'69 Interior Project - Some Progress

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Re: Interior Green to Black

Post by 67.5xr7 » 31 May 2012, 21:04

Super repair,....those burled wood panels are a nice contrast. Looks as if you panel experiment was a success.
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Re: Interior Green to Black

Post by snafu » 01 Jun 2012, 07:53

Thanks everyone. That steering wheel was just brushed on leather dye. It turned out OK, but its a little too shiny. I am saving the original steering wheel, dash inserts, and door panels so I can go stock again.

I can't beleive how many parts are color coordinated. Except for my seatbets, which are black, everything was some shade of ivy gold or green. Some more small pieces going black.

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Console finished. I'm not sure what is correct, but the plastic pieces are charcoal black, the pad is SEM Landau black and the metal parts are GM engine black.

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Back together. I think I need to change the front ashtray to charcoal.

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Here's my project for the weekend if it gets warm enough. I know headliners aren't very expensive, but I don't think I could install one and have it look as good as the original. For the vinyl, I've been cleaning the pieces once with simple green, twice with dish soap, then wiping down with acetone prior to paint and its seems to be working well.

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Re: Interior Green to Black

Post by R Code » 05 Jun 2012, 10:01

I like what you've done here. Pretty cool.
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Re: Interior Green to Black

Post by 1969XR7Vert » 05 Jun 2012, 10:32

Where'd you get the burlwood material? Or is this something you made up somehow? If the former, seems to me this could be just what JCC needs to get to have a new run of steering wheel bezel, radio bezel and console insert decals done.
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Re: Interior Green to Black

Post by mo2872 » 05 Jun 2012, 11:29

You can get "burlwood" veneer from Woodcraft, and many aircraft interior suppliers. May not be "exact", but may be good enough for a pattern.....??

http://www.woodcraft.com/Family/2008663 ... eneer.aspx
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Re: Interior Green to Black

Post by CougarCJ » 05 Jun 2012, 11:33

mo2872 wrote:You can get "burlwood" veneer from Woodcraft, and many aircraft interior suppliers. May not be "exact", but may be good enough for a pattern.....??

http://www.woodcraft.com/Family/2008663 ... eneer.aspx
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Re: Interior Green to Black

Post by mo2872 » 05 Jun 2012, 11:44

Schnikeys! It is......didn't even look at that. Pretty sure they have smaller, more affordable samples in-store. 4x8' would be overkill to get a sample from.

Here we go.....much better than $700 clams....tho probably still not "exact":

http://www.rvinyl.com/Wood-Grain-Vinyl- ... -Honey.htm
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by snafu » 13 Jun 2012, 07:59

A little more progress.

The Rocket-tac is mounted. I printed out the write up from The Curb so I could see what needed to be modified, but it bolted right in with no trimming anywhere.

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I polished the lenses and trim rings while I had it all apart.

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Dyed the original sail panels.

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Original package tray. This piece really sucks up the dye. I ran out and finished up with paint. Probably not the smartest approach, but it came out fine.

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Headliner.

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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by mo2872 » 13 Jun 2012, 08:03

Looks really good.
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 13 Jun 2012, 12:38

So for the headliner, did you just mask it off good and then spray it with dye / paint? It looks pretty darn good to me, and I'm sure it was easier to "paint" it than it would be to remove / install a new one.
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