Leather (for sale)?

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Vanny
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Post by Vanny » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:43 pm

cavmad wrote: Prior to that I had to recue another car (a Rover)

What you fail to mention is what car you carried out this recovery with :D



Think that is technically the first Rover i have ever piloted :(

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Post by tim leech » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:44 pm

Oh dear, you will be bitten now Vanny!

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Post by Vanny » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:54 pm

bitten only in the way a mosquito bites, i have never liked any of the modern rovers not one bit! 200 have a total lack of build quality, 400's dont have a 4th or 5th gear (well the little old dears dont bother using them at least!), 600's (well all hundred series) over heat if they happen to leave wales and find sunshine. Rebadging didnt really make one bit of difference (25's, 45's etc) and slapping MG badges on them and making out like they where a different car was a total crock. And then theres the rover City, hmmm did anyone look at what they where designing with that? Missed the Rover 75, thats a shame that car, it was pretty refined for a rover didnt seem to drive to well, but god it was comfy and challengingly different! Better range of colours and a manufacturer with credibility and maybe Rover would still be with us!


Can you guess how the recovered rover met its match?

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Post by cavmad » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:39 am

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All associated parts are with them (interior door handles, speaker covers and rear seat bolsters etc). Rear head rests are black cloth but have leather look covers which go pretty well.
Stitching required in a couple of places (see pic`s) and a bit of a clean would work wonders. I`ve given them a quick once over but ideally some decent leather cleaner and leather colour restorer would work wonders. I`ve applied a little boot polish to the driver`s seat bolster which has improved things quite a bit since pic`s taken earlier.
Vauxhall apologist.