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, March 20, 2012

Rear Seat fabric fully fitted

The seating part of the rear seat is now all but finished.
The original seat had a method of securing the vinyl to the front of the seat base that we couldn't replicate easily. They had a 1500mm plastic 'U' shape sewn to the bottom of the vinyl which was then clipped over the 5mm wire frame edge.
Here is how it was originally done.

I originally thought of using clips then covering them with pinchweld but while I was at Clark Rubber a few weeks ago they had a pinchweld profile that had a 6mm clearance at the rounded part. So the clips were not necessary - we simply hold the fabric on with the pinchweld.

Here it is partially fitted with my good old butterfly clips holding it in place until I get to that bit.

Here, I am fitting the last section - just hold the fabric tautly and push down hard - removing clips as I go. It was pretty hard on the thumbs.

The finished product - well almost. I just have to make the two fabric covers for the lower part of the base. They are on a cardboard base and just folded over at the edges and glued around the wire frame

These have to be recovered in blue velour.

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