As a life long Healey enthusiast and passionate restorer, I've done my homework in studying the evolution of Austin Healey Trim.
Sourcing the correct materials, original pattern variations, and accurate factory colour options.
When it comes to restoring your Healey's interior, you can't go wrong by doing it right - and the proof is in the details.
We're very proud of the work that we put into each and every interior kit & component we produce and we're sure you will be too!
We offer all of the various seat styles and patterns as the marque evolved, with soft comfortable seat foams that look and feel just like the originals!
We even offer the correct embossing on vinyl BJ8 kits with the chrome piping as original.
Our panel kits, carpet sets, and armacord kits are all hand made in the original type materials and factory colour options.
Armrests available in every style option from '53 BN1's - through '67 BJ8's, and everything in between.
Factory tool bags, side screen stowage bags, spare wheel hold down straps - all hand made with detailed accuracy to pass any concours.
We offer BN1/BN2 side screen upholstery for style 2, and style 3 side screens
Our Everflex tonneau covers & boot covers are hand tailored exactly as the originals complete with the correct 'Lightning' zippers, and available in all the various pattern styles
When it comes to your interior - do it once, do it right!
Visit our website and see for yourself! www.rightwayheritagetrim.com
The 1/25th scale 'Revell' Austin Healey kit was first released back in the 60's and has been re-released several times over the decades with various different box arts:
Straight from the box: the Revell kit depicts an early 'Longbridge built' 100/6 BN4:
I decided to paint my BN4 model in the classic Healey Blue over White, with the rare Teal blue interior found only on cars built in '56/57:
The next model I built using the same Revell kit, was this 2 seat 100/6 BN6:
As you can see, I had to fill in and restructure the rear seat area to make it a 2 seater...
- I also made some interior and engine detail improvements like the later armrest, and lots of added piping and wiring details...
The next model I tackled using the same old Revell 100/6 kit, was the famous Healey 100/S, NOJ393:
As before, I had to fill and restructure the kits rear seat area to make it a 2 seater,
- I also chopped and modified the kit engine to make it into a 4 cylinder, and moved the carbs and ancillaries to the opposite sides as on a 100S engine...
- I made a new RHD dash and changed lots of details to the interior and seats...
Just like the real car, I first painted the body and chassis in the lighter Lustreen green metallic (as it was painted in 1953), then I over sprayed the outer body only in the darker spruce green (as it was re-painted in 1955).
This gave accuracy and vibrancy to the details having the lighter green on all the under areas and in the engine bay
I had a lot of fun finishing it off with a new set of decals that I found on e-bay, and making all the little details like fog lamps, the S style grill, and all the belts and buckles...
With the success I had in making my first 4 cylinder car from the old Revell kit, I decided to make another one of a standard early BN1 in Healey Blue:
I made the same modifications, filling in making a 2 seater out of the Revell 4 seater kit, and making the 6 cylinder engine into a 4 cylinder...
Lastly I added the 100/4's distinctive keystone shaped grill and folding windscreen:
- This model is just like what my own BN1 will someday look like!
Recently as my addiction to these Healey models has progressed, I found a set of decals online for the famous 100/S racer that Carrol Shelby raced and crashed at the 1954 Panamericana in Mexico.
This is one of the few 100/S's that never survived and was supposedly destroyed after the wreck instead of rebuilt, so inevitably I found another old Revell kit on e-bay and got to work modifying it to be a 100/S...
As with all of my Healey models, I finished this one off with some new etched metal wire wheels to improve on the kit details...
I proudly display my models in several display cabinets around my trim shop, this one featuring the Healey models greets customers as the come in the front door...
Until next time,...
Classic auto enthusiast, upholsterer, coach trimmer, and fine scale modeler.