• 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Interior Restoration Epiphany
#1
So I've been driving the 'vert which runs great, but the interior needs some major restoration. Seats cracked, door panels shot to hell, cracked dashpad, radio only has sound on the right side, rear window cranks need Godzilla to crank them, etc.

And I've been lamenting putting together a whole set of OEM or Repop replacement parts, and then trying to get it all fit pit properly like new. After reading several posts tonight, I'm going to embrace the whole RestoMod idea beyond the engine and just build the interior like I want it. Seats, aftermarket radio, custom upholstery, whatever. I'm tired of driving a cool car that gets thumbs up everywhere due to its roar, but yet I am dissatisfied with regarding its aesthetics. Time to pull the trigger on some interior mods!! Exclamation

Doc

[Image: 6y14ea.jpg]

Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
  Reply
#2
A nice set of vintage racing seats would be nice. Seats can cost the same as some of the covering kits. Unless your car is concourse correct a nice restomod is the right way to handle a driver.

Bright lime 72 Mach 1 with 351C 4V, with summit 600 carb(have a Holley too), Edelbrock dual-plane manifold, Hooker headers, 3 inch exhaust with flowmasters, 17 inch Eleanor wheels, FMX tranny, A/C, P/S, front disks and 350 rear gear. Drive it to work every day.
  Reply
#3
I have priced putting a 2010 and up dash and center console in my 71 coupe. I wanted all the electronics to include the air box and stereo with electronic controls. I found a place here that would pull everything of a salvaged car and sell it to me for $500! Only problem is I didn't have the money to put into a dash at the time. I think it would look pretty clean especially if the 2010 controls worked, the only thing I would change is the gauge setup to some nice autometer ones. At that point you would just need seats upholstered and some nice custom door panels made. Yeah so that was what I was thinking, simple, nice, and not over the top.

<img src="http://www.7173mustangs.com/gallery/1_12_09_14_10_32_45.png" />

- Nik
  Reply
#4
I support any direction you want to go!

Ive been doing it one piece at a time... after all my Hot Rod is a hobby.
If you are on a budget like me you set priorities and check fleabay or suppliers for deals and do what you can do.

The true joy for me is working on the project... a car that is finished is just that finished... only shining it up
is all that you can do... I've been there.

Enjoy the restoration brother and be proud!

Regards
Paul

73 Grandé
351C 2v
Now 4v Carb/Cam/headers/T5


Gasoline is for washing parts.
Alcohol is for drinking.
Nitomethane is for racing!



Work in Progress photos here:
Last Update: 4/23/16

http://s1270.photobucket.com/user/theroc...t=3&page=1






















  Reply
#5
Another great thread to watch
  Reply
#6
Thanks, folks. I need to put together a plan and start collecting parts, so there probably won't be a lot of activity on this thread for awhile.

Doc

[Image: 6y14ea.jpg]

Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
  Reply
#7
I'll be watching this one as well! I've been working on the plan for my interior. Right now I'm thinking classic with non-stock ques. We'll see what happens once I actually have the car again to play with.

2013 Ford Focus SE Flex Fuel 5spd - Daily Driver
  Reply
#8
Doc, this is the time to "MAKE IT YOUR WAY!!"

[Image: 2zem9nk.jpg]
Iyman
1972 Mustang convertible run_horse  
Visit the Mustang Car Club of New England Facebook Page

Visit the Mustang Car Club of New England Web Page

  Reply
#9
I'm looking forward to seeing the vision turn into reality.

[Image: 386_07_10_13_5_58_42.jpeg]
My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
  Reply
Share Thread:  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Interior Panels pwnedurass 6 291 11-14-2018, 10:08 AM
Last Post: Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs
  Interior clock Dalis 8 308 11-03-2018, 06:12 AM
Last Post: goodnigh
  Interior Quarter Panel screw JimB73 7 358 10-19-2018, 05:20 PM
Last Post: JimB73
  Misc. Exterior and Interior Odds/Ends icejawa 48 2,119 10-05-2018, 05:26 PM
Last Post: icejawa
runninpony Interior Quarter Panels NOT A T5 8 387 09-29-2018, 05:17 PM
Last Post: 71 gbvert
runninpony Interior Quarter Panels NOT A T5 4 402 09-11-2018, 04:28 PM
Last Post: NOT A T5
  Mach1 - interior upper rear panel to rear window Engine302 13 790 08-31-2018, 01:41 PM
Last Post: Mister 4x4
  Avocado Interior 67aj 10 1,049 07-21-2018, 10:55 AM
Last Post: Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)