Brian and Kath have been busy continuing to make the new interior for the Continental Bentley.
Brian took the old covers off the front door armrests and rear quarter panels. The rear quarter panels become armrests once in the car, sitting either side of the rear seat, in this two-door car.
Kath sewed up the front door armrests, which comprised of new leather pieces cut to shape, using the original pieces as patterns. Piping was created and sewn around the curved edge.
She then sewed up the new rear quarter panels, using the original pieces as patterns again, on the new leather. Piping was made up again and sewn in between two pieces.
Brian was then in charge of fitting the new covers onto the original forms. The front door armrests went back onto their shaped foams and the rear quarter panels were pulled tight and stapled on the underneath. These will then get attached to wooden boards before going back in the car.
Brian has also re-covered the front door panel with 3mm foam and leather, which are both trimmed to shape and glued into place.
Next up in the making will be making new pockets for the inside of the doors, which will be made from a combination of leather and carpet!