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    Re: The "Breathing life back into a tired Campaign" thread

    Good to see you havent become disilluisioned with your dads carelessness
    Projects like this take time and effort so just roll with it
    This website may be of help in your hunt for the leather trim/hides

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    Re: The "Breathing life back into a tired Campaign" thread

    Wow - is all the bodywork under the centre tunnel trim white?! Just noticed the avatar pic and the corresponding location in the picture of the seats / dash you just posted..

    Looks like Karmann did a THOROUGH job painting the Campaigns.. lol!

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    Re: The "Breathing life back into a tired Campaign" thread

    Shame about the fire mate, try Andy at Snappy Gaiters 01270 580730, he's in Crewe, Cheshire

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    Re: The "Breathing life back into a tired Campaign" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by James.
    Cheers Rich

    ... An eye watering £850. Plus the labour on top (about £700)

    Like dad said: " It's the dearest cigarette he's ever smoked"
    Ouch!

    Be good to have extra hide though for seat bolsters and things if necessary.

    Like everyone else has said, nice that someone like yourself has taken on the project and will no doubt bring the car back to its former glory

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    Re: The "Breathing life back into a tired Campaign" thread

    Hats off to you for saving this car and persevering after the fire. A lesser man (like myself) would have probably resorted to swearing and sledgehammers by now! I never realised it was in such a state tho, Ugly Bloke kept that quiet!
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    Re: The "Breathing life back into a tired Campaign" thread

    .. An eye watering £850. Plus the labour on top (about £700)

    not a bargain!, not sure how you could source it cheaper, might be worth looking on the internet for an overseas supplier, sure I have seen tanneries (sp) in Morocco/North Africa. Might be a long shot but could be worth looking to see if there are any websites, perhaps you could send them a swatch and they could match it. Prehaps i am talking crap cos I have absolutely no idea about leather dyeing!

    Sure someone on here dyed their leather interior, seem to remember it looking good (think it was red), could you get a dye match and dye some standard cream leather??

    Hope you get it sorted

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    Re: The "Breathing life back into a tired Campaign" thread

    TBH anyone who saw this car on its MANY outings at the pod would know it was a bit "Tired" I personally don't think Uglybloke mis-sold it...

    However good to see it being restored... this is the ONLY limited run Rado I'd own... if I had the money...
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    The other campaign in my life (1:36 scale model !)

    The bodywork under the trim tunnel is primer grey Jim. Someone at the factory has written "Dusty Mauve P+E" in marker pen under the hand brake. Kind of sad but I like finding little details like that. In the mass produced mechanized world of car manufacture it creates a level of human attachment.

    On a different note, I finished my 1:36 replica today. It's not perfect. It's pre facelift, got the wrong wheels and LHD but it cheered me up finishing it.
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    Re: The "Breathing life back into a tired Campaign" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by pete_griff
    please say you're going to keep it original by the way; not sure how many campaigns are left "whole" over here, but there aren't more than 4 at most now are there?...
    As original as the day is long. Though I have been tempted to drop it with some flavour of BBS bolted on. Factory all the way !
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    Re: The "Breathing life back into a tired Campaign" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RDH
    Sure someone on here dyed their leather interior, seem to remember it looking good (think it was red), could you get a dye match and dye some standard cream leather??
    It's an option but really a last resort at the moment as it wears off over time. Thanks for the advice though.
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