This blog documents the restoration, and conversion, of a 1965 Humber (Singer) Vogue to a fully electric vehicle. The Vogue will be powered by an 11kW(modified), 3 phase industrial AC motor, controlled by an industry standard Variable Speed Drive (VSD) or Inverter. To be able to produce the 400 volts phase to phase the VSD will need about 600 VDC of batteries. A big thanks to the contributors on the AEVA forum:

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Seat covers begun

We will be re-foaming and recovering all the Vogue seats ourselves. We bought the fabric over a year ago and finally the work has begun. This is the back part of the rear seat. Note the horizontal vulcanising lines.
 The rag stealer claimed a new doggy bed.
We intend to follow the general look in that the vulcanised section shown above will be silver fabric, pieced to give the same impression. The surrounding fabric is dark blue.
Here is a test piece that Laurel made up to test here "walking foot".
The rear-most piece has slightly bunched up where Laurel used a standard foot on the sewing machine. The foam backed fabric needs the walking foot to stop from bunching. We lost about 2mm over 200mm due to the bunching. Note the yellow rotary cutter seen earlier in this blog when the roof insulation had to be carved out a little bit.

Nine pieces, each 68mm wide. We cut up two panels like this.
I have also fitted my new 1/4 vent rubbers to the vent windows - I'll take a picture for tomorrow's posts.
More tomorrow.


Vincent T said...

Kudos to you both for doing your own upholstery! I spent a short period of time doing upholstery in aircraft and never could get the hang of it. Looking good!

Johny said...

Thanks Vincent. We have done most of the back of the rear seat and I'll post pics on Friday.