably like a set of door cards, dash, sunvisors and sills done in black leather and alcantara at some point.
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Re: Rich P's interior goodies
December 10, 2017, 09:18:32 PM »
Outstanding Mondo, any chance you can recover the stock gear knob
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