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mgbreis
Ryan Reis
Beatrice, NE
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Needed: source for door edge/pinchweld trim
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: December 29, 2013 08:56PM

Trying to get something done with the interior on the HIllman. I'm starting to regret this whole orphan car thing. Anyway, I need a "fuzzy furflex" type push on u-trim for the door openings. Basically just like on an mob, just without the seal. Only purpose is as a trim for the opening. I can live with black, but navy blue would be the bee's knees! I haven't looked at Kip motors yet, I'm probably not willing to pay their prices anyway. Thanks if anyone can help.


mgbreis
Ryan Reis
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Re: Needed: source for door edge/pinchweld trim
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: December 29, 2013 09:15PM

Well, I guess it helps to know what you're looking for. I guess windlace is the proper term? Seems to be fairly available for mustangs, etc.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Needed: source for door edge/pinchweld trim
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: December 30, 2013 01:59AM

McMaster has lots of clip on edge trim available that should work. Not fuzzy though.


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Needed: source for door edge/pinchweld trim
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: December 30, 2013 09:26AM

My old Jag Mk2 had a dark blue interior when I restored it many yeras ago - the blue furflex came from Aldredge Trimming in the UK
[www.aldridge.co.uk]
In Canada there is Martin J MacGregor Coachtrimming Ltd.in Dundas, Ontario that has been supplying British car trim for years (905-627-4006)...might give him a call.
Blue furflex door opening trim is definitely available out there somewhere.

Then there's Rimmer Bros.......
[www.rimmerbros.co.uk]



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/30/2013 02:43PM by ex-tyke.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Needed: source for door edge/pinchweld trim
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 30, 2013 12:56PM

Trim-lok manufactures a very good range of edge trims (and seals)... but I don't think they offer fuzzy trim.


mgbreis
Ryan Reis
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Re: Needed: source for door edge/pinchweld trim
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: December 30, 2013 05:53PM

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll hopefully find something with those leads. I looked at the Trim-lok site, but it looks like maybe they only sell in large quantities?


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Needed: source for door edge/pinchweld trim
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: December 31, 2013 03:42AM

Hey Ryan,
I've sewn my own for years.
Bought a 1964 White sewing machine (absolutely indestructible) at a flea market for $15.
Pick your material and the cord up from a sewing notions shop and you're good to go.
Most notions stores will even help out with instructions and advice. Or a full on course if you like.
The edge molding or door seal is available cheap from JC Whitney.
I've done everything from hemming jeans to a complete leather interior on my Maserati with that old machine.
It weighs a ton but the newer ones are too flexible and will just piss you off.
I get a fair bit of abuse when people find out that I sew.
But that changes when you show them what you've done!
Just don't tell Jim that I sew, cause I also have a milling machine and you know......
Cheers
Fred



mgbreis
Ryan Reis
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Re: Needed: source for door edge/pinchweld trim
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: December 31, 2013 11:05AM

Fred - I'm cool with a man that sews! I also like to sew, and have done the seats and headliner in the Hillman. I really get a lot of satisfaction out of it. My wife bought me (as a surprise) a new "heavy duty" sewing machine a few years ago. It really doesn't work very well, but I didn't want to hurt her feelings so I try to make it work. I'd really like to spend a little for decent industrial machine with a real walking foot.


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Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Needed: source for door edge/pinchweld trim
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: December 31, 2013 02:05PM

Try one out first. It might change your mind.
I have an industrial walking foot machine that I won't use unless I have to.
It's an angry machine that threatens to tear off limbs and maim small animals.
At some point I'll figure out how to slow it down. But for now I just use the old White.
Cheers
Fred


mgbreis
Ryan Reis
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Re: Needed: source for door edge/pinchweld trim
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: December 31, 2013 03:30PM

No, you're right. I would definitely replace the clutch motor with a new servo motor on it that has a speed control dial. I think the newer machines have that anyway. If you want to slow yours down I think there's a reasonably priced servo motor setup available on ebay.


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
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1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: Needed: source for door edge/pinchweld trim
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: December 31, 2013 03:35PM

Kind of off topic but since a few others have come out of the closet, I sewed my B seats together with this about 20 yrs. ago.

WhiteSewingMachine.jpg

I don't remember for sure now but I think someone gave this to me. I was a little worried if it would hold up or not but it punched through 4 layers of vinyl no problem. Really well built machine. I really like my White too, Fred.


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Needed: source for door edge/pinchweld trim
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 31, 2013 05:49PM

I have about a 1945 model Singer industrial that echoes Fred's sentiment. Someday I plan to adapt the VFD equipped 90rpm gearmotor I have set aside for it and tame the beast, but for the near term I cautiously skirt the fringes of the mezzanine and sidle around it when I have to go up there. It's a scary machine.

Jim


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