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by Dave1968
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?

Thanks for your response. I was just wondering, is the filler from the same supplier as the leather paint dye? Here is the link from where I bought mine: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F251228787067 I got the £3.95 one. Cheers
by Dave1968
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: What Poly Bush?
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: What Poly Bush?

I’ve had mine all replaced at the front and used Superflex. I got them from Burton Power as I was buying some other bits from there at the the time. The car feels nice and tight when steering now I may be interested in fitting poly bushes to my Laser. May I ask if you found any difference (better o...
by Dave1968
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?

Fantastic job in restoring this wheel. Do you think I could achieve similar results on a Laser gear nob. I have the original one from my Laser. The leather is just a little split and frayed around the top. I may start a new thread and add some pictures showing current condition. Thanks Nigel! Yeah,...
by Dave1968
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?

Great repair job! 8-) Judging by the condition of the wheel in the first photo, most people would have condemned that one to the scrap pile and bought a replacement. That's money saved that can be spent elsewhere on the car.... Andrew. Thanks Andrew. I’m more of a restorer than a mechanic tbh. I en...
by Dave1968
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: What Poly Bush?
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: What Poly Bush?

I’ve had mine all replaced at the front and used Superflex. I got them from Burton Power as I was buying some other bits from there at the the time. The car feels nice and tight when steering now
by Dave1968
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?

Did you use the same dye that I used on doing up my wheel? http://www.fordcapriforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=51748 That's a nifty repair to the damaged bit that you did, nice job. I did Paul. Thanks again for the link in your post. It’s very hard wearing I’ve found. I’m very happy!! :D
by Dave1968
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?

Peter-S wrote:Quite a transformation. Nice work.


Thanks Peter
by Dave1968
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?

The wheel needed a lighter sand with 800 wet and dry followed by 1200 wet and dry. Leather seems quite forgiving and is a material not to be afraid of :? https://s17.postimg.org/7d82vfzb3/6233_F6_E6-_FB41-4_EBC-89_DC-4_B1608_EAEE58.jpg By this point there was no going back but overall I was happy wi...
by Dave1968
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?

Once the masking was removed I cleaned the wheel with nail varnish remover. I then sanded the wheel with 600 grade wet and dry paper dry. https://s17.postimg.org/calngae27/6768_CCAB-8921-449_D-_A5_E5-_F6_E76_C8_F22_A2.jpg After another clean with nail varnish remover I applied Leather Repair Filler ...
by Dave1968
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?

Next, I made a template for the leather swatch: https://s17.postimg.org/yvh0zmd3z/789_DDA5_D-_ECB5-41_B6-817_D-89_FAB52786_F7.jpg Transferred to the leather swatch: https://s17.postimg.org/qpyz1pwnj/12_E2_C751-_B244-43_B5-8278-939_DF736_E0_E5.jpg Cut out and stuck down with UHU glue: https://s17.pos...
by Dave1968
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

To Restore or Reupholster Leather Steering Wheel?

I took a chance on a second hand steering wheel which needed some help. It was sold as “in need of reupholstering”. So I thought I’d take a chance and have a go at restoring it. Here’s the wheel once I received it: https://s17.postimg.org/dgl21epun/E7_EB9_B19-9_BB2-407_E-_B9_DB-86_A60_A2_F18_AC.jpg ...
by Dave1968
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering wheel advice
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Steering wheel advice

Good job!!

I’m currently restoring a ripped wheel I’ve bought. I’ll repair the hole and show progress in another thread etc.

Thanks for the dye link.

Have you applied a Matt lacquer?

I intend to, to prevent the premature wear on the repair / dye etc.

Cheers
by Dave1968
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: Tyres

I’ve put Toyo Proxes CF2, 185 60 R13 on mine. Considering how much rain we have all year I decided these were the best and most suitable I could find. That said there isn’t much choice for these tyre sizes. I got 4 new tyres for £176.00 inc delivery from eBay tyre store based in Bradford. A further ...
by Dave1968
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front Wheel Droaning Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Front Wheel Droaning Noise

[list=] The back plate isn't rubbing on the disc is it Dave? They can be very close to each other especially if it's bent a little. :agree: [/list] The back plate isn't rubbing on the disc is it Dave? They can be very close to each other especially if it's bent a little. Thanks both Paul’s!! I will ...
by Dave1968
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Oh you've already had it done? Just thought I'd point it out in case you weren't aware and were planning to DIY it. I had a go at doing mine, but it's a very close fit on the back with it all in situ. Yeah, I’ve had it done since starting the thread. Your info will be invaluable to someone down the...
by Dave1968
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front Wheel Droaning Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Front Wheel Droaning Noise

Hi I wonder if anyone can lead me in the direction of what is causing a droning noise from the front left wheel arch? The car has done this since I bought it in August before and after new additions listed below: *new track control arm bushes replaced *new front wheel bearings replaced *new extended...
by Dave1968
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

I think you need to take the halfshafts out at the back part way to get the new studs in if they're longer btw. Unless anyone has an easier way? I've done my fronts, but the back will get done when I get around to bookign it in for mot + rear wheel bearing replacement. I didn’t carry out the work. ...
by Dave1968
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

A17 LTF wrote:Looking well Dave. Nice to see you and your car on here.

Altaf


Cheers Altaf! It’s a handy place with good knowledge!
I’ll catch up with you in Preston in a couple of weeks pal!
by Dave1968
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Thanks!! I’ve got some 63mm studs from Burton Power in the end, I had a few other things on order. I got 63mm studs which will be cut to fit. A couple more photos Side on: https://s1.postimg.org/3htbe7da7j/20170917_183204.jpg https://s1.postimg.org/7e81tdzb7z/20170916_115606.jpg Ironically when I le...
by Dave1968
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Thanks Andrew for your approval!! Cheers :beer: @pbar: Thanks for your comments, there are a lot of haters out there for the tiger skins!! :ninja: I’m not sure where the former owner bought them though I suspect from Preston. You don’t see them anymore.. they’re warm as. Too warm when we have hot we...

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