Archive for the ‘Interior’ Category


Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

The seat frames were blasted and painted with Sem RustShield.  Seat backs were dyed black and new chrome trim from National Parts Depot was installed.  The construction is a little different from the original but looked great after installation.  The seat material is a black synthetic leather (Carolyn’s Fabrics Majestic MA-7 Black) which looks great in the car.  All exposed stitching was done in gold.  The material could have been pulled tighter on the front seat but this should do for now.



Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

The front and rear glass went in today with some minor setbacks.  The goal was to get the glass and the trim installed as well.  Unfortunately, the molding clips purchased from Ames Performance were made slightly different than the factory clips.  The factory clips will be blasted and painted before the trim is installed.


Interior Work II

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

At this point only a couple of interior pieces are left to be installed.  The headliner was installed along with all of the upper trim.  The package tray was set in place and it’s foam pad glued to the trunk divider.  Only a few cosmetic projects remain which include painting the steering wheel spokes, installing the seats, and two trim panels under the dash.


Interior Work I

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

All the interior pieces were re-dyed which made them look new again.  A few pieces of dynamat were strategically placed on the trunk divider to reduce resonance.


Gauge Wiring

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

The gauge wiring was just about wrapped up today after a couple of weeks of very little progress.  The tach, voltmeter, and fuel gauges all use the factoring wiring.  The factory plugs were removed and now incorporate quick-disconnect electrical terminals to plug into the aftermarket gauges.  The rest of the gauges were tapped from the door buzzer that was also removed.  All of the LED lighting was tapped from the cigarette lighter light wire that was removed as well.  Auto Meter recommends to use a 3AG fast acting glass fuse (1 amp on some and 4 amp on the others).  At my own risk, I opted to use a 1 amp and 3 amp blade style fuse in the two circuits in the terminal block.  All other features have been removed from these two circuits (computer, rear defrost delay, choke light).