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Over the last few weeks, we’ve followed master trimmer Brent Parker of Brent Parker Motor Trimming in Glenorie, Australia as he restored the interior of a rare 1974 Lamborghini Espada.
In part one of our four-part series showcasing his work, Brent showed us how he upholstered the Espada’s dashboard and console. Part two focused on its custom seats. In this third installment, Brent explains the process of how he transformed this exotic supercar’s drab door panels into stunning works of art.
Ford unveiled some noteworthy changes this week to the design and engineering of its 2015 Mustang convertible top — which every auto trimmer should know before agreeing to replace one. Among the changes: sound deadening between the top and the pony’s new headliner, an additional bow in the top’s frame construction and an entirely new motor (hydraulic power is out).
In his latest “Interior Insights” article for Performance & Hotrod Business (formerly Hotrod & Restoration Magazine), Ace Eckleberry of ACE Custom Upholstery & Rod Shop voices disdain for Consew sewing machines now that many are manufactured in China.
Between 1973-1977 General Motors put a spin on traditional automotive seating when it outfitted several of its models — including the Monte Carlo, Chevelle, Cutlass and Laguna — with swivel bucket seats, which utilized a unique track system that allowed front buck seats to not only slide forwards and back, but also turn towards the outside of a vehicle to assist passengers with entering and exiting.