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:

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunvisors - Fabric Cover

The last of the interior upholstery left to do in the Vogue is Sunvisors. Back in October 2010 I stripped the old sunvisors back to their wire frames, derusted the frames, and rebuilt the core of the sunvisors using the non-crosslinked polyethylene foam from the battery packaging. So now, just over two years later, it's time to finish the job.

Laurel started by marking out the shape of a sunvisor on the back of the same fabric we used for the headliner. The more astute reader will notice that this is the second sunvisor (I didn't take pictures for the first one which you can just see on the right of the picture).

Then she marked a seam allowance and a cutting allowance.

Then pinned the two pieces of fabric together and cut it out.
Laurel used a 15 inch "invisible zip" along one side to make the job easier/possible. The final result (zip side):
The non-zip side. This is the side you will usually see.


Matt said...

I'll take 2 please, off white.

Johny said...

Ha. Laurel and I have been eyeing off the rather slumped sunvisors in the Super Snipe wondering how hard it would be to match the headlining colour.