In RK Leightons well organized but surprisingly petite workshop you are greeted by rolls of vinyl, the whirr of stitching machines and the occassional whiff of contact adhesive. Freshly completed seats and one-off specials sit on workbenches. A mass of carefully labelled hardboard patterns templates used to cut the correct sized parts for almost any of the hundreds of variants of seats you can think of hang on one wall. Seat vinyl is carefully selected for grain/weight and closeness to the original material used by factory. A pile of original seat covers, un-picked, sat in one corner. I presumed that these were new additions to their catalog of seats and had been,or were to be, used as ‘masters’.
20th March 2018