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Interior Question Opinion Wanted
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SO I am looking for some opinions on this thought. My car has the stock Deluxe Ginger interior. It is a lot of brown on brown on more brown. I am kicking around the idea of making a two tone interior or Ginger and Black. I had a BMW for a while that had brown and black two tone interior and it looked nice. I was planning the following changes.

1. Change the dash pad out to black (mine is cracked and someone glued a pad cover over it then put drywall screws in to hold it.)
2. Door Arm rests and grab handles to black.
3. Lower Door Panel Carpet to black.
4. Black Seat Belts (Already have these)
5. Long center console to black.

My thoughts are this would break up the brown without going over the top. Keep in mind this is not a concourse restoration. I love to drive this car and do so every chance I get.

Thanks in advance for any input or if someone has done this already if you have pics that would be great.
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#2
Black carpet, and black dashpad would look good in my opinion. I don't think I would mess with the deluxe door parts-even mix and match might look a little garish.

Ginger dashpad availability used to be problematic-don't know now, but if you changed your mind it could be painted with SEM

As to the console . . . I think black would look good but might make the seats stand out a bit. Maybe paint it with Plasti Dip initially in case it is too much.

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#3
After looking at it again I think you are right on the Door Panels. Good call. If I do the carpet in black (great suggestion) I do think I will do the carpet on the bottom of the door panel to match though. One thing I noticed that might look odd with the black dash pad and black center floor console is the center dash section still being brown. Maybe make that black as well so it flows a little better. I might try to photo shop some ideas tonight if I get time and post them for comments.
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#4
I agree with painting the center bezel black as it will help with tying things together . . . if you go with a black center console.

One thing to consider is that you could leave the long console out. I pulled mine and added a tunnel mounted parking brake and a short console.

Then again, I have a black racing seat on the driver side with my otherwise Ginger interior- I might not be the best example lol

If the doorpan el carpet is in good shape, you can dyeit with the SEM paints. With careful masking you can do it in place.

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#5
Another thing that could be added black is the steering wheel. I have an all original 73 Mach 1 that came with leather wrapped steering wheel and the only color you could get was black so somewhat original. Do what you like. Most of what you have mentioned would be easy to reverse not like painting purple or something.
My 73 Mach 1 interior is of course different that my 72 Vert but both are Ginger. You just think you have brown Mach 1 is 5H brown exterior with Ginger 3/4 vinyl roof with ginger interior. The black on hood, front and rear spoiler and side stripe do not look out of place so some black on the inside should work.
A white deluxe interior has black console and dash and depending on the top color black or white top well liner. They look fine.
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#6
i think the black and ginger would look nice as a 2 tone.

it is your car do what you want.

my car originally had a vermilion red interior. everything was deteriorated and had to be totally replaced. figuring how red the interior would of been originally i said no way and redid my car all black. some one before me had covered up the red with a black spray bomb anyway.

my original panels that i threw in the trash
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#7
I like the suggestions. Don't mess with the handles. If you go black dash and console then tie it in with a black center, even if you have the vinyl wood trim on the center and plan on leaving it like that. Once you see how that looks, maybe paint the lower dash and steering column black as well.

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#8
Do you gave the deluxe interior or Mach1 door panels? If so, you could do the wood inserts in black.
As for the rest, I'll agree with what has been said above. The two tone scheme will be cool, just make sure it doesn't look like you added black parts because you couldn't find ginger ones.
See what i mean? Make it look like it was meant to be two tone.

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#9
Hi there Jason,

Just my 2 cents worth.

You have an all ginger interior. Don't be ashamed of that. You either like the ginger or you don't. If you don't like the ginger, then get rid of it completely. If you don't mind the ginger, then yes you could break it up with the black treatment, although black and ginger is a bit funny together in my opinion,because the ginger has the mottle color finish to it. If it was a solid color ginger, then i think it would go better with black.

Anyway, as far as the black treatment goes, i would end up having a complete whole dash in black, black carpets, black steering wheel, black full center console, black on the bottom door carpets. That's it. I would leave the seats and the whole door panels in ginger, as well as the quarter panel upholstery.That's my call on it. My '73 Vert has white on black for the interior. It's factory,and is the same combo as i just described above. Looks killer.

Lastly, you did not tell us what model you Mustang is, and what color the outside is. That always plays a part as to which way you go too i think.thumb

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Sorry about that. It is a 73 Grandé. Original color is brown. Previous owner repainted it maroon (very poorly I might add). When I get to fixing the body work and repainting I have not decided on a color yet. See photo.


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