I was wanting to get an early start on reupholstering the 120 and I was wondering if anyone had ideas on the best way to go about it.
I want it to be as original as possible (Very early XK120). Would I be best off ordering a kit from a reputable company and pay a local upholsterer to install it, or does anyone know of an upholsterer in the Melbourne area who would be able to reupholster the car to original spec with their own materials.
As far as the kits go, does anyone have experience with the suppliers and could recommend their products?
I have a price for a complete kit, including seat foam, full leather door trim, two tone and shipping from the UK to Australia for 3,722 pounds from John Skinner.
I would also need to have the soft top redone (not in the above quote) but that is another story as the original glass window in the back is not there, and there should be a chrome trim at the front I think and that is not there. At the moment the trim is done in vinyl and looks like Fred Flintstone had a go at it. Seats are very old leather which were redone at some time in the past as they are not the original two tone biscuit and tan.
Obviously this would all be done after the respray. Anyone in Australia know the code for the Pastel Metallic Green or something very close. I know I am poking the hornets nest there but after all of the searching no-one seems to actually give the code. The original colour of the car was opalescent bronze but I don’t really like it and everyone is just going to call it brown (No it’s BRONZE).