Award for Excellence 2020, Automotive/Motor Trimming/ Recreational - Interior

Entrant name: North Queensland Trimming
Project name: 1971 Holden HQ Wagon
Fabric used: Roadrunner VB Carmine
Fabric supplier: Nolan Group
Component suppliers: Daley’s Auto Marine and Upholstery
Supplies (Qld) Pty Ltd/Sewing Trade Equipment
Textile fabrication: In-house

The client wanted a unique interior so as to not be seen to
be similar to most other HQ Wagon interiors he has seen. His
requests were to have a front bench seat similar to the earlier
models HT, HK, HG Premiers with a centre armrest, a centre
armrest fitted to rear seat, cup holders in both front and rear
armrests, and a headlining that looks different to the standard. The
biggest challenge was coming up with a design that suited the
car and pleased the owner. The front bench seat was a challenge.
I had to cut the centre out of the backrest and rebuild into two
separate squabs, and then make a bracket mount for a centre
armrest we had taken from a secondhand seat. The original dash
pad was warped so it was reshaped with fibreglass and foam and
then recovered. My customer and I are ecstatic with the final result.