My interior restoration prgress

91hrdbdy

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Feb 23, 2012
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figured id show yall my restore of my old broken and nasty panels.

here is what i started with.





Almost every part in the car was sun rotted and nasty. So i decided i was gonna change every part and after pricing it all out I chose to get dirty and restore all the old panels instead of buying them new. here is my progress.

first i sanded them all the way smooth. most of them this was a easy task as the sun has taken its toll. I did some fiber glass work on some parts and primed all the panels.



i did every piece of plastic except the dash this way. I sanded the primer and shot it with a base/clear in gloss Black. and added a little pin striping to set it off.



I also re wraped my upper door panels in black suede and made a insert for the lower panel where the carpet was in suede

The kick panels painted w/suede insert.


I fiber glassed the whole dash because it was foam and i felt it was gonna flex too much even with flex agent added to the paint so here is the dash,





everything going back in the car.






I redid my air ride setup and cleaned the trunk up quite a bit here are completed shots


 

TURNA

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welcome to the site

I also like the back seat idea
 

78_Elky

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That thing looks really nice. I've been going through the same stuff with my interior panels, the sun really kills them after 30 years!
 

80malibucoup

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Feb 8, 2011
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I was thinking of doing rear buckets too,just did know how to mount them or how they would look. What are you gonna do with the gap in between them?? Inside looks great,how did you do it? Some tips would be great.
 

91hrdbdy

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Feb 23, 2012
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I will be starting on the full length. Enter console here this week as soon as I get it all back together so I. CAn get some good measurements
 

44-bu

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welcome to the site. awesome work, gonna look real sweet with buckets in the back, almost like an old camero or trans-am.
 

Brown_Gbody

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t5montecarlo said:
You do nice work, but I would not suggest a gloss finish on the dash; you will have a lot of reflection onto the windshield reducing visibility.

X2. I had a VW that I painted and did the metal dash with a gloss color. Loads of reflection....... at the wrong times... :eek:

I do love the rear buckets, though...
 

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