I’m hoping to be able to write an update where I get everything done in one day….
The Station Wagon model has 4 individual fold down seats in the back. A common alternative was a bench seat. These are readily available in whatever finish you like from Exmoor Trim but the individual seats are not.
I had planned to have the 4 seats recovered by Exmoor but time and budget are against me….. Plus, its unlikely I have 4 passengers in the back on a regular basis, so for the time being, I’m reusing the originals in their current state.
Their current state consisted of being pretty filthy after 50 years and a year languishing in the basement hadn’t helped.
Step 1 was to give the seat swabs and backs a good clean. I’d tried all sorts of home made applications to clean the interior trim panels. Taking some tips from another WordPress “blogger”; (Curious Constructions), I tried using some bicarbonate of soda to get the ingrained dirt out of the fabric… Combined with some degreaser, they came up quite well.
Also to be considered were the steel seat frames….
I also plan to fit some lap belts in the rear. Whilst not a legal requirement on a vehicle of this age (there were none fitted as standard) it makes sense to, at least, give occupants the option.