3.8 seat frame colour

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#1 3.8 seat frame colour

Post by ollieoscarsid » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:42 am

Can anyone help with a colour for the seat frames on a 3.8? I can’t find anything in the knowledge base. Mine were a kind of dove grey. Thanks. Chris.
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#2 Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

Post by abowie » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:23 am

Primer colour. Doesn't matter; you can't see them.
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#3 Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

Post by noli383 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:00 am

Chris,
Yep, BS381C-694 Dove Grey is the colour I used - perfect match. Incidentally I believe the factory only painted the lower area which is visible under the seat cushion & underside of the seat if removed. The “vertical” backrest behind the moquette etc. was left raw steel .... well, that’s what I found when I removed the trim on mine. I suspect this is factory correct as I also found the body number in crayon on the backside of the leather panels. Of course, I chose to paint the whole shell prior to re-trimming.
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#4 Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

Post by andrewh » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:54 am

Is this Dove Grey the same colour as the soft top frames can anyone confirm?
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#5 Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

Post by Heuer » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:28 pm

Yes, a British Standard colour.
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#6 Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

Post by andrewh » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:30 pm

thanks David. I thought they looked the same colour.
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#7 Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

Post by ollieoscarsid » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:37 pm

Thank you gents, colour looks super. To the paint shop in the morning. 😊
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#8 Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

Post by MarkRado » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:30 am

noli383 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:00 am
Incidentally I believe the factory only painted the lower area which is visible under the seat cushion & underside of the seat if removed. The “vertical” backrest behind the moquette etc. was left raw steel .... well, that’s what I found when I removed the trim on mine. I suspect this is factory correct as I also found the body number in crayon on the backside of the leather panels. Of course, I chose to paint the whole shell prior to re-trimming.
Cheers
Noli, could you post some photos you have taken during dismantling? Originality is always interesting, even if one does not always follow this path.
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#9 Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

Post by rswaffie » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:49 pm

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#10 Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

Post by MarkRado » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:09 am

Thank you Richard, perfect documentation!
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#11 Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

Post by rswaffie » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:15 am

No problem. There’s quite a few more if you need them - I photographed the entire strip down as I went along.
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#12 Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

Post by MarkRado » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:40 am

Yes please! Thank you
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