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Interior Trimming, Repair and Restoration by Lee Pattison
#1
Hi everyone,

As you know I recently had my seats retrimmed by Lee Pattison.
I just wanted to share with you all the work I saw, that ultimately made the decision for me to get my seats to him.

Lee is able to perform repairs to the dashboard, binnacle, centre console, driver and passenger side kneepads, rear quarter panels & side bolsters where these items have discoloured and cracked due to sun damage. He is also able to recover your steering wheel and seats.

Lee also has off cuts of original material from CP Trim, so is able to perform invisible repairs to some small items (see the centre console picture for an example), for larger items such as the passenger kneepad, he is able to mimic the rouching with great effect.

The piece de resistance however is the NOS material Lee has, which enable him to produce OE seat covers, these look and feel bang on to the originals and to a quality you will simply not find anywhere else for any price.

Below are some examples of Lees work on different parts of the DeLorean interior.

Dashboard before /after:
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Binnacle before and after:
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Centre console before/after:
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Passenger kneepad before/after:
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Rear quarter panels before/after:
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Steering wheel before and after:
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Recovered headlinings:
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Grey NOS seat covers:
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Grey NOS seat covers:
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Grey NOS seat covers, before/after:
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Black NOS seat covers:
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Black NOS seat covers:
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Lee is based in Gillingham, Kent, and can be contacted on 07866 922 215
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DOC #230

VIN 11477 Jan '82
2013 Jaguar XF-S

Tristan J Carroll
South Wales
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#2
Yes, he's done a few bits for me over the years. Really is no one better especially for a stock look.
Chris
Membership Secretary DOC UK
2018's DeLorean event: http://deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=5715
VIN#15768 Ex VIN#4584 1972 Bond Bug.
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#3
Wow, all of that work looks top class. Stunning
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#4
We are pretty lucky here in the U.K. to have Lee for interiors and Chris N for the exteriors - both masters of their trade, specialising in our iconic cars.
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DOC #230

VIN 11477 Jan '82
2013 Jaguar XF-S

Tristan J Carroll
South Wales
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#5
I agree Lee is top class and the only person that has the original seat covers in his garage! I stripped mine out as the L.A sun had badly damaged the interior. It looks like the day it came out of Belfast now.
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#6
I cant wait to set lee on my interior. Will be a while before that happens though. My first priority is to get the car running nicely and through an MOT. Now is not the time for cosmetics... that comes later ?
- DeLoryan
VIN 5219
DOC 876
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#7
(30 Mar 2019, 23:01)DMC1983 Wrote: I cant wait to set lee on my interior. Will be a while before that happens though. My first priority is to get the car running nicely and through an MOT. Now is not the time for cosmetics... that comes later ?

Yep you’re doing it the right way. Same as me.
Got all the mechanicals sorted ready for MOT. Once she was reliable and I’d enjoyed her for a few months, I started with cosmetics.....

A few steps at a time and you’ll get there.

These cars are a continuing work in progress Smile
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VIN 11477 Jan '82
2013 Jaguar XF-S

Tristan J Carroll
South Wales
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#8
I agree with all thats been said, Lee is a true master of his trade and very familia with these cars.

When I bought MGJ, it looked so sad that  I did spend a couple of days getting it cleaned up before I started on the mechanicals.

But generally I think the 'cosmetics' of the car can wait until you get it on the road.

Restoring a car is time consuming and expensive and you can get fed up part way through,  so try and get it running and MOT'd as a priority.....then enjoy using it a while whist you look around, talk to other owners and decide the best way to improve the cosmetics ......that would be my tip.

Of course with the PERFECTIONISTS out there, this attitude will never suit!  I know of several owners who have spent literally decades, lovingly restoring every nut, bolt and washer....and everything in between.... to perfection.

The RHD recently sold at auction is a prime example..... 3 decades in that case! 

 Having owned a couple of 'concourse' cars over the years, and met literally hundreds of Concourse Owners, during my time at Derby Plating, many of them are too scared to actually 'use' the cars.... in case they get dirty or dusty!

  Not my bag, keep em running and clean and tidy and enjoy driving them, and let other folk have the thrill of seeing one on the road...they won't care if one or two bits are a little shabby......Its a DeLorean for goodnesses sakes.... Most of them will never ever have seen one on the road,  in their entire life! Big Grin  Make their day......
 
But then again, it wouldn't do for us all to be the same...... Confused
Chris Parnham in Derby  chrisparnham@live.co.uk  07502 143 433
Grey RHD Auto's  AXI 1698 & MGJ 126Y
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#9
That’s right.

Mechanics first, MOT, then registered. Enjoy and hone the car in.
As you drive, there will likely be a few things that you discover that need attention or replacing.

Then, on to the cosmetics. It’s what I did.

Mine will never be concours, nor would I want it to be. I enjoy using mine at every opportunity.
Yes, it’s had the ChrisN treatment (my dents needed attention) and Lee Pattison seats..... but she gets used as often as possible.

Mine didn’t get any less attention when she was dented with shabby seats and fascias.
Folks just get a thrill of seeing one of these “in the wild”
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VIN 11477 Jan '82
2013 Jaguar XF-S

Tristan J Carroll
South Wales
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#10
wow, that work is stunning. When #2292 is finally repaired, I need to have a word with him about jobs including headliners and my binnacle, plus areas where the dashboard material has stretched and split.
Claire  - DOC-UK Treasurer
1981/W DeLorean DMC-12 'Flopsy' - #2292 - 24v Conversion pending
1989/G Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L 5dr "Guinney" -
1995/N Renault Espace RT Alize 2.1TD "Jaffa the Bus"
2000/W Peugeot 406 24v V6 Coupe - DeLorean Engine Donor Smile
DOC170
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#11
I need him to look at the whole interior except the carpet and parcel shelf carpet. 

Mine will never be concours either. Whilst im sure its very nice to have a pristine delorean its not fun. Its a car and damn im gonna enjoy the drive. 

My rear bumper/fascia was one of the first things i removed and yet its still had attention. Ive had children say its the time machine and adults are just the same. People stop in their cars to have a look. My mum was more thrilled to see the car than when she payed off her mortgage. What is it about this car?
- DeLoryan
VIN 5219
DOC 876
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#12
You can kiss goodbye to a 'quick trip to the shops' with a DeLorean lol
Claire  - DOC-UK Treasurer
1981/W DeLorean DMC-12 'Flopsy' - #2292 - 24v Conversion pending
1989/G Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L 5dr "Guinney" -
1995/N Renault Espace RT Alize 2.1TD "Jaffa the Bus"
2000/W Peugeot 406 24v V6 Coupe - DeLorean Engine Donor Smile
DOC170
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#13
Nice thread... Concourse?

Nahhhh - my engine cover, sprayed red in Dubai then flatted back and sprayed black ... then what with the heat and decades looks like a piece of alligator skin.
you just can't recreate that - it's part of it's history - so I won't be flatting it back and spraying it - just a bit of wax to help it mature even more .
Vin 11789 (probably #50 of the Middle East batch of 50)
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