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04-01-2005, 04:03 PM
I am in Fresno California where the temperature gets to be in the upper 90s and 100s during the summer.

I am not driving a concours car and won't ever be restoring it to that level. Does anyone have any suggestions for fabric to reupholster my TR3 for coolness in the summer?

Mickey Richaud
04-01-2005, 04:19 PM
Hey, Glenn -

Wicker? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

I suppose any loosely woven cloth would be good, and if you use the earlier type "horsehair" stuffing, seems like it would be more forgiving than foam rubber.


Geo Hahn
04-02-2005, 02:39 PM
Once it tops 100 almost any interior is going to feel hot -- personally I have never minded the black leather so long as I pull the tonneau over the seat while it's parked. The heat problems I do encounter are the steering wheel & door.

The steering wheel gets hot while driving but wearing driving gloves resolves that. The top of the door gets hot (I mean 'fry-bacon hot') as it is not protected by the tonneau and that is where my left arm wants to ride in the TR4. I have made up a patch of cloth that snaps on a couple of the tonneau snaps to protect the arm... but the design still needs work.

04-02-2005, 03:55 PM
gsalt, I live in a town where 110, to 115 is not an uncommon thing in the summer. The best thing I have found for the seats in my spitfire, are sheepskin covers. They are suprisingly cool in the summer, and seem to breath pretty well.