Recently I made up a full set of new accessory bags for the Austin Healey 100/4's.
These bags included a jack bag, a jack handles bag, a bag for the tool kit, and the side screen bag.
While there are other companies making these bags, no one is making them in the correct thin oil cloth like vinyl that they originally were, nor are others getting the correct sewing, or the right size/style snaps that these came with.
The side screen bag was fairly easy because it's the only one of the bags that was originally done in the same colour matching vinyl to what the rest of the interior used.
I was able to find a good original example to use in making accurate patterns from and I went about reproducing it exactly as the factory did.
The only tricky part was finding a source for the correct size and shape of snaps.
I was able to contact some of the leading Healey concours experts who graciously helped me in identifying and sourcing the right snaps and providing me with patterns and instructions for making the remaining bags.
Working closely with some original examples and the advise of some concours experts, I was able to find a very good match for the super thin black material that the originals were made of and got to work producing the new bags.
Here is the tool roll coming together with an original example shown to compare
The finished set of bags turned out great and will make a beautiful addition for anyone wanting to finish their car to concours spec with these original accessories.
Now that I've sourced all the right patterns and materials, I will be producing these bags to order and making them available for anyone needing them.
Of course the side screen bag would have to be colour matched to the interior vinyl, but with a mailed sample, I can usually find a good match.
Order yours today through www.rightwayheritagetrim.com
Until next time -
Classic auto enthusiast, upholsterer, coach trimmer, and fine scale modeler.