I had been waiting to have the interior finished before getting the seats re-upholstered to make sure that everything fit and there was no need to keep installing/removing the seats all the time to check spacing. All the in and out of the car can take its toll on nicely finished pieces, so I wanted to beat on the old seats before finishing them off 🙂
There were a few options for finishing off the seats but I really wanted to do them in vinyl instead of leather. Vinyl would give a durable surface for me to step onto when getting in and out of the vehicle that I wouldn’t be thinking “oh god not my shoe on the leather” every time I had to get in and out. Simple and easy to clean.
But that posed a bit of a challenge. I’m used to re-upholster kits where you get the leather pre-stitched and then you remove the old cloth and attach the new leather. But these kits rarely come in vinyl and they are usually for all 4 seats in a vehicle. That meant I was likely better off looking for a custom job from a local upholstery shop.
Continue reading Seats Turned Out Great!
This last week has been a little bit of work on a few TODO items as we get the car prepared to attend ImportFest in August. After finishing the interior work I now need some nice re-upholstered seats to go along with it. I’ve been delaying this for a while now because I wanted to be sure that I had the interior completed and would be able to set the seats somewhere where I wouldn’t need them for test fitting any more.
For my build I’ve been using some seats from a 1998 Honda Civic with some modified seat rails to sit lower inside the cabin. To get these ready for some new vinyl I needed to clean up and paint the rails and seat pans as well as take care of the plastic trim covers.
Continue reading Some Odds and Ends
After many long years of working on this car I am really happy to now be at the point where the interior is complete and successfully fitted into the car 🙂
I can’t count the number of times that I’ve been in and out of this vehicle from starting with building the tube chassis, floor pans, driveshaft tunnel, firewall, and everything in-between. But now the interior is finally finished and I’m quite happy with how it turned out. The photos were the best I could get with the poor lighting of the garage. I definitely can say that you don’t want to drop anything black inside this car because it will be lost in a sea of black carpet and vinyl!
Continue reading Interior Ready To Rock