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Royal Floor Sweeper
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I'm having difficulty deciding the tartan for my xB.  Now, the tartan determines colors for other things . . .
I was wondering what ya'll think, which could help me decide . . .

You can pick up to 3, and change your vote.

Here are the tartans (linked):
Below are the shades of the fabric I already have.

Deeside:
http://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/tartanLargeImage.aspx?ref=905
(Charcoal, deep royal blue, yellow, purple, kelly green)
- I have enough for a 4-yard box pleat kilt, plus 6 yards extra (can't get more)

Brotherhood of the Kilt:
http://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/tartanLargeImage.aspx?ref=5659
(Black, dark-dark green, purplely-blue, deep red)
- I have a kilt in this, plus 6 yards extra.  May not be able to get more.

Black Watch (AKA Campbell, Grant Hunting, Munro, Sutherland Hunting, and others)
http://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/tartanLargeImage.aspx?ref=277
(Hunter green, deep blue, and black)
- I can get as much of this as I want, plus in many, many different materials inc. wool, flannel, cotton, polarfleece, and more.

Wallace:
http://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/tartanLargeImage.aspx?ref=4482
(Black, yellow, and Coca-Cola red)
- I have a kilt in this, plus can get plenty more.

Carolina:
http://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/tartanLargeImage.aspx?ref=573
- I have material for kilt and source for fabric, but not the exact same shades.

"Simplified Carolina" (can't ID as a specific tartan), like Carolina, but w/o the light blue, yellow, and just a single green stripe in the center red
(Material I have is hunter green and a deep red)
- I have material for a 4-yard kilt, just over 4 yards (60" wide) and 4 yards 30" wide.  I can get more, but ONLY until the other bolt at my supplier is gone.

Most of the material is wool.
 

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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
The tartans:
(Color not exactly right, as the camera picks it up weird):

In order of poll (Black Watch and Wallace got reversed. Wallace is black and red.)

Front in Black Watch (to get an idea of what I am doing):

Shifter boot (on auto):
 

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The seats look good and would probably look good in any one of the choices. No so much the shift boot.
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Link fixed. Thanks for noting that!
 

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Phobic said:
IMO the shift boot would look better if it went further up the shifter, maybe even all the way up.
That was the plan . . . it about worked in the vinyl version. The cloth one falls down when in park. The next one will be based on a slightly larger design. I learned a few things on this one that will make the next one simpler to make.
(Oh, I made the shifter boot and sewed the tartan onto the seat covers, while watching "The Prisoner" . . . )
 

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Man TJ you've been busy! Looks good. Very different
 

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Box Mafia said:
Man TJ you've been busy! Looks good. Very different
Much more to come . . .
Some more is done, I need to get the car cleaned (after it warms up a bit-> is in the 20s/30s in South Carolina) and get some exterior shots.

I need to set the tartan, as I NEED to get my steelies painted. The stock paint is wearing thin. Spots of rust are starting to show up and the finish looks pretty crappy. The tartan determines the colors of the vehicle, which in turn determines the color of the steelies.
 

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Found a shot of seats in Wallace . . .



While I LOVE the Wallace tartan . . .

Too much . . .
 

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what would it cost to have katzkin make a set of leather covers with tartan inserts?
 

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The wallace reminds me of Scotch Tape. :rofl:

I like the second from the top in the picture, the darkest fabric...probably because it would flow best w/ the dark ineterior...(though i understand its meant to stand out!)

I also probably like it because it reminds me of the VW GTI's interior:

 
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