1996 Rover 414i restoration

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1996 Rover 414i restoration

#1 Post by Simonone » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:50 pm

So, here I am with my Kingfisher blue 1996 Rover 414i.
The car is a runner, but the interior trim and the exterior need lot of attentions.

Here is the full story:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10953&p=65156#p65156

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I will start posting and updating my shopping list:

Mechanical:
- Heat screen dividing the radiator from the exhaust manifolds
- AC gas
- New clutch soon
- New shocks

Interior:
- New driver seat trim (that would be passenger seat trim in UK, so I hope to find it on ebay.co.uk) in grey
- New door trims (all four of them) in grey
- Antenna
- Rear window washing nozzle
- Bands connecting the bootlid to the boot cover
- New ceiling in grey
- passenger handle
- Turn indicator lever

More pictures to follow

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Johnny 216GSi
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Re: 1996 Rover 414i restoration

#2 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:40 pm

Simonone wrote:So, here I am with my Kingfisher blue 1996 Rover 414i.
The car is a runner, but the interior trim and the exterior need lot of attentions.

Here is the full story:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10953&p=65156#p65156

Image
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I will start posting and updating my shopping list:

Mechanical:
- Heat screen dividing the radiator from the exhaust manifolds
- AC gas
- New clutch soon
- New shocks

Interior:
- New driver seat trim (that would be passenger seat trim in UK, so I hope to find it on ebay.co.uk) in grey
- New door trims (all four of them) in grey
- Antenna
- Rear window washing nozzle
- Bands connecting the bootlid to the boot cover
- New ceiling in grey
- passenger handle
- Turn indicator lever

More pictures to follow
Try West Trading BV in the Netherlands for your seat cloth.

Here is the selection of Rover cloth they have purchased:

http://www.westtrading.nl/overzicht.asp ... upholstery

You can only buy from this company through a registered upholsterer.

Last time I purchased some fabric from these people, it DIDN'T come with the foam backing - an upholsterer will glue a thin sheet on the back for you, if you need it for your door inserts. This might be the case for all Rover materials to be honest as it perishes after 10-15 years so they probably don't manufacture and store with foam backing already in place.

Sorry for the English link - but the website doesn't do Italian :sad
Rover 216GSi K reg. Flame Red over Tempest Grey

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Re: 1996 Rover 414i restoration

#3 Post by Simonone » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:39 pm

Great hint thank you.

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Re: 1996 Rover 414i restoration

#4 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:15 pm

Nice story about your history with the R8 Riber :-)

Not sure if it's just me but I can't see the pics though :-(
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
1995-M Silver 216 SLi
1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
+ a 25, 45 & 75

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Re: 1996 Rover 414i restoration

#5 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:10 pm

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:Nice story about your history with the R8 Riber :-)

Not sure if it's just me but I can't see the pics though :-(
I can't see them either - but they're showing in the OP's introduction thread - linked above :sad

Edit: They come and go - I've seen them now - once only! :laughing2 I'm hosting them now, below :clapping

Photo of the interior close up would confirm the door cards problem and choice of material (hint).

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Rover 216GSi K reg. Flame Red over Tempest Grey

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