Need pattern for center console frame

I’m nearing the finish line on the seats, but my car was missing the center section, over the driveshaft hump. '53 120 OTS.

Does anyone have a measured sketch of this piece (parts)?


It is made of three pieces of 1/8" thick cardboard, not corrugated.
Trapezoids, not rectangles.
The main top-to-side seams are glued or sewn or both to make an edge; I guess just folding a single piece wasn’t good enough there.
At the front of the top piece there is a folded over tab on each side to make a corner with the side pieces, where it has flat top hollow rivets.
At the rear it is angled to fit with the angle of the driveshaft tunnel against the rear upright panel.
All dimensions in inches.
The upholstery piece is held to it with copper bifurcated rivets and washers.

XK120 arm rest 1

XK120 arm rest 2

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Thanks Rob. That’ll do it. There’s a shop nearby that I’ve used for odd projects like this. I’m sure they’ll have something similar.

I thought I recognized these seats!

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It is coincidental that this topic came up at same time.
the frames the way they are stepped on the XK140 are very prone to twisting. When I make the seats I actually use a slightly thicker guage of steel I have as the old guage thicknes not available so go up to the next metric thickness.
On later 140 seats not roadster the factory put in across brace to support and then went to tubular frames.

TomAthomas j alberti


This topic has been addressed in the past but not fully resolved. I purchased new leather seat covers for my XK-140 (Aldridge Trimming Ltd., UK) and have a local custom upholstery shop preparing for the installation. In their initial assessment the existing seat, It appears the inboard areas of the seats are twisted rearward causing a misalignment between the seat-base and seat back. This seems to cause the additional problem, …creating an excessive space between base and back. Does anyone have a photograph of the seat back frame showing the inboard “arm” (…that extends downward to attach to the seat base frame). I am attempting to see this inboard back attachment / support has a natural twist, or if the top and bottom portions of this support should be perfectly parallel and on the same plane (understanding that the top and bottom portions are connected by a 45 degree intermediate section). Any photo or thoughts on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Tom A

I have made a pattern and cut these out of heavy grade partially water resistant card
The big thing is the taper down at the front and the little bridge piece at the back

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Terry, the 120 and 140 seat’s metal parts are different. The 140’s has a bit of a dog-leg bend in the inboard upright. I can’t imagine why they did that, but, there it is.

Thanks for the inside look.

120 OTS:

The photo shows XK120 roadster should f course be a bluey/grey colour as covered on another thread.
The reason the XK140 had the step is the center tunnel is wider

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Ready to ship to BAS.

Question: The screw heads are painted, right? I don’t see a hint of chrome on them.

Painted bluey grey colour
Xk150 were chrome as were early chrome plated
XK120 seats